Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "DELTA VICKERS" flew fine on a single loop of one-eighth rubber
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A simple, low-wing Peanut version of a familiar Northrop Delta design that saw much service in Canada in the 30s and 40s
Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”
Two page article with building notes and photos
By WALT MOONEY
In the search for a design to enter in the World War 11 class at' the 1989 Nagoya Nuts Postal Proxy Peanut contest, a Three- View for this relatively obscure Patrol Bomber was found. The model was third in its class at the contest so the effort of building was rewarded. The Canadian Vickers Aircraft firm obtained a license to build the Northrop "Delta" design in 1936, and several of this type on wheels, skis, or floats were used as Patrol Bombers during 1940. The aircraft were later relegated to training duties.
The plan published here is Peanut Scale and the larger plan was simply reproduced at twice size. As a consequence, all the sizes called out are half size for the large airplane. This should not present a problem, as any model builder can multiply by two. Actually, parts cut out of sheet balsa, for instance wing ribs and formers, could be cut out of the same thickness balsa without any trouble.
The Peanut flew fine on a single loop of one-eighth rubber and the twice-size could do well with two loops of three- sixteenths.