Full size printed plans Peanut Scale " VARI VIGGEN " excellent flier. Guaranteed to cause heads to turn
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One of the most unusual Peanuts to come along, Steve's Vari Viggen is an excellent flier. Guaranteed to cause heads to turn! .
Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”
Two page article with building notes and photos
By STEVE GARDNER
If you like to build unusual models, this one will fill the bill. It is
a twin-tailed, canard pusher homebuilt, designed by Burt Rutan, of the RAF (Rutan Aircraft Factory). Rutan has also designed an all-fiberglass canard pusher called the VariEze, but this aircraft wouldn't make a very good peanut, so I built the Vari Viggen, an all-wood, two-place," semi-aerobatic homebuilt.
As a peanut, the Viggen is a real winner. It has lots of wing to carry its greater-than-average weight. It is very stable with its small amount of dihedral, probably because of the keel effect of the fins and rear fuselage. The canard (stabilizer) is scale size and shape, and is more than adequate with a forward CG