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Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "Steve Wittman  VW RACER"  His designs are famous for being light, simple and fast
Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "Steve Wittman  VW RACER"  His designs are famous for being light, simple and fast
Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "Steve Wittman  VW RACER"  His designs are famous for being light, simple and fast
Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "Steve Wittman  VW RACER"  His designs are famous for being light, simple and fast
Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "Steve Wittman  VW RACER"  His designs are famous for being light, simple and fast

Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "Steve Wittman VW RACER" His designs are famous for being light, simple and fast

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Steve Wittman

VW RACER

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

Three page article with building notes and photos

Peanut Scale

Wingspan 13”

Power Rubber

BY WALT MOONEY

To anyone who has even the slightest interest in aviation, Steve Wittman needs no introduction. This racing pilot from Oshkosh, Wisconsin has been building winning racers for more than 40 years, and is still piloting them in races wherever a race is promoted. His designs are famous for being light, simple and fast. They are also famous because they do not follow the "French curve" smoothness approach to aero- dynamic efficiency. Thus, his airplanes have not always looked fast, but they have always been fast. This VW-powered racer is in Wittman's best tradition. It is a boxy, angular airplane. By using wire bracing, the wing can be made much lighter and thinner. Keeping a racer as light as possible is important, because a considerable portion of the drag of any airplane is induced by the amount of lift developed to hold the airplane up. The lower the weight, the more quickly the airplane will accelerate, both on the initial takeoff and after each pylon turn. There are two intentional deviations from scale in the model; the area of the horizontal tail has been increased slightly, and the dihedral has been

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