Beechcraft D-17 Staggerwing (oz3784)
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Beechcraft D-17 Staggerwing. Free flight rubber scale model. Scale is 1/16.
Note: Bill Galloway titled this plan as "Beechcraft D-17" so we will of course use the same title here. But the plan does include a note on 2nd page that makes mention of: "NC21934, a D-17S repurchased by Beechcraft in 1945 & re-engineered to G-17S".
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User commentsGalloway identifies this plan as a Beech D-17, when it's in reality a G-17.
anon - 27/05/2018
Right. The G17 has a larger rudder and flaps on engine cowling bottom. See attached supplement ("Famous Biplanes no 32: Beechcraft 17" by GA Cox) which includes G17 drawings showing the same airframe with same registration number as on the Galloway plan (NC21934). Probably Bill Galloway used these drawings as a source. After World War II, approximately 20 G17 models were built and sold new for $29,000. They were fitted with enclosed gear fairings, cowl flaps, a longer windshield and a larger vertical fin, and the engine was moved forward 12 inches.
Pit - 27/05/2018
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