Full Size Printed Peanut Scale Plans BLERIOT CANARD little unusual, it is also a contest winning flier
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This Peanut Scaler is not only a little unusual, it is also a contest winning flier. Be the first one in your club to have someone say, "Hey, Mister, your plane's flying backwards!"
One Full size Printed plan on a 11” x 17” sheet
Two Pages of notes and photos
By W. C. YOUNG
Here is a very unusual peanut scale subject which surprised the author by its excellent flights off of the board and in spite of changes in CG and trim. These plus changes in rubber size and contact with the walls have very little effect on the flight of the aircraft. This is probably due to the fact that a canard is almost stall proof The real aircraft was built in 1911 by Mr. Bleriot, while at his summer villa in Hardelot, near Boulogne. The engine was 50 HP Gnome rotary coupled to a Chauviere propeller. The ailerons were actuated by tubes inside the wings. All of the information regarding this airplane was furnished by Bill Hannan of Hannan Graphics. The plans have been checked against several photographs of the real ship to verify scale.
The model was built entirely from Sig Contest balsa of 5 pound density. The covering is white tissue from Micro-X Products. This is the lightest and tightest Japanese tissue I have found. I used model airplane cement thinned 50% with acetone for the entire assembly, as well as the covering. The ship was flown
with 0.080 inch Pirelli rubber of 12 inches length, using 1200 turns on each flight.