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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:46 AM
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My new plane

I got this new plane and wanted to no if anyone new the nam of the plane and tell me it
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:46 AM
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Here is a outher pic

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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:51 AM
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Looks like a fairly well beat-up PT-17. Some minor repairs and a new coat of paint and it should be fine.

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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:58 AM
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Looks like a PT-17 to me too. Good luck with your new project, should be a nice flyer. This plane was used a a trainer for fighter pilots in ww1.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 11:11 AM
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Thanks you guys . Now does anyone know what is the name of the fabric that's on it
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 01:58 PM
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That is a Sterling kit of a PT-17 Stearman WW II trainer and it looks like it is covered in silk and dope.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 01:59 PM
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Ok thanks now I just need plans
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:28 PM
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I was going to say that it looks like a Boeing PT-17 in need of some work. So has everyone else, it would seem.

Is it nitro or electric and do you have anything besides the airframe? Remember, a "free airplane" is rarely free. Add to that the fact you still have no flying experience.

Getting plans is a good idea, especially if you have a contact at the club who can help you make parts and recover repaired areas.

Again: You have a very, very long way to go before you're going to be blasting that model around your club.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:17 PM
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It's a Sterling Stearman. I have one too that I am converting to electric. There is a thread started here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1349779

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.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:24 PM
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It's a Sterling Stearman. I have one too that I am converting to electric. There is a thread started here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1349779

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.
Good advice you'd do very well to consider heeding.

Even if you had the money to fix this right, you don't have the skill to fly it. Remember: You asked us what a "tail" was.

Cam, you're not in a position, financial or otherwise, to get this model flying again.

I ask you to go back and look at the free plane I blogged about. I have an airframe and an engine. Nothing more.

It will need four mini-servos at an average cost of $15 each for halfway decent ones. The receiver I'd need to fly it with the radio I have in mind is $65. It'll need a bunch of little things like a fuel tank, a glow plug (there's $8 right there) hardware, some wood, fuel tubing and the like, so figure $20 more.

That's north of $100 right there. I'm also in need of a new starter battery for my flight box. Twenty bucks. My fuel might be stale, so there's $22 more.

See what we have all be trying to get through to you since you first logged on?

You're simply approaching this all wrong.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 09:59 PM
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How are things going? Everything OK?
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:01 PM
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Yes every thing ok
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:16 PM
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OK, that's good. You really shouldn't be asking for any more free stuff, though. Please. You're going to really torque someone off and an administrator may shut you down if you aren't careful.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:19 PM
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Ok thanks
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