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Jan 23, 2010, 11:22 AM
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1/3 Scale Stearman PT-17


I am in the process of scratch building a 1/3 scale Stearman Pt-17. Has anyone else built one. I can not find a company that has the aluminum cowling for it. I bought the plans from Balsa USA. The sell the kit but not the parts.
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Jan 23, 2010, 11:28 AM
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Picture please?

We own the Navel version and it does not have a cowling.

I think only the Super Stearman had a cowling.
Jan 23, 2010, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by JayHawk123 View Post
I can not find a company that has the aluminum cowling for it. I bought the plans from Balsa USA.
Fiberglass Specialties lists many fiberglass parts for the Balsa USA PT-17:

http://www.fiberglassspecialtiesinc.com/default.htm

I know you requests info on an aluminum cowl, but in case you can't find one...

EJWash
Jan 24, 2010, 01:39 PM
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Thanks EJ. I will try them out.
Jan 24, 2010, 01:46 PM
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Sorry I took so long to answer. I am new at this posting thing and I haven't figured out the picture thing yet. This Stearman has a 12' Wing span. This is the largest plane I have built and maybe the last one this size. It is taking forever to do the wings. Since I am scratch building it I do not have precut parts. Just the pattern to transfer to the balsa.
Jan 24, 2010, 03:05 PM
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What method are you using to transfer the part outlines from the plans to the wood?
Jan 25, 2010, 01:58 PM
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I put regular printer paper over the plans and trace over the line. Then I cut them out and trace around it on to the wood. When I cut out the pieces I stay outside the line and then sand the line off.


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