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Old Mar 29, 2015, 08:44 PM
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Stearman kit question

Evening all,

One of the more interesting finds at Perry a few weeks ago was a PT-17 in Navy blue and yellow colors. This plane appears quite well built and after some updating should make a nice addition to the fleet. I plan at this point to power it with an OS .91 4-stroke and add a dummy engine to make it look a little better. I'm trying to determine whose kit this might be. It's old enough that it is set up for a single aileron servo and bell cranks, covered in what looks like the older fabric style of Coverite. It's not been flown. Wingspan is 64" lower and not quite 66" upper. It seems to be good quality, I don't think it is a Sterling kit but honestly don't know who made it. Does anyone know who might have kitted a Stearman in the 70' or 80's that fits these dimensions? Also, is there a way to determine a safe general location for CG on a bipe? Easy enough on a mono, go with about 25% MAC but I don't know if there is a general rule for a bipe. Thanks for any input.


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Old Mar 30, 2015, 06:00 AM
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Rick, try this site.
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Old Mar 30, 2015, 08:24 AM
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Wow Jim, thanks. Exactly the reference I needed. This shouldn't be too hard as both wings are straight and constant chord. Hoping to have this one flying in time for our club warbird event in May.


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