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Old Jan 23, 2013, 05:56 AM
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1967250s Another thanks for the nice Stearman. Any other good Sterling plans?

I did a search of the Outerzone plans and found these:

Searching for keyword Sterling found 36 plans:

Albatros DII-A - from Sterling - 28in span - Scale IC Rubber F/F Biplane Military Fighter
Ansaldo SVA 5 - from Sterling - 19in span - Scale Rubber F/F Biplane Military Fighter
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress - from Sterling - 39in span - Scale IC C/L R/C Multi Military Bomber
Chance Vought F4U-1A Corsair - from Sterling - 36in span - Scale IC R/C LowWing Military Fighter
Cirrus - from Sterling - 1970 - 87in span - Scale Glider F/F Civil
Citabria - from Sterling - 34in span - Scale IC Rubber F/F C/L Cabin Civil
Corsair - from Sterling - 14in span - Scale Rubber F/F LowWing Military Fighter
Diamant - from Sterling - 74in span - Scale Glider F/F
F4U-1A Corsair - from Sterling - 36in span - Scale IC R/C LowWing Military Fighter
Fairchild PT-19 - from Sterling - 21in span - Scale IC C/L LowWing Trainer Military
Fairchild PT-19 - by Raymond Clapper from Model Airplane News, Sterling - 1968 - 44in span - Scale IC C/L R/C LowWing Trainer Military
Fokker D7 - from Sterling - 24in span - Scale Rubber F/F Biplane Military Fighter
Fokker D7 - from Sterling - 1968 - 58in span - Scale IC R/C Biplane Military Fighter
Fokker D8 - from Sterling - 13in span - Scale Rubber F/F Parasol Military Fighter
Fokker Dr1 - from Sterling - 24in span - Scale IC F/F C/L Triplane Military Fighter
Fokker EIII Eindecker - from Sterling - 25in span - Scale IC R/C Military Fighter
Interstate Cadet - from Sterling - 13in span - Scale Rubber F/F Cabin Civil
Minnie Mambo - from Sterling - 36in span - IC R/C Cabin Trainer
P-47 Thunderbolt - from Sterling - 22in span - Scale IC R/C LowWing Military Fighter
P-61 Black Widow - from Sterling - 38in span - Scale IC C/L Multi Military Fighter
Paddys Pig - by Barry Halsted, Jed Kusik from RCM - 1966 - 48in span - IC R/C
Piper Cherokee - from Sterling - 38in span - Scale Rubber F/F LowWing Civil
Piper Super Cruiser - from Sterling - 36in span - Scale Rubber F/F Civil
Piper Tri-Pacer - from Sterling - 59in span - Scale IC R/C Cabin Civil
Ringmaster S-1 - by Matt Kania from Sterling - 42in span - IC C/L
SE5a - from Sterling - 15in span - Scale Rubber F/F Biplane Military Fighter
Spitfire I - from Sterling - 24in span - Scale Rubber F/F C/L R/C LowWing Military Fighter
Spitfire IX - by George Harris from American Modeler - 1962 - 64in span - Scale IC R/C LowWing Military Fighter
Stearman PT-17 - from Sterling - 13in span - Scale Rubber F/F Biplane Trainer Military
Stearman PT-17 - from Sterling - 1967 - 64in span - Scale IC R/C Biplane Civil
Stinson Reliant SR-8 - from Sterling - 57in span - Scale IC R/C Cabin Civil
Taylorcraft - from Sterling - 13in span - Scale Rubber F/F Cabin Civil
Tiger Moth - from Sterling - 33in span - Scale Rubber F/F Biplane Trainer
Waco SRE - from Sterling - 13in span - Scale Rubber F/F Cabin Civil
Waco SRE - from Sterling - 33in span - Scale IC C/L Biplane Civil
Zero - from Sterling - 13in span - Scale Rubber F/F LowWing Military Fighter

I think I'll look into buying a few shares of Balso Inc.......LOL

Calm winds

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To be fair, that should be 35 in total not 36, since the Paddy's Pig is not a Sterling plan. It shows up in a text search for Sterling because the descrip includes the string "for the Sterling Single channel rig" - this is an arcane point, but if you want strictly accurate results, you can use the advanced search to search more exactly and specify 'Sterling' in the field of 'Publisher', to then get 34 in total... since the George Harris Spitfire IX predates Sterling but does mention them, too.

I know. I need to get out more.

I do think Edubarca deserves another mention of credit for his work in tracking down and posting the big Stearman. It's a very fine plan.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 04:51 PM
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Just curious: The Classic Sterling models site has a few more plans on it, such as the Mini-Fledgling and the rubber-powered Stuka. Any chance those can be added to the Outerzone inventory?

http://home.comcast.net/~classicster...f164dc6deabd2e

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Old Jan 23, 2013, 04:55 PM
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Check here. He has many more Sterling plans.

http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/...categories.php
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 04:58 PM
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I ]do think Edubarca deserves another mention of credit for his work in tracking down and posting the big Stearman. It's a very fine plan.[/QUOTE]]

Thanks!!! I am very persistent and patient. I also got the large Fokker D-VII. Now those missing from Sterling are the large Piper Super Cruiser, the P-51 Mustang for RC and the Maxey Hester's King Cobra. Aoso the small 54" RC Piper J3. I hope one day....................
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 07:34 PM
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I thought Maxey Hester's Kobra series was kitted by Sig, not Sterling? We had his Kougar, Kiwi, and Klipper (my wife's first R/C build).

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CD,

I've been trying to remember the name and manufacturer of that kit, the Sterling Mini-Fledgling, without success...until now.

Thanks,

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Old Jan 23, 2013, 08:32 PM
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I thought Maxey Hester's Kobra series was kitted by Sig, not Sterling? We had his Kougar, Kiwi, and Klipper (my wife's first R/C build).

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A little bit of history: Maxey Hester designed, built and flew a semi-scale P-63 King Cobra that was published in American Modeler in 1962. He flew it in the 1962 USA AMA Nationals. This model was then kitted by Sterling Models, check the attachment that I hastily scanned to post here. After many years, Mr. Hester joined the Sig company. His relation with the Sigafoose family ended up in his marriage to Hazel Sig after Glenn Sigafoose was killed on August 1980 flying his full size Pitts Special. Mr. Hester designed several models for SIG. The first one I recall was a twin rudder multi,channel aerobatic model which I think it was called the Simco. He also designed and flew in the first International FAI Radio control scale event a beautiful Ryan STA with which he placed second. This model also became a SIG kit together with a Zlin Acrobat and other scale and non scale models he designed for the company. Mr. Hester eventually became SIG's Vice-President. Those were the days!!!!
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Here is the Sterling Ansaldo SV5a at 19 inch wingspan.

The reason many of these large plans don't make it here is the difficulty of getting the file size under this website's 3 MB limit. It took me hours to get all of the Sterling Stearman plan squeezed into one sheet as I like to do and keep the file size under 3 MB. There are some tricks to it and it takes even a fast computer tons of time to do the calculations. I usually just set a step in the process up and go away for a few hours to let the computer do its thing.

And while I am at it, If any of you are interested in a Photoshop trick I recently located within Photoshop that automatically cleans up those millions of tiny little scattered dots in scans, just let me know. I'll post it here.

One more thing. PLEASE don't lock your Adobe Acrobat files. When you do, it kills the ability of some of us to easily re-scale a plan or to make improvements to it when more are needed.

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Old Jan 23, 2013, 08:44 PM
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This 72 inch glider is from Aeromodeller, February 1950. Good-looking ship, parachute DT.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 08:44 PM
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Here is the Sterling Ansaldo SV5a at 19 inch wingspan.


And while I am at it, If any of you are interested in a Photoshop trick I recently located within Photoshop that automatically cleans up those millions of tiny little scattered dots in scans, just let me know. I'll post it here.


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PLEASE Rufus post it!!! It takes me ages to clean up those tiny dots appearing mainly on Aeromodeller Plans Service drawings and on the rubber powered Sterling series!!!!
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 12:28 AM
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From August 1996 Airflow newsletter:
-Ascender canard stick model, 10 inch span. Originally appeared in a 1946 copy of Air World.
From June 1997 Airflow:
-Comet (looks like it anyway) 5 cent plan for hi wing Cessna. Plan W5. 10 inch wingspan.

Uploading seems to mess up the size a bit. Sigh.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 12:33 AM
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One more thing. PLEASE don't lock your Adobe Acrobat files. When you do, it kills the ability of some of us to easily re-scale a plan or to make improvements to it when more are needed.

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I kinda hesitate to mention it, since I'll be hauled off as an anti copyright terrorist, but it appears that a free program called Sumatra ignores the lock. Goodbye.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 12:36 AM
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+1 on posting the PhotoShop trick, planeman.

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+10000000000000000 on posting the PhotoShop trick, planeman.
We want the trick.
We want lesson.
Waited with admiration.

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Old Jan 24, 2013, 06:47 AM
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One more thing. PLEASE don't lock your Adobe Acrobat files. When you do, it kills the ability of some of us to easily re-scale a plan or to make improvements to it when more are needed.
Or just use GIMP. It's free, and ignores the password lock on PDF files. Use GIMP as a file converter for any troublesome files.
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