Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "Voisin Hydroplane" that flies well enough to have won
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It's an interesting Peanut Scale design that flies well enough to have won at the 1984 FAC Nats and the 1985 U.S. FF Championships at Taft.
Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”
Two page article with building notes and photos
BETWEEN 1910 and 1912 Gabriel Voisin of France built and flew a number of canard pusher biplanes, all of which were inspired by the Santos DuMont 14-bis of 1906. The various configurations included landplanes, amphibians, and several hydroplanes. The particular hydroplane presented here in Peanut Scale model form flew in 1911 and was powered by a seven-cylinder Gnome rotary engine. The model is not meant for flying from water, but if you have the nerve and a good place to try rise off-water flights, it would be fun to try.
The model is fairly simple and straightforward in construction. Lightweight 1/20 sq. balsa is used for most of the structure, which should be kept as light as possible.