Full Size Printed Peanut Scale Plans BABY PURSUIT makes a great flying Peanut.
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One of the many "flivver" light planes born during the Great Depression, the unique Baby Pursuit is all but forgotten today. This clipped-wing "speed" version is a bit of a challenge to build and makes a great flying Peanut.
One Full size Printed plan on a 11” x 17” sheet
Three Pages of notes and photos
BY STAN FINK
Clarence O. Prest was one of the many bit players on the great stage of the Golden Age of Aviation; he had his 20 minutes of fame and disappeared. His aviation company, based in Southern California, may have lasted only four years, from 1927-1931, but during that brief time he obtained patents on his unusual diamond- shaped fuselages and managed to break the world's speed record for light aircraft. The purpose of the diamond-shaped fuselage was to minimize visual obstructions for the pilot in all directions and to aid airflow around the fuselage, resulting in high performance with minimum power. Although only a handful of Prest Baby Pursuits were produced, at least one, N17308, survived in airworthy condition and was seen at EAA fly-ins until it crashed in 1958. It was seen again in 1965 almost 35 years since the tiny company went broke.
As a model, the clipped-wing Baby Pursuit makes an excellent subject for a Peanut. The only modifications I made are a slight dihedral in the wing and enlargement of the tail surfaces