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Old 04-08-2021, 04:25 AM
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I was given a kit from as near as I can tell is from 1970. It is a Sterling Hornet 18" biplane Kit # S-23. The gentleman that gave it to me wants me to assemble it, but I would like to know if it is worth anything before I proceed. It is in the original box with everything included. It also has the Sterling Guarantee card and a price list dated April 1, 1970. Any information I could get would be greatly appreciated.
Old 04-08-2021, 04:59 AM
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It is a favorite of mine, it has specific nostalgic appeal. I currently have a kit, and if I wanted another one I likely would not pay over 40-50 bucks for reference. It's cute and all that, but it is still a 60's vintage 1.2A ukie kit. Choices are to go ahead and build it and finish it nicely, or to copy it and preserve the original. However that does require punching out all the die cut parts. I have traced all the parts on mine, but I have yet to redraw the aircraft in CAD which is the plan. By the way, I can tell you this from memory/experience circa about 1969 - a peaked out Babe Bee on a 3-blade TF 5-3 is a bit too much power for free flight..
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Thanks for the info. I think I'll give it back to the gentleman to hang onto, after all it's older than I am. LOL

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