I’ve had a long fascination with the Stallion, ever since I saw it on the cover of the February 1995 Private Pilot magazine. It is one of those elusive high-wing aircraft with retract gear and without struts – very clean. I built my first Peanut of this in the summer of 1995.
This short kit is the result of my third Peanut build of this aircraft and the first with laser-cut parts. I focused on building lightly and it came out to be just a pinch over 7 grams. It probably could have been lighter without a plastic prop, spinner, and the sheeting on the nose – maybe 1 gram less.
The short kit contains, a new plan (including a factory two-view) and two sheets of light weight balsa: 1x 1/16″ sheet and 1x 1/32″ sheet. The windscreens are made from flat plastic and good templates are provided on the plan.
Download printed tissue templates HERE for free!
Here is a trim flight taken in my back yard in September 2022:
Here’s a video of a 50-second indoor flight:
|Target Weight:||~7 grams|
|Prop:||4.5″ plastic or wood|
|Rubber:||1 Loops of 1/16″|
|Nose Bearing:||.032″ Peck or Gizmo Geezer|
|Peg:||3/32″ Alum Tube|
ALL VOLARE KITS ARE MADE IN SMALL BATCHES. IF STOCK-ON-HAND IS ZERO, A NEW BATCH WILL BE PRODUCED SOON. SIMPLY ORDER ANYWAY AND WE WILL MAKE THEM.
|# of laser cut Sheets? 2
Kit? Short Kit (Plans and Laser cut wood)
Contest Winner? YES!
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