Super Starduster (oz3768)
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Super Starduster. Semi-scale parasol model from Tern Aero, kit no. 401. For either free flight or single channel radio control. Cox .020 Pee Wee engine shown.
Quote: "A few people have asked for this plan so I went to the printers today and had it scanned."
Quote (from wahrhaftig's build thread): "The Super Starduster has a 34in wingspan, is 23 5/8in long, and has a 165 sq. in. wing area. The original weighed 4 1/2 ounces.
No question about it. The Tern Aero Super Starduster in a builder's kit! The chief ingredient is printwood - 7 sheets of it - along with a bundle of sticks, a sheet of plywood, a sheet of decals, 3 colors of covering tissues, and a few bits of hardware.
There is no instruction booklet. Instead, building instructions are incorporated into the four clearly drawn sheets of plans. The wood is all of good quality and the parts are not crowded onto the sheet wood, so cutting them out is not an ordeal. Nevertheless, there are lots of parts and parts for different parts of the airplane are intermixed on the sheets."
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by Vito M Garofalo
from Tern Aero
IC F/F R/C Parasol
all formers complete :)
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User commentsThere's a short build thread on the Super Starduster by wahrhaftig with some pics here - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1391934
SteveWMD - 07/12/2012
Here are some pictures [see: more pics] of my Tern Aero Super Starduster that was built from the plans posted on your site. My model is a little bigger than the original 34 inch version (36 inches) due to my inability to master the download scaling properly. I added a forward hatch just behind the firewall to the area that would be the battery compartment, and this was to only modification that I made. I cross laminated all the bulkheads for strength and covered the model with light weight film. I planned to build this all along as a ceiling hanger so I was not too concerned with the all up weight of the finished model. I wish now that I had built it for e-flight but since I have built one, I can see many area that could be made a lot lighter should I decide to build another. On the same note, I was thrilled to see you have posted a rubber version of the Tern Aero Starduster so I have down loaded this also and will build it later in the year. Thank you for all the time and effort that you have and continue to put into your site. I check it several times a week on the off chance that you have posted something that I have built at some time in my 60 plus years for model building. May this year treat you well and all my best to you.
LeeRandall - 14/03/2013
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