Full size printed plans Peanut Scale “HEINKEL 71A” classic German tail dragger from the 30s
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Here's a classic German tail dragger from the 30s in Peanut Scale Colors are silver and white with red and black details. Build it light, and you'll have a good-flying airplane!
Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”
Three page article with building notes and photos
By WALT MOONEY
This little model has a configuration common to more than a few designs of the
1930s. It is an aerodynamically clean little single place, cantilever winged, open cockpit, low wing aircraft with fixed tail-dragging landing gear. A lot of other companies built similar designs in the same time period. The Heinkel 71A was however, one of the nicest looking of the generation. This is a model of the first one built, (there may have been only one built), so the only real color and marking should probably be the one shown, which matches the only photo of the real one that I have seen.My apologies to anyone who is offended by the swastika on the vertical tail, but that is how the real ship was marked.
The structure of the model follows conventional practice except in one respect.
Since the model is small and light., and since so many people feel that R.O.G. is unnecessary for a Peanut Scale, and because the wheel pants are a very tight fit on the real plane, the wheels on this model are made as an integral part of the wheel pants and cannot rotate. This allows a more scale- like appearance, and, besides, helps prevent the model from rolling off the judging tables.