Starlet (oz4490)


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Stolp Starlet. Radio control scale model. Discontinued kit, Graupner no 4642. OS Max 40 engine shown.

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Quote (google translated from the German catalog page): "The original STARLET aircraft is sold in the USA by the Stolp company as a kit in the experimental class for amateur aircraft builders. It is a single-seat, mixed-construction Parasol concept aircraft. Various engines can be installed for the drive, from the VW auto engine to the Continental with 60 hp. Due to its unusual shape, the wing has great airflow stability,

The flight model is reduced to a scale of 1/5 and, like its original, offers a wonderful flight picture. The model is controlled via aileron, rudder and elevator, as well as a motor throttle. According to the prototype, the model is not suitable for aerobatics. The construction is uncomplicated due to the largely prefabricated parts. The wing is constructed in one piece in a spar/rib construction. It is fastened with plastic screws via the plastic-injected wing counterpart on the canopy. The V-struts to the wing are made of extruded aluminum profile tubing.

Plastic forks at the ends shear quick clipping and unclipping. The hull is constructed in box construction. The side parts are punched out of plywood and specially reinforced in the relevant areas. A molded ABS plastic top shell simplifies assembly. The elevator and rudder are firmly connected to the fuselage. The strong steel wire undercarriage and the canopy are included in the kit. A tail wheel is provided at the end of the fuselage. With rudder and engine throttle, the model can also be controlled well on the ground. However, the model can also be safely hand-launched.

Landings should be on a mowed lawn or on a hard runway.

With the recommended silencer, the model remains largely free of oil residues.

Contents of the quick-build kit: Quick-build plan with RC installation, building instructions in German/English/French/Dutch with exploded views. Balsa and pine strips, balsa blanks. AIR-X wheels, steel wire chassis and canopy. Aluminum profile tubes, made of deep-drawn ABS plastic: fuselage upper shell, bonnet, undercarriage and wheel fairings. Backrest with headrest, windscreen dashboard. Adhesives, covering paper, decal, small parts and accessories for RC installation."

Update 31/3/2024: Added zipfile with exploded views, thanks to Dries Neyrinck.

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Starlet (oz4490) 1982 - model pic

  • (oz4490)
    from Graupner (ref:4642)
    61in span
    Scale IC R/C Parasol Civil Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 03/06/2013
    Filesize: 2102KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: PatrickUrbain
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Photo of the completed Starlet model [pic 007] was found online at
SteveWMD - 03/06/2013
Hi, I'm Awie Dreyer from South Africa. Just want to say, that the starlet looks like a great plane to build. I only found it very difficult with the German instructions. Is there a way that someone can translate the instructions for us please. It would be greatly appreciated. Ps, thanx for bringing new and more modern plans to the site, I really appreciate it. Kind regards
AwieD - 01/09/2013
Hi again, found another photograph that I'd like to provide [more pics 003].
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