Scratch built 1/24 South African Aerotek Ace prototype – Part 1
My first post on iModeler (first ever post of a project online!) and I have chosen a unique prototype built in South Africa in the late 80’s as a tandem turbine trainer replacement for the agiing South African Airforce Harvard instruction fleet. I attach an overview of this beautiful aircraft which lost out in the race for the SAAF replacement programme to the Pilatus PC7 MK2. Limited details of the aircraft specification are attached. I started by doing basic 3 view drawings from pictures found online and started the wooden moulds as I have vacuum formed the parts for the fuselage. I started this project in late December 2020 and am making good progress and will share updates accordingly.
I hope you enjoy!