Full Size Printed Peanut Scale Plans Boeing Monomail the ability to fly well,
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From a young man who has already learned the Doc Martin theory that the highest total contest points come from the ability to fly well, we present living proof!
One Full size Printed plan on an 11” x 17” sheet
Three Pages of notes and photos
By KEITH LAZERSO
The Boeing Monomail appeared in 1930 as a modern, all-metal cargo and mail aircraft known as the Model 200. Later models were designed to carry passengers along with the mail. The 221 carried six passengers, and the final model, 221A, could accommodate eight in the forward fuselage. The plane was a great commercial success.
The Monomail was a very clean design, and despite its size, it achieved a cruise speed of 137 miles per hour with a Pratt & Whitney Hornet engine. The main gear partially retracted into the wing similar to the DC-3. It had a wingspan of 59 feet and weighed 8,000 pounds, and had a range of 540 miles. The design resembled a pursuit ship more than a commercial carrier.
Construction is straightforward, but attention must be paid to building the aft portion as light as possible to avoid adding excess nose weight.