View Full Version : AD-1 Skyraider "Sandy"

03-23-2006, 02:04 AM
I have posted and asked, before but recived no response. Hoping someone out there can assist this time. I'm very interested in an AD-1 thru 6 somewhere in the neighboorhood of 39 inch wing or less. Anyone know of where I can find one?
Thanks in advance!

tim hooper
03-23-2006, 09:11 AM
There's a gent on another forum doing exactly what you're after! Mention of a short kit too........



Sky Sharkster
03-23-2006, 01:52 PM
To Nonav8er, the Skyraider seems to be hard to find in kit form! There is a LARGE (1/10 scale, wingspan 62-1/2") kit from Anglia Model Centre, .60 glow size, price 195.00 Euros.
If you're willing to build from plans, Aviation News has a 1/72nd scale three-view for about $ 8.50. AP 363 AD-1/6 Douglas Skyraider.
Last, another way to get plans, Guillows makes a small rubber-powered Free Flight version, I believe it's 17" W.S. Most hobby shops should carry it or Tower sells it for $ 7.99. You could then have the kit plans doubled in size at a print shop and build from those.
Good Luck!

03-24-2006, 01:49 AM
Thanks Tim and Sharkster. Like you said, not many of the smaller of the skyraider kits out there. Never built from scratch so I may start with the Guillows and keep a sharp eye on the other forum and the short kit progress. What I have read about the larger version of the sandy is all good. Supposed to have good slow and fast speed handling. This will be my first attempt. I had the e-flite P-47 picked out but the more I thought about it the more I want the A-1. Thanks again. I'll keep you posted as I begin.