Full size printed plans Peanut Scale SAIMAN 200 one of the prettiest biplane trainers of the World War II era.
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Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”
Four page article with building notes and photos
By WALT MOONEY
Two-in-one means that you have a choice of power; rubber or CO2, for this slick little biplane. By the way, it sure would make a nice R/C scale project, and there's enough info to enlarge the plans ...
This is a Peanut Scale model of one of the prettiest biplane trainers of the World War II era. It was designed and, built in Italy in some numbers, with the first flight of the prototype occuring in 1938. The design is excellent for a Peanut Scale and this model was built without any intentional departures from exact scale except for the flying propellers. In fact, it was built and flown with both a CO-2 and a rubber band powerplant. It is designed to be almost instantly convertible from one power system to the other, and has proven to be a very good flyer with either propulsion system. It was flown in both the rubber and power scale events at the May 16, 1982 Scale contest and while it did not win, it did take 3rd place in the power event. Its best flight under CO-2 power was for 73 seconds from a completely unassisted R.O.G.
Flown in the rubber event, its best time was only 35 seconds, which was not competitive with several of the Jumbo scale competitors. Interestingly, it flew in wide smooth left turning circles when powered by the CO-2 engine, and in right circles when operated with rubber power.