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    Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36"

    Here is the new firewall. I left the magnets clear to see if they will provide enough forced to keep the cowl on.
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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    I'll put the fuel tank in here somewhere under the hatch.
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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    What engine are you planning to go with?

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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    I will try a Saito .40. Only because it is what I have. I'd prefer a Saito .30. This plane is almost weightless.
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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    I looked at this plane again yesterday and its small. the OS 20,26 and 30 would be great for it. the saito 40 will make it go pretty darn well. you will have a thrust of 2-1..............
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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    It IS small. Pretty strong we hope.
    The thrust angle was in the motor box that I removed so I added some carpenter shimming at a 45ΒΊ angle. It has about 2ΒΊ of thrust angle in it so I am adding only about 1 degree of right and 1 degree of down. Probably not enough but I don't want to go any thicker to avoid pushing the prop too far forward and minimize the tail weight that I might need. Still undecided though. I could put a washer or 2 on the engine mount bolts to add more....





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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    Engine sticks out more than I like. down thrust and right thrust are enough I think.
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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36



    throttle servo underneath. had to drill a couple holes in the firewall before I got it right.
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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    What is the weight and wing area?
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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    Wing Area: 365 inΒ² (23.5 dmΒ²)
    Weight: 2.25-2.75lb (1020-1250g)

    Have not balanced or weighed my particular plane yet.....
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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    The 4 ounce fuel tank fits perfectly and is centered over the CoG. A first for any of my planes.
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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    That engine will hover a 3.5lb plane at around 2/3 -3/4 power. this plane will be way over powered on 20% nitro. remember keep the pitch below 6 to keep the speed down. I would run a 11x6 on 20% or a 10x6 on 10% or less.
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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    Plane weighs 2.8 lbs. Zinger 11x6w too much prop for 15%. Overheated and deadsticked. Tried MA nylon 10x7 scimitar and flew better but over revved. 10x8 MA nylon scimitar ran the best so far. Will try 11x6 TF powerpoint next time. Want a wood prop on this plane. Got 3 flights in. Photo is after a 9 minute flight. 4oz tank. Insane efficiency with the Saito .40.



    Elevator cross wire got a bit loose after the day's fun. Will open the covering and throw some CA in there and see.
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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    Nice evening at the field.
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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    It only lets me add one photo per post.....
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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    Looks pretty sharp with the Saito hanging out a smidge! I like the prop hub you added.
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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    Look to get a ZOAR/Falcon prop maybe even a MA wood prop but the zinger wood props are about the worst out there.

    Yes a 11x6wide is a very big load.

    A Bolly 10.5x6 is also a great prop if you can find them.

    I have an OS 30 that would be great on this one.
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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    Not many planes for a Saito .30. I encourage you to get one of these pretty little planes, sir.
    Cannot find any of the suggested props...only large ones in those brands.

    I think the TF Powerpoint 11x6 will be OK. We'll see.
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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    Thanks Kmot!


    airraptor, not many planes out there for a Saito .30... I encourage you to get one of these pretty little planes, sir.
    Cannot find any of the suggested props...only large ones in those brands.

    I think the TF Powerpoint 11x6 will be OK. We'll see.



    The magnetic cowling works great. Not an issue at all.
    The hatch seems very tight as well. I was doing some aggressive spins and rolls and no issues there, either.
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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXZ915&P=0 MA 11x6

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXAPLR&P=0 XOAR 11x6 best wood prop out there thats cheap.


    I have two of the Saito 40A engines and one OS 30 FS both stock and modded. it can turn a 8x6 at 16-17,000
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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    Haha, thanks. I'll buy them.
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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    Even though it takes a bit of elevator for inverted level flight, I will add some nose weight and see if it tracks a little better. I will use a brass prop hub. Weather is terrible for next few days.
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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    looks real nice with that saito on the front. and your weight came out very respectable as well. nicely done.

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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    Thanks sir.
    Maybe someone else will try this plane.

    Horizon and Great Planes should release more small glow planes. But they do not. Probably will not.
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    RE: Great Planes Super Stearman EP ARF 36

    I bought one of the Stearmans a little bit ago and decided to put an OS 25FX in it. I have done this to an e-flite Pitts 15e and a Pulse 25e. They really worked out great. Hope the Stearman goes as well as the others...........


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