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1/6th A-6 Intruder Scratch Build

Old 08-11-2020, 08:11 PM
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Sorry to say Ed I do not. Have you tried Mike Selby yet? He did extensive research for his A-6 model and I think he even had access to the Grumman original plans if I remember correctly, but that could have been someone else I spoke to about the Intruder.
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I finally found a USN nomenclature and marks index. Along with it came a placement guide. Unlike the USAF the USN marks and nomenclature is virtually the same and located the same on every aircraft. It varies between prop and jet aircraft.
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Hey Flight Metal I haven't forgot about emailing you back just been super busy
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We've not been sitting on our hands...







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Awesome. Hope it comes to fruition
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That was the hard part. Think I have the legs worked out. Will know in a week. Vertical fin is in the mold. The fuse is two piece parting just after the exhaust fairing. If you look at the head-on pic you can see the rear end laying on the floor in the background. Hope to pull three by first ~ second week of Nov.

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Ian,

This is one of the two Standard Practices markings manuals I found: The USN and USMC do
not refer to these as (T.O.) Technical Orders. That's apparently only the USAF.


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Old 11-12-2020, 06:14 AM
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Default New 1:5.5 A6 Intruder

Things have progressed on our 1:5.5 upgrade of the A6's used in the "Flight Of The Intruder".



Santa arrives on Friday the 13th...These weigh 30% less than the movie fuselages...and much easier to transport. Now the wing building begins.

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Hopefully you can get gear made for this airframe
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Roy,

We are fabricating the gear which does not weight 14# like the original at 1:5.5.
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This project has come a long long way from here:

Barry Raborn holding last of the original "Flight Of The Intruder" movie A6's after it was destroyed by a
hurricane. The Houston based special effects production company responsible for creation of these had
stored it in Kemah which flooded during a hurricane.

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Old 11-12-2020, 07:32 AM
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Hi Ed,

Glad to see you've moved onto this project - it should be neat to see! Unfortunately, not too much FliteMetal needed on this project...
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Ron,

Actually there are several surface details which will be Flite-Metal. A6 fuselage panels were sealed with black caulking compound and over time appeared rough edged and in some cases almost warped from frequent maintenance. An interesting feature of the A6 wing is a hardwood ply hatch cover for the RAT aux power unit. There are two panels, one on each wing which will have a Flite-Metal panel in those positions. I have not decided whether to or not to make a pop-up RAT in the left wing...



After Boeing created the composite wings replacing the failing traditional wing structure the wings were virtually panel-less except for access hatches. The 6's are a late 50's design and broke ground with innovative features not previously found on a military aircraft.



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RATs are under rated. that example does look like a 60's unit! just missing the warm glow of some vacuum tubes somewhere along the line
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The RAT is only in the left wing though there are two identical RAT bays. Does anyone know what is in the one on the right wing?



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I found interesting the airlines still have these
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..............Fly United...The Big Cheese!

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I enjoyed your Keith who? Back when I was teaching sales marketing I had a Div. President who could never remember my name.
He would refer to Ted, Tom, etc. to the class he visited during the two weeks of training. One of the classes told me about it so I
created a big pin on button that had "Ed Who?" . I removed it shortly after the beginning of that session before a "visitor" stuck his
head in the door...but the class loved it

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