Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "MOONEY A·l" It was designed around1930
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The Perfesser of Peanuts is back, this time with a nice Peanut version of AI Mooney's 1930 design.
Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”
Three page article with building notes and photos
By WALT MOONEY
This little model is a replica of a design by AI Mooney. It was designed around1930 and for that time is a very modern concept in personal transportation. Aero- dynamic efficiency has always been a hallmark of AI Mooney's designs and this is an early example of his genius. With cantilever, elliptical wings and relatively large tail surfaces the design lends itself well to a modeling effort. The Peanut Scale version of the Mooney A-1 is based on a three-view that was published several years ago, drawn by Hurst Bowers. The only intentional deviations from that three view are an increase in wing dihedral and an increase in propeller diameter. The model uses larger fuselage longerons in its structure than other Peanut Scales because the rounded corners of the otherwise mostly rectangular fuselage cross-sections of the original airplane are a significant appearance characteristic. Also the engine detail really needs to be represented because the forward exhaust collector ring has a lot to do with this airplane's character. The two aforementioned items are the only non-standard Peanut modeling approaches used on the model and will be covered in some detail. In all other respects a standard method of model construction is used.