Author Topic: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 20944 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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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #97 on: September 23, 2018, 02:40:17 PM »
Main landing gear that retracts into fuselage ?

Frees up space for more wing pylons for ordnance  >:D
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #98 on: September 30, 2018, 02:18:09 PM »
VTOL jet powered Skyraider
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #99 on: January 19, 2019, 03:35:28 AM »
Whilst discussing Aeroplanedriver's superb F4F as a Naval Ordnance Test Station Sidewinder testbed and referencing the fact that this was actually inspired by the real world AD-4 involved in the early AIM-9 development, I was left wondering if the Skyraider ever flew operationally with a AIM-9.  Any ideas?
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #100 on: January 19, 2019, 07:53:47 AM »
As far as I know the Skyraider was not cleared for Sidewinder but, it was cleared for the AGM-12 Bullpup AGM.  Mind you this would have been the later models of the Skyraider (AD-5/A-1E, AD-6/A-1H, and AD-7/A-1J) only.  But, being cleared/authorized to carry is one thing.  Actual missions where Bullpup was used operationally has to the best of my knowledge never been documented.
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #101 on: January 19, 2019, 09:24:57 AM »
But what about high drag, low impact toilets? They were cleared for carriage and release. 
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #102 on: January 20, 2019, 02:18:02 AM »
But what about high drag, low impact toilets? They were cleared for carriage and release.


Please refer to the correct designation:  "code name Sani-flush".




You know that you can actually get this in kit form:



See here

Kind of tempted to get a bunch to develop the "Royal Flush" load out... ;D
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #103 on: January 20, 2019, 12:38:58 PM »
Have to wonder if they yanked that toilet from the officers head or the enlisteds?

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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #104 on: January 21, 2019, 01:25:25 AM »
Wish someone would do the Kitchen sink option:

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