I love all of the Sterling kits. I built a lot of them when I was younger and I still have some of their kits that I am planning on building. I always felt that Sterling made the nicest models on the market.
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.
Watch video provided by Ben Eng of Emma C. Berry sailing.
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)
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 -
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.
Will's Inspiring Sterling Ringmaster JR. Powered by a FOX .19
Will's Cessna 170 (Kit# K-4) converted to C/L with a COX .020
Beautiful Sterling Corvette by Don Shakeshaft
Will Andersen's Baby Ringmaster
Will's [Estes] Ringmaster
Will's Super Ringmaster w/pressurized fuel system and functional air scoop.
Jerry Worden's recently completed Fokker DVII. Powered by K&B .61 12/6 Prop Futaba Radio
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.
Sterling Fledgling (Kit# FS29) by Philip Bush - "My first RC plane - 1978"
Sterling Lumba-Lumba (Kit# B20M) by Ed Migliaccio
Old Sterling: "Wow!"
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