Full Size Printed Plans Peanut Scale 1911 PAULHAN- TATIN Aero-Torpille No.1 Winner of the Pioneer Class
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1911 PAULHAN- TATIN
Winner of the Pioneer Class at the 1977 Parcel Post Proxy Peanut Contest was this very unusual and good-flying early bird, which managed an average flight time of 28.5 seconds. Presented
by one of France's best Peanut designers.
One Full size Printed plan on sheet 11” x 17”
Four Pages of notes and photos
By J.F. FRUGOll
Aiming to enter the prestigious MB P.P.P.P. contest, I looked, like lots of entrants, for an original and unpublished model. After much searching, I decided on the P- T, quite a futuristic design for 1911. "The pilot landed at 130 Km/hr. and he wasn't killed!" was the triumphal commentary of a contemporary chronicler writing in the Aerophile. Rather than being inspired to build this plane based on that, I decided that the excellent layout of the plane, elliptical dihedral, and generous tail surfaces made it the perfect choice. Weight being the enemy, I used Micro-X indoor wood to help keep the tail as light as possible. It is highly recommended that the builder of this model pay strict attention to keeping the tail light so as not to have to add weight to the nose for balance.