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Please Help ID the BiPlane

Old 04-16-2016, 11:24 AM
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Hope this is in the right place. Any help Identifying this plane would be greatly appreciated. Found it off of a local yard sale site. Looks like it was built and never flown. Thx in advance!

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Old 04-17-2016, 06:06 PM
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Looks like a Stearman to me.
What is the wingspan?
Weight?
Old 04-18-2016, 09:56 AM
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A better picture would help.

If it is a Stearman with a 64 1/2" top wing, then it would most likely be built from a Sterling kit from the late '60's.
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It has a 47" top wing. Stick built with an aluminum cowl. thx for the replies!!
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:46 AM
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Ok, at that span was a kit made by Aristo-craft. I think it was made for three channel operation (no ailerons).
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WOW!!! you are right 3 channel.. Trying to find info on it but no luck yet. Thank you!!
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Here it is... http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=5577

Aristo-Craft - 48in span - Scale IC C/L Biplane Trainer. Any idea the age?
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It was available in the late '50's. Cost about $15, from Polk's Hobbies.
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Originally Posted by HighPlains View Post
It was available in the late '50's. Cost about $15, from Polk's Hobbies.
Is there a website that shows the info for it? Thank you for helping me out!
Old 04-18-2016, 07:55 PM
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It was in a Polk's ad in a 1959 issue of American Modeler. I didn't dig any deeper. Little doubt it was from the 50's since the engine is glow.

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