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Old 12-27-2011, 09:38 PM
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I found this at RC Groups. on N3N
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...8&postnum=4618

He has a 1958 article and model with plans you could blow up and modernize. sample .pdf of 10 page article


Wikipedia also showed a float version picture but they were all silver.

good luck.

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http://www.militaryaviationmuseum.or...2011-photos-2#

Last year at Warbirds over the beach 2011 we had a N3N and a PT-19. Picture in link you can only see the tails. It is owned by an Airline pilot "Lou" who is also the Museums Spitfire Pilot.


I invite you to come and see these great planes fly!

The WW-2 airshow is "Warbirds over the Beach" May 18-20, 2012. The WW-I airshow is early October (exact date TBD)
http://www.militaryaviationmuseum.org Virginia Beach Airport, VA (Local's call it Pungo)
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I just started an N3N blog. My intent is to aggregate owner, museum, model and support in one site here:

[link]http://www.notastearman.wordpress.com[/link]

Check it out!
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I wanted to build a Navy N3N and after a lot of looking around, I decided to take a Great Planes PT-17 strip it and bash it into an N3N. It won't be perfect but it will be large and robust I feel. I am just about finished with it after 6 months of work over the winter. I also converted it to electric.

I put an eflight power 110 motor in the aircraft with two 5000mah 4S batteries and a Phoenix edge 100 ESC. I built the N3N style tail pieces and moved the horiz stab up into the vert stab , round cockpits, N3N style landing gear, larger wheels and stronger tailwheel, 4 ailerons vs two, battery hatch on top of fuselage at the firewall, detailed cockpits and a pilot to go along on the rides. I covered the aircraft in solartex and painted it "Insignia Yellow". Also put stitching on wings and tail before I painted it in latex. I am now working on the cables and connecting the ailerons. I hope to maiden it in early spring. The aircraft weighs in at about 17lbs now with batteries.

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Very cool project. I grew up around N3Ns and BT13s. Along with my brothers and father we worked on NN3Ns converted to crop-dusters for many years. My father had taken the engines and mounts from Bt13s and installed them in the fronts of N3Ns. The front cockpit was converted into a hopper or a tank for dusting or spraying. I don't know if it is true but I had been told that the wing spars were made from the trusses salvaged from the navy's, scraped dirigibles. I had seen and worked on the wings and I would tend to believe that, as the wing spars were odd looking as were the front profiles of the wings. You can see some of these N3Ns in the movie "Fly Away Home" Filmed at my fathers hanger in the late 50s early 60s. It was a two part Route 66 episode that can be seen on Utube. There are some great inflight shots throughout the movie. The story line parallels, to a point, the true story of one of my fathers friends, who's name happened to be Jack, whom I happened to me named after following his death from a crop dusting accident at the old Paradise Airport north of Phoenix. There is a small fee to get the full version and not just a preview. My father had also converted the rear fuselage and tail sections into an all metal structure. Thanks for posting the photos and thanks for the walk down memory lane.

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That's very interesting. I was a Navy pilot for 26 years but never flew the N3N or Stearman. I started in the old T-34B and flew jets for my career. I think the N3N looks like a fun plane to fly. I only build Navy airplanes in this RC hobby and everyone has a Stearman, so I was determined to do something else. I thought about trying to build a T-4M but decided to build the N3N instead. I ordered a set of plans from Montana Model works but decided to bash a Stearman ARF instead because it was larger. I have had fun doing it and learned a lot. I'm sure I will learn a lot when I try to fly it as well...Ha Ha. Landing will be the challenge I'm sure. My wife loves it also so that makes it better too. Thanks for the reply and history, I'll watch the movie for sure.

I will look for that movie, it sounds like it would be very cool to watch.
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Here are some photos of those Coyner Crop Dusters N3Ns. Two of the pilots who flew these for the company were Naval Aviators during WW2 The other, Max Shears, trained army cadets at Thunderbird Field in Glendale AZ near Luke AFB in the early mid 40s.

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cool pictures thanks. Looks like some fun flying.
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There are pictures of over 90 intact N3N-3 aircraft (out of 886 produced) at this link:

http://notastearman.wordpress.com/fleet/
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Great job, I really enjoyed the site!

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N45178 is based at PLU in Washington state. Photo was taken at the Pearson Air Museum many years ago but owner Ken says it looks just like the photo, right down to the speed ring.

This one is owned by my cousin. I flew in this airplane some 30 odd years ago. I was 12 and it was my first introduction to aviation. Thank you for the thread and the memory.
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Thanks, very nice photos. I missed the one at the Pima Museum it must have been added to the collection after I left Tucson. Interesting fact, the early conversions my father did had a jump seat that folded down in the hopper for transporting a flag man or other ground support to the aux strips we used. You could poke your head out of the hatch. Often the aux strip was simply a dirt road. That would never be allowed today. Thanks for the link.
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