|Dec 12, 2012, 10:51 AM|
Looks like a fairly well beat-up PT-17. Some minor repairs and a new coat of paint and it should be fine.
|Dec 12, 2012, 10:58 AM|
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.
|Dec 12, 2012, 07:28 PM|
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.
|Dec 13, 2012, 05:17 PM|
It's a Sterling Stearman. I have one too that I am converting to electric. There is a thread started here:
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.
|Dec 13, 2012, 06:24 PM|
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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