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Test birds group build

  

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  1. 1. Are you ready to join the test and eval squadron?



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Good stuff!!! Hope it gets approved this is the push I need to get a few of the birds I have flown in built!!! <_<

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I re-bumped it on the Mod page.

They seem to be away.

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Hm-m-m-m ... I've been wanting to build a 1/48 X-29 ... almost from scratch ... this might work really well.

Great idea!

Pete

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I have the Special Hobby X-15 in 1/48 that I started to assemble the resin pit on. Very fiddly kit. At what level of build would it not qualify? In other words, how far along can it be?

Don

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Don, you'd be fine with that much work. I lean towards allowing interior work previously, but no major assemblies can be together.

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Good news gents, the build is a go! I'll finally have an excuse to build my VISTA.

Should be a January 1st start date.

Edited by falcon20driver

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Great news!

I'd be in with a X-15.

Tricky question: would the F-15A Streak Eagle qualify? It was a airframe specificially modified for time to climb demonstration flights.

Cheers, Andy

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So, would I be good with doing one of the lizard scheme F-16Cs that were used for the CAS Evaluation Program?

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Excellent. Ordered the kit & decals I wanted for this build last night.

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I would say the lizzard F-16 would count. The F-15A would count if there was something different about it. Was it modified or painted differently for those trials?

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Streak Eagle was a bare airframe w/ no paint on it for weight savings. Also had a large red, white & blue "Streak Eagle" below the canopy on each side of the fuselage.

Edited by Adam Baker

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Additionally all armament and much of the electronics were removed to achieve maximum thrust to weight ratio:

060905-F-1234S-013.jpg

Photo: nationalmuseum.af.mil

The plane was flown by the pilots assigned to the F-15 Joint Test Force at Edwards AFB but the actual record test flight were done in the cold air above Grand Forks AFB in North Dakota.

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Great stuff, I finally have an excuse to attack that frightening paint job! Looking forward to get going!

Cheers, andy

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Just wanted to keep this build in people's minds. It looks like its garnering some good interest with 44 votes and I can't wait to see everyone's builds. I've dug out my F-16 to start planning my build, and I can't wait! All Ineed to do is track down a pparachute housing.

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Cool idea, was there ever a group build for the planes that never made

it? The fly offs that lost. The A-9, YF-17, F-107? But then again where

are you going to find a kit for a "loser"?---John

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Cool idea, was there ever a group build for the planes that never made

it? The fly offs that lost. The A-9, YF-17, F-107? But then again where

are you going to find a kit for a "loser"?---John

Actually there are more kits out there than you might think. Just a quick look and I've got several in the stash, a Bell XHSL-1 anti-sub helicopter, Vought F6U-1 Pirate, discontinued shortly after adoption, Curtis XP-40Q, the bubble topped P-40 intended to compete with the P-51, North American F-107 "Super Super Sabre", Boeing X-32 which lost to the F-35, and General Dynamics / Grumman F-111B the not adopted version of the F-111 intended for the USN.

If prototypes meet the requirements I might even break one out for the group build. I'm pretty sure the Bell is a contender even if prototypes are not acceptable since it was used to test sub hunting techniques and equipment.

Edited by Aaronw

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So, I saw the start date of January, is this official? It's not listed on the Group Build calendar.

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I believe it to be January. I requested January and received a PM stating the build was approved. I think there was just an accidental omission on the calendar. Mods please correct me if I'm wrong.

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If test aircraft includes prototypes where can I find an A-9?---John

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As far as I remember..... your right.

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I think prototypes would count in this group build. I would consider them to fall under test aircraft.

Ok, that opens up my options. :thumbsup:

If test aircraft includes prototypes where can I find an A-9?---John

Here is one in resin

http://www.anigrand.com/AA2021_YA-9.htm

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