T-6A Texan II – Build Log

About two weeks ago, I started building a T-6A Texan II.  This is the Beechcraft version built by Raytheon Aircraft Company.

In the image above, the fuselage is about complete.  I am fitting the cockpit items; dahs and pilots.  None of this is glued in place yet; I still have some trimming of the front dash to do.

This should be a very cool airplane!

Specifications

Wing Span 63.0″
Wing Area 647.9 square inches
Flying Weight 8 to 9 pounds
Length 58.3″
Motor Working on power configuration.
E-flite Power 90 or Power 110?
Hacker A50-16L?
UPDATE – I’ve made my decision.  I’m going with the E-flite Power 90, 8S 5000mAh batteries and 16×8 prop.  This will produce 1800 watts max. which is plenty of power for this aircraft.
Retracts 60-120 Tricycle Electric Retracts by E-flite

Here you can read the other articles about this build process.

About the Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

The Beechcraft T-6 Texan II is a single-engined turboprop aircraft built by the Raytheon Aircraft Company (which became Hawker Beechcraft and is now Beechcraft Corporation).  Based on the Pilatus PC-9, the T-6A is used by the United States Air Force for basic pilot training and by the United States Navy for Primary and Intermediate Joint Naval Flight Officer (NFO) and Air Force Combat Systems Officer (CSO) training.  It has replaced the Air Force’s Cessna T-37B Tweet and is replacing the Navy’s T-34C Turbo Mentor.  The T-6A is also used as a basic trainer by the Royal Canadian Air Force (CT-156 Harvard II), the German Air Force, the Greek Air Force, the Israeli Air Force (Efroni), and the Iraqi Air Force.  The T-6C is used for training by the Royal Moroccan Air Force and the Mexican Air Force.  The Royal New Zealand Air Force will also begin operating the type in 2015.

Bob Mixon

Senior SharePoint Solution Architect, Senior Information Architect, 5-year Microsoft SharePoint MVP (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010). Family man, father, grandfather and cook.

You can read my entire profile here.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterLinkedIn

3 thoughts on “T-6A Texan II – Build Log”

  1. Hi,
    My plane has the same power-setup ( Eflite 110 / 8s)
    you should try to get the batteries as far back as possible under the wing, otherwise it will be impossible to get the CG right.
    Also get rid of the mechanical retracts and use electrics instead.
    I am looking for oleo struts in the right size, but couldn’t find any yet.
    regards
    Dieter

    1. Hi Dieter,

      I think I have made up my mind. I am going with the E-flite Power 90, Castle ESC and Castle CC BEC. I am now working on placing a larger, 2S 2000mAh LiPo, in the tail hatch. This will be my receiver battery (through the CC BEC) and add tail weight at the same time. This will reduce the amount of tail weight I will eventually need to add.

      I also decided to go with the 60-120 Tricycle Electric Retracts, from E-flite.
      http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/60-120-tricycle-electric-retracts-EFLG430

      Bob

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *