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Skyraider ( 33 in. / 83.8 cm )


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Skyraider model airplane plan

Skyraider

Skyraider

The Douglas A-1 Skyraider (formerly AD) was an American single-seat attack aircraft that saw service between the late 1940s and early 1980s. The Skyraider had a remarkably long and successful career; it became a piston-powered, propeller-driven anachronism in the jet age, and was nicknamed "Spad", after the French World War I fighter.

It was operated by the United States Navy (USN), the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the United States Air Force (USAF), and also saw service with the British Royal Navy, the French Air Force, the Air Force of the Republic of Vietnam (VNAF), and others. In U.S. service, it was finally replaced by the LTV A-7 Corsair II swept wing subsonic jet in the early 1970s.

The plans for this control line Skyraider was designed and drawn by J. Kelly Abbott for Model Airplane News magazine. The fuselage and the wing are built up with balsa formers and ribs then covered with 1/16 inch balsa. The fuselage has a rounded top which might make covering the turtle deck cumbersome/difficult but it can be done. Hint: Use clear ammonia to soften the balsa where the balsa covering will curve. The plans show enough detail that the model builder can make this as scale as they wish.

Link to this page: http://aerofred.com/details.php?image_id=90868

Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_A-1_Skyraider
Details: Full Details
ID: 90868
File Size: 2.3 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Bomber
Motor: Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.15-To-0.20-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 33 in. / 83.8 cm
Weight:11 oz.
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Listing Editor: kenb
Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 13/02/16 02:14:16pm
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Hello, I'm Ken Barclay

Flew first powered model airplane: 1/2A CL - 1953
Competed in AMA sanctioned events: C/L Combat, C/L Scale 1955-1961
USAF - 1962 - 1968 RC-130, RB-50, C-47, C-54, CH-56, RC-135
1st R/C: Falcon 56 with HeathKit radio
Resumed R/C: 2008 - Prefer stand-off scale (semi-scale) model airplanes

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Plan ID:90868
Keywords:PlanID 90868 Skyraider glow powered control line 33 inch wingspan balsa fighter bomber World War II Korean War Vietnam war
Class:Control-Line
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Bomber
Wingspan: 33 in. / 83.8 cm
Wingspan Class:75cm-To-100cm (30in-To-40in)
Wing Position:Low-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Rect
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.15-To-0.20-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:11 oz.
Weight Class:300g-To-500g (10.5oz-To-17.6oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Construction Skills:Novice
Pilot Skills:Novice
Restorer:JJ
Category:PDF Bitmap Model Airplane Plans
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