Full size printed plans Peanut Scale " UDET U-12a 'FLAMINGO' " The original model fly’s quite well
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UDET U-12a 'FLAMINGO'
One of the prettiest, yet least known biplanes, the Flamingo was a choice of famed acrobatic pilot, Ernst Udet It makes into a pleasing model, no matter in what scale.
Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”
Two page article with building notes and photos
By WALT MOONEY
The original model fly’s quite well, but being a biplane with struts and wires, will probably do less than thirty seconds unless built very lightly. The model in the photograph weighs three-quarters of an ounce, complete with a fourteen inch loop of one-eighth flat rubber. It has plastic wheels, propeller, thrust bearing, and cylinders. It uses dress snaps for the cylinder heads. As a consequence it is slightly nose heavy and could be a little lighter. Replacing all the plastic with wooden items would save the weight, but of course, would increase the amount of effort required to complete the model. Structurally, the model is a classic biplane. Balsa is used almost everywhere, with the exception of the struts.