Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "WEE Will Jr." a successful scale model,
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"WEE Will Jr."
With a long nose, large horizontal tail surface, and long landing gear (for propeller clearance, this aircraft had lots of prerequisites for becoming a successful scale model,
Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”
Three page article with building notes and photos
By WALT MOONEY
This is a Peanut Scale model of the 1931-32 Cirrus 349 cu. in. powered racing plane. The early thirties saw the emergence of aerodynamically clean wire-braced monoplane racers powered with in-line air cooled engines. Wee Will Jr. is typical of this class. Because of the circumstances of its design, maybe evolution is a better term. It was designed somewhat differently, then remodeled by crash and rebuilt in the configuration modeled. Wee
Will Jr. has features which inspire a Peanut Scale design. These include a long nose, and a relatively large horizontal tail, as well as a long landing gear so a long propeller can clear the ground for RD.G. take offs. Over several years, Wee Will Jr. was powered with two successive Cirrus engines and a Menasco. Our model is of the airplane with the 349 cu.in.Cirrus, because it had a propeller spinner and more clearance for a rubber motor under the cowl. The color scheme was two-tone blue, with a medium and a light blue, and white numbers and lettering. A white pin stripe separates the color line. Well, let's make this cute little thing.