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Old Jan 12, 2005, 09:23 PM
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Dime, peanut, walnut, etc scale

Hi gang,

I'm curious - what defines these different scale terms? Is it wingspan, actual scale figure, AUW, or something else?

Martin
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Old Jan 12, 2005, 10:13 PM
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Martin,

'Dime Scale' refers to the old comet and other kits of the 30' and 40' which cost a dime. Most were about 16" WS. They are simple, sort of scale models. There is a 'dime scale' FAC event that allows these old designs and other design that are judged to be similar in construction. Building techniques and materials must be what was common back then. Some of the rules are: no laminated wing tips or tails, no preformed or plunge molded canopies or cowlings, no CF or boron fibers, etc. Some examples are on Dave Lindsey's site: http://mywebpage.netscape.com/dmlivesay/index.html

'Peanut scale' models are built to a size limitation of 13" WS, and in some odd configurations, to a scale where the fuselage is 9" long.

'Walnut Scale' is like peanut, but the limit is 18" WS, and 'Pistacios' are smaller than peanuts at 8" WS.
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Old Jan 12, 2005, 11:08 PM
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Now I understand, but feel a little craving for small aircraft and nuts....

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Old Jan 12, 2005, 11:15 PM
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Darn... I was hoping it was per a scale number (eg. 1/48)

Thanks, Mike!

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Old Jan 13, 2005, 08:08 AM
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Justin,

Just like with a bowl of nuts, once you start, you can't build just one...
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Old Jan 13, 2005, 09:31 AM
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I always read it as a "peanut" plane would have a peanut sized pilot, a walnut would have..., a pistachio would have...

Well, back to work on my Pine Nut.
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Old Jan 13, 2005, 07:32 PM
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Nuts

All we ask is one nut a day!

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Old Jan 13, 2005, 09:08 PM
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I'm afraid you'll encounter more than one nut a day in these forums, Roger...
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Old Jan 13, 2005, 11:47 PM
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My wife always says I cray enough for two nuts! You've now exceeded your quota. No more E-zone for you!

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Old Jan 14, 2005, 12:30 PM
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Nut Scale

Thanks Martin for the question and answer that a whole bunch of us have wondered about for years. Timely!!

Enough is never enough!!

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