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Dec 04, 2018, 04:03 PM
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Great Planes Stuka

I am the committee chairman for our local clubs participation for the small air museum at our local airport. I am trying to add to the planes that they have on display, and am donating models to cover a period from the Wright bros to WW2, to include the Golden Age of the 20's & 30's. So far we have a Fokker DV11, Eindecker, Fairchild F24, Waco YMF, Art Chester Jeep, P51D Mustang, Corsair, Spitfire, DC3, J3 Cub, Ford Flivver, PT17. I'm trying to find a few Axis planes to add to the collection, like a Zero, FW190, Me109, Mig 3, something Italian, French, and anything interesting. I just picked up a Great Planes Junker JU87D1 Stuka, used, and did a refurbish on it. It had a Webra Speed .91 in it, and the cowl was cut up a little, so I was lucky enough to find a RCG member who had a new one that I purchased. The cockpit left a lot to be desired from the factory, so i decided to at least make it at least a little more presentable.
I found the plane that it was semi scaled after, and got a set of decals from Callie Graphics in 1/7th scale which was perfect. I dug out 2 pilots from my stash, copied an instrument panel, and fabricated the machine guns from scrap balsa, dowel rods, and brass tubing. I mounted an old worn out S/T 61 inverted in it, and had a 3 blade prop that was just right for it. It came out pretty decent for a display at the museum, and will present itself as an Axis warplane. A few pics:
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