Step 2: Getting a grip on the idea
When I first had this idea, I wanted to make it with a round fuselage. That would look more realistic, so I went on the hunt for something round - I then settled on concrete tubes or pvc pipe.
When I went shopping for them, I quickly decided that was not a great idea. The pvc is pricey and they would only sell 20ft lengths of the cardboard concrete tubes which also made it a little pricey.
So I went to Home Depot and they had 12in diameter concrete tubes for less than 12 bucks - I was determined to make this work. Yet, despite my determination, it didn't work.