The Bugatti is an airplane that might have tilted the balance of the air war during WWII if the Germans had found it. Bugatti designed a 500 mph computer-controlled airplane for the 1939 air race. The war broke out and he hid it from the Nazis.
The Bugatti Model Racer was a purpose built air racer designed to compete in the 1939 Deutsch de la Meurthe Cup Race. The unfinished plane was put in storage when World War 2 started. It is now in the process of being restored.
Parts designed to use multiple lengths of inch Schedule 40 PVC pipe for greater strength and rigidity. Also may be used with wooden dowels (of appropriate size) if the use of PVC offends your sensibilities.