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  1. Good decal subject - EA-6B VMAQ-4

    How about VX-23 Prowlers?
  2. From a friend of mine who used to work on F-35 project at PAX. "It's both and depends. If memory serves its generally closer to closed than open because generally at hover the engine is at a higher thrust setting say between 90-97 ETR (engine thrust request). That said in M4 everything is about thrust split (the ratio of thrust generated from the lift fan vs the thrust from the engine) so if the pilot asks the aircraft for a rapid pitch up it is possible the engine will open the nozzle to respond to that request. Another possibility is the engine will not change and the lift Fan will squeeze done on its nozzle to produce more thrust. Or even both. That said, there are rate limits in M4 jetborne which is less than say 60 knots ground speed and they are tight to protect the pilot from doing something stupid that the aircraft can't recover from. "Summary: I would say it is generally closer to closed than open but is actually probably closer to the mid position, The nozzle area is 450 is closed 950 is open. 600 seems to ring a bell on mode 4 hover'"
  3. As my compressor slowly weeps (need advice)

    I post for you all the air there that's leaking While my compressor gently weeps I look at the floor and I see its dripping Still my compressor gently weeps I don't know how nobody told you how to unfold your manual I don't know how someone controlled you I bought and now I should sell you I look at the compressor and smells like it's burning While my compressor gently weeps With every mistake we must surely be learning Still my compressor gently weeps I don't know how you were quiet You were reliant too I don't know how you were supplying An now I'm pricing you I post for you all the compressor there that's weeping While my compressor gently weeps Look at this post you all Still my compressor gently weeps
  4. 2017 MLB World Series

    Not really interest this year, I got mine last year...
  5. F110A decals in 1/48 scale

    May I suggest VX-4 Phantoms that don't have the playboy bunny on the tail?
  6. 1/48 Tamiya P-51D

    IMHO The best scheme ever on a Mustang, great job, that scheme isn't easy!
  7. Minicraft T-34A/B Mentor

    Me too. My brother and I got to go up for our Young Eagles flight. We flew out of Naper Aero. My mom is still trying to find the picture(s) so I can post. In the mean time this one is probably from Oshkosh or some other airshow , some time in the late 80's judging by my attire. I always like this one because of the unusual number.
  8. Minicraft T-34A/B Mentor

    I see a Lima Lima display in my future... Also, maybe Julie Clark's beautiful T-34...
  9. What'd ya see today???

    A few from a Navy base in southern Maryland where technically I am not supposed to be taking pictures... Sorry about the quality, they are taken with my phone.
  10. Iridescent Canopy tint Experiment

    @cag_200 For me the experiment is over, at least for now. I am taking a hiatus from the hobby, too much going on right now to build models. Once life slows back down, hopefully i can return to my hobby. @Viper_730 That looks pretty good. Might have to use that for my Hawkeye when I start building again.

    hi Dean- is it one of these http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/search?typ1_c=101&cat=&state=&sold=0&sortid=0&searchkey=f-14&spage=1&Make=Academy
  12. Iridescent Canopy tint Experiment

    Hey Guys I have been messing with this for a couple of days. First of all, thinning with Isoprop Alcohol seems to work, but it won't spray directly onto a canopy, it's way to thin and runs off. I'm thinking it needs some type of medium to go with it. Next try will be with some tamiya smoke added, just enough to slightly tint, then add some future maybe. However, right now i'm halted because I've run out of canopies to try this on. I may try and strip a few and see if i can make it go. to be continued...
  13. F-23A Black Widow II

    Yeah it could have been my doing maybe. Good luck on your project.
  14. F-23A Black Widow II

    They are nice kits, just watch the top wing joints. I had a few issues with them lining up.
  15. What is a near miss?

    Park on a drive way and drive on a parkway