Fairchild PT-19 (oz4985)


Fairchild PT-19 (oz4985) from Sterling 1965 - plan thumbnail

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Sterling Fairchild PT-19. Scale model for CL or single channel RC.

Quote: "...attached are the plans for the original kit FS-5 PT-19, 48 in span, for freeflight, CL, or RC, and .15-.35 engines. Mine flew fine with a K&B .19 and 3-ch. Digit Migit system... I was given one partially built a few years ago, and recently acquired another pair of complete kits, again one with the metal cowl and one with the plastic. Planning on finishing the incomplete one and fly it 3 channel with the same old K&B .19, and build one of the recently acquired kits with ailerons, flaps, and a .30-.40 4-stroke."

Note: This plan does not show all the ribs and formers (or indeed the wing centre section). Suggest builders refer to the later MAN Fairchild PT-17 (oz2948) plan which is more complete, and was based on this donor kit.

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Fairchild PT-19 (oz4985) from Sterling 1965 - model pic

  • (oz4985)
    Fairchild PT-19
    from Sterling (ref:FS-5)
    48in span
    Scale IC R/C LowWing Trainer Military Kit
    clean :)
    formers incomplete :(
  • Submitted: 30/10/2013
    Filesize: 1698KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: jmdauge

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I built this kit 50 years ago (in 1971). The plan shows a massive single channel radio with giant vacuum tubes. I initially installed a transistorized single channel radio, but the engine vibrations were too severe for reliable control. I eventually installed proportional 3-channel control and flew it in 1994. I just cleaned it up and mailed it to my nephew who flew drones for the army. It was a beautiful kit and airplane.
William L Dimpfl - 05/10/2021
I built this kit 50 years ago [main pic, 004-006] when I was a chemistry graduate student at UC Berkeley. I covered it with silk, which now has a couple of tears in it. I machined some scale parts, including wheel hubs and an exhaust extension for the Enya 0.15 engine, which I had bought in Hong Kong in 1962. I finally flew it in Massachusetts with 3-channel RC around 1994. I made a muffler from an aluminum text marker body attached to the exhaust extension with RTV silicone. It was a very stable flier with the high dihedral, but I could do rolls and loops with it. I recently cleaned it up, made new windscreens for it and mailed it to my nephew in Tennessee (He flew drones for the army). I remember the kit plan showing a large single channel radio suspended by springs with huge vacuum tubes. I remember being impressed with the spun aluminum cowl. The wings attached via spruce spars that fit into sockets built into the wings and wing roots.
Bill Dimpfl - 10/10/2021
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