Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "TAYLORCRAFT" compete with the Laceys and Fikes
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If you are looking for a Peanut to compete with the Laceys and Fikes, here it is. Properly balanced and trimmed, the Duane Cole Taylorcraft flies with the best of 'em!
Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”
Two page article with building notes and photos
By HOBIE CLAY
Duane Cole has been flying airplanes forever. In the years before world War 11 he was an aerobatic competitor and was
US National Champion in the mid-30's. An author and teacher, he's still very much in the middle of things. He attends the big EAA fly-in at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, every year and does his aero- batic routine. He also books in to air shows around the country to take part and put on a show for the spectators. He does this in a much-modified, 1938 Taylorcraft which is the subject of this article. I have been fortunate to watch him at the annual air show and fly-in at our hometown airport, chat with him about the ship, and get some measurements and photos.
The model is drawn as it appeared on June 7, 1981, when I last saw it. Duane is constantly modifying the details and
told me the next change would be to enlarge and strengthen the old fashioned trim vanes at the tail post under the stab. His short-wing modification allows the scaled-down Peanut to have a much longer fuselage than the barn door version originally designed by Gilbert Taylor.