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PZL RT-1 Iskra
« on: March 07, 2020, 05:09:57 pm »
Okay, so this collection of plastic lumps I bagged last week will hopefully be turned into a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, the TR-1. This will happen after the fall of the Warsaw Pact, and the resulting removal of Russian control.

Wings will be lengthened, much swearing will be involved. Intakes will probably need to be enlarged, which will involve more swearing. (In the interests of friendship, I waive copyright on any new words that may be invented.) It will have a single seat, because the canopy is terrible.

The engines will be changed from the WSK SO-3. Looking around Wikipedia tells me that the GE J85 would be a good choice, being much lighter, much smaller, and with higher thrust, and with the ability to have an afterburner. Which may or may not be part of this concept.

Here's the comparative specs:

WSK SO-3

Length: 84.7 in
Diameter: 27.8 in width, 30.1 in height
Dry weight: 708 lb
Maximum thrust: 2,425 lbf take-off, 2,205 lbf continuous

General Electric J85

Length: 45.451.1 in without afterburner (depending on accessory equipment installed)
Diameter: 17.7 in
Dry weight: 396421 lb  (depending on accessory equipment installed)
Maximum thrust: 2,8503,100 lbf (dry)

Smaller size and lower weight will allow for the installation of more recce equipment, such as cameras, electronics, ECM, air sampling, etc. Name might be changed to reflect the new role. Research...
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Re: PZL TR-1 Iskra
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2020, 12:07:01 am »
Wings will be lengthened
Our friend PR19_Kit will love this! <_<
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Re: PZL TR-1 Iskra
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2020, 04:42:02 am »

Wings will be lengthened
Our friend PR19_Kit will love this! <_<


You're not wrong Tophe. ALL aeroplanes should be built that way.  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: PZL TR-1 Iskra
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2020, 05:30:55 pm »
Preliminary work indicates that this will definitely NOT be a 'silk purse from a sow's ear'. I don't think one could even make a sow's ear from it.  :banghead:





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Re: PZL RT-1 Iskra
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2020, 05:35:12 pm »
Designation has also changed fro TR to RT, to reflect the Polish translation of Tactical Reconnaissance to Rozpoznanie Taktyczne. According to Google Translate, so blame them if I'm wrong.
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Re: PZL RT-1 Iskra
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2020, 04:10:32 pm »
Hacked apart a spare horizontal stabiliser from a CF-100, one wing extension done.

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Re: PZL RT-1 Iskra
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2020, 05:32:31 pm »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: PZL RT-1 Iskra
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2020, 03:54:38 am »
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Now, why doesn't that response surprise me? :rolleyes: ;)
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Re: PZL RT-1 Iskra
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2020, 03:56:26 am »
Nice!  :thumbsup:

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Re: PZL RT-1 Iskra
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2020, 11:19:56 am »
Both wings now extended, test fitting shows a nice outline. Intakes are being enlarged to accommodate the increased gulping of the new engine.

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Re: PZL RT-1 Iskra
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2020, 11:22:03 am »
This is just getting better and better.  :thumbsup:
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Re: PZL RT-1 Iskra
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2020, 11:35:19 am »
Two extended wings are always better than one, except in Tophe's world.  ;D
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Re: PZL RT-1 Iskra
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2020, 01:39:00 pm »
Looking good  :thumbsup:
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Re: PZL RT-1 Iskra
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2020, 11:30:28 pm »
That's looking really good.  :thumbsup:

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Re: PZL RT-1 Iskra
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2020, 02:22:21 am »
Two extended wings are always better than one, except in Tophe's world.  ;D
I agree this model (so different with my ones) is elegant! :thumbsup:
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