Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "PARNALL PIXIE" Build this two-seat low winger
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Build this two-seat low winger as a Peanut,
Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”
Three page article with building notes and photos
By FLORENT BAECKE ...
Build this • So you thought ultralights were something new? Well, so did I, until I came across a three-view and perspective drawing in the spring 1960 issue of Air Progress of the Parnall Pixie. They were done by one of my favorite aviation artists, Douglas Rolfe.
The Parnall Pixie was a two-seat semi cantilever winged monoplane powered by a Bristol Cherub engine which developed 32 hp at maximum revolutions. There were several versions manufactured with various engines installed. Besides the two-seat version, there was at least one single seat, clipped-wing version, powered with a geared down motorcycle engine. It hit speeds of more than 100 mph. The Pixie was entered in a contest put on by the Duke of Southerland, Under Secretary for Air in England. The contest was created to help renew interest in aviation. It was held in October 1923 at Lympne. Capt. McMillan's Pixie 11, powered by a 30 hp Douglas Engine, won a prize by averaging 76 mph. Pixies were also entered in 1924 and 1925. The Pixie Ill, entered in 1925, had a modified tail with divided elevators and a full length rudder. It could also be converted into a biplane.
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