Peabody Packet (oz12115)
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Peabody Packet. Bostonian twin rubber model.
Quote: "By WALT MOONEY. Perfesser Peanut diverts his creative peanutty-talents to the world of western style Bostonians with this cute little twin boomer named after the Fairchild C-82 Packet.
Here is a simple little multi-engine model that flies well, is easy to construct, and is kinda cute to boot. The structure is so simple that the plan is almost self-explanatory. All the sticks are medium balsa, and are sized according to the plan. Use good, firm balsa for the ribs, as indicated. If the sheet balsa that you have available is soft, use thicker sheet than shown for the ribs. Note the simple corner gussets on the flying surfaces and use them. I forgot the gussets, and as a result, my model has some wrinkles in the corners of the covering. (I note that none of the wrinkles can be seen in the photos, so I could have kept quiet, but the wrinkles irritate me.)
Sleek Streak thrust bearings are ideal for this model, and if you bought two of these models for the bearings, you also have ideal propellers. (That's what I used.)
Balance is important and will be determined to a great extent by the propellers you use. I suggest that for your early testing, the booms be cemented to the tail and attached by rubber bands to the wing. That way you can move the booms forward or backward to get the proper balance point.
On the model in the photos, the booms were moved back three-quarters of an inch, and the model still needed a little up elevator to fly nicely. Moving the booms back, of course, gives the model a longer tail moment which is good from the standpoint of increased stability.
As this is strictly a fun model, any color scheme is OK. The model shown has the body covered with yellow tissue, and the wings and the inverted V-tail covered with red tissue. As the model resembles the OV-10A Coin, the military insignia and the 'US Marines' name were added in appropriate places. Have fun with your twin Bostonian."
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Update 13/09/2020: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thank to MB2020.
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User commentsA pretty chubby offspring of Master Walt's sense of humour. I love these caricature types like the Yuppy Love (oz12100) of a few days ago. I also like to remember that I did subscribe to the magazines these came in back then :-)
Miguel - 22/04/2020
Steve, Had a go at a Peabody Packet during lock down. Haven’t had a chance to fly it yet, but thought a photo might be of interest [main pic, 006].
Chris Blanch - 21/09/2020
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