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The Stearman Biplane (officially PT-17 Stearman) is among the world’s best known biplanes. The aircraft was made by the Stearman division of the Boeing Company.
The Stearman Biplane 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 Stearman Biplane aircraft were built through 1945. Many are still flying today.
RC Stearman Biplane
The E-flite RC Stearman Biplane has a 44 in. wingspan and a 35 in. length. It needs the electric equivalent of a .15 two stroke engine, is of all-wood construction, and weighs around 4 lbs.
The RC Stearman Biplane from Nick Ziroli Plans is also available as a short kit. Wingspan is 77 in. and fuselage length is 59 in. With the recommended Zenoah G38 engine the weight should be between 16 and 20 lbs.
The Balsa USA kit for the RC Stearman Biplane builds to a wingspan of 116 in. and a length of 92 in. Recommended power is a RCS 215 radial engine. All up weight should be between 45 and 50 lbs.
The GWS RC Stearman Biplane wingspan is 38 on. and fuselage length is 30 in. Included is a EPC 350 geared motor.
The K&W Model Airplanes RC Stearman Biplane wingspan is 76 in. and length is 59 in. You can power it with a .60 to .90 two stroke or .90 to 1.20 four stroke engine.
Aerodrome RC has a RC Stearman Biplane short kit. It is all wood with a 48 in. wingspan. An AXI 2810/10 motor is recommended to power the 4 1/4 lb. airplane.
The Jamera Modelltechnik RC Stearman Biplane is made from balsa and plywood with a 77 in. wingspan and a 61 in. length. The 11 1/4 lb. RC airplane can be powered by either a motor or engine.
The Flair Models RC Stearman Biplane is giant scale with a wingspan of 89 in. and length is 69 in. 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 in. wingspan RC Stearman Biplane.
The RC Stearman Biplane from Scale Plans is in two sizes. Wingspans are either 96 1/2 in or 64 in.
The RC Stearman Biplane from Flying Scale Models has a wingspan of 58 in. Recommended power can come from .52 to .60 four cycle engines or a Speed 700 size electric motor.
The 76 in. wingspan RC Stearman Biplane from Jerry Bates Plans 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.
The Nick Ziroli 87 in. wingspan RC Stearman Biplane has a 68″ in. long fuselage. To power it you will need a Zenoah G62 engine. All up weight can be from 32 to 35 lbs.