Here is a lively 1.2 meter speedster called the Pepper.
The Pepper has a very wide speed envelope. It tracks like a champ at speed, but slow it down, add some flaps and you can land the Pepper in some pretty tight spots.
The Pepper is a balsa kit. All the parts are laser cut and designed to "jig" together. The wings are built up in the jig; ribs, spars and then fully sheeting the wing for strength. This jigging system saves time for the builder. If you'r interested in the Pepper, take a look at this excellent build manual. (the manual that comes in the kit is written in German)
The kit contains: All laser cut wood parts, control surface linkages, pushrods, the wing jig and various other small parts.
A 28mm diameter brushless motor with 250-300 watts output, with a 30Amp ESC and 9x5 prop is good starting point for the Pepper. (not included)