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Pietenpol or mini scout


New member
I am building two or three ft planes from DTFB to practice before I build my storch kit. I want to build either the mini scout or Pietenpol. Which one flies better.


Well-known member
The Pietenpol is an interesting build and a nice scale plane, but the mini scout is easier to build and flies better, in my opinion. While both can likely be altered to use alierons (linked to a single central servo), the mini scout is easier to do this with, should you be so inclined.

As a trainer aircraft, however, the Pietenpol would win. It has tamer characteristics and is pretty good at self stabilizing.

Of the two, though, the mini scout lived longer in my hanger.


New member
Hi to all! Thanks for the help and plans!
My first scrach built this summer. And the first one that flew out of my hands on its own.
Love this Pietenpol!
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There is also Airvan of the others, but he is now unlucky.

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