Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "Martinsyde Scout S.1" lot of fun in the air. For a biplane
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Martinsyde Scout S.1
Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”
Four page article with building notes and photos
By Frank H. Scott
Designed by A. A. Fletcher shortly before the outbreak of World War I, the S.I was typical of its generation. It had a fabric-covered, wire braced, wooden airframe and was powered by an 80-hp Gnome rotary engine. While 60 S.I aircraft were ordered the plane's performance was disappointing compared to the contemporary Bristol Scout. Only six machines saw service with RFC squadrons in France, another four in Mesopotamia. Strangely, there was no specified armament. The S.I of Number 6 Squadron, RFC, for example, had a single Lewis gun on the wing center section. Those Martinsydes assigned to defense against. zeppelins were expected to carry a variety of anti-airship munitions. The S.I served for a time in training roles, but by 1916 all of them were gone.
Our Peanut Scale rendition of this not quite-classic airplane is a lot of fun in the air. For a biplane, its construction is comparatively ordinary. Since no one is likely to build this model without a bit of previous stick-n-tissue experience, we'll just hit the high spots in this construction description.