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Antonov An-2 Full Scratch Build [WIP]

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    February 2020
Antonov An-2 Full Scratch Build [WIP]
Posted by Optilium on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 11:57 AM

Hi everyone ! 

Wanted to share with you my new project: Full scratch Antonov An-2 !

It all start with a wish to simply build the AN-2 in kit. Unfortunately, the scale of the An-2 model kits on the market are too small and the model quite old. Only solution: make it on my own. 

The goal: build a full cutaway of the An-2, with every systems, structure, electrical circuit and so on. One half of the AN-2 will be covered, and the other half will allow the viewer to see every internal parts of the An-2. 

 

The scale of the model is 1/24. So this is quite a big one. It allows me to add as much details as I can. 

More coming soon...

  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:34 PM

What a brave one you must be, THAT is one serious project to commit to. The amount of scratch built details is huge, this job will have me checking daily to see it progress. 

Thanks for posting this, I enjoy seeing such skills at work.

Patrick

 

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:40 PM

Now this will be fun to watch!

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 1:10 PM

I'll be watching, too! That's a very special aircraft for me - I took off in such a machine three times, but never landed in one!

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 1:14 PM

An exciting project!  I look forward to seeing how you tackle this beast.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:20 PM

Great project.  Should be fun to  follow along.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Thursday, August 4, 2022 9:46 AM

keavdog

Great project.  Should be fun to  follow along.

 

DittoGeeked

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, August 4, 2022 2:37 PM

Hey Pawel!

 If you never landed in one, Didja Jump OUt??, That first step was a doozy right?

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, August 4, 2022 6:08 PM

That's right, TB - it was a funny feeling, but I'm glad I did it back then...

An-2 was THE airplane in the then soviet countries. The plane to learn to fly in for many pilots, and the plane to jump out of for many jumpers.

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    February 2020
Posted by Optilium on Saturday, August 6, 2022 4:15 AM

Hi everyone !

Still working on the different systems. Fuel and Oil circuits are now finished. Air conditionning, electrical and pneumatic are on the way. 

The engine of the Antonov 2 is a chvestov M-62. Howewer, maintenance manual are untraceable on the internet. As this engine is a copy under licence of the Wright R-1820, I used the manuals and blueprints of the american engine instead, way more easier to find

Next step is the tail rudder. Here is a kind of blueprint I did this morning...

 

Most of the time is spend on finding and understanding flight manuals and maintenance manual, which are in russian  Confused

Photos of the engine part are quiet rare on the internet.

Indeed, as usual, finding good documentation is the hardest part of the project...

 

More coming soon...

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, August 6, 2022 8:59 AM

Hello!

You are doing a great job!

It's true, that getting references for soviet aircraft might be tricky... But luckily for you the An-2 is actually a Polish aircraft... In this sense that while it was designed in the USSR, the vast majority of the aircraft were manufactured in Mielec in Poland. Try looking up ASz-62 - that's the Polish designation for the engine, and if I'm right it is still being built by PZL Kalisz, Poland. I bet you can get some good refernces there.

Good luck with your build and have a nice day!

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    February 2020
Posted by Optilium on Saturday, August 6, 2022 3:17 PM

Hi Pawel, 

thanks for the reference. I'll have a look on that !

Currently, Avialog is my best friend. Allow to see manuals and stuffs like that. very useful!

 

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