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Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "Nakaiima KI.27a" looking almost like a modern racer.
Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "Nakaiima KI.27a" looking almost like a modern racer.
Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "Nakaiima KI.27a" looking almost like a modern racer.
Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "Nakaiima KI.27a" looking almost like a modern racer.
Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "Nakaiima KI.27a" looking almost like a modern racer.

Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "Nakaiima KI.27a" looking almost like a modern racer.

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Nakaiima KI.27a

Ah, so .. do you have a yen to build a Japanese peanut? The star performer in the aviation portion of the Manchurian incident of the late '30's, this was about the best fighter of the time.

Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”

Three page article with building notes and photos

Peanut Scale

Wingspan 13”

Power Rubber

By WALT MOONEY

 This 'little Japanese fighter was probably one of the very best in the world at the time it was first built in 1937. It was a classic low wing, fixed gear, light weight, high Iy maneuverable design. In addition, in service it was painted up in what would appear to be very pretty color schemes. A three-view for this airplane can be found in "Fighters" volume three, by William Green, published by Hanover House. The KI.27a is the model in the photographs. As a choice for winning a Peanut contest using the present AMA rules, it is not the best, but for fun it will do fine and it is a pleasure to look at with the red trim, looking almost like a modern racer. The model was finished with white tissue and red (of course) insignia, cowl front, fuselage and wheel pant stripes, and tail decoration.

 The real airplane had plenty of dihedral, but the horizontal tail is not very large, so this has been enlarged, as indicated on the plans, in the interest of more stable peanut flights.

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