Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "RIVETS” in excess of a minute outdoors
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A most unlikely design for a Peanut ... that is until you see it finished and watch it fly! This little racer has flown , and actually glides in a decent manner.
Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”
Four page article with building notes and photos
By MARK DRELA
Contrary to the impression one might get from its name, "Rivets" must be one of the cleanest racing airplanes of all time. Powered by only a small 100 hp engine, it won 16 firsts and 4 seconds out of 23 races in which it was entered.
Like the original, the Peanut is also a winning ship, having won 1st and 2nd in the two contests it was entered. With lightweight construction, flight times approach 60 seconds outdoors, in dead air. This, together with its high static scores, make a winning combination. The airplane is especially potent under the Flying Aces Rules, which give a bonus of 25 points for a low-wing racer, plus another 30 points if all the external detailing is duplicated ... easy in such a clean airplane.