FAI Peanut (oz6095)


FAI Peanut (oz6095) by Bill Hannan 1976 - plan thumbnail

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FAI Peanut. Peanut sized rubber model.

Quote: "How about this switch - a model of a model? Here is a fine out door rubber-powered version of an FAI Power bird. FAI Peanut, by Bill Hannan.

How about a model of a model? Back in May 1954, an article called 'Models of Models,' written by Paul Gilliam appeared in Model Airplane News. Included were photos and full-sized plans for tiny gliders resembling larger 'gas' models. During a visit with Bill Krecek, we had an opportunity to see one of these delightful models first hand, which gave us the idea for a similar, but powered form of mini-model.

Our example was not intended to represent any specific design, but using the basic ideas, one could build a miniature version of almost any FAI or competition-type Free Flight model. Our main objectives were simplicity, low cost and reasonable realism. It would be quite feasible to construct a more nearly 'scale' fuselage, which could contain the rubber motor, but we chose the direct (easier!) motor stick approach. Only a minimum of materials is required, many of which can probably be found in your scrap box.

Fuselage. Select a light, but firm, piece of 1/4 x 1/8 in balsa for the motor stick and cut it to the shape shown on the plans. Starting at the rear rubber retainer hook, taper the fuselage gradually to meet the 1/32 thickness of the fin, as viewed from the top. Cut the pylon to shape from 3/32 in sheet, noting the direction of the grain shown..."

Hi Steve - Here is William Hannan's FAI Peanut from Model Airplane News magazine issue 01-76.

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FAI Peanut (oz6095) by Bill Hannan 1976 - model pic

  • (oz6095)
    FAI Peanut
    by Bill Hannan
    from Model Airplane News
    February 1976 
    13in span
    Rubber F/F Pylon
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 04/11/2014
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