Antonov AN-2 Biplane Design

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  1. bogusbandit56

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    Thanks Bimo:)
    My regards to your family:)
     
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  2. It was probably easier to design and print the cowl rather then doing it out of foam :D :D

    Hopefully I can get out one more time to test it before the weather starts dropping again. I think I am going to make some skis for it now. ;)
     
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    Ski`s are a great idea for the Annie , but wouldn`t some floats be great:)
    You could combine the ski`s with wheels like some Cessna`s.
    I found a really nice video of Annie water skiing(without skis).
     
  4. I think on water would be fun and then I think who is going to go and retrieve my plane when I screw up and crash? :D :D
     
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    There is always a way and a good excuse to build a boat:)
     
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    One of these boats would also make a good toy for blasting around in the snow. Here`s the build video.I`m tempted as i have the materials left over from my H copter build:)
     
  7. Simple :) . Remember Lizard on skis ? I used that pink 1 1/2" and glued two together to give me 3" thickness. Great on water and very slippery on snow, the noodles might not slide that good in soft snow.
     
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  8. Well temp went up to 0 today but the wind was over 35 so no test flights. ;)
    So I figured lets build some skis for it. :)

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  10. Skis are finished and wire bent but not going on until we get more snow. NOT that I want any. The black painted ones are for the P-40. built these the same except 12mm wider . 2018_1220_131734_001.JPG
     
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  11. YAY, got two full flights in and the motor didn't fall out. :D :D :D
    Now that it is all trimmed in and the throws set she is a smooth flyer. Won't win any speed races that is unless it's against a hot air balloon ;) but it flies solid. Launches smooth, glides in for a nice soft landing, stall rate is pretty low so you can really putt around.



     
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  12. Well I got bored and put the skis on. ;)

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  13. bogusbandit56

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    Jeff, you built a pack mule not a race horse:D
    Great job!
     
  14. Well maybe it just needs a few more volts and a slightly larger motor. ;)
     
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  15. It flies really nice. :)
     
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    No you don`t, keep it slow:)
     
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    It`s a great model with lots of character.
    Are you going to paint it or keep the arctic camo? ;D
    I have done a little today I am going to have large flapperons on the top wing and a dumb lower wing for simplicity.
    It has 2x 4.7 gram servos mounted on the rear for elevator and rudder.
    I have gone for a cheap 2212 1000kva motor and when it is ready I will experiment with 8x6 or 9x3.8.
    Both will give ample speed for this slow flyer:)
     
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    Hey Jeff I think I will build a cargo pod to fit underneath the fuselage and between landing gear so I can drop things with out upsetting the CoG:)
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  19. That would work and would be easy to fit because the bottom is flat .
     
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  20. PAINT, I hate painting lately :D :D


    Might just add some stripes with the wing tape. ;)
     
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