Full size printed plans Peanut Scale “HIRONDELLE"* 1911 for beginners in Peanut contest


Full size printed plans No material


 Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”

Three page article with building notes and photos

Peanut Scale

Wingspan 13”

Power Rubber


In France, a Peanut is a "Cacahuete", which doesn't change the way it's built or the way it flies, but it sure would louse up the title of our Parcel Post Proxy .. Something or other!

The old aeronautic publications are treasures for the "cacahuetes" builder. Examining a collection of papers published in the journal "L'Aero" (19111912), I discovered among other "Belle Epoque" models this aeroplane with racy and elegant lines, designed by Henri Lemaitre et Gaston Legrand. Its name: "L'Hirondelle".

Good areas, good ratios, dihedral, this is, for the French modelers, beginners in Peanut contest, the ideal "cahier des charges" to select a cacahuete model.

My first model was tested outdoors (poor, poor modelers of Marseille who have not your fabulous gymnasiums!) and the flight, after dihedral adjustment, appeared stretched and swift. Really a swallow My second model was built to enter the famous Model Builder's PPPP.I offer you its description.


Building begins with the construction of the two half-wings and stabilizer. So, this elements can dry pinned on the work board while you build the fuselage.

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