David Gee designed, built, and donated this “Peanut Scale” biplane. This contest-winning rubber powered plane is patterned after the 1913 Grahame-White “Lizzie” and is built from balsa sticks with doped tissue for wing and fuselage surfaces. It is detailed down to the wire spoke wheels, pilot figure, and a representation of the 9-cylinder rotary engine behind the prop. The very lightweight Peanut Scale planes are designed to be flown indoors or in very calm exterior conditions. 

Exhibit added: April 10, 2010 - Last modified: April 24, 2023

Presented by The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship