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Old 05-03-2004, 10:46 PM
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This plane is beautiful! Did you make the cowl yourself? I've started my CallAir A9 project prototype in .40 size. It won't have the hopper, but since it is the first model of it's type, I wanted to keep it cheap. I used to flag for a Piper Pawnee that looks alot like your model. I can't wait to hear how it flies! The Mesa Boogie sticker on your toolbox tells me we have even more in common!
Old 05-04-2004, 10:15 AM
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OK i like to find out where you guys got the plans for the AgCat. in post#22 and the one in post #16 i been looing for then in that size and can not find plans most place people say to look, rhe pages are gone or cant get contack info..
Old 05-04-2004, 10:19 AM
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WingNut,
One of the best sources for an AirTractor would be in your neck of the woods. Look up Hollis Calvert, in Meridian MS, and go take a look at his plane. He has a laser cut kit with ribs and formers, nice plans, and a super flying model. His website is www.teamduster.com.
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Old 05-04-2004, 02:13 PM
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Wingnut,
The AgCat was built by another gentleman who said his neighbor had one(full scale) in the barn next door which he measured up and scaled down. My friend is the second owner of the plane and had me install radio gear, engine, and balance. I have no idea where to find plans fotr the AgCat, sorry.

Twanger,
My brother-in-law put that sticker on the tool box, he is the musical one in the family.
Old 05-06-2004, 02:44 PM
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This is one of the coolest threads i have read on RCU. I love crop dusters. My dad was a crop duster piolt in Yuma AZ for about 10 years. He has a lot of time in a air tracter. I love all his old duster stories and one day i plan to build a scale duster.
Old 05-06-2004, 03:04 PM
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Anyone need some landing gear for an Airtractor 802??? LOL ! These are just some of what we shotpeen for Airtractor in our shop here in Weatherford, Texas. They make a Turboprop duster for the DEA to spray drug fields with that is painted black that looks pretty sweet , I'd love a model of it !!

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Which Airtractor is that, an AT-401?? It sure looks nice with that Saito Radial !! I have a picture over my desk of an AT-401 from Eagle Aviation in Fort Mohave , Arizona and it looks just like it !

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Old 05-06-2004, 03:12 PM
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The Pawnee is taking shape more every day. I am in the process of finding enough servos for it now, I am out. It will take:

2 elevator
1 rudder
2 aileron
2 flap
1 throttle
1 kill switch
1 hopper
1 glider tow emergency release

That's 11 by my count. I will leave out the hopper and glider tow until it is a good flyer with all the bug worked out.
Old 05-06-2004, 10:46 PM
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twostoker

A radial on the AgCat would look nice. Wish there were some plans for that baby, it would put my agwagon to shame. What is the wing span and length on the fus.
Old 05-07-2004, 05:59 AM
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Yes you are right, it needs a radial. I believe the owner plans on to at least install a dummy when the bugs are worked out. The plane is not here to measure, but the top wing was 74", bottom 72", and fuselage 48-50 (I think).
Old 05-07-2004, 09:27 AM
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One of our club members, Duane Habets, has made an excellent kit of the Air Tractor 502. Balsa sheeted foam core wings, fiberglass fuselage, etc. It is an absolutley stunning model. Check out [link=http://www.airtractor.com/thestore/]this[/link] link (scroll to bottom)and if you are interested, he can be emailed at [email protected]. You can also PM me if you want to get in touch with him on the phone.






Don't quote me, but I believe the wingspan is 80" and he uses a 120 four stroke for power. He is looking into the RCV line of engines right now to see if tehy would fit the cowl better.
Old 05-10-2004, 04:00 AM
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ORIGINAL: Deadeye

One of our club members, Duane Habets, has made an excellent kit of the Air Tractor 502. Balsa sheeted foam core wings, fiberglass fuselage, etc. It is an absolutley stunning model. Check out [link=http://www.airtractor.com/thestore/]this[/link] link (scroll to bottom)and if you are interested, he can be emailed at [email protected]. You can also PM me if you want to get in touch with him on the phone.

Don't quote me, but I believe the wingspan is 80" and he uses a 120 four stroke for power. He is looking into the RCV line of engines right now to see if tehy would fit the cowl better.
And another great way to see details of Duane Air Tractor AT502b is to check [link=http://rc-cropduster.com]RC Cropduster[/link] [sm=cool.gif]

The model is 92" and is has been flying for years with a OS 1.08 and a 14x7 three blade.

Enjoy...

Ben
Old 05-10-2004, 12:57 PM
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Here's a couple photos of my Rockwell Thrush S2R model "spraying".

Details/weathering much improved over photos posted earlier by WLJ and others. Just finished 3rd in Masters class at Top Gun '04. Also, 1st place Designer and Grand Champion at the 2003 U S Scalemasters Championships, 4th in Masters class at Top Gun '03.

ronin8451: Sorry, not an Air Tractor AT-401 .... Full scales both designed by Leland Snow though. See link to Air Tractor site for history.

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Old 05-10-2004, 01:52 PM
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NOT MINE. Belongs to Grinning fellow in picture. (David Hayes)
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If you're a builder, I can probably get you plans for this one.
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Old 05-14-2004, 07:01 AM
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Hi where can i get the plans?


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Old 05-14-2004, 08:34 PM
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You'll have to check with Thrushdust. His plane, his plans.
ORIGINAL: ace20

Hi where can i get the plans?


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Old 05-15-2004, 09:02 AM
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Sorry guys, things like life get in the way of making marketable plans, maybe later.

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Old 05-15-2004, 09:28 PM
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Could u send me the plans?
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Old 05-15-2004, 09:41 PM
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how do i get in touch wit him?
Old 05-16-2004, 08:36 PM
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Well - I finally cleaned up the shop and said this project was complete this weekend My previous post was without the covering during our Mall Show. I have finally finished it Since it's the AT 802-F air tanker (like what EVOL is working on) it doesn't have the crop dusting spray bar. Instead it has a slurry compartment (talcum powder) and bomb bay doors. I tested the seal against the doors today with a load of powder and the engine running and it didn't leak out, so that was a good thing. I popped the doors open at about 1/2 throttle to see what would happen. I now have a white yard and part of the garage to clean backup[>:] Ran out of time this weekend, but Maiden Flight shots for next weekend are what I'm shooting for during our Spring Fun Fly at our club here in Findlay (YOUR ALL WELCOME). By the way, if your wondering this started out as a Sig Four Star 120.
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Old 05-22-2004, 12:18 AM
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GPutt33-

Very cool! I just stumbled across this thread, and have been deciding on how to convert my 4*60 into an ag plane. Thanks for the inspiration!

Frank
Old 05-22-2004, 07:51 AM
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hey GPutt33 that looks excelent. i love the cowl thats the one thing i wish i would have done different. here is my progress so far. i finished it since i took these pics and i am waiting for a day without thunderstorms to go fly it.



Old 05-22-2004, 10:42 PM
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BTW, where did you guys get those cool, scale canopies from? I need one for my 4*60.

Frank
Old 05-23-2004, 12:21 PM
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Hi Daywalker - I'm afraid I scratch built my canopy. Had a set of sketches from AirTractor's website and just started doing it.

We tried to fly yesterday (Flying Circuits Spring Open House) but the wind was somewhere around 20 with gusts to 30.

Today was a little bit better though, 10 to 15 (at least early), and so we did the Maiden Flight on mine. I'm afraid I was doing the video taping and so I only got one pic after she landed and was taxing back.

Ah Well, whe flew beautiful, just a little bit of trim, but hard to tell really with the winds. Scott said it flew nice and straight, with no bad tendencies. Thanks Scott!!

After we get back from vacation hopefully we'll have some of those really nice calm days and we can get her tuned in and then take some pics of it's 1st Slurry Drop
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Old 05-24-2004, 12:55 AM
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congrats on the first flight GPutt. i cant wait to see that power all over the field lol.

daywalker....my canopy was from a Cessna Agwagon kit. it just so happened that the 4 star 60 and Agwagon ARF are about the same size. however......i scratch built the entire top half of my fuselage and shaped the conopy to fit.

i might be doing my first flight tomarrow weather permitting. i also have to check the field conditions because the entire south end of wisconsin is under water right now due to 3 or 4 thunderstorms everyday for 3 weeks. tomarrow is supposed to be the first day in 3 weeks with no rain but the sod farm i fly out of is prolly a lake right now. []

maybe i can try my other project

Old 05-24-2004, 12:57 AM
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I hear ya! I live near Madison, WI.

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