Two examples of the flying model version of the Bleriot Canard XXV.
Here is a gas powered free flight canard biplane that is very simple to build. Designed by Randy Wrisely and powered by a Cox 049.
Inspired by vintage models, the wings are a simple stick construction frame, no aerofoil section. The original was covered with tissue, but you could also use Monokote or Solarfilm.
Today I suppose you could use foam board and an electric motor with some kind of timer to limit the flight duration.
From Model Builder March 1978 25in span.
I am working on a collection of weird and wonderful model aircraft that you can build and fly. Some of them are as ugly as sin, so ugly only a (creator) could love them. Others are as cute as a button. You decide.