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Picked up an old non-functioning plane and am curious

Old 09-16-2022, 09:54 AM
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I'm totally new to the world of RC airplanes - never owned one, although I've always been interested and perhaps those planes you held onto a string with and spun around in circles till you were sick count?

Anyhow - picked this up mostly as garage art. Looks to be function over form - not trying to look like any particular model of plane, although they did have a small windscreen and at some point a pilot's head in there I guess.

I assume it was a kit, and probably not all that old but I have to guess it's at least from the 70's or 80's perhaps. Probably some kit that has existed for decades so it's impossible to know really.

Anyhow - would be interested to know more about it. No fuel tank, no servos or radio bits - just the plane.

The wheels are DU-BRO 3.00 with metal hubs, which might suggest they're older based on the current offerings from the company. The tail wheel tire (whatever it is called) is old enough to be cracked a bit.

What sort of cord would typically be used to secure the wing to the fuselage? It has the four posts, but again, I'm a total noob and have no idea what would have been used or is used today.

I can't post pics till I have 10 posts...
Old 09-16-2022, 09:55 AM
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So here's post 2
Old 09-16-2022, 10:09 AM
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Old 09-16-2022, 10:11 AM
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Figured a way around the URL/image restriction
Old 09-16-2022, 10:33 AM
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It looks like a Balsa USA Stik 40 Plus or a variant.
Stik 40 Plus

Fuel tank was mounted behind the engine, radio in the "cabin". The wing was held on with rubber bands. several placed in an X pattern.


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Old 09-16-2022, 10:41 AM
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Bingo - that would appear to be the kit! Different tail design but the fuselage is identical. Looks like whoever built this one added the 'cockpit' with the windscreen and pilot.

Appreciate the input! Maybe I'll outfit it with the missing bits and see if I can fly it.
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There have been more variants, see here.
Old 09-17-2022, 04:58 AM
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Use more than 2 rubber bands to hold the wing on or you will get very interesting, and frightening, flights. I used 10 #64 rubber bands on my PT-40 trainer - 2 crossed, 2 straight, 2 crossed, 2 straight and 2 crossed.
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There were many versions of the "Stik" basic design from several manufacturers. So if this one is not from a Balsa USA kit it could be one of the others'.
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It looks like the builder used Wall Paper to cover the wings and tail :-). It also appears to never have been finished or flown since the trailing edge of the wings are very thick and blunt, indicating that it should have ailerons mounted.

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