Stearman PT-17 - Radio control scale model. Sterling kit FS-20.
Quote "This is another heroically found plan. The Sterling PT17 radio control version which was a kit that went on sale in 1967. As with all Sterling models, lots and lots of rather hard balsa, plywood, not very nice plastic parts, excellent decals and beautiful plans with plenty of sketches and lots of writing. This model flies extremely well but it needs a rather powerful engine because it is heavy and big. If anyone has the formers, they are welcomed. This plan finding is just half the battle won but worth having".
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Update 01/09/2016: Added zipfile of revised DXF parts, thanks to Athnansios.
1. Additional scan of the text of Step-5 on sheet 3, which is now legible. Thanks to Andy.
2. Zipfile containing all printwood files in PDF format, thanks to RickBenjamin. See the RCGroups posting here for more details: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23940604&postcount=11245 and explanation.
3. The same printwood files in DWG format, for CAD users.
4. A printed kit review of this model, from Radio Modeller magazine Sep 1968, includes some photos.
5. Zipfile of parts, revised, in DXF format, from Athnansios.
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