Skyraider A1-E (oz6924)

 

Skyraider A1-E (oz6924) by Vince Micchia from Midwest - plan thumbnail

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Skyraider A1-E. Control line model. Slow combat and full stunter profile.

Quote: "Steve I have un-skewed, cleaned, re-sized and otherwise restored this Midwest Skyraider plan. The wingspan is 48 1/2 inches and is powered by .35 size engine..."

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Skyraider A1-E (oz6924) by Vince Micchia from Midwest - model pic

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  • (oz6924)
    Skyraider A1-E
    by Vince Micchia
    from Midwest (ref:245)
    48in span
    Scale IC C/L LowWing Military Bomber Kit
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 30/07/2015
    Filesize: 1728KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: GeorgeAlbo

ScaleType:
  • Douglas_A-1_Skyraider | help
    see Wikipedia | search Outerzone


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Skyraider A1-E (oz6924) by Vince Micchia from Midwest - pic 003.jpg
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Skyraider A1-E (oz6924) by Vince Micchia from Midwest - pic 004.jpg
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Steve, it took many days of searching the web to come up with a picture of the Midwest Skyraider model. I am sending you both the Kit box picture and a picture of a built airplane.
GeorgeAlbo - 24/08/2015
The picture is not the same as the Midwest version. The profile has no cowl or dihedral.
Fonz - 21/12/2020
Fair point.
SteveWMD - 21/12/2020
Have replaced the model pic now with a better photo, thanks to Pit. Also a Midwest advert, see pic 004.
SteveWMD - 21/12/2020
Midwest made a small mistake, the A-1E is the USAF designation for the version with the large 4-place canopy, wide fuselage and enlarged vertical tail. I'd call this an AD-4... It gets complicated for the rivet-counting nuts as there was a lot of variants, plus the fact that the USN/USMC and the USAF followed different systems that were unified in the late 60s. The USAF system won, by the way. So if they called this just an A-1 they would be unassailable, but this is a microscopic point for a "way-back scale" model.
As for the nose being flat in the kit and round in the photo, I remember hearing of modellers diverging once or twice from the plan :-)
Miguel - 21/12/2020
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