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Outdoor Free Flight Forum => Peanut Scale => Topic started by: High Point on May 30, 2022, 09:00:47 PM

Title: Kit Suppliers?
Post by: High Point on May 30, 2022, 09:00:47 PM
I'm getting back into the hobby after about 10 years or so. I do like catapult launched gliders, but I do appreciate Peanut Scale also.
Are there some kit suppliers you could pass along to order from? The few I'm familiar with are no longer active.



Title: Re: Kit Suppliers?
Post by: TheLurker on May 31, 2022, 12:49:50 AM
For peanut kits the only US supplier I know of is Peck/Wind-It-Up - details here https://www.wind-it-up.com/collections/scale-model-kits

Title: Re: Kit Suppliers?
Post by: ffkiwi on May 31, 2022, 02:32:19 AM
David Diels in the US has a very wide range of kits-most are larger than Peanut scale: https://dielsengineeringinc.com/kits.html     but he also sells Peanut plans: https://dielsengineeringinc.com/plans.html.....and other scales-plus a few non scale offerings.

 Shorty's basement ...aka Volare Products...also offers Peanut kits....and many other useful items: https://volareproducts.com/blog/?product_cat=vpspeanuts

 Enjoy your browsing.....


Title: Re: Kit Suppliers?
Post by: lincoln on May 31, 2022, 03:24:08 PM
Check out the links page at flyingacesclub.com

Some of the companies that come to mind are:

 Easy Built, who now have laser cut kits. I think their kit of a modified Lacey that isn't as ugly is a peanut.

Hummingbird Model Products, run by Bernard Guest, who is now on the western side of the Pond.

Vintage Model something or other, who produce some of the old Keil Kraft and other old British stuff, but they're on the wrong side of the Pond.

There are a gazillion people doing laser cutting these days, and I'd be surprised if some of them didn't do peanuts. I'd check out Manzano Laser Works, though it seems possible anything they had that small was for electric RC. That is, probably on the heavy side.

Title: Re: Kit Suppliers?
Post by: ZK-AUD on May 31, 2022, 03:50:37 PM
Unless there’s a particular reason for wanting a kitset there are hundreds of peanut plans on this site and Outerzone. Laser cutting is certainly a bonus but when you consider we did without it for 80 years and how few parts there are to be laser cut in a Peanut the plan and balsa knife scheme isn’t so bad. Plus you get to choose your own wood

Title: Re: Kit Suppliers?
Post by: ZK-AUD on May 31, 2022, 03:53:42 PM
But if a kit you must have Plenty of the old Peck peanut kits are floating around on the internet and I bet most of the members on this forum would have one or more gathering dust in the kit museum….

Title: Re: Kit Suppliers?
Post by: BG on June 01, 2022, 12:20:15 AM
I have several good flying peanuts and a good number of catapult gliders too.


Title: Re: Kit Suppliers?
Post by: lincoln on June 01, 2022, 01:40:24 AM
A lot of older peanut kits are printwood, which means they're only a little more convenient than building from plans. I don't know which or how many peanut kits were die cut, or how many of them would be more accurately described as die crunched.

I have the Interstate Cadet half of Sterling's Cadet/Monocoupe double peanut kit, but you'd have to promise not to drop any of it on your foot.