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    stearman 4EM Speedmail

    has anyone built this rare and cool old aircraft ?

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    at least there is lots of documentation,even a plan,on the Canadian variant.

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    There were some plans for a CL not too long ago in MA, I think. Enlarge 'em.

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    plan Stearman 4Em

    Here is a net available plan
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    Jerry Bates has Bob Sweitzer's 1/6th scale plan available. I have the set (6 sheets) and they're immaculate. http://www.jbplans.com/products-page...-4em-16-scale/
    "He's crazy Lew, he builds toy airplanes!"
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    4em

    besides the usual ribs and formers , how many parts have to be cut ?
    do you fugure ? is it going to require 300.00 worth of parts ? i would have it cut
    , my opinion , i cut my own C A P dauntless , it still 10 years later is just about 80
    percent done . wont cut another myself . probably go with ACTION HOBBIES
    in texas , they do good work .

    have fun

    dan

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    I haven't had the plans out in a while so I can't quote the parts count. For cutting, you might try Eddie Taylor, http://lazer-works.com/index.html. Send him the plans and he will quote a price. Other than bulkheads and lots of ribs, it's mostly planking and sticks.
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    ive worked with ED before , it was A good experience. i guess you can build the fuse with dowels
    instead of sticks. the plans are quite pricey . what i'm mainley wondering is does the fuse require
    a jig, or is it built in two halves ? i dont like to build the jig type.

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    I think framing up a fixture would be a definite requirement to keep everything square, similar to building a homebuilt tube and fabric aircraft.
    "He's crazy Lew, he builds toy airplanes!"
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