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Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "PIPER PA-15 VAGABOND"
Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "PIPER PA-15 VAGABOND"
Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "PIPER PA-15 VAGABOND"
Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "PIPER PA-15 VAGABOND"

Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "PIPER PA-15 VAGABOND"

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PIPER PA-15 VAGABOND

The low aspect ratio wing makes the model a good one for the small Peanut Scale

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

Two page article with building notes and photos

Peanut Scale

Wingspan 13”

Power Rubber

By WALT MOONEY

The Vagabond was manufactured by Piper in the late 1940's and was an attempt to produce an extremely economical two place side-by-side airplane. I t had as few frills as possible. For instance, there were no shock absorbers on its rigid landing gear, there were no stringers on its square steel tube fuselage, there was a single door on the right side, and there was a single set of controls for the pilot only.The little airplane was a delight to fly ... it was faster than a Cub on the same power, and with the smaller wing, was less affected by gusts and cross winds on the ground. I owned one, and loved the little bird. It flew stably and landed easily. It would cruise at 87 mph while burning only three-and-a-half gallons an hour. I've regretted selling it since the day it flew out of my sight. So, the model you see is of N4314H, a red and white and black exercise in aeronostalgia. The low aspect ratio wing makes the model a good one for the small Peanut Scale, and the one photographed is capable of 30 second flights indoors and whatever the god of the thermals dishes up outside. Wood sizes are all such that a beginner can handle them without too much trouble. An experienced builder can decrease the sizes or thicknesses of the wood and build a lot lighter model that would be capable of much longer flight times. The construction of the model follows the most usual practice so a construction article is not necessary. Certain points should be mentioned

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