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#1 Camcam171717 Dec 12, 2012 01:11 PM

I have a pt-17 bi plane with a 60 inch wing span and I need parts

#2 JohnMcGowan Dec 12, 2012 02:50 PM

Really? Tell us all more.....

#3 JollyPopper200 Dec 12, 2012 11:56 PM

I have one

#4 Camcam171717 Dec 13, 2012 06:44 AM

Cool with a 60 inch wing span

#5 Hemikiller Dec 13, 2012 07:16 AM

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Here we go again.....

Cam, have you learned nothing from your other wanted post about "film"? If you can't supply any more details than "PT-17" and "60 inch wingspan", you're going to get exactly the same responses as before. Post a couple detailed pictures of the plane and the inside of the fuse, etc. How about what "parts" you need? If you're not sure what they are called, check this out....


...and here's the plane he has, had to go to his blog to get it....

FWIW, my guess would be it's built from a Royal or Sterling kit...

#6 Camcam171717 Dec 13, 2012 07:35 AM

I need the wood that holds the servos and Thea covering stuff to

#7 JollyPopper200 Dec 13, 2012 10:29 AM

You need a servo tray? I don't understand "the covering stuff to".

#8 Camcam171717 Dec 13, 2012 11:06 AM

The stuff to cover the plane

#9 Hemikiller Dec 13, 2012 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by Camcam171717 (Post 23517587)
The stuff to cover the plane

This is what I'm talking about, this isn't Twitter, throw a little detail in there. Is it film, cloth, silk, silkspan or you just don't know? How 'bout a CLEAR up close shot of the covering? If it's brittle and breaks at the touch, then best to strip it and start over with whatever you want to use.

The servo mounting tray can be made from scrap plywood and hardwood sticks, no real science there. If you want a plastic servo tray, I have a couple old Futabas and will send you one.

#10 Camcam171717 Dec 13, 2012 11:43 AM


#11 JollyPopper200 Dec 13, 2012 12:58 PM

I thought maybe from the last episode about the "film" this kid would have learned to talk to us. I guess not. Now I'm just trying to figure out if he is really limited in his ability to communicate or if he has hit on the perfect scheme for trolling. I have an old tee shirt. It's made from cloth. Give me your address and I'll send it to you.

#12 warhead_71 Dec 13, 2012 05:05 PM

I'm repeating myself from his other thread:

It's a Sterling Stearman. I have one too that I am converting to electric. There is a thread started here:


It's a lot of work and money to restore this plane if you are new to the hobby... and I'm sure you could easily get $100 for it and spend the money on something that's better suited for you.

Reproduction plans will cost you $15-$20. Silkspan and dope and paint will cost you about $75-$100 "if" you do it right the first time --- but you probably won't. New servos, a gas engine or electric motor, gas tank or batteries, RX, essential hardware, etc will run you ~$200-$300 for a plane this size. And if you add details like a scale dummy motor, pilots, decals, etc, you might spend another $50-$100. And it will take you hours and hours to do the work right.

Not trying to be a jerk about it, but I've dug through some of your threads and you don't seem to have the patience, experience, or money to sink into this model. I suggest you sell it while it's still more-or-less in 1 piece. Start with something smaller if you want to learn how to cover a "stick" plane.

--- my 2 cents.

#13 Camcam171717 Dec 13, 2012 05:22 PM

I won't sell it

#14 warhead_71 Dec 13, 2012 10:41 PM

That's fine... don't sell it. Hang it from the ceiling for decoration until you know a lot more about the hobby (like, in 4-5 years... no I'm not kidding). But it will cost you about $400-$500 to get it flying.... just so you are aware. I'd hate to see you pour that kind of money into it, not really knowing what you are doing, and then go crash it.... it's a nice plane and they don't make them anymore.

In the meantime, you could start with some small Guillow's rubber-band models and learn to how to assemble those. They are cheap ( picked up a few at $8 a pop on Ebay) and relatively easy and fun to build. That's how I got started, and I learned a lot after building 2-3 models. I think you are jumping in way too deep of water with this Stearman... it would be a shame to do a bad job of repairing it then crash it on your maiden flight... which I about 99.9999% guarantee you will do. I'm just trying to save you from wasting your time and money on it right now, plus I'm trying to save that nice plane from becoming a pile of splinters.

#15 Camcam171717 Dec 14, 2012 06:47 AM

I need to at least get the poop out of the body and thanks

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