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TOM AKERY PLANS COOKUP? (Read 12904 times)
Reply #19 - Jun 16th, 2019 at 8:48am

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I could not find much in the way of photos, Wikipedia article, or videos on the FANG so if you have anything please post it here

Bob -I could not find much on the Fang other than the military photos that abound on the net but did find one vague reference to the "Red Menace" but only in writing. Looking to Google for Red Menace brings way more than I ever wanted to know about those references and will keep looking for race plane photos and write ups. Maybe Skydiamonds has something. I'll check there, I need to catch up with him.
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Reply #18 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 3:23pm

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I just took time to notice the file size of the plans and some are below the 400kb so I will post those inside the post for that airplane. The others that are above 400kb are in the link to the plans archive.

One of my favorite plans is the
F8F Bearcat.
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Grumman F8F Bearcat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XcI1RCXXJU

F8F Bearcat & F4U4 Corsair Punta Gorda FL Airshow 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0oAN6m3ebY

F8F-2 Bearcat "Rare Bear" Reno 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CQLpByAbns

Grumman F8F Bearcat
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_F8F_Bearcat

 

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Reply #17 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 3:03pm

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Neal, I build more than I fly but that does not stop me from building more.

If you go to Fedex or any facility to print out the plans that are in color have them print it out in black only. If you print out on your printer it has a function where you can have it print in black only also.

I have narrowed my selection down to (5) possibles in order of interest:

P-47 Razorback
F8F Bearcat
F2H3 Banshee
Beechcraft XA38 Grizzley Destroyer
X 13 Smilin Jack Racer

Bob
edit 9/21/2019: Click to Tom's plans on FreeFlightArchive.com


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Reply #16 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 2:54pm

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I have flown my T.Akery IAR80!† Truth is...I'm not much of a flyer however...not since the days when I was splattering my rc ships (last rc build was indeed a splatter-job! Shocked).† Soooo...I suppose that I don't work very hard at perfecting that skill.† BUT...you guys out there, with your skills at cracked-rib wings, etc...and careful wood selection...could build an IAR80 that would fly away......† In fact, I see that Tom somewhat redesigned the model...increased to 27"ws...maybe shifted some weight further forward...all in the interest of flight.

I read somewhere that the Soviets didn't treat anyone associated with the IAR80 design and operations, well after the war...seems its miniscule numbers had been a real torn in their sides.† But then...the Soviets were never known to be good guys. Smiley Wink

As for Tom's Oscar design...I actually found it by accident...looking on OuterZone for a Ki43 design...and there was Tom's!† Seems he's cornered the field in the rubber category. Smiley

Just a word...Tom's plans are very attractive...until I try to print them for building.† Maybe's it's just my problem, but black lines with higher density are more "serviceable."† Color seems to get lost in the printing.† Best I can do is print it in grey-scale.† Ok...tell me to take a flying leap.† Smiley Wink Cheesy Grin

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Reply #15 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 2:11pm

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I have posted the link to the plans in reply #14. It shows 33 plans, but not all. So if you see a plan on the list in reply #6 that is not in the plan section just PM me with your email address and Ill shoot you a pdf.

Tom, has told me that he will add more plans to the list in the plans section soon.


Bob
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Reply #14 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 1:44pm

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@Neal: I remember your IAR 80 build it is a beautiful airplane. Have you flown it yet? Thanks for posting the K I43 plans.

@alf: I just spoke with Tom to get permission to repost his plans in this post and found out that I had been overlooking the link to his plans in the plans archive. So Ill post a link later in this post.

@New Builder: I could not find much in the way of photos, Wikipedia article, or videos on the FANG so if you have anything please post it here.

HERE IS THE LINK TO TOM AKERY PLANS:
Click Here

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Reply #13 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 11:11am

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I'm in with the Lavochkin La11 Fang if nobody minds a slow build. Got two planes on the board now but this plane has had my attention ever since I saw it in one of the threads here in S&T.
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Reply #12 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 11:01am

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bigrip74 wrote on Jun 14th, 2019 at 5:49pm:
The following are the plans list:


Are there other plans?
 
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Reply #11 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 10:10am

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I've seen a Yak racer, Bob...don't think it was that particular aircraft however.  It was painted, appropriately...overall red.  Wink  Also in the air at the same race was a Hawker Sea Fury with its 5-bladed prop, a P-47D Razorback, and numerous Mustangs.  The Sea Fury won the race...but the announcer let everyone know that it was only for exhibition...all out balls-to-the-wall flying was just to much wear-n-tear on hard to replace engines.  That was OK...great sight!  Smiley  Merlins sound wonderful, but there's nothing quite like the sound of a really big powerful radial engine...up close and personal.  Cheesy Smiley

Here's one of Tom's designs that...I had just finished an EasyBuilt He112...in Romanian markings...and the discussion turned to the Romanian AF during WW2...specifically the IAR80.  Tom quickly produced a dime-scale plan...which I proceeded to build.  I think when he "cautions" us that a design has never been constructed...he's suggesting there may be some design spots to be cured with a sanding block or even the knife.  NO PROBLEM...tell me what design doesn't require mods?  Wink  I thought the IAR80 came together nicely with no serious design issues...and a great story behind it too.

Oh...I'd like to be in on this cookup as well, Bob...with a Tom design you haven't mentioned thus far...the Nakajima Ki43 Hayabusa (OSCAR)...dime scale.

Neal
 
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Reply #10 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 2:28am

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This next airplane I have not heard of (shows you how out of date I am) a
YAK 11
called
Mr. Awesome
that has raced at the RENO air races.
From what Iíve gathered while researching this plan subject, the airplane has been really modified for racing. I am used to P-51ís, F8Fís, and the Formula One and Vee racers, but never a YAK. WOW! I have been asleep for the past few years. Itís like the older generation of my family back in the late 1960ís and 1970ís with the automobiles and airplanes changing faster then we could keep up.
Any way! Enjoy the read and the videos.

Yak-11 Mr. Awesome
http://www.texasairandspacemuseum.org/yak-11-mr-awesome.html

Mister Awesome Yak 11 Air Racer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdngoX_dp6Q
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Reply #9 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 2:08am

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I have spent most of the day doing research for this cookup. As in the past I had been excited about joining in with others and especially watching everyone's posts on their building techniques and tips that I am able to use to enhance my own building experience.

MKelly has really lit a fire under me with his posts on his Earl Stahl Spitfire re: how he stencils the panel lines on his aircraft. I had used a Sharpie fine point after dope and usually cut the tissue if I pressed too hard on the tissue.

With the fire I now have I wanted to try to† pass on my enthusiasm and get everyone enthused about airplanes. The plan is to post about each plan starting with the first and the last plan and meet in the middle. I have posted Wikipedia links on most of the plans subject and YouTube videos along with photos of the real aircraft, just to make it fun.

The first one is the
Douglas A1E Skyraider:


Douglas A-1 Skyraider
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_A-1_Skyraider

A1-E Skyraider cockpit video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVkmz3zosH4

Vietnam AD Skyraider
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz12Ko-E8-8

Douglas A-1 Skyraider Flybys - Northern Illinois Airshow
2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tagcgGVNKZo

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Reply #8 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 6:57pm

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OK! that (4) and your plans do note if they were redrawn from some one else's.

I cannot wait to build another Cheesy I have always looked at the Grizzly since Ive read up on it back in the 1970's Roll Eyes


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Reply #7 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 6:03pm

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Please note that a few of those are redrawn plans or enlarged plans that someone else designed. 

I didn't realize I had that many on the new site!!!  Most haven't been flown yet! So any problems or suggestions for improvement of the plans would be readily accepted! 

I guess you can put me down too.  I'll have to decide which one.
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #6 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 5:49pm

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OK! that's 3 and the plans section has several interesting plans that Tom put together.

I have persnally built the P-47 razorback, F8F Bearcat in the yellow color scheme of Beetle Bomb of the Blue Angels, and have wanted to build the Banshee F2H2P.

http://freeflightarchive.com/index.php

If you are unable to find the Tom Akery plans just send me a PM with your email address and Ill send you a pdf.


The following are the plans list:
Ambrosini_Supersette
27 inch IAR 80
36 inch Connie Starliner
44 inch Connie Starliner
54 inch 1649 Starliner
A1E Skyraider
B-66 A3D2 plan
Banshee F2H2P
banshee F2H3
Bearcat pseudo dimer
Beechcraft xa38 grizzley destroyer CG CALCULATED
Bell X1
Bregret_960_Vultur_plan
C_133_Cargomaster_44_inch_span
C130_HERCULES_30_INCH_001
Cessna_210_27_inch
Convair_B58_27_span
Curtiss_F11C_Goshawk
Dewoitine D520 SPORT SCALE 18 SPAN
Dewoitine_520_PSEUDO_DIMER_16_SPAN
Dorastonian_FW-190-D9_Bostonian
EC_121_H
F7F_3N_Tigercat_36_INCH
Fletcher_FU24_nocal
fliteways special
Funfdekker_vostonian
heinkel_hd21
Hustler_500
IAR_80_plan
Lavochkin_La_11_fang
Macchi__MC72_plan_001
Macchi_MC72_draft
messerschmitt_p1111
mr_awesome_yak11
New_Standard_D25a_03_2012__REVISED
Ol VI Smilin Jack
P_47_dime_scale_2
Pilatus_PC6_NoCal
ripslinger revised
Rohrbach Roland
Smilin_Jack_X-13_plan
Starship_2000a_25_inch_span
Vought_F5U_Flying_Flapjack
X_13_Smilin_28in_oz9928
xf84h_thunderscreech_27_span

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Reply #5 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 5:01pm

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Me too! Count me in!!
 
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