BOB McLEOD COLLECTION
No. 12803. Stolp SA-300 Starduster Too (C-GMHW c/n 1979 01CJW)
Photographed at Waterville, Nova Scotia, Canada, by Bob McLeod

Stolp SA-300 Starduster Too

06/30/2015. Remarks by Walter van Tilborg and Johan Visschedijk: "The SA-300 was a larger tandem two-seat development of the SA-100 Starduster and soon became more popular than the latter. The type was suited for engines in the 125-200 hp range, with an 180 hp Lycoming O-360 series as favorite engine. At least one aircraft was built with a Jacobs R755 radial engine. The prototype aircraft, with an 180 hp O-360 engine, was built by the designers Louis A. Stolp and George M. Adams at Stolp Aircraft, Corona, California, USA. Registered N94505 it was flown for the first time during 1965; it was destroyed in a crash on January 8, 1966. The type was available for amateur construction, initially marketed by Stolp Aircraft, later by the Stolp Starduster Corporation. Several dozen were built worldwide.

A modified Starduster Too was built by Alfred Pietsch at Minot, North Dakota. The aircraft had a uprated 220 hp Lycoming IO-360 engine and after seven month of construction it was first flown in May 1967. Registered N30110 and also known as the Pietsch SD-TWO, the aircraft was mainly used for air show work.

Another heavily modified aircraft was built by Wil Neubert around 1974. Fitted with a 220 hp Continental radial engine, it resembled a scaled-down 1930s Boeing F4B fighter. Registered N7X the aircraft was also known as the Neubert Nostalgia.

The pictured aircraft was built by Jerry and Clark Wilcox of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Construction started in January 1978 and powered by an 150 hp Lycoming O-320-E2A, it was first flown on October 17, 1981. On July 29, 1994 the aircraft was sold and since had five consecutive owners. Presently it is owned by International Helicrew Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta."

Created June 30, 2015