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O-2A 101

Cessna O-2A Skymaster.



The Cessna O-2 Skymaster (nicknamed "Oscar Deuce") is a military version of the Cessna 337 Super Skymaster, used for forward air control (FAC) and psychological operations (PSYOPS) by the US military between 1967 and 2010.



About this creation:

I have a weak spot for odd looking aircrafts, so the Cessna 337 Skymaster with its push-pull engine configuration and twin tail-booms, has always had my interest as a model subject. I wanted it to fit my other range of aircrafts so it`s build to 1:40 scale. Major challenges for this model was: the main-wing shape and the propeller. The main wing shape is done by use of hinges inside the wing. Most of the wedge gap is covered by 1x2 tiles. I found no suitable 2 blade propeller, 7 stud dia. , in LEGOs range of propellers. For my civil Cessna 337 Super Skymaster, I made a brick-built one, just to see if it was possible, and I`m actually quite pleased with the result. For this one I have modified a 9 stud dia. two blade propeller into a 7 stud diameter. I`ve added a self-adhesive printed template onto each propeller blade and sanded off the excessive area. With this modified propeller I was also able to add a spinner.



About the Skymaster:


Crew: 1/2


Powerplant: two 157kw (210hp) Continental IO-360-GB flat-six piston engines.


Performance: max speed 336 km/h (206mph); range 2288km (1422 miles); service ceiling 5485m (18.000ft)


Dimensions: wingspan 11.63m (38ft 2in); length 9.07m (29ft 9in); height 2.79m (9ft 2in)


Weight: 2100kg (4630lb) maximum take-off weight


Source: The Encyclopedia of Aircraft


More informations about the Cessna O-2A Skymaster at Wikipedia.


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Taken on June 15, 2016