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Monocoupe. Peanut scale model kit. The Sterling kit P2 contained the plans and parts to make up two complete models, the peanut Monocoupe and the peanut Citabria (oz13505).
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Quote: "Steve, Here is a pair - Sterling kit P2, Monocoupe and Citabria. Like kit P6 (oz6786 and oz6785), it had the plans and parts to make up two complete models, RogerC"
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User commentsI built one of these years ago. It was easy enough to trim, but it didn't fly for very long. The wood and the vacu-formed cowl that came in the kit were quite heavy. Furthermore, eventually, the cowl cracked and the thrust settings drifted. I have no doubt that, with carefully selected wood and a lighter cowl, it would be a good flyer. Wood reinforcement for the cowl might be in order.
Lincoln - 20/12/2021
I built this back in '74 when I was 14. It was a big departure from the usual keel and bulkhead fuselage construction I was used to, and I didn't duplicate the lovely scalloped trim but by golly it flew pretty well, far better than the much heavier Sterling and Guillows scale kits.
Dave - 21/12/2021
Hi all, is it possible to scan (3D) the molded parts of the sterling P2 kit, and add the STL file? I am able to print these parts as a mould to vacuum-form the parts to finish the build of the Citabria and Monocoupe!
HansB - 21/12/2021
Interesting question. First problem is I don't think anyone here has the actual kit parts to hand. The photo 003 showing kit parts was only grabbed from a sales listing online. Second problem is finding a person who can do 3D scans. But if anyone can jump in and help, that would be interesting.
SteveWMD - 21/12/2021
I could make a CAD model, based on the drawing. I might be able to find the physical model I built, but at this point it may be shrunk, bashed, etc.
If someone can figure out what motor this plane actually had, I could add a little more detail. Maybe even pushrods. Also, I'd need some idea of the limitations of vacuforming, such as draft and how much detail can be used, and in how much depth. I suspect there are more fins on the real engine than on Sterling's vacuform.
I suggest using thinner plastic than Sterling does, of a kind that doesn't get brittle. Balsa could be used to properly support the nose bearing.
Lincoln - 24/12/2021
A nifty feature is that the original vacu-form shows 7 cylinders, but Sterling's plans say the plane used the Lambert R266, which is a 5 cylinder engine!
lincoln - 25/12/2021
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