Douglas AD-4B Skyraider (oz9190)
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Douglas AD-4B Skyraider. Peanut scale rubber model.
Quote: "Douglas AD-4B Skyraider, AES 12 Aircraft Engineering Squadron 12, US Marines, 1952. For details see Profile Publications No 60."
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User commentsHi Steve, This Mooney Douglas AD-4B Skyraider was originally published in MB 1972-11 (it's in your RCLibrary: Model Builder 1972/11) but what you have in OZ appears to have been edited somewhere along the way, for instance the scale 'ladder' in the label is gone. When I saw the mag drawing with this scale ladder it became obvious this was no Peanut and so my brain got into Obsessive Compulsive mode. Walt says in the article this was designed to 26" wingspan in 1965, but in 72 he shot a half-scale drawing to - surprise! - 13" with a few balsa thickness changes duly noted in the MB drawing. Cheers, and thank you for your excellent stewardship :-)
Miguel - 20/03/2019
Interesting. Looking closely at the two versions, I can see that this one here has some detail that the MB plan doesn't. The 'Marines' stencil on the fuselage rear is different, and all the fuse formers show wood grain that's not on the MB plan. I wonder if this is an older version of the 1967 plan, and MBs was derived later. Makes little difference, I guess. I'm tempted to scale this up and list this plan as 26 inch wingspan. It seems a more interesting (and practical) design that way.
SteveWMD - 20/03/2019
Hi Steve, If you want to thicken the plot, I just measured the Skyraider plan in the Model Builder 72 Nov mag using the scale bar and the wingspan I get is 28", not the 26" Walt writes in the article! All I can assume is that Mr Mooney was having one bad week :-) Cheers,
Miguel - 22/03/2019
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