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Ford 5-AT-B 'Tri-motor'

Description
  Manufacturer:Ford
  Base model:5-AT
  Designation:5-AT
  Version:-B
  Nickname:Tri-motor
  Basic role:Commercial Transport

Specifications
  Length: 49' 10" 15.1 m
  Height:13' 8" 4.1 m
  Wingspan: 77' 10" 23.7 m
  Empty Weight: 7,650 lb 3,469 kg
  Gross Weight: 12,650 lb 5,736 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 3
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney Wasp
  Horsepower (each): 450

Performance

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Fantasy of FlightPolk CityFlorida
San Diego Aerospace MuseumSan DiegoCalifornia

5-AT-B on display

Fantasy of Flight

San Diego Aerospace Museum
   


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Karl kuyper
 Millington, TN
FYI for
Ford Tri-Motor control line and R/C Flyers.
1. wing span 78", length 52",powered by a size .61 engine. ALSO REF> ENTRY #3.. Most likely you'll have a better shot at getting the drawing(s) you need, only $10.00 per print. http:www.unclewilliesplans.com/about21.html They have plans for just about every control line and R/C plane ever build and/ or sold as a kit.

2. "American Modeler" Magazines dated (January/February 1965) and (March/April 1965)

3. myunclewilliesfoo.com/about58.html TRY THIS ONE IF YOU CAN'T GET ANYTHING GOING ON WITH #1

4.Model Airplane News... dated May 1954. great detail

5. For historical, Military markings and other..... info. museuminfo.navalaviation@mchsi.com
6 I'm restoring an actual kit dated from 1965 as shown in "American Modler 1965

Have fun... See on the field.... Memphis TN. e-mail me if you like..... karl@stjohnsmemphis. org
05/26/2011 @ 09:55 [ref: 38810]
 Ofir
 Tel Aviv, OTH
Hi,

Someone have Don Thorson e-mail ??
I would like to ask Don about his Ford Tri-motor build.

Thanks,
Ofir

11/02/2008 @ 02:18 [ref: 22965]
 Ofir
 , AL
Hi Don Thorson,

Can you please give me your e-mail ?
I start build Ford Trimotor 1/6 scale and I have lot of questions if you donít mind :-)
My e-mail: ronenm35@walla.co.il

Thanks a lot

01/04/2008 @ 22:14 [ref: 19154]
 Conrad William Glaum
 Duncan, BC
From what I can find out the floats used on the 5-AT were EDO 43-14060. I have plans from Model Airplane News, 76"
12/30/2007 @ 21:57 [ref: 19094]
 Jose Ramon
 , MT
I searched the plans for a ford tri motor...

here is a link 4 U guys.

http://www.umt.fme.vutbr.cz/~ruja/modely/podklady.htm

but I want to make the CAD drawing of the Ford 5-ATCS

the floatplane version...

where to look for information concerning the brand of the floats? Edo? Hamilton?
I dont have any idea about what float brands used to be in the 20\\\\\\\'s...
I would like to see details like rivets... and some drawings of the floats.

Best Regards


05/16/2007 @ 18:19 [ref: 16501]
 Jose Ramon
 , MT
I searched the plans for a ford tri motor...

here is a link 4 U guys.

http://www.umt.fme.vutbr.cz/~ruja/modely/podklady.htm

but I want to make the CAD drawing of the Ford 5-ATCS

the floatplane version...

where to look for information concerning the brand of the floats? Edo? Hamilton?
I dont have any idea about what float brands used to be in the 20\\\\\\\'s...
I would like to see details like rivets... and some drawings of the floats.

Best Regards


05/16/2007 @ 18:18 [ref: 16500]
 Don Thorson
 Newcastle, WY
I have designed a 1/6 scale ford over the past ten years. I origonally used three technopower 9 cyl engines but have changed to 3cyl Saito 170's. I am on the third build. The first two were two heavy, about 55 lbs. They flew bu;t were tail heavy. I built the third lighter, about 42 lb and it flies well. I use two receivers with external antenas. I built a roller so I can roll a 23in sheet of corrugated .005 aluminum. If anyone needs more details, pleas email me.
Don Thorson
01/06/2007 @ 14:53 [ref: 15121]
 Bartlomiej
 Warsaw, AL
I'm looking for the information concerning dimensions of corrugated alluminium sheet of which Ford Trimotor was made. I tried to find this info from web sites but i didn't. Also i'm looking for plans of Ford Trimotor byt in bigger scale. I have one in a scale 1/100 but it is not so much exact. I need better plans for modelling purpose.
If anyone have a/m information i will be much thankfull fo contact: b.sokol@o2.pl
With best regards
07/22/2005 @ 08:54 [ref: 10808]
 dustin walker
 c, VA
i was wondering about the take off of the trimotor. having three engines doesnt it pull hard to one side when taking off. and when it got of the groung would it pull to one side in the air.

05/28/2005 @ 21:29 [ref: 10331]
 jeff
 , OH
I am looking for a set of plans for a 1/4 scale ford trimotor. i can enlarge them myself if there is a set of plans to be had please e-mail me. Thank you, jeff
03/22/2005 @ 00:13 [ref: 9775]