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  1. WOW! I just received their F-9 Cougar and F-8C Crusader conversion kit in the mail not too long ago. Glad they are safe and hope their home is fine. Prayers and best wishes! Tracy
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    Tomcat 14” squat function.

    Thanx! That'll help when I start flying Heatblur's new F-14A/B in DCS. :-)
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    Tomcat 14” squat function.

    So, the launch is with the switch in the kneel position, and the nose strut extends normally due to weight off wheels for normal retraction. There should be something in a checklist to ensure it’s in the extend position prior to landing? There is a reason I’m asking about this function. 😉 Tracy
  4. Hopefully there are a few Turkey drivers out there that can answer my question. After compressing the nose wheel strut to get the launch bar into the shuttle, at some point, is the nose strut switch set to Extend prior to launch? Thanks, Tracy
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    747 Orbiter SCA Mounts Study

    I’ll dig out the 74 and measure... pics too. Here's a thought... add small pegs onto the glueing surfaces. I’ll drill small holes into the fuselage dome so the forward mount can snap into place for better support. Tracy Tracy
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    747 Orbiter SCA Mounts Study

    Are you talking about from ball-joint to ball-joint, port-to-starboard? If so, there a pic on the previous page that shows them with the measurement written on the fuselage... roughly 49.5mm. The fuselage halves aren't fully mated, so maybe a tad less. Tracy
  7. Can we get a moderator to pin this at the top? Tracy
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    USS Excelsior NX-2000

    Getting the urge to get back to this. With the passing of my best friend earlier this year, Gil "DutyCat" Gregg, I haven't felt like touching a model all year. Here's how the masters to the Excelsior project sit right now... The next section planned is the nacelle struts. Tracy
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    747 Orbiter SCA Mounts Study

    Some images of the aft mounts with the lateral stanchions separated for a tongue n groove fit. The lateral parts just snapped into place. No glue here. Tracy
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    747 Orbiter SCA Mounts Study

    I received the new rear mounts. They look great and will be easy to mold and cast into a more durable medium. I’ll post pics when I get home from my current trip. Tracy
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    Zotz deal sheet

    I can find very decal sheet these guys made except of course, the one I want. Looking for the 1/32 F-8C VF-84 , VF-111 sheet. nothing on line. Anyone have a set in their decal library they want to part with? Tracy
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    First Man Movie!

    Loved this movie - As an aviation historian, and professional pilot. Short of holding the controls in my hands and feeling G-forces, it really puts you in the cockpit. Tracy
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    Have a G, but need an F

    Noted! I see now that the kit is an F with extra trees that have the Growler differences. Tracy
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    The Coke Bottle effect aft of the pivot point for the stabs does look a bit too pronounced/drastic in that image. The video above omits that section. Hopefully, that is an early version of production that has already been fixed. If it hasn’t? It’s a major issue “for me”. Tracy
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    Have a G, but need an F

    I have a 1/32 scale Trumpeter E/F-18G, but have changed my mind in wanting an F/A-18F. For those of you who know both kits... If I structurally omit the large wing fences and opt for the wingtip missile rails instead of the pods, I have an F, correct? The kit doesn’t come with the fillet for the wing’s dog tooth, so I think I may be good to go without having to buy an F kit. Tracy