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Cessna 337 Skymaster
The Cessna 337 Skymaster was a radical departure from previous Cessna light aircraft design. This is my LEGO version of this remarkable aircraft.
About this creation
I have a weak spot for odd looking aircrafts, so the Cessna 337 Skymaster with its push-pull engine configeration and twin tail-booms, has always had my interest as a model subject. I wanted it to fit my other range of aircrafts so it`s build to 1:40 scale. Major challenges for this model was: the landing gear, the mainwing shape and the propeller. The main landing gear is braced with the help of a thin metalrod through the T-pieces holding the main wheels, and thus serves the dual purpose of preventing the legs from collapsing, and keeping the wheelaxles horisontal. No pieces are altered. The main wing shape is done by use of hinges inside the wing. Most of the wedge gap is covered by 1x2 tiles. I found no suitable 2 blade propeller 7 stud dia. in LEGOs range of propellers. I was really close to choosing a custom made one, but after reconsideration I decided for the brickbuilt one you see.
I guess the most commonly known Skymaster is the military version O2A. I`m missing a few pieces for this version, and as soon as everything is collected and photos taken, I`ll post it too.


About the Skymaster:
While the six-seat cabin had a familial resemblance to single-engine Cessnas, the Skymaster had a second pusher engine fitted at the cabin`s rear, with a twin-boom tail arrangement. The principal advantage of this was the easy maintenance of trim in the event of single-engined operation. The initial Model 336 sold modestly at 195 examples, but the improved Model 337, which had retractable landing gear and later a pressurized cabin, sold nearly 2800 models. Specifications apply to the Model 337 Super Skymaster.

Crew: 1/2

Powerplant: two 157kw (210hp) Continental IO-360-GB flat-six piston engines.

Performance: max speed 336 km/h (206mph); range 2288km (1422 miles); service ceiling 5485m (18.000ft)

Dimensions: wingspan 11.63m (38ft 2in); length 9.07m (29ft 9in); height 2.79m (9ft 2in)

Weight: 2100kg (4630lb) maximum take-off weight

Source: The Encyclopedia of Aircraft

More informations about the Skymaster at Wikipedia.

More pictures on my Flickr

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Edit 31-5-2016: I love when my planes are spotted by TheLegoCarBlog!




Just for fun I made this little "ready for take off" animation - enjoy!




Comments

 I made it 
  June 11, 2016
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 I m stunned by your knowledge and choice of planes, so thorough, the technical infos really add to the seriousness of your pieces, also, great job on the landing gear, it s my main problem with those, it is quite difficult to make them accurate looking, wonderful job Henrik!
Thank you cyberfrank! I`m glad that the accompanying info is apreciated. And you`re right about landing gear, it`s always a tricky part to make, and so far I haven`t even attempted to make a plane with a retractable one.
 I like it 
  June 11, 2016
I m stunned by your knowledge and choice of planes, so thorough, the technical infos really add to the seriousness of your pieces, also, great job on the landing gear, it s my main problem with those, it is quite difficult to make them accurate looking, wonderful job Henrik!
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  June 9, 2016
Quoting Clayton Marchetti Beautiful aircraft! And congratulations on being Blogged! It's well deserved. The shaping of the fusalage and especially the foil shape of the wing are perfect. As with all your aircraft, your attention to detail is magnificent. Love the landing gear too.
Thank you very much Clayton! It`s always great being blogged, I apreciate the extra attention. Soon I will post my military version of this cool little aircraft.
 I like it 
  June 8, 2016
Beautiful aircraft! And congratulations on being Blogged! It's well deserved. The shaping of the fusalage and especially the foil shape of the wing are perfect. As with all your aircraft, your attention to detail is magnificent. Love the landing gear too.
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  June 4, 2016
Quoting jim mcdonough as usual another great aircraft,colours are great shaping very realistic,love the wing the way its smooth and appears to be angled back ever so slightly,would have looked great with your other aircraft you did with the same background,the front kinda reminds me of the single engined ones in Air America,attention to detail as always, well deserved Lego Car Blog
Thank you very much Jim! I`ve never thought about adding other of my planes in the photosession, but it`s a great idea, and maybe IŽll do that the next time I take outdoor pictures.
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  June 4, 2016
Quoting Promar Quadratus My Grandpa flew and was a flight instructor for a bunch of different Cessnas (except for this one). Very cool job here Henrik, you've made an excellent replication of a very cool aircraft. I love the wing props and the beautiful smoothness of the wings and front of the craft. Nice one with the propellers as well :) I'm a big fan of the twin-boom tail too, it's also found on my favorite fighter of WWII: The P38 Lightning. Well done and God bless, ~Promar~
Thank you Promar! I`m glad you like it. Do you know I have a P-38 Lightning in my aircraft collection too? Go and take a look at it if you like http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/390896
 I like it 
  June 3, 2016
as usual another great aircraft,colours are great shaping very realistic,love the wing the way its smooth and appears to be angled back ever so slightly,would have looked great with your other aircraft you did with the same background,the front kinda reminds me of the single engined ones in Air America,attention to detail as always, well deserved Lego Car Blog
 I like it 
  June 3, 2016
My Grandpa flew and was a flight instructor for a bunch of different Cessnas (except for this one). Very cool job here Henrik, you've made an excellent replication of a very cool aircraft. I love the wing props and the beautiful smoothness of the wings and front of the craft. Nice one with the propellers as well :) I'm a big fan of the twin-boom tail too, it's also found on my favorite fighter of WWII: The P38 Lightning. Well done and God bless, ~Promar~
 I made it 
  June 1, 2016
Quoting Kenji ! Wow! Nice job. You put so much detail into a small build.
What a nice comment - Thank you Kenji!
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  June 1, 2016
Quoting Parrington Levens Neat model!
Thank you Parrington!
Henrik Jensen
Sphinx Rising58
  May 31, 2016
Since I seen your new addition & recently watch Stephen King's Night Flier (earlier today), I decided to give the Skymaster 337 a whirl myself, but not just any Skymaster 337. I did the one shown in the movie, the one flown by the vampire. Let me know what you think, OK?
Henrik Jensen
Sphinx Rising58
  May 31, 2016
I grew up around both large & small aircraft, so, it was no shock to anyone that I started drawing & making models of them while young. One of my first attempts was this foldup replica of a Skymaster, which I had for the longest time before it got lost in history. Great Job, BTW. Paint it black & it could be the aircraft used in the Night Flier, lol.
 I like it 
  May 31, 2016
Wow! Nice job. You put so much detail into a small build.
 I like it 
  May 31, 2016
Neat model!
 I made it 
  May 31, 2016
Quoting Oliver Becker Great plane and fine pics, Henrik! The shaping at this scale is wonderful! :)
Thank you very much for you wonderful comment Oliver! It`s a pleasure!
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  May 31, 2016
Quoting Packer 221 Nice, clean model here. I like the photography seeing as well.
Thank you Packer 221, I`m glad you like the pictures!
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  May 31, 2016
Quoting Sven J. Again a fantastic model from you my friend. Really like how you added so much detail on this one :) Everything is spot on!
Thank you very much Sven! It`s always nice to recieve your very positive comments my friend!
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  May 31, 2016
Quoting Per Bonde Great job. Looks bigger than it is.
Thank you Per, I`m glad you think so!
 I made it 
  May 31, 2016
Quoting Sphinx Rising58 I grew up around both large & small aircraft, so, it was no shock to anyone that I started drawing & making models of them while young. One of my first attempts was this foldup replica of a Skymaster, which I had for the longest time before it got lost in history. Great Job, BTW. Paint it black & it could be the aircraft used in the Night Flier, lol.
Quoting Sphinx Rising58 Since I seen your new addition & recently watch Stephen King's Night Flier (earlier today), I decided to give the Skymaster 337 a whirl myself, but not just any Skymaster 337. I did the one shown in the movie, the one flown by the vampire. Let me know what you think, OK?
Thanks Sphinx Rising58! The Skymaster is a cool plane, but I`m surprised to see as part of a horror movie. I haven`t seen the movie, and have no plan to do so, but I`ll gladly take a look at your Skymaster model!
 I made it 
  May 31, 2016
Quoting Nick Barrett Interesting little 'plane, and a great model. Nicely swooshable too ;-)
Thank you Nick! I`m glad you like it!
 I made it 
  May 31, 2016
Quoting 2LegoOrNot2Lego Ingmar Spijkhoven Cool, I really like it...it is relatively tiny, but yet so much shape and detail...outstanding!!! :-)
Thank you Ingmar! I think this is the smallest plane I ever made, so I thought: "why not make two?" So you can expect to see my military version of this plane too!
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  May 31, 2016
Quoting Gabor Pauler Excellent proprtions in such a small scale!
Thank you Gabor!
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  May 31, 2016
Quoting C.K. Yee Simple and beautiful looking plane.
Thank you C.K. Yee! I`m still waiting in excitement for your 100th alternative!
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  May 31, 2016
Quoting Lane Spyksma That is a beauty! Fantastic build!
Thank you Lane Spyksma, I`m glad you like it!
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  May 31, 2016
Quoting Oran Cruzen Very nice build! How did you build that background? The rocks look so real!
Thank you Oran! It`s a very rare and hush-hush technique. Too secret to reveal here :-)
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  May 31, 2016
Quoting David Roberts Excellent proportions make this model instantly recognisable. I like the detail of the hollows in a 1x1 bricks as the air intakes, either side of tye prop. I also like how the stud angle changes for the twin booms. A neat model.
Thank you David for taking the time to comment both here and on Flickr. It`s much apreciated!
 I made it 
  May 31, 2016
Quoting Jeremy McCreary Excellent model and write-up as usual, Henrik! Wondering why you didn't trim a 9L 2-blade prop down to 7L after going non-purist on the metal rod connecting the rear landing gears? I know that you're not above modifying parts when pushed. (Neither am I.)
Thank you Jeremy! I didn`t have any 9L propellers when I build this one, but now I have. And I`m going to modify a pair for my military version of this plane, The O-2A Skymaster, so stay tunned!
 I like it 
  May 31, 2016
Great plane and fine pics, Henrik! The shaping at this scale is wonderful! :)
 I like it 
  May 31, 2016
Nice, clean model here. I like the photography seeing as well.
 I like it 
  May 31, 2016
Again a fantastic model from you my friend. Really like how you added so much detail on this one :) Everything is spot on!
 I like it 
  May 31, 2016
Great job. Looks bigger than it is.
 I like it 
  May 31, 2016
Interesting little 'plane, and a great model. Nicely swooshable too ;-)
 I like it 
  May 30, 2016
Cool, I really like it...it is relatively tiny, but yet so much shape and detail...outstanding!!! :-)
 I like it 
  May 30, 2016
Excellent proprtions in such a small scale!
 I like it 
  May 30, 2016
Simple and beautiful looking plane.
 I like it 
  May 30, 2016
That is a beauty! Fantastic build!
 I like it 
  May 30, 2016
Very nice build! How did you build that background? The rocks look so real!
 I like it 
  May 30, 2016
Excellent proportions make this model instantly recognisable. I like the detail of the hollows in a 1x1 bricks as the air intakes, either side of tye prop. I also like how the stud angle changes for the twin booms. A neat model.
  May 30, 2016
Excellent model and write-up as usual, Henrik! Wondering why you didn't trim a 9L 2-blade prop down to 7L after going non-purist on the metal rod connecting the rear landing gears? I know that you're not above modifying parts when pushed. (Neither am I.)
 
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