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About the model
This peanut by Sven Pontan started out as an extremely lightweight model (4.5 grams), covered in coloured transparent plastic film, with flight durations of about 90 seconds.
Since then, it has been much repaired and recovered with more realistic tissue paper. Now the weight is 9 grams, and the duration is limited to about 60 seconds.
In competitions it has been hampered
by a lack of documentation, but it still managed to win the peanut class in the 1997 Swedish indoor championships.
About the origial
An american homebuilt aircraft from the 60:s, designed by Leon Tefft.
A peanut plan together with
some photos of the original is found in Models & Methods by Bill Hannan.