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Old Jan 17, 2004, 06:00 PM
Bernardo
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Stearman

Hi folks!

I'm playing with the idea of building a giant scale Stearman PT-17.
Actually, I already decided that I want to build one, but I have no
specific information yet as how big to build, what engine to use...
Are there any really good scale kits for a Stearman? Or plans?
I was thinking to build as big as 2meters spanwidth, perhaps 2.2.
What kind of engine should I use? How big...? Would a 2.5cu.in.
be enough? Would it be ok to use a gas engine like the US-41?
It's a lot cheaper running a gas engine than running a nitro engine...

Well, any input is greatly aprpeciated!
Thanks,
Bernardo


Old Jan 18, 2004, 03:00 AM
Bubb
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Re: Stearman

Check out the Balsa USA website PT-17


http://www.balsausa.com/

Tom B.


Old Jan 18, 2004, 03:00 AM
Alan Harriman
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Re: Stearman

On Sat, 17 Jan 2004 15:10:39 -0500, "Bernardo" <bNofantiSPAM@fit.edu> wrote:

>Hi folks!
>
>I'm playing with the idea of building a giant scale Stearman PT-17.
>Actually, I already decided that I want to build one, but I have no
>specific information yet as how big to build, what engine to use...
>Are there any really good scale kits for a Stearman? Or plans?
>I was thinking to build as big as 2meters spanwidth, perhaps 2.2.
>What kind of engine should I use? How big...? Would a 2.5cu.in.
>be enough? Would it be ok to use a gas engine like the US-41?
>It's a lot cheaper running a gas engine than running a nitro engine...



Check this out on eBay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=3169868299

116" WS, 1/3 scale Stearman PT-17



Alan Harriman


>
>Well, any input is greatly aprpeciated!
>Thanks,
>Bernardo
>


Old Jan 18, 2004, 03:00 AM
Bernardo
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Re: Stearman


"Alan Harriman" <vtech@usol.com> wrote in message
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> Check this out on eBay:
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=3169868299


Thanks a lot for the link, Alan! Looks like an interesting project...
But as I said, I'd like to build it on my own, preferably from scratch.

Thanks anyway!
Bernardo


Old Jan 18, 2004, 03:00 AM
Fred McClellan
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Re: Stearman

On Sat, 17 Jan 2004 15:10:39 -0500, "Bernardo" <bNofantiSPAM@fit.edu>
wrote:

>Hi folks!
>
>I'm playing with the idea of building a giant scale Stearman PT-17.
>Actually, I already decided that I want to build one, but I have no
>specific information yet as how big to build, what engine to use...
>Are there any really good scale kits for a Stearman? Or plans?
>I was thinking to build as big as 2meters spanwidth, perhaps 2.2.
>What kind of engine should I use? How big...? Would a 2.5cu.in.
>be enough? Would it be ok to use a gas engine like the US-41?
>It's a lot cheaper running a gas engine than running a nitro engine...


Nick Ziroli has two PT-17 designs, a 77" and an 87" version.
http://www.ziroliplans.com/home_frameset.html

You can get an excellent wood kit from the folks at
http://www.theaeroplaneworks.com/ for about $350.

Cheers,
Fred McClellan
The House Of Balsa Dust
http://home.mindspring.com/~the-plumber
Old Jan 18, 2004, 03:00 AM
prophanger
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Re: Stearman

Flair got a very impressive kit:
see M.A.N. Dec2003 issue.
Link to http://www.ss16.dial.pipex.com/model_frames.shtml

Greetings,

Jan


Old Jan 18, 2004, 06:01 PM
Steve
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Re: Stearman

Here's a thought for an engine
http://www.osengines.com/engines/osmg1300.html

"Bernardo" <bNofantiSPAM@fit.edu> wrote in message
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> Hi folks!
>
> I'm playing with the idea of building a giant scale Stearman PT-17.
> Actually, I already decided that I want to build one, but I have no
> specific information yet as how big to build, what engine to use...
> Are there any really good scale kits for a Stearman? Or plans?
> I was thinking to build as big as 2meters spanwidth, perhaps 2.2.
> What kind of engine should I use? How big...? Would a 2.5cu.in.
> be enough? Would it be ok to use a gas engine like the US-41?
> It's a lot cheaper running a gas engine than running a nitro engine...
>
> Well, any input is greatly aprpeciated!
> Thanks,
> Bernardo
>
>



Old Jan 18, 2004, 06:02 PM
RCPILOT48
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Re: Stearman

> I'm playing with the idea of building a giant scale Stearman PT-17.

Look at Nick Ziroli plans. He flies a beauty he built with a Robart Radial
engine. Good Luck, keep usup to date on what you do and how it goes. Andy


We can make a box of wood.....FLY!!
Old Jan 18, 2004, 06:02 PM
Bernardo
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Re: Stearman


"RCPILOT48" <rcpilot48@aol.com> wrote in message
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> Look at Nick Ziroli plans. He flies a beauty he built with a Robart

Radial
> engine. Good Luck, keep usup to date on what you do and how it goes.

Andy
>
>
> We can make a box of wood.....FLY!!


Thanks a lot guys for all the links and input!
I fell in love with Nick Ziroli's design ... I'm not yet sure if I want
to buy a Kit
or build from scratch. As a student I'malways short of money... So I
thought
that buildling from scratch might be better since I can buy wood and
materials
as I need them. For now, I'm getting Nick's plans and we'll see what
comes next.
I still have to find the right place to build a giant scale airplane. My
dorm room
is surely not the right place for a 2.50meter airplane.

Thanks a lot again!
I'll keep you guys updated!
Bernardo


Old Jan 19, 2004, 03:00 AM
C.O.Jones
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Re: Stearman

I'm going to take flak for this but, since you are obviously a student, let
me make a suggestion. Forget about the plane. At least for the time being
don't do more than think about it. Concentrate on your studies. I know, all
work and no play and all that but, this is a major project that will
monopolize your time in short order.

Finish school first. Get established in your career and then, you'll soon
have the space to build it properly. I stepped out of the hobby when I hit
college. Now, three degrees and a very successful career later, I'm back!
In my early 40's and fully retired.

Chuck


"Bernardo" <bNofantiSPAM@fit.edu> wrote in message
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>
> "RCPILOT48" <rcpilot48@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:20040118164616.17180.00000293@mb-m03.aol.com...
>
> > Look at Nick Ziroli plans. He flies a beauty he built with a Robart

> Radial
> > engine. Good Luck, keep usup to date on what you do and how it goes.

> Andy
> >
> >
> > We can make a box of wood.....FLY!!

>
> Thanks a lot guys for all the links and input!
> I fell in love with Nick Ziroli's design ... I'm not yet sure if I want
> to buy a Kit
> or build from scratch. As a student I'malways short of money... So I
> thought
> that buildling from scratch might be better since I can buy wood and
> materials
> as I need them. For now, I'm getting Nick's plans and we'll see what
> comes next.
> I still have to find the right place to build a giant scale airplane. My
> dorm room
> is surely not the right place for a 2.50meter airplane.
>
> Thanks a lot again!
> I'll keep you guys updated!
> Bernardo
>
>



 


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