Full size printed plans Peanut Scale " Stearman 4E" an interesting Peanut for builders
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The "Bull Stearman" is one of the most colorful and best looking of the 1930 era biplanes, also makes an interesting Peanut for builders with some prior building and flying experience.
Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”
Four page article with building notes and photos
By TOM CADOGAN
My approach is not for beginners, but if you've built a few Peanuts you should find some of these techniques interesting and simple enough to achieve. The primary challenge, if you're after realism (and with scale you should be), is to keep the structure light so you can afford the extra weight of the paint. My solution is to use 1/64 sheet balsa, condenser paper, and Floquil paints. The completed model weighed 16 grams less the motor. The weight prior to finishing was 14 grams, so surprisingly the finish and decals added only two grams. The total weight of the craft, including the 1/8-inch rubber motor, was a shade under 5/8 of an ounce.