Great Planes Super Stearman

by John Kocsis
(Strongsville, Ohio USA)

Super Stearman

Super Stearman

Super Stearman

I have completed my second R/C model and am really excited by it's scale appearance. It is a Great Planes Super Stearman with an OS 1.20 engine.

With the weather getting cold and rainy it looks like I won't get to put her in the air before spring. My only complaint about the kit is the wrinkles in the covering especially the control surfaces. (I'm working on that now.)

John Kocsis Strongsville, Ohio

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Awesome job!
by: Matt

Very nice job John, looks sharp!

How long did it take to build her?

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Super Stearm Construction
by: John

Matt: Building the Super Stearman took about three weeks. I went slow so that I would not make any mistakes. My biggest concern during the final phase of contruction was alligning the cowl so it would look perfect. I'm still having a terrible time getting the wrinkles out of the control surfaces. I've considered resurfacing them but that's a scary propostion for me. John

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heat gun?
by: Matt

You must have been some long hours in to get finished in the weeks.

Do you have a heat gun or sealing iron? those wrinkle should come right out.

Don't be intimated too much about recovering. It's not all that hard.

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"Time On My Hands"
by: Anonymous

Matt: I'm a retired High School art & Photography teacher so while my lovely wife continues to work full time (her choice) I have all day to play with my toys. John

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by: Matt

Must be nice. I'm jealous! lol

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Flying the Stearman
by: Tom

The plane looks great! So how does it fly? Are you an experience flyer?

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Super Stearman
by: John

Tom: I have not flown the Stearman yet. I live in orthern Ohio so the weather is not good for outdoor flying. As for experience..I don't have much but I have a friend who is quite good and he will take her up when we can. Thanks for the note. John

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Just bought one today!
by: Anonymous

Thanks for your response John. I just ordered today the Super Stearman and will be flying it in the spring with the new Saito 3 cylinder 200R3. But maybe we can hook up because I live in the Stow, Ohio area. Sounds like you live relatively close and I'd like to see your Stearman fly. My buddy who lives in North Carolina just ordered the military version of the Stearman with the same Saito radial engine, so we hope to be flying in the spring.

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Response
by: John

Tom: I hope you are Tom in Stow. Give me a call sometime 440-238-7678. I have some good friends living in Stow. Also we can communicate by email. jkocsis7678@wowway.com. I hope yopur Stearman kit does not come with s the skin wrinkles mine has. I might have to replace the covering on some of my control surfaces. Lets caht sometime. John

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Stearman
by: Anonymous

What a coincidence as I just ran across this thread! I also have a friend in Stow named Tom, and we are both buying the GP Stearman. Tom is buying the Super Stearman, I am buying the military version. I also hope to install the Saito FA-200R3 radial (hope it is not too much engine). I am located in North Carolina! John, great job on your Super Stearman, and best of luck with your initial flights. If you get together with Tom, tell him I said "Hi"!!!

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Biplane for sale
by: AnonymousJohn Kocsis

Because of some health problems I must give up my hobby. This model is for sale. Please call me at 440-238-7678 for details. John Kocsis

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super steirman
by: michael weir

I just bought the same plane wow! it's big and the detail is awesome.

I'm using a 26cc gas engine hope to be up and flying this spring.

Happy Flying!

I'm looking for scratch built tools for my new shop!

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Giving up
by: John Kocsis

Since I wrote this bit about my Stearman I have had so many serious illnesses that I am forced to give up my hobby. I could not fly this ship and it breaks my heart to see her just hang in my basement so I am offering her for sale to a appreciating person. I will let her go for $350.00 and you pick up or pay shipping. This is well below what I paid for her and her parts. Here is the chance of a lifetime for someone. Call or email John Kocsis of Strongsville Ohio. 440-238-7678 jkocsis7678@wowway.com

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