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Old 01-12-2010, 11:50 AM
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Sir
Did I understand that you have the kit for the Sterling Cirrus? If so do you have a set of plans for it? I recently purchased a kit which had no plans for my grandsons and I to build but am having trouble finding plans.
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Bob Holman has the plans at the addresses given in my previous post.
Old 01-12-2010, 12:53 PM
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Thanks for the information
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:12 PM
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I am looking for one or more CL-12 Stermans and also FS20 Sterman kit or partial kits and plans
Old 01-19-2010, 09:14 PM
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I have a mint sterling fs2 cessna-180 I of the model and plans are there never built or taken out of box, email offers to [email protected]
Old 01-29-2010, 11:35 AM
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Does anyone know where I can get a set of Stinson Relient plans? I have always wanted to build one.

Thanks,
Old 12-14-2010, 06:25 PM
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Default RE: Re: All the more reason...

i have the me109 profile it has a mylar covering on the wings it is red over foam. i forgot i had it.it has been siting in the garage rafters since 78. the wing tip covers have some shunks out of them the whole the is about an 8 on a scale of 1-10. bob
Old 12-15-2010, 08:03 AM
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Does anyone know where I can get a set of Stinson Relient plans? I have always wanted to build one.

Thanks,

The big version or the small version. There are two you know.

A fellow about five miles from me has the big version kit and plans and wants parts for less than cost of wood.

Wm.
Old 12-16-2010, 04:54 PM
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I found two of these at a estate sale and about 100 other vintage planes & motors. Vintage sale coming soon. []
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:11 PM
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My wife just bought me one of these kits on EBay, I like the wing span 66" this must be a post war or Korean War model as the decals are U.S. Air Force. I'm looking forward to building it.
Old 06-02-2011, 08:45 AM
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I just happened on to this site when I was surfing for Sterling Models. I came across a model in one of my model (railroad) boxes, it was a Sterling Peanut Scale double kit, Waco S.R.E. and Interstate Cadet. It has been so long that I do not even remember build the Waco. I must have, though, because the box only contains material for the Cadet. It has been a long time since I have build any models, flying or otherwise. I havea SIG Piper Cub constructe, but the flying controls are not installed and I do not have the funds with which to purchase the radio and engine. Someday maybe.
Old 06-02-2011, 09:53 AM
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The Fledgling was the first airplane I really flew - back in 1973/1974. It was a pretty decent airplane!
Old 07-03-2011, 08:42 PM
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Here's my Sterling P-63 King Cobra I inherited from a buddy. It had never been flown but was rudely ready to fly.
I mocked it up with a Tigre 40 R/C and a Veco spinner for the before shots, then tore it apart. This was before I had even soloed an R/C model so I thought I'd put a Magnum 91 FS in it, because it was so big! I finished a few models, got to flying regularly and realized that I should just build it for a nostalgic look back at really old Pattern ships.
So now I have an ST V60 R/C and a Froom spinner for it with an old open face tube muffler. That'll be old fashioned. I'm trying to finish her up this summer, plan is a set of Williams Bros racing wheels, all white Monokote wings and tail with painted fuse and fin, Charles Tucker's racing markings from 1946, and a Scale-like cockpit.
Here are some pics...
Chris...
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:18 AM
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Sure would like to find a STERLING kit #15, the P-61 Black Widow. Nazis shot down my wife's brother, over Reggiolo Italy, and I'd like to build the plane, kit or plans. Thanks for any help.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:17 AM
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Anyone know just how rare the E11 flying fortress kit is? an old friend passed away a few weeks ago and his family held open house for club members to buy up his models and kit, I bought two or three old kits, plans and materials and among them was an E11 kit,box is much battered and the engine cowls are missing but everything else appears to be there including the plans in excellent condition, not quite sure what to do with it.
Old 11-06-2013, 01:31 PM
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Many Sterling plans here:

http://www.outerzone.co.uk/search/re...&Submit=Search

including the Reliant

http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=2385

Dave
Old 11-08-2013, 02:15 AM
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I knew of a couple of fellows that used to fly Sterling Fledglings in the lower pattern classes quite successfully back in the eighties.

Ed Cregger



Originally Posted by larrydes View Post
I just happened on to this site when I was surfing for Sterling Models. I came across a model in one of my model (railroad) boxes, it was a Sterling Peanut Scale double kit, Waco S.R.E. and Interstate Cadet. It has been so long that I do not even remember build the Waco. I must have, though, because the box only contains material for the Cadet. It has been a long time since I have build any models, flying or otherwise. I havea SIG Piper Cub constructe, but the flying controls are not installed and I do not have the funds with which to purchase the radio and engine. Someday maybe.
Old 11-15-2013, 04:48 PM
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Kits I own:

Monocoupe
Mr Mulligan
PT-19
Corsair Ukie
Corsair R/C
Fledgling

The rest are history.

=)
Old 03-26-2018, 10:01 AM
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Too long this thread has been dormant!

Anyone know if the Vintage Sterling Model Preservation site, mentioned back in #5, still exists anywhere today?
Old 03-27-2018, 03:43 AM
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Nope, lost to the ages.
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A Rimfire I build around 1973. K&B .40, Kraft Sport radio, Monocote. Before this I built a Fledgling, but did not take any photos of it. Really crappy, ill-fitting, die crunched kits with low quality wood, but they flew well.


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That red and white airplane appears to be a Lancer and not a Rimfire. The Rimfire had a tapered wing where the Lancer was constant chord. I built both of those planes and frankly, mine were quite good kits. At least on par with most kits from the time and better than most Goldberg kits I had my hands on. Out of complete frustration, I threw (2) partly finished Goldberg kits away during that period where i could at least make a flyable airframe from the Sterling kits. Die cutting wasn't that bad.

Regardless, the plane in the photo looks quite nice and I bet you were very proud of it back in the day.
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Default Sterling FS-8 PA-12 Piper Super Cruiser?

I'm pulling stuff together to take down to the SE Model Expo in Perry, GA at the end of the month.
I have a NIB PA-12 kit that I'm hoping to sell ... prices on the web are all over the place.
Any suggestions on its current worth in Good to VG condition?
Thanks,

PJ
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Originally Posted by Truckracer View Post
That red and white airplane appears to be a Lancer and not a Rimfire. The Rimfire had a tapered wing where the Lancer was constant chord. I built both of those planes and frankly, mine were quite good kits. At least on par with most kits from the time and better than most Goldberg kits I had my hands on. Out of complete frustration, I threw (2) partly finished Goldberg kits away during that period where i could at least make a flyable airframe from the Sterling kits. Die cutting wasn't that bad.

Regardless, the plane in the photo looks quite nice and I bet you were very proud of it back in the day.
You are probably right about the name of the model. it was long ago...

The quality of die cut kits can depend on where in a production run a kit is made. Die cutter blades do get dull and the later kits may get crunched rather than cut. I've had just the opposite experience than yours; I cannot remember having problems with Goldberg kits and I built a number of them back in the '60's.
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Originally Posted by pjwright View Post
I'm pulling stuff together to take down to the SE Model Expo in Perry, GA at the end of the month.
I have a NIB PA-12 kit that I'm hoping to sell ... prices on the web are all over the place.
Any suggestions on its current worth in Good to VG condition?
Thanks,

PJ
I would check on eBay for the prices the kit actually sold for. You can check that by doing a search for the kit, then, in the left column, select "sold items".
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Originally Posted by bokuda View Post
You are probably right about the name of the model. it was long ago...

The quality of die cut kits can depend on where in a production run a kit is made. Die cutter blades do get dull and the later kits may get crunched rather than cut. I've had just the opposite experience than yours; I cannot remember having problems with Goldberg kits and I built a number of them back in the '60's.
Rather late reply but Goldberg kits of the 60s through the 90s. were perhaps the best made in the United States. Beautiful diecut, very good balsa and plywood, excellent, well thought plans and instructions AND fantastic flying performance, so much so that they are still being built and flown today by the hundreds. I remember the Falcons, Skylarks and several others. Perhaps you had bad luck and purchased Goldberg kits with a production problem.

Sterling kits were also good but not up to Goldberg quality. Too many little parts and although his designs did fly beautifully, he could have benefited designing simpler structures. All this said, I haven't built a model airplane kit for the last 40 years, I ONLY build from plans.

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