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USER SUBMITTED PHOTOS AND STORIES

I have received numerous photos from Sterling Model builders around the globe.  This new site expansion will allow me to more readily share these beautiful airplane and ship model photos with all enthusiasts.

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Watch video provided by Ben Eng of Emma C. Berry sailing.

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Stinston Reliant SR8 

Above: Stinston Reliant SR8 Series E Wingspan 31.3/8" A Six-Way Kit  Bought and built 1983  Never flown and still in this condition.  Submitted by Geoff Mower (United Kingdom)

MORTYS BREAD AND BUTTER AND EMMA C 12-7-2008 1-04-41 

Above:  Photo of Mort's Emma C. Berry that he built from a Sterling Kit that he bought for 79 dollars in 1995.

Below: Sterling Corsair (Kit# C9) by Will Andersen -

Will's Corsair 

Using the 3 line system, the rudder is connected to the throttle linkage to attain max pull at idle. As the engine speed increases, the rudder angle decreases.

   The exhaust is routed through scratch built collectors.
   The wings were sheeted with balsa planking to eliminate the "Rib Effect"
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Sterling Nieuport (Kit# C10) by Will

Will's Nieuport 1

I'm Back!
   I started working on this Nieuport while I lived in Phoenix. Over 7 years ago. Now, retired, in Tennessee, I have found the time to finish it. It's powered by an O.S. Max .35 equipped with a Macs header pipe.  Will Andersen June 26, 2008

Will's Nieuport 2

Will's Ringmaster Jr

Will's Inspiring Sterling Ringmaster JR. Powered by a FOX .19

Will's Cessna 170

Will's Cessna 170 (Kit# K-4) converted to C/L with a COX .020

I have recently finished off one of the Sterling Zero build for electric radio control. The motor is an IPS greared 150 motor with 7 x 200mAh cells. Aielron / elevator & motor controls.  Covered with Jap essarki tissue & airbrushed finish.
Mike Watters ( England )

Shakeshat's Corvette

Beautiful Sterling Corvette by Don Shakeshaft

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Will Andersen's Baby Ringmaster

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Will's [Estes] Ringmaster

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Will's Super Ringmaster w/pressurized fuel system and functional air scoop.

Will's Skylark

As I, just, purchased another one of these (Skylark above) through E-Bay, it occurred to me that I had built one 23 years ago and that I have not seen one on your site yet.
   This one was powered by an ENYA  .40.  Will

Jack Hiner

My name is Jack Hiner.  I built a number of the original S-1 Ringmasters with Fox .35 engines from about 1951 thru 1964.  Here is a photo of a S5 Ringmaster Jr. I built in 1957 with an O.K. Cub .14 age 17 Sheldon, Illinois.

Fokker D VII 

Jerry Worden's recently completed Fokker DVII.  Powered by K&B .61    12/6 Prop  Futaba Radio

B11M

Chris-Craft 63’ Motor Yacht (Kit# B11M) by Gary Gullikson, Garden Grove, CA
I bought this model prebuilt but dilapadated some 20 years ago and refurbished it. I hollowed out the deck light fittings and installed GOW bulbs, added servo/cam-operated micro switches to turn running, cabin and deck   lights on and off in sequence, added a reversing toggle switch and bicycle horn and got it all working by RC. Power is the original Leisure 20 brushed motor and 12-16 1.2 amp round cells. I made the deck figures from balsa chunks carving and dremelling, gluing and sanding.
 

C2 Pete

THIS IS ( PETE ) AS FOUND I'LL RESTORE IT AS LITTLE AS NEED BE , I HAVE WHEELS , ENGINE ETC.  I'LL SEND A PHOTO WHEN I GET IT DONE .
JOE ROSETTE
Fledgling

Sterling Fledgling (Kit# FS29) by Philip Bush - "My first RC plane - 1978"

_Lumba Lumba

Sterling Lumba-Lumba (Kit# B20M) by Ed Migliaccio

Old Sterling: "Wow!"

Kit# C-3  Mr. Mulligan built by Will Andersen

Kit# C-3  Mr. Mulligan built by Will Andersen

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Kit# C-3  Mr. Mulligan built by Will Andersen

 

The model above was built from the 42 inch wingspan Sterling Tri-Pacer model built as a taildragger.  The kit was purchased from old stock at a hobby shop in Clearwater Florida in about 1985, the year I built it.  At that time I paid the old list price for it.  The model was built primarily to develop a paint scheme for the full scale counter part.  It was built as a flying model with removable wings, hinged control surfaces and 2 nose cowls so I could cut a hole in one for the engine.  It has never flown because I had determined that it is much harder to fly RC than the full scale counterparts and I never learned to fly RC.

Even though I had never flown the model it truly served its purpose for the paint scheme.  I get many compliments at fly-ins on the aircraft.  Sometimes it is parked next to a true show grade restoration yet my utility grade restoration receives more attention and compliments.  I did the restoration on my converted PA22/20.  I will also send a picture of it in another email. I never got around to making wheel pants for the model.
Bernie Rusiewicz, Ridgway, PA
 

 
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