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Old Jan 24, 2013, 07:15 AM
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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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Absolutely. Thanks CD, I hadn't seen that site.

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Old Jan 24, 2013, 07:30 AM
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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.
Yep, I'd love to hear a new trick for that. The only technique I have really is to use the DustAndScratches filter, like I detailed in tutorial6 here: http://www.outerzone.co.uk/tutorials/06/index.asp - I would love to learn a quicker, better way.
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Yes please Planeman, going through at large expansion in bitmap and eraseing the dots gets awfully boring. Using a combination of both yours and WMD's Photoshop methods.

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Old Jan 24, 2013, 10:47 AM
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I'll also be watching with interest.

Don't know if it's the same but I do a clean up operation of drawing & some text document scans in Paint Shop Pro using Effect > Enhance Photo > Colour Correction.
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Pt-17

Does anyone out there have the printwood for the Sterling 65" PT 17?
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Does anyone out there have the printwood for the Sterling 65" PT 17?
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Here's a 48" Stearman that I snagged off Outerzone.....I know it's not the exact print-wood, but the plans do show the formers and airfoils.....If the 65" printwood for the bird isn't available, maybe this will help.

Stearman PT-17 Kaydet
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February 1962
48in span
Tags: Scale IC C/L Biplane Trainer
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 02:14 PM
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Thanks so much, it may be easier to scale this one up and forget Sterling.
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Here's a 48" Stearman that I snagged off Outerzone.....I know it's not the exact print-wood, but the plans do show the formers and airfoils.....If the 65" printwood for the bird isn't available, maybe this will help.

Stearman PT-17 Kaydet
by Don Carkhuff
from Model Airplane News
February 1962
48in span
Tags: Scale IC C/L Biplane Trainer
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Does anyone out there have the printwood for the Sterling 65" PT 17?
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It has been a pain in the neck trying to find the Sterling's RC PT17 parts. Yes, they can be worked out from other model but being a rather complex design with lots of parts that have to interlock, I still think that the original parts are better. And Sterling did not include any printed parts, he always included "die crushed" balsa and ply. How much the late Ed Manulkin would have enjoyed modern laser technology for cutting his kits!!
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Absolutely. Thanks CD, I hadn't seen that site.
Glad to be of service, sir. I appreciate your efforts and am happy to be of assistance.

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Sterling PT-17 parts page

Oops...was parts file for 20" Sterling Stearman. Didn't know there were two sizes...
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Yep, I'd love to hear a new trick for that. The only technique I have really is to use the DustAndScratches filter, like I detailed in tutorial6 here: http://www.outerzone.co.uk/tutorials/06/index.asp - I would love to learn a quicker, better way.


Shucks, WMD, you stole my thunder! I ran across the "dust and scratches" filter in Photoshop and found it works on getting rid of those tiny scattered dots. I didn't know you had posted it. Oh well, it saves me from having to write it up. . . . . unless others still want it.

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I must say, I do love the old hand drawn plans, especially the Sterling and Berkeleys. I save them just to see the beautiful work. They are just such a womderful melding of engineering and art.
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+1 1967250s CAD drawings seem sterile in comparison.
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+1 1967250s CAD drawings seem sterile in comparison.
My first real job was as a Draftsman. White shirts and dark ties, big green drafting boards all lined up in rows, pencils & pens, squares and Kroy lettering machines. I remember inking drawings like it was an art.

I still can't write in cursive due to the years of strict hand lettering.

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My Second real job was a draftsman, Still have a box full of lead holders, pointers, templates, Leroy lettering set, four compass sets, three slip sticks.

Sold the Table and P-bar. Kept the drafting arm though...

Ahh the good lo days...

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