PT-17 Stearman
                     Ol' Harry

PT-17 Stearman Ol’ Harry

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I have patterned my PT-17 Stearman after John Hodgson's Stearman N450SH "0l' Harry" which started life in June 1943 in Norman, Oklahoma as an N2S-3 with the US Navy. “Ol' Harry” is named for Harry Halajian who restored the fuselage and provided advice on the rest of the restoration. Harry was a crew chief aboard the USS Yorktown when it went down at Midway. He was a walking encyclopedia on aircraft of the period and N450SH (Sierra Hotel) was the 8th Stearman he restored.

 "0l' Harry" was restored by Vintage Wings & Wheels & has won many National Awards including the Bronze Lindy for Customized Aircraft Champion at the EAA Air Venture Oshkosh 2007 Aircraft Awards.

You can visit the Vintage Wings & Wheels website at:

             http://www.vintagewingsandwheels.com/

My PT-17 87" top wing was designed by Nick Ziroli, Smithtown, NY. I purchased prints from Nick Ziroli Plans on July 30, 2009. I modified the plans adding a turtle deck to the fuselage, ailerons to the top as well as the bottom wing, ‘Elephant Ear” elevators, a 11.5 inch cowl & wheel pants. I also changed from a Zenoah G-62 which has 4.5 hp to a Desert Aircraft DA-85 engine which has 8.5 hp.

PT-17 Specifications:

  • Scale:     22.5%
  • Wingspan:  87.5 inches
  • Length:    70 inches
  • Wing Area: 2260 Sq. inches
  • Weight:   39 pounds
  • Engine:    85.9 cc Gas
  • Equipment:
  • Desert Aircraft DA-85
    • Displacement: 5.24 ci (85.9 cc)
    • Output: 8.5 hp
    • Weight: 4.3 lbs (1.95 kilos)
    • Bore: 2.047 in (52 mm) Stroke: 1.59 in (40.49 mm)
    • Length: 5.9 in (150 mm)
    • RPM Range: 1200 to 7500 RPM Max: 9500
  • JR 10X Transmitter with Spectrum 2.4 GHz
    • R921X JR Smart Safe Receiver
    • 5-JR DS8611A Ultra Torque Digital Servo's, 2-elevator, 2 aileron & 1-rudder
    • 4-JR821 Digital Servo’s, 1-throttle, 1-choke, 2-landing lights
  • Ace Wing Carrier Bags
  • Aero Scale Products flying wires
  • Aerotech Models 9 cyl dummy radial
  • Aeroloft Designs dry decals
  • Balsa USA
    • Solartex Covering fabric
    • Poly-Tac aircraft fabric cement
    • Poly-Brush structural adhesive
  • Bold Muffler by Karl Reinbold
  • Du-Bro large scale kwik fueling valves
  • Electro Dynamics switches, batteries, etc.
  • Fiberglass Specialities cowl & wheel pants
  • Flight-Metal aluminum
  • K&S Engineering streamlining tubes for Caban, N struts & aileron push rods
  • McMaster Carr aircraft grade aluminum for Caban, N struts & aileron push rods
  • Seidel 27 X 10 Scale prop with Tru-Turn spinner
  • Three Xoar 27x10 spare propellers with Tru Turn spinner
  • Pink-it rib stitching tapes & accessories
  • Robart struts & tail wheel
  • Robart
    • 5 1/2” spoke wheels
    • Super hinge pockets & hinge points
  • RC Scale Models-two instrument panels
  • RTL Fasteners
  • Scheme Designers, Inc.
  • Sullivan
    • Sky Writer smoke pump
    • Slant style fuel tanks, 24 oz. for fuel 16 oz. for smoke oil

December 1, 2014

 

John Hodgson’s PT-17 N450SH “Ol’ Harry”

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6 Bill Austin's Rag Doll & John Hodgson's Ol' Harry bottom rear
4 Tied down on the ramp at Norman, Oklahoma where “Ol’ Harry” started life as an N2S-3 with the USN June 1943. Art work & paint job make this Stearman one of a kind

Bill Austin's “Rag Doll” & John Hodgson's “Ol' Harry” bottom rear in formation take off. Picture was taken at Oshkosh 2010 when John & Bill flew in the War Birds display

 Tied down on the ramp at Norman, Oklahoma where “Ol’ Harry” started life as an N2S-3 with the USN June 1943. Art work & paint job make this Stearman one of a kind.

7 Cottage Grove, Oregon Stearman 2011 Flyin
1 John Hodgson taking off.

John Hodgson taking off

Cottage Grove, Oregon Stearman 2011 Flyin which is an annual event

3 Tied down on the grass at Oshkosh
2 Smoke on over the Livermore valley CA

Tied down on the grass at Oshkosh

 Smoke on over the Livermore valley CA

5 Hollister, CA take off at night. 8 Bronze Lindy

Hollister, CA take off at night.

Bronze Lindy

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10 Walt Carnes accepts Trophy for Best Biplane from Frank Tiano at the Top Gun 2013 Awards Banquet

Walt Carnes accepts Trophy for Best Biplane from Frank Tiano at the Top Gun 2013 Awards Banquet

Wheel Pants

Dummy Radial

Cowl

Fuselage

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Paint-Fuselage

Paint-Wings

Dry Transfers

Clear Coat

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Top Wing Center Section

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Finished N450SH

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Top Wing

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Ace Wing Carrier Bags

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Wing N Struts is next

Bottom Wing

Elevator

Rudder

Covering

Rib Stitching

Flying Wires & Spears are next

Cockpits

Pilot & Passenger

Finished Cockpits

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Diamond Cargo Trailer

Karl Reinbold Muffler

Cowl & Muffler

Cowl Flaps

Strobe Light Shields

Antenna’s

Scale 27 x 10 Prop

Engine Box Failure

Top Gun 2013

Little Harry

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