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    Modifying an existing plane to something else (rebuild&remodel)

    A fellow flyer from our airfield crashed his CMP North American AT-6 Texan on approach 4 weeks ago and gave the wreck to me.

    This is what the airplane was originally with an 82" wingspan.
    http://www.nitroplanes.com/atte16082arf.html

    I fixed it and decided to modify the plane at the same time to have a look like a fighter/Reno racer. I never cared so much of the looks of a Texan as it is because it is not a fast plane.

    I moved the main wing 2 3/4" forward, cut and turned around the canopy and shortened it, new front fuselage with 1 3/4" added length, new firewall, new cowl and all the relevant stuff. Then some paint and bla bla bla.

    I gave the airplane a new name which is North American Texan Interceptor. So this was a rebuild. And also a re-modelling.












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    RE: Modifying an existing plane to something else (rebuild&remodel)

    VERY NICE REBUILD!!!
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    RE: Modifying an existing plane to something else (rebuild&remodel)

    AH ! kitbashing!

    one of my all time favorite building techniques...

    love your vision of this plane, very unique... you won't have to worry about another one showing up at the field.

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    RE: Modifying an existing plane to something else (rebuild&remodel)

    Thank you for the comments. Glad to get that kind of a feedback.

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    RE: Modifying an existing plane to something else (rebuild&remodel)

    Now, hang a DLE 55 on the front of that BadBoy and hold on to your hats!!!
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    RE: Modifying an existing plane to something else (rebuild&remodel)

    It would really look bad @$$ if you clipped the wings now.

    Take 2 bays off the ends & extend the ailerons in 2 bays? (to the inside edge of the orange)
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    RE: Modifying an existing plane to something else (rebuild&remodel)

    You have the same taste with me. That is what I have been thinking but wanted to be sure before I actually do it.

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    RE: Modifying an existing plane to something else (rebuild&remodel)

    ORIGINAL: JariV

    You have the same taste with me. That is what I have been thinking but wanted to be sure before I actually do it.

    From the location of the control horns it would be a simple job. Just clip off 2 bays, fabricate new wing tips & fabricate the new ailerons as they will be deeper @ the inside end. No need to re-locate the servos. A simple 1 (rainy) afternoon modification.

    BTW: That cowl reminds me of the original FW-190A (1st) prototype.
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    RE: Modifying an existing plane to something else (rebuild&remodel)

    Don't clip the wings....it's ready to fly. Hang a 55DLE on that bad boy!!
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