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« on: July 10, 2022, 04:37:11 AM »

All foam, weight 8g w/o rubber, ROG ready Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2022, 05:07:01 AM »

Just wonderful! I’ve always wanted to see the Cactus Kitten Triplane modelled! (Is it a Peanut?)
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2022, 05:19:15 AM »

Absolutely superb Antonin. Very unusual looking aircraft, I had to look it up - astonished to find the original reached 196mph !
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2022, 06:21:39 AM »

What a funky aeroplane! Great model.
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2022, 06:33:39 AM »

That's a beauty  Smiley ... it does look capable of speed for Triplane.
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2022, 01:04:24 PM »

Awesome!  I can hear the wheels turning now.....

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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2022, 01:15:58 PM »

Just wonderful! I’ve always wanted to see the Cactus Kitten Triplane modelled! (Is it a Peanut?)

Being that it is in the Pistachio section, I think it may well be a little smaller than Peanut.

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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2022, 06:55:03 PM »

Being that it is in the Pistachio section, I think it may well be a little smaller than Peanut.
Good point- I didn’t notice that, although I did think 8g seemed impossibly light for a Peanut triplane (if it hadn’t been a Tonda Alfery model that is).
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2022, 01:42:52 AM »

Thank you all for your comments.
It's definitely an interesting aircraft and one I've liked for a long time. Its complexity makes it look bigger on the ground and in the air than it really is. But it really is a Pistachio and yes, relatively heavy.
The only "problem" with this type is some discrepancies between the drawing in the book The Air Racer (Charles A. Mendenhall) - the only detailed drawing I could find - and the photos, which in contrast are more than I expected.
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2022, 03:47:46 AM »

Mendenhall books should be filed under "fiction."   Grin Grin
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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2022, 11:02:34 AM »

I think the Thomas Foxworth ‘Speed Seekers’ book has a 3 view drawing of this aircraft too.
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2022, 01:12:53 AM »

Pete, thanks for the idea. The drawing is really there (thank you Jiří Doležel Smiley ) and it corresponds much more to the photos.
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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2022, 06:34:58 AM »

Very good model, inspiration you are!
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2022, 03:11:06 PM »

Excellent and yes Mendenhall is very "loose" with his accuracy ... the Mr Smoothie is another example of a poor representation and I am sure there are many others.

Look forward to flight videos
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