Piper Tri Pacer (oz5068)


Piper Tri Pacer (oz5068) from Sterling - plan thumbnail

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Sterling Piper Tri Pacer.- Radio control model. Scale is 1/8. For .049 - .10 engines. Sterling kit FS-37.

Quote: "Last wanted plan on your list is the Sterling 44in tri pacer, here it is with all the parts sheets. Regards,"

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 30/11/2013: Added redrawn printwood file (12 pages) as a supplement, thanks to Edubarca.

Quote: "Here are the parts for the Sterling Piper Tri-Pacer 135 with 1.11 meters wingspan (44 inches). I copied them from original die cut wood scans from a kit. They had terrible mistakes that I tried to correct the best I could. Sterling models were nice kits and flew great but their balsa die cut sheets were a pain in the neck!! Rock hard balsa and poor cutting and parts deformation. However, they could be successfully built if you had a lot of patience and they always flew beautifully. I am starting my own version of this Tri-Pacer which will be covered with the same livery of my late Father's Tri-Pacer that he owned way back in 1950. I have my own laser cutting machine and if anybody needs a short kit I can do it. Also, of several other models. Greetings from Colombia!"

Update 17/04/2019: Replaced Decals file, thanks to EdwardBeauchemin.

Quote: "Hi, First just want to say thanks for the great site. I downloaded your plans for the Piper Tri Pacer (oz5068). I've cleaned up the decals a little bit as it looked like the paper must have dragged as it was going through the copy machine. Thanks again, Edward"

Supplementary file notes

Decal sheet.
Redrawn printwood file (12 pages) thanks to Edubarca.
Printwood parts scan from original (zipfile, 3 pages). Note these scans are hard to read, to see the printed lines against the woodgrain.


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Piper Tri Pacer (oz5068) from Sterling - model pic

  • (oz5068)
    Piper Tri Pacer
    from Sterling
    44in span
    Scale IC R/C Cabin Civil Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 19/11/2013
    Filesize: 2101KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: DerickScott, Edubarca, EdwardBeauchemin

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User comments

Added a (vintage?) photo from Carlos AB [more pics 003].
Mary - 07/12/2016
When I downloaded this plan, there was no horizontal tail. Is that part of the Plan Missing?
John - 26/04/2019
No, not missing. The horiz tail is made up of parts numbered 54, 55, 56. They are shown in the printwood files. Assembly drawing of the tail is at the top right of plan sheet #2.
SteveWMD - 26/04/2019
This is my 59" Sterling Tri Pacer scratch built from plans [more pics 004, 005]. Built for vintage class show competition. It is single channel rudder only with a K&B .19 greenhead for power. It won first place at Toledo in 2012.
TerryConley - 10/07/2019
Hello, The first photo, red and white 1959 livery, was not made from the small Sterling kit version. It was made from the traditional big 58 inches wingspan Tri-Pacer Sterling kit. Both models, although similar, are completely different in structure and general design.
Best wishes.
EDUARDO (Colombia)
Eduardo - 25/10/2021
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  • Piper Tri Pacer (oz5068)
  • Plan File Filesize: 2101KB Filename: Piper_Tri-Pacer_44in_oz5068.pdf
  • Supplement Filesize: 374KB Filename: Piper_Tri-Pacer_44in_oz5068_decals_v2.pdf
  • Supplement Filesize: 119KB Filename: Piper_Tri-Pacer_44in_oz5068_printwood_Edubarca.pdf
  • Supplement Filesize: 2614KB Filename: Piper_Tri-Pacer_44in_oz5068_printwood_scans.zip
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