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Old 10-07-2005, 01:27 PM
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Well I did like the plane and how it looked but I had to modify too many things about it to make it grass field worthy.
1-the landing was not sturdy enough for rough landingd
2-the wing stuts rubber fasteners were replaced with machine screws (again too flimsy)
3-I didn't like the fact that the wings had to be removed in order to replace the battery. (I inserted through the cockpit).
4-Stock motor not powerful enouigh for grass field take off, so I installed a brushless motor and used a 3s1p LiPo instead of other batteries. (great weight reduction)
5-Reworking the motor mount took a lot of time
6-After doing all these mods I had very capable model which evidently exceeded my flyiny skills

Other than all the above it was a great looking model, but if you keep it stock and fly off a paved runway it will work. I would recommed it for you, if you love the Stearman.

The manual is superb and greatly illustrated, easy to follow.

Good luck,
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