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Old 06-22-2004, 08:08 AM
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Default CALLING ALL BI-PLANE EXPERTS!! Who Makes This Kit?

I bought this plane at a local hobby/pawn shop. I was wanting to know who makes it. It seems to be in very good shape. Here are the specs:

Top Wing Wingspan: 65”
Bottom Wing Wingspan: 65”
Fuselage Length (from cowl to end of rudder): roughly 47.5”


I hope this is enough info. Take a look at the firewall LEAD WEIGHT!! I also found a ton of lead weight in the tank compartment. It had a total of xx oz. of lead. I am removing all the lead weight. I am also wanting to use a Zenoah G-26. I wanted to use this engine because it seems to be very similar in performance to the Saito 1.50 but is XX oz. heavier and $60.00 cheaper. I think I will need the extra nose weight to balance the plane properly. The last thing I want to do is add lead weight. I hate having to do that, unless I really have to. I am removing all the old fabric covering and recovering again with monokote. I thought it would be a nice summer project. By the way, I only paid $125.00 for it. As soon as I get the thing uncovered completely, I will post some more pics.

Thanks in advance for your help guys!!
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Old 06-22-2004, 09:16 AM
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By the way, the biplane had a total of 38oz (2.375 pounds) of lead weight in the front.
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chances are that the builder added the lead to simulate an engine and equipment. does it balance with all the lead? no other known reason. strip it and proceed. dick
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The aircraft is the Super Stearman kitted by Midwest Models.
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