Crash & Rebuild Post your crash stories, pictures and if you want to document your rebuild you can do that here too!

Byron AT-6 Texan rebuild

Reply

Old 03-06-2011, 04:11 PM
  #26  
Tampaflyer
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (42)
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: tampa, FL
Posts: 224
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Byron AT-6 Texan rebuild

had to remind my self its an airplane....
retracts still had air from yesterday and came down...
and did a lot of sanding.....


Next...
change the aileron servos and fix the wings.... that shouldn't be to bad...
mount the cowl ....

Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Tr51942.jpg
Views:	148
Size:	125.2 KB
ID:	1574433   Click image for larger version

Name:	Gb90060.jpg
Views:	130
Size:	77.9 KB
ID:	1574434   Click image for larger version

Name:	Yd81868.jpg
Views:	118
Size:	81.9 KB
ID:	1574435   Click image for larger version

Name:	Hf97756.jpg
Views:	99
Size:	80.7 KB
ID:	1574436  
Tampaflyer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 05:08 PM
  #27  
AA5BY
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: White Oak, TX
Posts: 2,378
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Byron AT-6 Texan rebuild

For the right person with the skills, patience, place to work, and tools... there can be a lot of enjoyment in a rebuild. You're doing a fine job... see it through and the reward will be yours in both a good airplane and the satisfaction of saving it.
AA5BY is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2011, 08:26 AM
  #28  
tenacious101010
Senior Member
My Feedback: (97)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,653
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Byron AT-6 Texan rebuild

I saw this plane before any work was begun to repair the crash damage. It looked far worse then the first images that were posted of it in this thread. I saw it again recently in person and WOW! amazing work!
I am really impressed at the quality work that has been done to bring this plane back to life. I consider myself fairly good, but not sure I could have done as good a job job, well done!
Denny
tenacious101010 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2011, 02:03 PM
  #29  
Tampaflyer
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (42)
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: tampa, FL
Posts: 224
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Byron AT-6 Texan rebuild

well , i took it out for a maiden flight.... no issues.. OTHERthan those of TEXANS......so as far as rebuilding it done.... more like detailing and color/finishing now.will add some video next time it flys... as the camera decided not to work today... well the video didn't
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Ol31602.jpg
Views:	112
Size:	116.3 KB
ID:	1578188   Click image for larger version

Name:	Us53267.jpg
Views:	92
Size:	135.0 KB
ID:	1578189   Click image for larger version

Name:	Bz77317.jpg
Views:	101
Size:	123.5 KB
ID:	1578190   Click image for larger version

Name:	Rp43901.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	113.1 KB
ID:	1578191  
Tampaflyer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2011, 09:11 AM
  #30  
tenacious101010
Senior Member
My Feedback: (97)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,653
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Byron AT-6 Texan rebuild

Put some paint on it last night. It will make a great practice plane for Sean to prepare for Top Gun. The closest thing to a BT-13 we have. Took some pictures of the AT-6 today. Sean flew it one flight with the gear down. That yellow sure shows up against the blue sky! Thanks to Seans flying ability and Brians building skills, it flew great!
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Sq45865.jpg
Views:	137
Size:	138.5 KB
ID:	1579125   Click image for larger version

Name:	Zx71090.jpg
Views:	1811
Size:	139.4 KB
ID:	1579126   Click image for larger version

Name:	Ur52320.jpg
Views:	130
Size:	173.3 KB
ID:	1579127   Click image for larger version

Name:	Ge96430.jpg
Views:	118
Size:	116.8 KB
ID:	1579128   Click image for larger version

Name:	Ec89932.jpg
Views:	119
Size:	60.7 KB
ID:	1579129   Click image for larger version

Name:	Ig11566.jpg
Views:	124
Size:	72.2 KB
ID:	1579130  
tenacious101010 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2011, 10:45 AM
  #31  
Tampaflyer
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (42)
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: tampa, FL
Posts: 224
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Byron AT-6 Texan rebuild

awsome...
Tampaflyer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 06:00 AM
  #32  
SCOTT42
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Arlington, TX
Posts: 535
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Byron AT-6 Texan rebuild

Impresive! Its hard to tell thats the plane that was trashed, great job! Thats one pretty plane.
SCOTT42 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 02:24 PM
  #33  
tenacious101010
Senior Member
My Feedback: (97)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,653
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Byron AT-6 Texan rebuild

I rotated the engine to get the exhaust from being in front of the wing, it is about an inch higher that when it was originally built. The exhaust goes over the wing instead of over and under. The smoke system is in and wow, does it put out a lot of smoke! Cant wait to see how it looks in-flight. I am going to replace the retract air valve and try to get the left retract working freely and it will be time for another flight. I will try to get some pictures this time. The nmore I look at it the more I like it and realize what a great job Tampaflyer did rebuilding this plane. I think it will be better than when it was first built.

Denny
tenacious101010 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 12:12 PM
  #34  
tenacious101010
Senior Member
My Feedback: (97)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,653
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Byron AT-6 Texan rebuild

We had a great time with the AT-6 and other planes this last Sunday. Sean and Brian both flew it.It flew great and the smoke looked awesome. Brian also flew his FW-190 that he converted to electric. Its the most detailed 40 size aircraft I have ever seen. The quality workmanship is on par with many Top Gun aircraft I have seen competing there. He literally flew the wheels off of it! Sean got a couple flights on the 60 size BT-13 which Brian also converted to electric. Great weather and some great flights.
Denny
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Ig11564.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	123.7 KB
ID:	1583052   Click image for larger version

Name:	Vt58291.jpg
Views:	92
Size:	147.9 KB
ID:	1583053   Click image for larger version

Name:	Ol31286.jpg
Views:	72
Size:	124.6 KB
ID:	1583054   Click image for larger version

Name:	Sp45184.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	27.3 KB
ID:	1583055   Click image for larger version

Name:	Fd91668.jpg
Views:	81
Size:	22.8 KB
ID:	1583056   Click image for larger version

Name:	He97199.jpg
Views:	68
Size:	30.6 KB
ID:	1583057   Click image for larger version

Name:	Pn36856.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	28.5 KB
ID:	1583058   Click image for larger version

Name:	Rp44404.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	46.6 KB
ID:	1583059  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Gd93717.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	77.3 KB
ID:	1583060   Click image for larger version

Name:	Fd91025.jpg
Views:	68
Size:	77.1 KB
ID:	1583061   Click image for larger version

Name:	Db85524.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	67.2 KB
ID:	1583062   Click image for larger version

Name:	Xv63743.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	83.7 KB
ID:	1583063  
tenacious101010 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 04:00 PM
  #35  
fishman1
My Feedback: (62)
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 22
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Byron AT-6 Texan rebuild

hey I just picked up a texan and can anyone tell me what the balance point was supposed to be on them. Just want to check all possibilities before i fly it. Had about 3 lbs in the nose but that is normal any help will be apprcieated. John 
fishman1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2017, 02:12 AM
  #36  
Stevef16
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 33
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Hey guys. Does anyone have the CG on this model at all?
Stevef16 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service