Transavia PL-12 Airtruk (oz14531)


Transavia PL-12 Airtruk (oz14531) by Frank J Marcie 2005 - plan thumbnail

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Transavia PL-12 Airtruk. Radio control scale model.

Note this plan is derived from the raw scan as posted by halihome on the AF site (see Datafile). This version here has had some small alignment issues fixed (wings are both same size now), and had a minor clean up.


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Transavia PL-12 Airtruk (oz14531) by Frank J Marcie 2005 - model pic


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Just some days ago I was reconsidering this strange aircraft because on tv was transmitted the film "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" of 1985 starring Mel Gibson and Tina Turner. In the final scenes appeared this plane. In 1985 I thought it was fantasy fiction plane like the cars and trucks of this post-atomic film.
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pit - 01/05/2023
Well spotted. Have a grabbed a photo [main pic] of the completed model as built by campy, found on the build log at that address.
SteveWMD - 01/05/2023
I've always loved quirky designs and this one is a beauty. A local airport near me had one stored in bits and pieces about 20 years ago. I hope it didn't end up as scrap metal. As far as I know the idea behind the unusual layout was to stop chemicals affecting the rear fuselage and tail section when spraying crops.
Duster - 03/05/2023
There was an orange & white example that used to perform at air shows in Australia in the ‘80s and with no load it had some impressive performance. They also had a rear-facing passenger seat behind the pilot which would have made for a fun ride. A quick check shows that there are currently 8 still on the Australian civil register.
Ian Salmon - 03/05/2023
You are correct, Duster, every PZL Dromader (oz12717) I've seen had their fuselages thickly coated in fire retardant, on their rear and side walls, plus a generous layer on wing undersides too!
Miguel - 03/05/2023
here the Transavia film scene
but don't forget the Helioplane on Waterworld's Kevin Kostner. Helioplane YL-24 (oz252), see
pit - 03/05/2023
The original concept was developed in NZ as the Bennett PL-11 Airtruck . The idea was to improve turnaround at loading time as once loading was completed between the rear booms the aircraft could depart directly without having to wait for the loader to reverse away to clear empenages as in a conventional topdresser.
Arthur Alloway - 04/05/2023
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