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Old 12-18-2011, 11:41 AM
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Default Help Identifing this kit?

Need some help identifing this kit for a friend.
Kit looks like it still needs top portion built, I am assuming it is a bi-plane by the lower wing saddle.
The tail with the big carved block on lower end has me stumped.
Thanks for any help or guesses.
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:08 PM
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Looks like it might be a Stearman Kaydet judging by the odd shape you refer to at the aft end of the fuselage. Seems a bit boxy for a Stearman but maybe it's the pictures.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Stear...det/1775679/L/
Old 12-18-2011, 01:25 PM
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I was thinking Sterman too,, maybe a Midwest Kit based on the construction techniques,, Midwest loved that LitePly in the late 90's
Old 12-18-2011, 02:06 PM
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Will see if I can look through a barrel of plans that might go with it. I inhereted a bunch of stuff from a buddy who passed away. And gave fuse to a friend. Will see if i have anything in that catagory. I am into jets and warbirds. Don't know much about bipes.

Has notches for planking. Also could it be a waco?
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Those are for Stingers,, not planking
Old 12-18-2011, 03:10 PM
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Default RE: Help Identifing this kit?

Don't have it handy to compare as I'm at work, however it looks a lot like my Midwest Super Stearman, which would be consistent with what others have said.

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Old 12-18-2011, 03:24 PM
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Those are for Stingers,, not planking
My bad, thats what i meant.
Old 12-19-2011, 07:10 AM
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I don't think Stearman, guys. It didn't look like it to me, so I went out into the garage to look at mine, and there are too many differences to even begin to list.

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Old 12-19-2011, 08:06 AM
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Les,, You sure your's is a Midwest Kit?

Check these pics out http://www.baderstein.com/stearmanproj.htm sure looks the same to me
Old 12-20-2011, 12:28 AM
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Default RE: Help Identifing this kit?

If you compare the pictures on this other build thread with this one :

Look at the 2 slots in the firewal, look at the 4 round holes in the deck at the front. That looks like the same kit. And i general, it looks like Midwest type construction to me.

The wonders of a forum like this, huh :-)? I have no idea how you'd ever identify a half built airplane otherwise!

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Old 12-20-2011, 03:57 AM
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Nice deduction guy's.
Old 12-20-2011, 07:11 AM
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"Les,, You sure your's is a Midwest Kit?"

Nope. Obvously not. Mine is all rounded fuselage. Going back through my hard copy photo album, it claims to be a Sterling.

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Sounds right,, the Sterling and Royal kits were Old School and built completely different,, I had a Royal kit,, loved it
Old 12-20-2011, 09:58 AM
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That is a Midwest Stearman, no doubt. I built one of those heavy suckers way back when for a guy. Some of them came with cabanes that were either shaped wrong, or drilled wrong, i can't remember now. You could not get the proper incidence on the top wing AND keep the N-struts as per design no matter what you did.
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Thanks for all the replies guy's, would anyone happen to have plans that can be copied. I will pay for them.

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