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1/48 Embraer EMB-202 Agricultural aircraft

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  • Member since
    December, 2014
1/48 Embraer EMB-202 Agricultural aircraft
Posted by SteveFL on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 12:04 PM

 

This obscure kit made by Elata comes from Brazil.  I absolutely love the lines of this aircraft.  This was a difficult build as nearly all the parts had flash and the styrene was very soft. Almost nothing lined up. I also had to scratch build many components such as the cockpit, as well as the plumbing and nozzles for the chemical/pesticide spraying. That was mostly made up of aluminum tubing from K&S. The gear struts are made from bent brass tubing as the original plastic struts would not support the weight. Same goes for the tail wheel--that was all scratch-built. In the end, after lots of choice words, the final results made it worthwhile. She makes a nice addition to my civil aviation collection as it represents the only aircraft using 100% pure ethanol--it does not use Avgas of any kind. Please enjoy the pics.

  • Member since
    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1:14 PM

She sure looks the part, I've been buzzed by a couple of those guys dusting the corn and potatoe fields out here in Eastern Wa.. Is it a piston engine or a turbine?

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    December, 2014
Posted by SteveFL on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 2:31 PM

Thanks alot.  Those EMB-202s use a 300HP Lycoming piston engine.  Since ethanol is plentiful and cheaper than Avgas, they've modfied these engines to be higher compression to burn that alcohol.  The Brazilian government states that the switch is a 20% savings on operational and maintenance costs.

  • Member since
    June, 2017
Posted by jmoran426 on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 2:36 PM
Beautiful job on the build and especially the scratch-built details. Now you need to take it to the airport and put a hangar behind it to get some good "It's really a model" shots.

jmoran426

  • Member since
    April, 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 4:01 PM

Nice work, on a very interesting model.  I've never seen that one  before.  I doubt if I would have the patience to salvage such a poorly made kit, however.  You are to be congratulated!

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

  • Member since
    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7:58 AM

    Thanks for the info SteveFL, I have seen the "AgCat" with a PT6, thats why I asked. PT6 will run on Ethanol so thats what threw me.

     As a side bar you know those pilots gotta be having a blast when they're working, I know I would be.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 9:04 AM

 Looks great!  Interesting subject.  Very similar to other ag plane like Pawnee.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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