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Old 05-18-2008, 02:49 PM
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Hi! Any info about this plane? If I well rember it is a little hig wing for 051 engine
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Old 05-18-2008, 03:25 PM
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It was featured in the August 1976 RCM. Kits do show up on ebay. Here it is.

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Old 05-18-2008, 03:32 PM
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Thank you very much Jim!
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Old 05-19-2008, 04:30 PM
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I have the 1/2A size, the .09 size ARF, .25 and .40 size, and have 96" SPAD and an 85% (of the 1/2A version redesigned into a negative stagger biplane for ACE wings) versions under construction. Love the looks, and they fly better than stick-type planes.

My avitar shows my .40-size, converted from trike to taildragger, with a K&B .61, and my 1/2A size. As you can see, I like them, a lot...
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:10 AM
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Do you have the plans for the .25 sized?
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:20 AM
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SST,
I have one of these as well. I bought it from Hobby Lobby about 10 - 15 years ago. Finally decided to finish it as I just got back into the hobby. I was thinking of converting it to brushless electric though, Any suggestions. How well do they fly? are theya good sport trainer do you think? Would it benefit from adding a rudder? Any input would be usefull and helpful.


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Old 05-22-2008, 12:23 AM
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Or maybe it was Hobby Shack.
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:15 AM
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It was featured in the August 1976 RCM. Kits do show up on ebay. Here it is.

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Looks perfect for a hot .15!

It's a good simple design indeed. Needs to be 16 oz or less though, IMHO, no excuse for 1-1/2 pounds with a 1/2A.

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Old 05-22-2008, 04:45 PM
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My .09 size flies great on a Norvel .074 & Cox 7X3.5, but not quite enough for unlimited vertical. My 1/2A size is sporting a Norvel .061, and should also be more than adequate. While I'm not able to recommend a specific e-motor setup, it should easily work as an electric. Neither the .09 nor the 1/2A have or really need a rudder, but if you want to add one, and carry the extra weight, that's fine. They're supposed to be aileron trainers, but I used half the recommended dihedral, and it's still easy to fly and very aerobatic. Flies better (in my opinion) than a stick, and is way better looking. The K&B .61 in the .40 size is overkill, and is WAY more than enough for unlimited vertical. I usually fly it about 1/2-2/3 throttle. I also have added tip plates, and they really make it a *****cat on approach, and improve the roll rate. I have not built the .25, but after the 40 size, I think a good .25 will be great, and a .40 would be pretty wild. I can copy the plans, if you'd like one. PM me an address, and I'll get back to you. Or I'd be glad to trade a set for a set of Clancy Staggerbee plans...
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I also have added tip plates, and they really make it a *****cat on approach, and improve the roll rate.
LOL - RCU blanked out the first 5 letters of "*****cat". That might be a bit much. This is a test, lessee if it does it again - I have three cats, but I think the female is the cutest little ***** cat of them all.

EDIT: it does! What's next, con***, crank*****, **** Tracy, Isacc Hayes as "*****", Canada's nickel has a ******* on it, **** chowder, ****ry music?

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That's a neat little plane. I wonder if the weight can be cut down to 19 oz. I've got a 2826-1350 motor that needs a home as well as a .051 Tee Dee.

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I like the outline of the SST so I shamelessly coppied
it for a design of mine with a thick symetrical wing and
a Modella .12 Diesel.
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Very nicely done - looks great.
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Looks good. I should shrink it instead of trying to make it lighter.
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Hello SST Lovers; They have been SOLD

I have one (1) complete 1/2 A SST KIT manufactured by HOBBY SHACK, that I have had for some time. Never started it. This is the 1980 vintage.

Also one (1) New FAST EDDIE kit manufactured by Midway Models. Electric or .049 37-3/4" Wingspan for 1/2 A Pylon Racing and aerobatics. 1990 Vintage

Now loosing my eyesight to Macular Degeneration and Old Age, can't see the small models.

Both Kits are FOR SALE, $40.00 EACH including all POSTAGE anywhere within Continental USA.

Send me a PM if you are interested. SOLD
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Default Hobby Shack SST 40 Instruction Book

Do any of you have the Hobby Shack SST 40 Instruction Book?

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Here is a 1/2A Sorda-Klone
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