UPDATE: Well, I bit the bullet, and wrote off my earlier work on the hummelbird. I have started over again, but with the following design changes:
You can see the progress of my new bird in my photo section.
You probably ended up here because this page has been here so long that google thinks it must be good/important. Let me redirect you
I'm currently building a hummelbird . This plane is built from nothing but blueprints and raw materials, it is not a kit. The hummelbird is an all aluminum aircraft with the following features:
You might ask how one gets half of a VW bug engine. The answer to that question is "with a saw of course!". At the current rate of construction I hope to have the plane ready to fly around Summer 97.
If you are still interested in finding out more about the hummelbird, I've scanned in a three page article from a flying magazine about it.page 1 page 2 page 3
I am already planning my next project. It is a plane called the Mustang II. It is a two seater with a top speed of 240mph.