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    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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    R/C flying, music and recording. P/C sims. Licensed Aircraft Mechanic currently working on the B757-200, B767-300ER, Airbus A300/A310 and have 10+ years Herk experience. Also worked on the B727, B737, CT-114, CT-133 and CF-104.

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  1. As stated earlier, only the A and B had the C-1. The RNLAF jets had the C-2 seat through their entire service life. The following link will help with determining visually which seat is in the jet you are looking to build. http://www.ejectionsite.com/f104seat.htm Cheers, John
  2. Only the F-104A and B with the C-1 seat were downward ejecting. The C-2 and MB seats were upward. Cheers, John
  3. The 9-12 is the initial Mig-29 production variant and is known as the Fulcrum-A. It has the small original dorsal spine. The 9-13 is the Mig-29S and is known as the Fulcrum-C which has the fatback dorsal spine. Cheers, John
  4. Is this the decal set? Looks like a tan color to me but there isn't anything out there for colour photos with a quick search to confirm. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/dekls-da48049-f-51-mustang-169-fighter-squadron--1305583 I would say this F-51 has the cuffs due to the darker areas at the roots. Compare with this photo. The UTAH and CALIF birds are uncuffed while the NEV is. https://laststandonzombieisland.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/f-51d-mustangs-of-the-utah-california-and-nevada-angs-in-1948-144thfightergroup.jpg Cheers, John
  5. The circled antenna is one of two lower ICMS (Internal Counter Measures System) Band 2 antennas. The angled antenna is an improved UHF/VHF antenna which I believe was part of MSIP II. Cheers, John
  6. There's photo evidence indicating that the "turkey feathers" were removed as early as 1992. B-1B no "turkey feathers" 1992 If you're concerned about uber accuracy then use photo references to build a B-1B with the turkey feathers and you'll be okay. Cheers, John
  7. Bringing this back to the top. I'm still looking for the Canuck Models 1/27 set 72-009 of the same subject. Any leads just PM me. Cheers, John
  8. It's a wing mounted camera for the HVAR rocket system. Cheers, John
  9. This all depends on which mark of Canadair Sabre you want to build. All of them have distinct differences. Do you have a specific mark you want to model or are you looking for an over all breakdown? Cheers, John
  10. Yes indeed the early F-104G aircraft off the production line had the "light" gear installed. The "light" gear consisted, as you explained, of the narrow wheels/tires and non-bulged doors along with the lighter liquid springs. What I can gather from the limited information available, is that the F-104G was intended to have the "light" gear installed from the beginning but as the gross weight requirement increased there was a need for a heavy weight gear. This caused a delay in obtaining the "heavy" gear components so the first 2 to 3 years of F-104G production had the "light" gear installed. Th
  11. The wire you're talking about appears to be a receive only HF antenna. See the link to a pdf for the RC-135. On page 3 it shows all of the unclassified external antennas which includes the receive only cable HF wire. The stinger on the vertical stab is the main HF radio antenna with receive/transmit capabilities. Obviously there's a reason to have a receive only HF antenna wire but I can't find it. RC-135 Aerodynamics PDF Cheers, John
  12. No need to take offence and be a jerk. All I did was add clarity and balance with some facts with no ill intent. Maybe someone even took away a bit of insight into the helmet competition which was the sole intent of my reply. Looking over my post, I honestly can't understand what upset you so much. If that's all it takes to upset you, then it's not my issue. Ciao, JR
  13. I just added the information to clarify your post title which said, "USAF New Pilot Helmet - Way Cool". It will be the NEW USAF helmet if they win the contract competition but at this time it's just a prototype under test. Cheers, John
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