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Old 05-03-2011, 04:33 AM   #1
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Default My vintage Sterling Bipes

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Here is a collection of my old sterling Ukies, I built these in the 1950,s The Crop duster I bought in 1960. All of these airplanes still fly by the old school U controll. Last friday i flew my Sterling Stearman Crop duster all three of these ships use to be powered by a McCoy 0.19 engune these engines were worn out many years ago i had to pictich them back in those days there were no berarings on the engines and they wore out fast so you had to buy another. My Crop Duster is powered by a OS.Max 0.20 I mean to tell you the ship flew a lot better with this ewngine compared to the old McCoy, a lot more power to say the least. Here are the pictures of these old school p[lanes I hope you fellas enjoy them


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Old 05-03-2011, 04:39 AM   #2
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Stunning. Absolutely stunning. I would be proud to have even just one in my collection. Absolutely beautiful.

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Old 05-03-2011, 01:11 PM   #3
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Nice looking trio of planes.

I just gave away my old Sterling Neuport 28, the silkspan covering was splitting and the plane needed a new home.
Yours are in a lot better condition than mine.

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Old 05-03-2011, 04:25 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Wrongway-Feldman View Post
Stunning. Absolutely stunning. I would be proud to have even just one in my collection. Absolutely beautiful.
Ahoy
thanks for the reply I had these for years I have a few more packed away I got to find where they are located one of them is a greatlakes trainer In splendered Orange with Black Trim. these old Sterling kits are collector items them selves. Thank you again.

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Old 05-03-2011, 04:32 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by pd1 View Post
Nice looking trio of planes.

I just gave away my old Sterling Neuport 28, the silkspan covering was splitting and the plane needed a new home.
Yours are in a lot better condition than mine.

Paul

Ahoy Paul
thank you for the reply, Mine is covered in silk I never used the silkspan that came with the kit. I used a heaverier bulk silk applied with 8 coats of Nitraite and Butyate dope, with 2 coats of Cream pigment dope all dupont dopes. rubbed down with cheese cloth very strong it hasent split yet on mine thats one thing about silkspan when you apply to much dope over the time it still shrinks then eventually it will crack oor tear.

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Old 05-03-2011, 05:55 PM   #6
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Those are some gorgeous aircraft superb craftmanship
Thanks ever so much for sharing them with us
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:44 PM   #7
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WOW!

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Old 07-17-2011, 01:40 AM   #8
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My first rc was a MAMBO ,single channel with a rubber band escapenent and a kit built ACE radio , it actually worked when i could get the ENYA 09 motor to run. Now 50 years later i'm still flying. It's a lot better now. THE OLD GRUMP
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those are some great looking old models !
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Default Sterling SE5a

Beautifull work! I built the Sterling SE5a for controline back in the early 60s Used a Fox 35. Had the exhaust go through a home made simi scale exhaust pipe made from brass tubing, looked cool.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:10 AM   #11
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Ahoy Fellas
thank you all for your replies I havent been here fro a while. i am back I have another treat coming up in a day or so good to be back here.

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Here's my enlarged Sterling SVA-5 bipe.
I saw Rich Feroldi's Masters Winner and had to have one, a good bit smaller though than 1/4 scale.

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Old 05-29-2012, 04:51 AM   #13
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I still have an NIB Sterling CL Cropdusteer waiting in line. Also have the Waco Cabin Bipe and a Flying Fool NIB. Used to wonder how Sterling kits ould fly if they used decent balsa instead of the oak many of their kits weemed to be mad of, then I actually used the kit parts from a rubber powered Piper Cub as pattersn for parts of near contest grade balsa. Flew MUCH better than the one made from the kit parts.
Shortly before getting out of the USAF in 1968, I hgad the opportunity to buy a bunch of Sterling kits on the BX. Still have most of them, plus some others I found at reasonable prices since. Really want to build the Waco and the S-1 Ringmaster kits I have. And of course, fly them. Still with I had the old CL SE-5 Good flyer, even after the upper wing flew off.
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I still have an NIB Sterling CL Cropdusteer waiting in line. Also have the Waco Cabin Bipe and a Flying Fool NIB. Used to wonder how Sterling kits ould fly if they used decent balsa instead of the oak many of their kits weemed to be mad of, then I actually used the kit parts from a rubber powered Piper Cub as pattersn for parts of near contest grade balsa. Flew MUCH better than the one made from the kit parts.
Shortly before getting out of the USAF in 1968, I hgad the opportunity to buy a bunch of Sterling kits on the BX. Still have most of them, plus some others I found at reasonable prices since. Really want to build the Waco and the S-1 Ringmaster kits I have. And of course, fly them. Still with I had the old CL SE-5 Good flyer, even after the upper wing flew off.

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thanks for your replies fellas yes sir your right the only down fall that Sterling had was the wood they used with their poorly crushed diecut wood made lif terrible on the building board sometimes it took an hour just to remove one former from the diecut sheet withou breraking it even if youi broke it there was sometimes a templte of the formers on the p[lans they were a life saver in case. I also have their Waco SRE Rado controll kit It weas the last they produced and not seen for more then 30 years. Sterling made the most wonderfull collectable kits for the aviation buff they are worth their weight in gold.

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Default Comet Curtiss JN4 Jenny

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Here is anothert of my classic vintage golden age kits I built this in 1971 a old comet Jenny kit. Its been flown a few times useing a single channel pulse unit with a 0.49 for power.

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