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Scratch Built North American P-51B by Don C
raylI don't see a thing wrong with those stacks. "Stick-to-itness" pays off.
Don CThanks, Ray. Like I said, passable, not perfect. Not sure they would have passed muster for the Loening.
BriandKilbylike how the mustang is turning out! excellent exhausts!
Don CThanks, Brian. Still fishing?
BriandKilbykayak season has slowed down, mainly do the cold weather. maybe if it gets warm again, we'll go out for the last time. there suppose to stock some trout for the fall season so I might do that. how was your trip to the east?

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AerodromeRC PT Crop Duster by John M Oshust
John M OshustPratt and Whitney engine upgrade.
John M OshustSkyediamonds....music wire also...another Stearman!
SkyediamondsJudging from the object under the fuselage, looks like it could be a Stearman crop duster. Very good swirl patterns near the front & landing gears. Is that a Williams Bros. engine? -Sky
LASTWOODSMANAnd ... how about this most inspiring Stearman also.
John M OshustSky. I Scratched the engine. It is wood

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Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17 by biplane guy
biplane guyFinished
Skyediamonds1985Beautiful model, Mr. Biplane. Great job!
John M OshustScrumptious!
TJHBeautiful work!!!
raylSWWEEET! What a nice build.
mekuBrilliant,great !!!
Huey V77Looking good biplane!
julinickBeautiful build!!! Outstanding craftsmanship!!
rgoodLooks like you could strap-in and fly it! Excellent job!
BriandKilbyhighly detailed excellent plane!
biplane guyThank you all for those encouraging comments. I'm excited to begin a new project and to tap the resources of the talented builders on the VA.
Don CThat is just flat out impressive. Nice work.
David DuckettGuillows Model of the Month for June
heywoooodPerfect execution. She really stands out!

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Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17 by LASTWOODSMAN
LASTWOODSMANStearman engine
heywoooodthe PT-13 had the Lycoming engine and the PT-17 had the Continental...This is a PT-13 Stearman Whenever I build a Navy Stearman I use the Lycoming but for the AAC I use the Continental. Which are you going to build, LWM? and are you going to mount the Lycoming?
LASTWOODSMANHeywood - I actually have the 28" Thomas Herr designed PT-17 kit which has a built up balsa wood engine in the kit, that I plan on adding some details to. I was just looking for a Stearman, on the available a/c list, to post these pics under. The ambient light conditions outside were just right to get some good clear pics of the engine details. I tried pics inside the Historic Hangar before and the engine just came out black, but these pics turned out really well. Now you've got me looking up the difference between a Lycoming and a Continental ... What does AAC stand for? I don't really know the acronyms ...
heywoooodAAC is Army Air Corp...what they called the Air Force before 1948? Or so.. Anyway the Lycoming engine like the one you have here has the exhaust collection ring in front of the cylinders...very distinct visual reference. The HP was higher in the Continental too which is why it used a metal prop. Your Lycoming used a wooden prop. This was another key visual reference. So the Lycoming was in short supply as the war began and the AAC wanted a bit more power in the trainers they ordered from Boeing - so they mounted Continentals, painted them up in that pretty blue and yellow and shipped them out as PT-17ís - eventually the Navy decided they liked more Horsepower too so they began taking PT-17ís when their earlier order for PT-13ís was complete. This is why you see some PT-13ís in both paint schemes but MOST PT-13ís are all yellow and MOST but not all PT-17ís are blue and yellow
heywoooodThe Herr kit builds out very nicely, it is a bit smaller than the Guillows model. Also you will have some extra work to do with the main gear legs to make them look proper. I also used the wood motor parts included and detailed it to look like the Continental motor. Mine was finished in the AAC colors and was sent off to a friend who learned to fly one at Thunderbird TX. in 1941
David DuckettThe United States Air Force was born on September 18, 1947.
heywoooodThanks Dave, I was too tired last night to 'google it' lol - sorry about that - I meant no disrespect for the Air Force. My dad served with it in 1943-44. Thunderbird was the Air Force training base in Arizona during the war years and afterward for a bit. I think I said TX above but that was Randolph Field..It was very late when I posted that stuff last night
Skyediamonds1985Great lesson on the difference between -13 and -17's. Really enjoyed that. Need Heywoood for more of this stuff. Glad he's on our side. :0)
heywoooodthe best references for all things Stearman.. https://www.amazon.com/Wings-Stearman-Biplanes-Historic-Aircraft/dp/0911139281 I have Wings of Stearman and the pictorial history of Stearman aircraft...highly recommend them if you are about to build any of Lloyds creations.

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hjlittman HJL Models OD-17 Plain PlaneParked 17-Oct-17 23:22
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This is the prototype of the next one in my three plane beginners series. It will be called the Satellite.
hjlittman HJL Models OD-17 Plain PlaneParked 17-Oct-17 18:40
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Another one built for the contest
hjlittman HJL Models OD-17 Plain PlaneParked 17-Oct-17 18:39
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One of the models built by an O.F.F.C member for the One Design Contest
Don C Scratch Built North American P-51BBuild 16-Oct-17 14:50
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Don C Scratch Built North American P-51BBuild 16-Oct-17 14:48
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Tried Aluminum, then brass again, and went back to styrene. Passible I guess.
LASTWOODSMAN Guillows Series 800 - Stearman PT-17Parked 15-Oct-17 17:54
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