Carbon fiber Pfalz D.IIIa fuselage?
I was just wondering how practical it would be for someone(not me) to mold German streamline fuselages in carbon fiber composite such as the Pfalz D.IIIa, Roland C.II, and Albatros D.Va(painted fuselage versions). The bulkheads would also be molded carbon fiber/epoxy except for natural finish wood bulkheads in the cockpit area. The natural varnished plywood cockpit interior surfaces of the Albatros would be covered with a thin veneer. Wings and tail surfaces, conventional construction.
Another thought. Modern gas engines are higher revving with lower torque so they can not swing the original large WWI props. Scale model airplanes use diesel engines for scale size propellers. Although it would not sound right, could a fullsize replica use a diesel engine?
"For we are not gods and creators; and the controversialists have debated whether the All-Plastic Power itself can do more than mold" from chapter 75 of the novel Mardi written by Herman Melville. Published in 1849