IAR 80-81 (oz15239)


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IAR 80/81. Free flight scale model for rubber power.

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Quote: "Hi Steve and Mary, I want to submit my plan of the IAR 80/81 in 27 inch rubber powered model. This is the proposed engine swap of the IAR 81c Damler-Benz DB 605 engine and the proposed Jumo 213 inline engines. This was late in the war and Germany was struggling to produce enough engines for themselves so they weren't selling engines to other countries.

From Wikipedia: In the spring of 1941, IAR 80 no. 13 was fitted with a Daimler-Benz DB 601Aa engine borrowed from a Bf 109E. A flight test was carried out on 21 April 1941, but due to the strong vibrations, the pilot barely managed to bring it to the ground. Development was abandoned after this test flight, and was never flown again. Other tests were carried out with a 1,475 PS (1,085 kW; 1,455 hp) Daimler-Benz DB 605A fitted to IAR 81C no. 326 in the summer of 1943. According to the test reports, the aircraft's performance was greatly improved, however due to difficulties in producing the engine and the Germans not having engines for sale, the project did not materialize.

I basically drew the IAR 81c no. 326 with the DB 605a engine but added the Jumo 213 engine nose below the no. 326 for those who would like to model the Jumo engine look.
This has not been built or test flown but it's on my "To Do" list!

Thank you for considering this plan.
Tom Akery


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  • (oz15239)
    IAR 80-81
    by Tom Akery
    27in span
    Scale Rubber F/F LowWing Military Fighter
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 14/04/2024
    Filesize: 3979KB
    Format: • PDFvector
    Credit*: TomAkery
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Another masterfully done plan from Tom Akery's mouse!
There's a lot more where this came from. Go to https://freeflightarchive.com/index.php/plans-gallery and look "sky9pilot" up about 2/3 of the way from the top. I'm not giving the straight address because there is so much beauty to look up on the way :)
Also, these people take the ethical way. Instead of pilfering here and there, where appropriate they provide the search path for Outerzone or HipPocket or wherever the plans are. Can't be more serious than that!
Miguel - 19/04/2024
Hello Tom, if you are interested in the history of this plane, I recommend the following source site: www.iar80.org
Arthur Nicolae - 22/04/2024
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