Skyraider A1-E (oz6924)
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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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User commentsSteve, 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
SteveWMD - 21/12/2020
Have replaced the model pic now with a better photo [pic 005], 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
I send you photos of my just finished Skyraider [main pic, 006, 007].
Miguel Poduje - 27/09/2021
Douglas SkyRaider 48" from Midwest Kit., OS LA 40 blue control line Engine, fully functional 10x5 4 blade hand made wood propeller. Brodak fabric covering with dope and poliurethane colors. Original decals from the kit, vinyls and ink lines were used in the decoration. 3D printed landing gear doors .
Miguel Poduje - 01/10/2021
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