Full Size Printed Peanut Scale Plans Curtiss S-1 Speed Scout first attempt to produce a single-seat fighting scout
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Curtiss S-1 Speed Scout
A Peanut bipe for those of us who feel that a monoplane does only half a job! If you haven't tried Peanuts, now's the time.
One Full size Printed plan on an 11” x 17” sheet
Tw0 Pages of notes and photos
TYPE: FF Peanut Scale Biplane
WINGSPAN: 12 3/4 inches
LENGTH: 11 5/8 inches
by John R. Walker
It is reported that the SPEED SCOUT was the Curtiss Aeroplane Company's first attempt to produce a single-seat fighting scout. It was the smallest practical aircraft that could be designed around a 90 hp eight-cylinder "V" Curtiss OX engine. The plane had a span of only 20 feet and first flew in 1916.
To improve performance, the span of the top wing was increased. This, however, did not improve flight characteristics enough to warrant further development. Only one S-I was constructed.
The original configuration of the S-I is modeled.
BUILDING THE MODEL. Select the wood carefully. Sig contest grade was used on the original model.