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Starduster-Classic-Sportplane - $7.50

This is the single place biplane designed by Lou Stolp back in 1964 that started it all. It is a very easy aircraft to fly, powered by engines in the 125 horsepower range... A fun machine! Constructed with a 4130 steel fuselage, wood spars and ribs, and covered with fabric, the Starduster-One could only be classified as "classic." A fun and easy model to make.

STARDUSTER Classic Sport Plane

STARDUSTER ONE

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This is the single place biplane designed by Lou Stolp back in 1964 that started it all. It is a very easy aircraft to fly, powered by engines in the 125 horsepower range... A fun machine! Constructed with a 4130 steel fuselage, wood spars and ribs, and covered with fabric construction, the Starduster One could only be classified as "classic."


Bud and Miriam LibertoreThe STARDUSTER ONE SA100 was built to fill a need for a single-place, open sport biplane. It was built to fly just for fun and is not intended to be an aerobatic airplane. It is quite strong, however, and many owners use the aircraft for aerobatic flight, but this is beyond the original concept of the machine. Stability is good and the light wing loading makes slow landing speed and short-field operation outstanding.

The main structure of the airplane is built of 4130 steel tubing and sheet stock and has no machined fittings or other complicated bends, which is an advantage for the average homebuilder with limited machine equipment to use. The wings have spruce spars and the ribs are made of 1/4" plywood using a modified M-6 airfoil. Construction of the plane has been kept as simple as possible and it goes pretty well.

The prints are quite complete with ribs and most fittings full size, which saves considerable time on construction of these parts.

The Lycoming is the best power plant, and engines from 125 to 200 HP have been installed. The 125 to 160 HP range is optimal.

All raw materials as well as certain prefabricated parts (such as fiberglass turtlebacks, nose cowls, wheel pants, cockpit cowlings, welded aluminum fuel tanks, plexiglass windshields, and so forth) are available at reasonable prices.


Stolp Starduster


Number of Seats: 1
Building Time: ~3500 Hours
Standard Engine: Lycoming O-320
Horsepower: 125-160
Wing Span: 19'
Wing Aera: 110 sq ft
Empty Weight: 700 lbs
Gross Weight: 1080 lbs
Takeoff Distance: 200'
Landing Distance: N/A
Cruise Speed: 132 mph
Top Speed: 147 mph
Fuel Capacity: 16 Gallons
Range: 400 miles


Stolp Starduster one assembly drawing
Stolp Starduster-One assembly drawing
Stolp Starduster one Landing Gear assembly drawing|
Stolp Starduster one Landing Gear assembly drawing
Stolp Starduster one from the cockpit
Stolp Starduster one view from the cockpit

Stolp Starduster Wing center section

Stolp Starduster one Cardmodel
Stolp Starduster one Cardmodel beta
Richard Dery is the artist/designer of Bud's Starduster and these are a few shots of his early beta design work.

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Cute cartoon,,found on the 'net
Actual photo of Flabob
Photo of Lou Stolp
Photo of Lou Stolp (right)...Photo of Flabob (top)

thumbnails of hunter repaints
thumbnails of hunter repaints
These two colorful repaints are compliments of
Hunter B. from New Zeeland, our youngest designer.