Here is the Great Planes Super Stearman thread as I was shocked that no one as of yet opened up one as this model is not only a looker but, a very capable flying model. It is on the heavy side (nothing is perfect) but, it does fly extremely well and the good thing is that it does not get tossed around in the wind!
Here is the Tower Hobby link:
My buddy Gerry purchased it last weekend and today he was able to maiden it at our RC Club.
A few pictures showing how he setup the model.
Gerry comparing weight from my Great Planes S.E.5a:
Yes, he used the Super Tiger .10 Brushless outrunner that is slightly heavier than the recommended RIMFIRE motor but, my buddy did select the same 1250Kv equivalent motor like what Great Planes recommends.
Well, Gerry came with a big load lump in his pants showing me this and that and I had to keep my big mouth shut and go along as if I would have pushed him, I feared that he would have not maiden his model today
I took Video footage of one very experienced RC modeler who builds the very large 5-Cyclinder radial Engine models that just the Engine costs upwards of $3,000 US. He is familiar with the smaller models as well and came over to provide his honest and sensible recommendations.
After perhaps a few minutes, Gerry came to Life and all of a sudden got this different look and said, "hey I am going to see what this thing does...." I had to quickly grab my Park Zone T-28D Trojan and took out a servo securing Screw so, Gerry could use it in his Super Stearman model as one of his Servos at the servo arm was missing a screw. Next, I insisted for him to use my newest Turnigy 3-Cell, 2200mAH, 25C Discharge, Li-POLYs as they would withstand the higher AMP Draw from the Super Tiger .10 with that high Kv (Note that the RimFire that Great Planes recommends has the same Kv).