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  1. Mawz is right. The one and only time I flew in a J-3 it was just like he describes. I remember back in the day, seeing the same type of fuel "gauge" on riding mowers of the day. The aircraft I flew in did have a VHF radio, but it looked like something out of the 1940s. The owner had put indoor/outdoor carpeting on the floor, I guess to make the interior easier to clean?


    I just did a quick Google Image search on "Piper J-3 cockpit" and came up with this, lots of good stuff there:





  2. On 2/20/2018 at 9:03 AM, Collin said:





    I purchased 4 x resin MK-52's recently, don't have the order details here, but they are beautiful.





    It's kind of cool to see one of my photos being used as a reference. Glad to see that some of them are useful, anyway. :salute:

  3. 17 hours ago, Aussie-Pete said:

    I used to just build what was in the box but have decided to build aircraft that have served in the Australian defence force. A pretty random collection atm
    P3C Orion (I worked on those), Spitrefire, EA18 and a Seafury.

    What did you do on P-3s, Pete? I was a USN SS-3 operator for 20 years.

  4. I'm not 100% sure how the SeaSprite doors work, but it seems to me that if you had the sonobuoy launchers installed, there's no way you can slide that door open. I can't recall the exact length, but IIRC they stick out at least a meter into the cabin.

  5. I've got one of these Phase Hanger conversion sets on the way, it looks pretty nice in their photo. I'm not real good at scratchbuilding, and really I'm not wanting to take the time to do so, so this will help me a lot.

    This is the aircraft I want to do:




    I've already got decals, a cockpit set, SAC landing gear and the nacelles/fans I posted earlier.


  6. On 12/12/2017 at 11:37 PM, skyhawk174 said:

    Goffy Model made a weapons and wheel bay set in resin but sadly it is out of production. I have the Paragon Models wing fold set and was unaware that Wolfpack had made an equivalent set.


    I built my Viking when the kit came out many years ago in the ESCI box and of course I broke the landing gear. The landing gear is very fine so that is probably why that happened. I think SAC makes a set and I might get it for my next one. Or I could simply not play with my kits when done :)


    SAC does/did make a metal gear set for the S-3. I've got one in the stash (and no, you can't have it). :cheers:

  7. Link works now. The photo seems to show two complete clear sprues, but I can't tell on my tablet if both canopies are there. It would make sense for both to be there.

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