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Old 08-22-2018, 03:21 PM   #1
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Hi I am considering buying the Top Flite Stinson Reliant & converting for electric power. Is there anyone who has done this & can supply details of their conversion.
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Old 08-24-2018, 06:13 PM   #2
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Today I went out & spent this months pension on a new Top Flite Stinson Reliant SR-9 kit. Just under 400 sterling.
Just arrived home from the shop, removed the plans & instruction manual, the plans I'm going to have copied. Re-packed the kit ready to begin as soon as I have set up a building area. I intend to do a photographic record of the build, so the first 4 pictures are below. Still looking for someone who has electrified one of these.


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Re-arranged the bedroom, added an Ikea table & filing drawer. Just need to building surface for the table, I was going to use ply, a UK forum member suggested plasterboard, going to the builders merchants tomorrow to test if plasterboard will take pins the same as I'm assured.
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Re-arranged the bedroom, added an Ikea table & filing drawer. Just nee to building surface for the table, I was going to use ply, a UK forum member suggested plasterboard, going to the builders merchants tomorrow to test if plasterboard will take pins the same as I'm assured.
Plasterboard (a.k.a.: sheetrock) will take pins well, but it's somewhat flexible, so you will need to place it on something more sturdy. I used to use a section of 3/4" (19mm) plywood and lay the sheetrock on top of it. Use some tape around the edges to seal them, otherwise every time you rub against the edge of the board, you'll get a lovely plaster stripe on you.

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Originally Posted by Stay Quiet View Post
Plasterboard (a.k.a.: sheetrock) will take pins well, but it's somewhat flexible, so you will need to place it on something more sturdy. I used to use a section of 3/4" (19mm) plywood and lay the sheetrock on top of it. Use some tape around the edges to seal them, otherwise every time you rub against the edge of the board, you'll get a lovely plaster stripe on you.
Hi Stay Quiet
The plasterboard is being laid on top of an Ikea table the same size, Will take on board the tip about the masking tape. Thanks.
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Try RC Groups forums, IC to Electric Conversions and Giant Scale. Here's my Pat Tritle kit bash SR-7 in 1937 Pepsi Livery, graphics by Callie Graphics.


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