Russian FOD Blower

I am looking for more info on this type of fod blower any help is appreciated.


They’re typically old Mig engines Chris. I’ve seen them bolted to all kinds of chassis.

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@Canmedic. Thanks Don. I feel the need to scratch build one.

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NASCAR uses a similar idea in American stock-car racing - they bolt an old helicopter engine to the back of a truck and slap some ductwork on and use them to dry racetracks after rains and massive wrecks that leave fluids behind. Driver Juan Montoya suffered a steering failure while slowly circling the track behind a jet dryer and slammed into the back of it in 2012 and destroyed his car and lit off a big fire from all the spilled jet fuel.

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Maybe you could use this as a starting point…

3D renderings

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@Frenchy . Thats all I need to start with .

Variant :wink:

What you get in the Profimodeller set :
http://www.profimodeller.com/detail/p32219-mig-15-engine/

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I can also take the engine from a 1/32 trumpeter Mig.
If anyone has the mig 15 or 17 available

More pics (the truck is called AIST-5TM ) :

https://zhzhitel.livejournal.com/306668.html

I guess this is the forerunner of the jet engine-based machine

Here’s the AIST-5TM’s big brother based on the MAZ-537 truck, called AIST-10 :

http://uncle-vova.com/card/aist-10-10-agu-ajerodromnaja-gazostrujnaja-ustanovka/

Another view of the “wheeled” variant :

H.P.

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@Frenchy . those are amazing and the last image answers some questions for me.

You don’t think the scale difference will be too bad between 1/32 and 1/35 Chris?

Kitty hawk makes a 1/48 URAL

And if I bothered to finish that thought…

Maybe there’s a 1/48 mig engine to be had?

No . The scale difference will not be a issue . I only need a small bit of the engine and can re work it to account for scale

This variant is called AIST-5MP :


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@Frenchy . you have been a huge help. Thank you so much.

You’re welcome Chris. Here are two more views :

Some detail pics in this Russian forum thread :
https://format72.ru/viewtopic.php?t=325&start=15

H.P.