Boeing P-26A Peashooter (oz13709)
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Boeing P-26A Peashooter. Free flight scale model American fighter, for rubber power. Wingspan 28 in. Scale is 1/16.
Note this is a very poor scan. We are listing the plan here very much in the hope that someone will submit a better, clearer scan [fixed now - see below]. But mainly because we want to show everyone the very fine photos sent in by Tom, of his finished model.
Quote: "Dear Outerzone team! I want to support your friendly work on Outerzone homepage with photos [main pic, 003-007] of a Sterling model airplane kit, the P26 Peashooter. The plan was found here:
I have built the plane last winter; it took around three month, no maiden flight yet. The plane has a small brushless motor and flies on 3 channels (with ailerons). Sterling kits are extremely rare here in Europe, so I was happy to find one on Ebay some years ago and I am still collecting them if I can get one. Best regards,
Update 26/3/2022: Replaced this plan with a much clearer copy, thanks to Doug Morris.
Quote: "This is the scanned plan for the P-26 Peashooter that I had made when I received this old kit. It has no double lines like your current scan, and is to proper scale. This is the E-10 kit number with a 28"± wingspan. The plan has instructions for Control-line flying, and use of a Cox PeeWee .020 glow engine for power instead of a rubber motor. Instructions are also included for Radio Control using the old ACE Pulse radio. Accordingly, the structure has been beefed up to handle the higher loads from engine power and control-line, but a savvy modeler can reduce weight at various places to make a better-flying model.
Personally, I'm making an electric RC conversion using a removable wing for access to the battery and other electronic components. The top-of-wing flying wires will be cloth-covered elastic cord that will snap into the fuselage when the wing is installed and removed. I'm using 2.5g servos for the rudder and elevator and a single 5g servo with bellcranks for the ailerons. That makes it a 4-channel beast. Thanks!"
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Boeing P-26A Peashooter
from Sterling (ref:E-10)
Scale Rubber F/F LowWing Military Fighter Kit
all formers complete :)
Found online 18/03/2022 at:
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Credit*: Tom, DougMorris
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User commentsThat is some nice work!
tom - 24/03/2022
Tony M. - 24/03/2022
Beautiful model!! Time to finish the one I started a few years ago. Was given a kit, copied the plans, sold the kit, used the plans and have a complete airframe in the que for ERC conversion.
Two things to mention. The scaling on the plan is incorrect, Span measures at 21" not 28". 133% fixes it. Also, either former 10 or 11 (on the plans) has the wrong profile, it's too narrow on the lower half. Maybe the kit parts are correct.
Always liked the Sterling "E" series plans as they seemed to be fairly accurate. It's a shame the quality of balsa was almost unusable. At least one could cut a kit from the plans.
scotprin - 24/03/2022
Yes Scot, the scaling is wrong. But the bigger issue is that it's unreadable. For myself, I see no point doing any work correcting the scaling. Because it will still be unreadable. Me, I am waiting for a clearer scan to come in.
SteveWMD - 25/03/2022
Steve, when I get home in a couple of weeks I'll see if my copy of the original is in any condition to scan and send to you.
scotprin - 25/03/2022
A "new" scan was posted in a Facebook group. Maybe that one could be appropriated. It's a private group--"Stick & Tissue Modelers"
D A - 25/03/2022
Sounds good. Can someone who uses FB grab that and send us a copy?
SteveWMD - 25/03/2022
Ok, we have a clear copy now, see update. From outside of FB as it happens, thanks to Doug Morris.
SteveWMD - 26/03/2022
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