Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "Wright WP-l" good, stable flyer, easy to build
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Here we go with a dandy little Peanut subject, a one-of-a-kind purchased from the Wright company by the Army Air Corps. It is a good, stable flyer, easy to build from the plans that follow.
Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”
Two page article with building notes and photos
By WALT MOONEY
The WP-l was brought over to the USA by the Wright Aircraft Company for an Army Fighter competition. It was actually a Dornier H, an all-metal Parasol cantilever-wing monoplane with somewhat angular lines. Some years ago the Flight Master's newsletter contained a three-view which sat relatively dormant in my "future hopes" file. It was brought to light (and to life) by the fact that I was getting well in a hospital and needed something to fill the time outside of visiting hours. So let's draw up a Peanut!
The WP-l is an aerodynamically clean airplane with adequate wing area for a Peanut. The one in the photo, weighing 10 grams complete, did 39 seconds during some early test flights and is fairly simple to build.