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AD-1 Skyraider model airplane plan

AD-1 Skyraider

RCM's AD-1 Skyraider

RC Scale Military. Last of the fighter prop planes during beginning of jet age. Endless versions exist. Quite easy build at this scale. Great flyer for accomplished low wing pilot. Video electric conversion. More below real plane specs.

Tech.
The Douglas A-1 Skyraider (formerly AD) was an American single-seat attack aircraft that saw service between the late 1940's and early 1980's. 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 1970's.

The low-wing monoplane design started with a Wright R-3350 radial engine, later upgraded several times. Its distinctive feature was large straight wings with seven hard points apiece. These gave the aircraft excellent low-speed manoeuvrability, and enabled it to carry a large amount of ordnance over a considerable combat radius and loiter time for its size, comparable to much heavier subsonic or supersonic jets. The aircraft was optimized for the ground-attack mission and was armoured against ground fire in key locations unlike faster fighters adapted to carry bombs, such as the Vought F4U Corsair or North American P-51 Mustang, which would be retired by U.S. forces before the 1960's.

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Details: Full Details
ID: 79274
File Size: 2.0 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Fighter
Motor: Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.049-To-0.15-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 75cm-To-100cm (30in-To-40in)
Publisher: RCM
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Pub. Ref: 1163
Designer: George Dawe
Date: 03/1994
Weight Class:500g-To-1000g (17.6oz-To-35.2oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Listing Editor: CoMIYC69
Added: 25/03/2015 02:48
Updated: 15/09/15 04:53:33pm
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Plan ID:79274
Keywords:Attack combat fighter WWII
Class:Radio-Control
Model Type:Airplane
Channels:4-ch
Functions:Ailerons-Elevator-Rudder-Throttle
Aircraft Use:Fighter
Wingspan Class:75cm-To-100cm (30in-To-40in)
Wing Position:Low-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Trap
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.049-To-0.15-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight Class:500g-To-1000g (17.6oz-To-35.2oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Construction Skills:Low-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:High-Intermediate
Publisher:RCM
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Date:03/1994
Reference:1163
Designer:George Dawe
Restorer:Rootsters
First Scan:Frank Allen
Category:RCM Plans
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