Nice collectible Corsair wood hand plane in it’s original plane is by the ( Great Neck Saw Mfrg. Fighter Command insisted that its Mosquitos be equipped with sticks rather than bomber yokes, despite the fact that pilots swore the yokes made the aircraft more maneuverable. Most ww2 aviation enthusiasts talk about how outclassed Japanese fighters were near the end of the war, but there were quite a few that were more than a match for there American counterparts.
He spent more than a decade poring over FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) maintenance books, trawling the internet for existing aircraft blueprints and learning the craft of plane building from that font of all knowledge: YouTube. I am sure he will mesmerize you with his beautiful creations of some of the rarest planes ever made. When the prototype flew in November 1940, it was certainly faster than contemporary frontline fighters, and for 2½ years after that first flight the Mosquito was the fastest operational aircraft in the world.
If you buy wood for this project, particularly thick stock, don’t rush home and start working on it. Let it sit in your shop for a period to become acclimated with the conditions. It was amazing how much strength was built into the structure by utilizing the tensile and compression properties of relatively small pieces of wood. I have a Japanese plane with a white oak body and it’s perfectly ok. My own preference is to use a walnut body with ipe on the sole and sides.
As with any kite, weight was a big issue, so the wood used in these early machines had to be strong and light. With the plane clamped together, place the cross pin shoulder against the right cheek of the plane, and mark the opposite shoulder location at a point even to the inside of the left cheek. A flat soled 1910 Stanley Bailey jointer plane would be an ideal jointer plane for the novice or expert.
What I found out is that I would rather fine tune a plane myself than pay LN or LV to do it for me. As a result I have an added sense of confidence of knowing if I find a hidden nail I know how to fix my plane. Further, repairs can be made extremely quickly with the right equipment, even during a battle. Times too precious to spend all day tuning up and replacing the iron of a plane anymore.