I like to have several projects going at once for varity and thought I would share this one. I had one of the 2.6" semi scale V-2 kits around and decided to convert it into a semi scale R/C glide recovery manned A4b. Did most of the work so far one afternoon of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Will have about one ounce of radio added to the airframe. Control will be mixed pitch and roll via "tailerons". I test glided the model as a free flight to get a good CG position to plan the radio installation. With about 1/32" up trim on the tailerons, the model had a nice flat glide with no ballast needed for glide. CG control will be va the countered weighted boost tube that ejects, leaving the model at the correct. Servos and pushrod guides are installed. Still need to make the vac-formed or drape formed canopy pattern and canopy, secure RX and flight battery and install control horns. Will test fly with some clear finish on the balsa to see if it earns a paint job. I have always liked the interesting rendering drawing below and will use that color scheme when it gets painted. The counterweighted boost tube will be a little on the heavy side, but the model ought to do well launched with an E9 at 75-80 degrees of elevation. Will have to get a better idea of the final gross weight to see if D12 flights would be worth while. I have two weeks off for the holidays starting Friday and hope to test fly this, plus the new shuttle conversions and some other things as well during the break.