Sterling Piper Cub J-3 - 54 Inch Wingspan for R/C, FS-6

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Sterling Piper Cub J-3 - 54 Inch Wingspan for R/C, FS-6 plastic model kit

FS-6 Sterling Piper Cub J-3 - 54 Inch Wingspan for R/C

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

Late 1950s or early 1960s full-scale kit designed for R/C. This model was actually made from factory plans provided by the Piper Aircraft Corporation and to this day is one of the most accurate large Cubs models available. This model is part of Sterling's expensive big-wingspan series that was designed for R/C, free-flight and also includes details for control line operation. Very nicely produced stick-and-tissue model that features precision die-cut ribs, bulkheads, etc, die-cut plywood structural parts, stringers and spars, other wood stock as required, factory-sealed hardware kit, shaped and notched leading and training wing edges, silkspan covering, formed aluminum cowling, formed spring steel landing gear, break-away shock-resistant detachable wing, authentic decals, easy to read step-by-step plans and instructions covering all steps of assembly, radio, free flight or even control line flying. Never started and complete. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and included everything needed to complete the model.

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