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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2013, 04:20:38 AM »
Learnt a new thing today:  I never knew the Skyraider was used as a refueling tanker.



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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2013, 08:37:07 AM »
They must have had separate fuel tanks for the offload and for flying!

I love the difference in the angle of attack of the jets vis a vis the Skyraider.  The F-8 has its wing up and the Demon has its droops full out, and even then it looks like it's about to stall.
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2013, 12:03:00 PM »

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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2013, 12:05:03 PM »
Executive aircraft like the prewar A-17A based Model DT-202 proposal.
Use an AD-5/A-1E as the basis. Think Spartan Executive on steroids.
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2013, 08:27:01 PM »
They must have had separate fuel tanks for the offload and for flying!

I love the difference in the angle of attack of the jets vis a vis the Skyraider.  The F-8 has its wing up and the Demon has its droops full out, and even then it looks like it's about to stall.

The Demon's bloody close to the Skyraider too!  :o
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2014, 01:14:38 PM »
What if Heineman designed fighters derived from Skyraider?


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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2014, 10:33:35 AM »
Anyone know where a guy could get some modern turbo prop nacelles resembling what appears in the photos to be a large PT-6? These would look great on a number of aircraft updates.

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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2014, 02:39:04 PM »
Anyone know where a guy could get some modern turbo prop nacelles resembling what appears in the photos to be a large PT-6? These would look great on a number of aircraft updates.
Doesn't someone make conversions for Turbo-Otter models?

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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2014, 03:30:05 PM »
Anyone know where a guy could get some modern turbo prop nacelles resembling what appears in the photos to be a large PT-6? These would look great on a number of aircraft updates.
Doesn't someone make conversions for Turbo-Otter models?


If you are referring to the PWC PT-6 powered DHC Otter that is on ARC.  This was built by Chris Parsons' and he did create master for a resin conversion for the 1:48 Hobby Craft Canada DHC-3 Otter

Chris also built several other turbo Otters:

Hobbycraft DHC-3 Otter- Turbo Otter (May 26 2011)

DHC-3 (turbo) Otter (March 28 2012)
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2014, 03:35:54 PM »
I could've sworn I've seen a conversion offered, but I could be mistaken.  Conceivably, you could use the engine installation from a Beech T-6 "Texan II", from the firewall forward, but it would be a problem matching it with the A-1 firewall shape.

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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2014, 10:20:55 PM »
Nothing some PSR wouldn't fix...  ;D

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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2014, 11:33:19 PM »
Anyone know where a guy could get some modern turbo prop nacelles resembling what appears in the photos to be a large PT-6? These would look great on a number of aircraft updates.

Depends on the scale, but you could look at a 1/72 Canadair CL-415.  I've been thinking about making some castings of these and sticking them on a DC-6.

Have a look at the Heritage Aviation offerings to, they do two DC-3 conversions (Dart and PT-6).  Or any Transall or Atlantique for Tynes ---

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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2014, 11:36:13 PM »
I could've sworn I've seen a conversion offered, but I could be mistaken.  Conceivably, you could use the engine installation from a Beech T-6 "Texan II", from the firewall forward, but it would be a problem matching it with the A-1 firewall shape.


Khee-Kha does a 1/72 set Evan --

http://www.coopersmodels.com/catalog/item/4378990/8120395.htm

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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2014, 03:38:21 AM »
modern turbo prop nacelles resembling what appears in the photos to be a large PT-6?


What exactly do you mean by "resembling what appears...to be a large PT-6"?  Are you meaning aPT-6 or something bigger?  Pehaps if you post an image of what you mean.

That aside, another source for PT-6 Nacelles etc is the 1/48 Red Bear Resins Basler BT-67 Conversion.   Vitaliy Repin, the proprietor of Red Bear Resins, is a member here.  Here is an image of one of the nacelles:



Given it is designed to fit into the place of the DC-3s normal radials, it might be an easier choice for the transition area.
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2014, 04:12:32 AM »
:D

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=222.0;attach=6332;image

This was the pic I was thinking of. Perhaps a P-40 or P-51 nose with a scratch built scoop under it. Exhaust would be some metal tubing. Trick would be mating it to the large diameter Skyraider fuselage. A long transition piece may be required.
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