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Old 08-16-2010, 02:46 AM
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Can you identify this one? Picked it up a couple of days ago, seems I should remember what it is but ...

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Old 08-16-2010, 03:03 AM
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Hi

That looks like a Stream Schenider Sport Racer. Kind of a bash of stick plane. Turned the fuse upside down, changed the tail feathers, then put some formers on to make the top of the fuse look nice with a cockpit and wind screen. Think there was a 40 and a 60 size. And some even scaled up to 90 -1.20 size. I think the original had a balsa block cowl, that looks like a nice glass cowl. One of the guys in my old club loved his plane. he scaled one up and it flew as good or better than the smaller one.


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Old 08-16-2010, 08:53 AM
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`Vince is correct, Here is my Stream Schneider Sport which is the proper name of the Kit. Many ended with different wheeled landing gear configurations and some used more conventional floats which I converted mine to, rather than the original Stream floats which had both durability and marginal displacement problems.

In the some of the photos is also a friends Schneider Sport.

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Oh by the way the original included wheeled landing gear with the kit is the gear on my friends red Schneider Sport.
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Thanks guys! John, that's a nice looking bird you have. Do you fly control line too? I got a set of floats with mine, they're by Gee Bee and about 32" long. Should they do the job?

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Thanks Dennis, yes I am fortunate to still be able to fly some Ukie occasionally thanks to a twenty foot concrete pilot circle we poured at our club several years ago for my wheelchair, just had my throttled Magician out yesterday for some flights

The Gee Bee floats while not my favorite can work. They are not what was included in the orginal kit. The Stream Floats were a molded two part plastic affair which had durability problems but even more important they were shaped and sized more like floats that were typical of many Schneider racers of that era which included a streamlined stern that tapered to pointed stern. This made those floats somewhat tricky on the water.

On the water my buds red one has the orginal floats and larger 36 inch Goldbergs are what I have, they work much better and speeds are similar. Both have 61's mines an OS 61FX.

It was Kitted by Stream Inc. in the mid seventies and is not a kit bash of anything but was intended to be good flying genaric sort of stand wayoff airplane to represent the best of the famous Schneiders such as the Supermarines, Macchi Castoldi's and Bristols among others.

Its a very cool attention getter enjoy[8D]

John

Added a couple of pics of the two Schneider Sports at the London Bridge in flight but unfortunately I have no high quality pics.
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Looks like you're having fun, John! That's the name of the game.


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Dennis I got your PM but its easier for me to answer on the thread.

The wingspan is 57 inchs with a chord of 11 inchs for a wing area of 627 square inchs or 4.35 Square feet.

I cannot run the numbers right now with the floats since its currently on wheels. and this is with the 61FX and Hitec 2.4 and six volt flight pack.

The weight of my ship on wheels, empty tank is 103.25 ounces or 6.45 pounds

The 103.25 ounces divided by the wing area of 4.35 square feet renders a wing loading of 23.7 ounces per square foot.

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Thanks John!

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