Stearman C-3B (oz501)


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Stearman C-3B Sport Commercial. Scale 1927 American 2-seater biplane, by Flyline Models. For radio control or free flight, with .049 power.

Quote: "The 1927 Wright J5 Stearman C-3B Sport Commercial. A 1in scale replica of a great classic biplane. Designed by Col Hurst G Bowers USAF Ret. Function: Radio control up to three channels. Wingspan: Top 35in, Bottom 28in, Total area 300 sq in. Power Cox .049 Golden Bee engine. Plans and engineering by Herb Clukey, 6-1-75. Mfg by Flyline Models, 10643 Ashby Pl, Fairfax VA."


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Hi, I hope you would like to include these pictures of my C-3B, built from the Flyline kit [model pic plus more pics 005,006]. The model has three channel R/C and uses a PAW 1.49 diesel. A lovely model and a joy to build. Flies well on a calm summers day! Terrific website, many thanks,
GarethRichardson - 09/01/2020
Hi, I have this kit and there is no note in my kit explaining what the colour coding on the tips of all balsa pieces. Could any one enlighten me on this as I don't want to use balsa made for wings on the fuselage and find later I'm short, because cut pieces that were intended for other areas and should not have been cut too short. I have balsa marked green, yellow, black, white, red. Thanks,
Phil - 03/01/2021
Original Flyline kits has parts inked directly on balsa sheets. You simply have to cut them out. In your kit probably someone bought colour coded balsa sheets to re-built the model. See for balsa colour code the following:
pit - 03/01/2021
Added a couple of pics showing completed Stearman C-3B model built by jungmann1 [pics 007,008] taken from his RCGroups build thread at, thanks to DPlumpe.
SteveWMD - 31/03/2021
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