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Jan 24, 2013, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Captain Dunsel
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

CD
Absolutely. Thanks CD, I hadn't seen that site.

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Jan 24, 2013, 08:30 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.
Jan 24, 2013, 10:55 AM
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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.

Regards Ian.
Jan 24, 2013, 11:47 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.
Jan 24, 2013, 02:19 PM
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Pt-17


Does anyone out there have the printwood for the Sterling 65" PT 17?
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Jan 24, 2013, 03:00 PM
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PT-17 Stearman


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Does anyone out there have the printwood for the Sterling 65" PT 17?
Smitty
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
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Jan 24, 2013, 03:14 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
Last edited by dhsmith1; Jan 24, 2013 at 06:29 PM.
Jan 24, 2013, 05:37 PM
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Does anyone out there have the printwood for the Sterling 65" PT 17?
Smitty
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!!
Jan 24, 2013, 07:54 PM
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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.

CD
Jan 24, 2013, 09:01 PM
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Sterling PT-17 parts page


Oops...was parts file for 20" Sterling Stearman. Didn't know there were two sizes...
Last edited by NOISY MUSE; Jan 24, 2013 at 09:07 PM.
Jan 24, 2013, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by WMD
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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Jan 24, 2013, 11:32 PM
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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.
Jan 25, 2013, 12:21 AM
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+1 1967250s CAD drawings seem sterile in comparison.
Jan 25, 2013, 12:37 AM
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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.

Dave
Jan 25, 2013, 01:22 AM
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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...

George


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