Ed Russell Posted November 8, 2013 Share Posted November 8, 2013 During WW2 the RAAF found itself, like many air forces, lacking in communications aircraft. Accordingly they impressed into service a number of civilian aircraft including four Fairchild 24's. The cute little AZ model even contains one such example (A36-1) but unfortunately it is lacking in a couple of areas. If you want to make one in its colourful Red and Aluminium livery help is on the way but you will have to be patient. The box looks like this Parts for the Ranger inline engine are provided in the radial boxing but not vice-versa. The kit looks like this The RAAF example in the Ranger boxing needs new decals and a new cowling which are being worked on. In the meantime it seemed like a good idea to do one of the others, no less colourful. VH-ABZ was impressed as A36-2 and probably had its fuselage repainted in Yellow. All of these Fairchilds were camera-shy and few pics have turned up of any of them. A36-2 is in the background of a Tiger Moth picture and has been rendered by Steve Mackenzie of IPMS NSW like this [ More discussion on this later but let's get to work First mark the inspection ports with a beading tool which makes an engraved circle. Locations are shown in the Fairchild manual. and drill out the strut locating holes for a firm connection 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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