Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "TUPOLEV ANT-2 A " fly straight off the drawing board
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TUPOLEV ANT-2 A
A rare designs and the challenge of simulating unusual details.
Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”
Four page article with building notes and photos
By WALT MOONEY
This design is one of the first by the great Soviet aircraft designer, Andrei Tupolev, and first flew early in 1924. It is a very good configuration for Peanut Scale, and although it may not compete with the Fike or the Laceys under the present rules, it did fly straight off the drawing board. Its best official flight to date is 35 seconds, at the last Flightmasters' Peanut/) um bo contest.
The one thing that put me off for quite a while with respect to this model is the fact that the real airplane was built using corrugated metal technology. Simulating such surface contours looked like quite a chore . . . I recognize that. Fulton Hungerford can do it, but I wasn't ready to make his kind of effort. I finally decided to try drawing the corrugations on the tissue paper before covering the model and this system seems to do a relatively good job . . You can judge for yourself from the photos.
Only three items during construction of this model are anything but standard techniques, so we'll cover them in detail and assume that the rest can take care of itself.