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    Sterling American Scout

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    I just pulled this out of my mothballed fleet I built this one in 1960 bought her in 1957 still retains in mint condition all thos years I had her cratred up. The power is a dinosour state of the art Rc for that time A Babcock citizenship radio all tube and still works thinking about aborting this old relic and installing new radio and speed control. The electric motor is a Acme 6 volt motor still runs I will not scuddle this motor I havent ran it that much still new. I will take some more pictures of her underway as soon as the rain stops out here in Ohio land. I am looking for a good sailing day this Staturday. Here are some pictures of her.[img][/img]
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    RE: Sterling American Scout

    That is one beautiful model and over 50 years old to boot! I know thre was no such thing as RTR back in 1957 and 1960 adn from the pictures you were very near a master modeler then so you must be one now.

    I hope she hasn't sprung any leaks while in storage and good lick to yur this Saturday. We're supposed to have fair weather in the mid 70's here in central Indiana so you probably will have about the same there in Ohio, unless you are north, then a little cooler.

    Post some video of her sailing if you can.

    Bob

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    RE: Sterling American Scout


    ORIGINAL: rblubaugh

    That is one beautiful model and over 50 years old to boot!* I know thre was no such thing as RTR back in 1957 and 1960 adn from the pictures you were very near a master modeler then so you must be one now.

    I hope she hasn't sprung any leaks while in storage and good lick to yur this Saturday.* We're supposed to have fair weather in the mid 70's here in central Indiana so you probably will have about the same there in Ohio, unless you are north, then a little cooler.

    Post some video of her sailing if you can.

    Bob
    Thanks Bob
    I sure will I fibre glassed the hull back when i first built so i know she wont take in any water. I will post a video of her sailing and some pix as well You aree my next door neighbor. I amagine your about as saick as the rain as we are getting I live 12 miles south of Dayton. Stand by I will post pix of her underway ships colors.

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    RE: Sterling American Scout

    Nice deckape! I built one in the mid-70's and I sure like the
    tan colored booms and masts a whole lot better than the white I
    painted mine. Mine is dry-docked in the attic in a custom built box.
    Dave

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    RE: Sterling American Scout

    Franklyn,
    Be looking forward to the pics and video. And yes, really tired of all the rain (and it looks like a lot of misspellings on my part ). It's taken nearly half the day but the sun is finally shinning here, hope it is there in the Dayton area too. I may even get the grass mowed today, it really needs it.

    Bob

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    RE: Sterling American Scout

    Oops, just checking my popup blocker. Guess I got it fixed right, no delay in response.

    Too bad I can't just delete this one.

    Bob



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    RE: Sterling American Scout


    ORIGINAL: rblubaugh

    Oops, just checking my popup blocker.* Guess I got it fixed right, no delay in response.

    Too bad I can't just delete this one. [img][/img]

    Bob


    LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLllll Bob we are on the same wave length my firstmate Ruthie my seawife wanted me to cut the grass today. It to is sunny here about time I am sick of this gloom and doom gray skies and rain we had enough of the stuff if rains anymore here I will end up pimping my RC Tug to start pulling stalled cars out of the water. This Saturday is sailing day for the American Scout I will post the update pictures of her for all to enjoy.

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    RE: Sterling American Scout

    Hi Deckape,

    What a beautiful ship!

    I can't wait to see her on the water too.

    -Rich.

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    RE: Sterling American Scout


    ORIGINAL: Rich404

    Hi Deckape,

    What a beautiful ship!*

    I* can't wait to see her on the water too. [img][/img]

    -Rich.
    Ahoy Rich404
    Thank you for the reply I took her outside today and washed her down with a water hose got her all cleaned up ready for the saturday sail. here are some updated outside pictures.

    thanks Boats
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    RE: Sterling American Scout

       Sirs...Can anyone tell me if an American Scout (new) is available? I built one back in the 60;s and gave it away! But it would be great to build a new one.
                                                                           Thank you...Bob Platz        rjrplatz@optimum.net

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    RE: Sterling American Scout


    ORIGINAL: Bob Platz

    ** Sirs...Can anyone tell me if an American Scout (new) is available? I built one back in the 60;s and gave it away! But it would be great to build a new one.
    ************************* ************************* ******************* Thank you...Bob Platz******* rjrplatz@optimum.net
    Sorry to say that Sterling has been out of buisness for some time now. They closed up shop back in the 70's when Estes bought them out. Your best bet would be to find an old kit on FleaBay.
    If olive oil comes from olives, where does baby oil come from.

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    RE: Sterling American Scout

    What a lovely model! I, too, look forward to seeing more of her in the element.

    What is the scale of United States I see in the background of the first group of photos. Its a shame that's also not RC.

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    RE: Sterling American Scout

    I just picked up an Ameriecan Scout with my son at an estate sale. It's in pretty good shape, but it has been a great father and son fix-it project. I have a friend of mine looking at getting the motor up and running. Any advice on re-attaching parts, i.e. type of glue etc... I really need some new string for the riggings, but that has been hard to find.

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    RE: Sterling American Scout

    I just picked up an Ameriecan Scout with my son at an estate sale. It's in pretty good shape, but it has been a great father and son fix-it project. I have a friend of mine looking at getting the motor up and running. Any advice on re-attaching parts, i.e. type of glue etc... I really need some new string for the riggings, but that has been hard to find.


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