Author Topic: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 17218 times)

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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #90 on: July 17, 2018, 01:02:32 AM »
How a Griffon powered Spad?
Really going to hurt load carrying and top speed as the Griffon, at best, has 500 HP less than the R-3350.

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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #91 on: July 17, 2018, 01:47:40 AM »
How a Griffon powered Spad?
Really going to hurt load carrying and top speed as the Griffon, at best, has 500 HP less than the R-3350.

Paul

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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #92 on: July 17, 2018, 02:59:31 AM »
No loss of power thanks to the secret Canadian water-methanol-maple syrup injection systems that boosted performance.  :)
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #93 on: July 17, 2018, 02:59:47 AM »
I'm thinking of modeling an A2D-2 with an Allison T54 (uses two T56 gas generators driving a common gearbox) and simplifying the canopy with a AD-1 bubble canopy.  Any problems that I missed?

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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #94 on: July 17, 2018, 03:06:19 AM »
No loss of power thanks to the secret Canadian water-methanol-maple syrup injection systems that boosted performance.  :)

Thanks Jeff for blabbing to everyone about the "secret sauce".  Because of that I've had to reduced your security clearance from "Syrupy Secret" to "Sitka Spruce Secret"   :P
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #95 on: July 17, 2018, 03:16:00 AM »
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #96 on: July 21, 2018, 05:53:45 AM »
Might be a bit underpowered
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