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Have a good research link or source for that just gotta have AM part? What about a story from first hand experience? We would like to hear about it!

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In addition to the interweb, the primary references for my build is Kagero's TOPSHOTS MiG-21MF by Krzysztof Barcz and Dariusz Warszawki. Has outstanding pix!

Hm, looks like I need that Wolfpack Exhaust Nozzle... <_</>

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OK, this is a reference link and also a bit of a 'noob' question. I found these photos of a German aircraft while traversing the halls of Britmodeller (on tip-toe -didn't want to wake up any of the members!).

The second one appears to indicate that the front section of the pitot is ball-mounted in the shaft (I'm beginning to wish I hadn't started this now) and thus has some latitude of movement. Indeed, it is slightly 'off' from the axis of the nose.

I doubt I can replicate that mounting in 1/48, but would be interested to know if that is the actual configuration, and if pitot or pitot-static tubes on other types also have it?

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Thanks for pointing that out...I finally have an explanation of my occasionally bent pitots... :rolleyes:

Seriously though, never saw anything like that before. Perhaps it is, actually, a mangled part.

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Very interesting, I would speculate that somehow that Pitot got knocked a bit out of alignment.

V/r

Ron

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Probably just a 'parking ding', then...I couldn't see why it would need to move around, surely that would impair its function?

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Probably just a 'parking ding', then...I couldn't see why it would need to move around, surely that would impair its function?

Definitely makes no sense. The angle and position of pitot booms is critical to their function. That looks like a damaged part to me; all pitot booms I've seen on 104s in person were dead straight (and I've seen quite a few starting back in the 70s in West Germany).

ALF

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