Boeing Stearman


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primary trainer
instructor / student
Continental R-670-5
220 h.p.
1,940 lbs.
2,950 lbs.
24 ft. 3 in.
32 ft. 2 in.
95 mph
120 mph
800 fpm
13,300 feet
300 miles

Boeing Stearman
Boeing Stearman

The Boeing Stearman is among the world's best known biplanes. The aircraft was made by the Stearman division of the Boeing Company.

The Boeing Stearman was the primary training aircraft for thousands of airmen from 1935 to 1945. They are known for their ease of handling, ruggedness, and reliability.

Some 8,400 Boeing Stearman aircraft were built through 1945.  Many are still flying today.

Boeing Stearman

Boeing Stearman

The E-flite Boeing Stearman has a 44" wingspan and a 35" length. It needs the electric equivalent of a .15 two stroke engine, is of all-wood construction, and weighs around 4 lbs.

The Great Planes Boeing Stearman has a wingspan of 71 1/2" and length of 57". Construction is from balsa and plywood. To power it you will need from a .91 to 1.20 engine.

The Boeing Stearman from Nick Ziroli Plans is also available as a short kit. Wingspan is 77" and fuselage length is 59". With the recommended Zenoah G38 engine the weight should be between 16 and 20 lbs.

The Hobby Express Boeing Stearman is an electric powered ARF with a 44" wingspan, made from ply and balsawood. A 1300 kV motor is needed for power.

Balsa USA has a kit for the Boeing Stearman. It has a wingspan of 116" and a length of 92". Recommended power is a RCS 215 radial engine. All up weight should be between 45 and 50 lbs.

GWS has aboeing Stearman. Wingspan is 38" and fuselage length is 30". Included is a EPC 350 geared motor.

K&W Model Airplanes has a Boeing Stearman that comes in a kit or as ARF. The wingspan is 76" and length is 59". You can power it with a .60 to .90 two stroke or .90 to 1.20 four stroke engine.

Wattage has a Stearman biplane. Its wingspan is 31" and length is 26 1/2". The fuselage is made from plastic and the wings are built-up balsa. Weight is around 28 oz.

Aerodrome RC has a Boeing Stearman short kit. It is all wood with a 48" wingspan. An AXI 2810/10 motor is recommended to power the 4 1/4 lb. airplane.

Jamera Modelltechnik has a Stearman made from balsa and plywood with a 77" wingspan and a 61" length. The 11 1/4 lb. Boeing Stearman can be powered by either a motor or engine.

Flair Models has the Boeing Stearman in a kit. It is giant scale with a wingspan of 89" and length is 69".  It is made entirely from wood, needs 1.50 two cycle or 1.80 four cycle engines, and weighs about 24 lbs.

The AMA Plans Service has plans by Miniature Aircraft no. 21258 for a 45" wingspan Boeing Stearman.

Kit Cutters has the Boeing Stearman from Scale Plans in two sizes. Wingspans are either 96 1/2" or 64".

Kit Cutters also has the rc Stearman plans from Flying Scale Models. It has a wingspan of 58". Recommended power can come from .52 to .60 four cycle engines or a Speed 700 size electric motor.  It is also available as a kit.

A 76" wingspan Boeing Stearman is available from Kit Cutters. It is from Jerry Bates Plans. To power it you can use from .90 to 1.08 two cycle engines or a 1.20 four cycle engine. All up weight is from 12 to 18 lbs.

Nick Ziroli has a 87" wingspan Boeing Stearman with a 68" fuselage. To power it you will need a Zenoah G62 engine. All up weight can be from 32 to 35 lbs.