Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "Thorp T-18 Tiger" flight-trims rather easily.
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Thorp T-18 Tiger
This low-wing Peanut Scale model has generous tip dihedral as per the prototype, so it flight-trims rather easily. It has a nice appearance and flight performance to match.
Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”
Four page article with building notes and photos
THE FULL-SIZE version of this aircraft is considered to be a flying hot rod by home- built aircraft pilots. It was designed by John Thorp as a two-place low-wing monoplane of all-metal construction that could easily be built by one man equipped with a pop-rivet fastener gun and ordinary tools such as wrenches, tin snips, and screwdrivers. Several have been built in basement work- shops and family garages. The 1965 edition of Air Progress Home- built Aircraft Annual provides documentation photos of the Thorp T -18 Tiger and a fascinating pilot's account of flying various home-built versions-from the standard 125-hp model to the 180-hp Super Tiger A small airplane of 20-ft., 1O-in. span, this sharp-looking but simple tail-dragger features tip dihedral without sacrificing responsive aileron control. Climbing out at 110 mph and with a max speed of200 mph, this little hot rod cruises at 175. I picked the Thorp T -18 for a Peanut Scale model because it was a simple and nice-looking low-winger of good proportions for the purpose, especially the tip dihedral. Besides, I had never seen it modeled before. The model is patterned after the aircraft built by Earl Love of Pacoima, CA, which bore F AA Certificate N299V.
While this is not actually a beginner's model, anyone who has built a few before is not likely to have any problems. Construction is straightforward.