By Dan B. Santich
From out of the classic era comes the most colorful fighter of all time.
THE PEASHOOTER IS AS close to a big pattern plane as you can get! I carne to this conclusion after having both designed and built some 10 giant scale models of various performance capabilities, and evolving to this low-wing, high-power and “pattern performance” plane. My Peashooter turned out’ to be a new learning experience as well. Not from a flying standpoint, bur from the contest exposure. It’s a plain and simple fact that you darn near have to have a plane that flies like a pattern ship to rank at most contests. (Please don’t let me dissuade you from building that Cub! There are few sights as beautiful as a Cub doing “lazy eights” or a “touch and go.” Unfortunately, few judges appreciate this beauty.) In fact, my Peashooter just recently qualified for the U.S. Scalemasters Championships by placing in the top five at the Mint Julep in Kentucky. And that was the first contest my Peashooter entered! With a distinctive looking airplane such as my P-26A ablaze in such an uncommon splash of beautiful colors and patterns, how could it lose?
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