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Pretty sure there's no issue getting an AM cockpit fit into the single piece fuselage. You out it in the same way you'll put the kits parts in. Maybe it won't fit prior AM cockpits but someone will design one for this specific kit like they do for all the others. If the changes in new technology work better or different than the old, what's the problem. Doing it like everyone else always has doesn't give anything new. I see no point in complaining about something based on pictures and non knowledge of how it actually fits. If the engineering is solid, then this is really exciting. 

 

Btw, I'm betting the cockpit drops in feom

thr top. And the railing fits over that. Looks pretty cool to me and saves cleaning a seam. 

 

Brian 

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48 minutes ago, Craig Baldwin said:

 

His words were   "It is essentially AMK-Tomcat fanart" not boxart.

 

Keep following our facebook. We will show that soon. Our box art is exactly the same scheme. But I don't think he knew that in advance.

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40 minutes ago, Brian P: Fightertown Decals said:

Pretty sure there's no issue getting an AM cockpit fit into the single piece fuselage. You out it in the same way you'll put the kits parts in. Maybe it won't fit prior AM cockpits but someone will design one for this specific kit like they do for all the others. If the changes in new technology work better or different than the old, what's the problem. Doing it like everyone else always has doesn't give anything new. I see no point in complaining about something based on pictures and non knowledge of how it actually fits. If the engineering is solid, then this is really exciting. 

 

Btw, I'm betting the cockpit drops in feom

thr top. And the railing fits over that. Looks pretty cool to me and saves cleaning a seam. 

 

Brian 

Brian,

 

You are giving us quite a pressure in making no mistake for that. :wave::wave:

 

Sio

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22 minutes ago, Sio said:

Keep following our facebook. We will show that soon. Our box art is exactly the same scheme. But I don't think he knew that in advance.

 

Hello, no, I had no idea, I decided to do this one because I find it to be one of the most attractive schemes, it's just beautiful 🙂

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1 hour ago, Sio said:

Brian,

 

You are giving us quite a pressure in making no mistake for that. :wave::wave:

 

Sio

 

If AMK does NOT follow the general cockpit designs of even the "big" ones like Tamiya by starting with a tub but in stead mold the side walls and front and rear as seperate parts, all the nice little details that we love on resin cockpits can be easily molded in plastic as well. After all this will not be a beginners kit and the target customer group will not be the same as Monogram's in the 70ties (not age wise...but essentially the same guys, like me). We can cope with a more complex parts break down if it brings more details with it...

 

cheers

Uwe

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9 minutes ago, Martin @ AMK Models said:

Shadrik, that art is amazing mate but how did you know? LOL

 

 

Well, my name is Martin too, must have been telepathy :)

 

Really happy you like it, thank you.

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Wow nice box art. I think this AMK will be needed if you are doing a launch diorama as everything hangs down when it is on the catapult. Will have to drop the nose wheel oleo though. I wonder if that option is in the kit? That would be cool. Oh and I guess you would need a crew. Looking forward to this release.

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Aren't the exhaust petals supposed to be fully open in AB?

Also, the main gear oleo's are not fully extended?

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Scott

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3 hours ago, F-16 said:

Aren't the exhaust petals supposed to be fully open in AB?

Also, the main gear oleo's are not fully extended?

 

 

Scott

CNJC-IPMS

 

 

Super Tomcats launched at 100% mil power, not afterburner. The actual photo you have shown was not from a deck launch.

Edited by Skull Leader

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I happen to like box art myself and consider it to be part of the whole package. With that said, is it supposed to be launching or doing a touch-n-go? Looks odd to me if it's launching. Either way (as has already been mentioned) the main gear legs need to be fully extended as obviously there's no weight on them while airborne. Also, if it's not in AB would there be a flame coming out/showing in the exhaust or would it just be a black hole with shimmering heat as in gb-madcat-sl's picture a few posts above? If it's launching, would the catapult hold back bar be already in the fully raised position at this stage in launch? Again, some of us collect/keep the box art so that's why we're pointing this stuff out. Personally I like the artwork posted on page-89 of this thread better.

 

Regards

 

EDIT: This art by ARC Member Shadrik is very nice in my opinion:thumbsup::

 

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As long as what’s in the box is great, they could put a crayon drawing of a B-52 on the box lid for all I care. 

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3 hours ago, Don said:

I happen to like box art myself and consider it to be part of the whole package. With that said, is it supposed to be launching or doing a touch-n-go? Looks odd to me if it's launching. Either way (as has already been mentioned) the main gear legs need to be fully extended as obviously there's no weight on them while airborne. Also, if it's not in AB would there be a flame coming out/showing in the exhaust or would it just be a black hole with shimmering heat as in gb-madcat-sl's picture a few posts above? If it's launching, would the catapult hold back bar be already in the fully raised position at this stage in launch? Again, some of us collect/keep the box art so that's why we're pointing this stuff out. Personally I like the artwork posted on page-89 of this thread better.

 

Regards

 

EDIT: This art by ARC Member Shadrik is very nice in my opinion:thumbsup::

 

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This is superb.

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28 minutes ago, Neo said:

Wow what a buch of spoiled brats... Ive said this before and im gina say it again, manufacturer that take the time to post in our forums and take input from us are RARE. Stop burning them to the ground with the negative attitude. This will result in only one thing, they will stop posting and listening. 

 

Even Kitty hawk that use to be really active have mostly stop losting here with a good reson. 99.9% comments where NEGATIVE. 

 

So unless it's important or a valid usefull critique i invite you guys to keep it to yourself. If you want to impress yours friend around a beer kknock yoursef out but keep it off the boards because bashing the box art has no value.

 

But Neo...it is a forum.

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14 minutes ago, Mr Matt Foley said:

 

But Neo...it is the internet.

 

fixted....  😎

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54 minutes ago, Neo said:

Wow what a buch of spoiled brats... Ive said this before and im gina say it again, manufacturer that take the time to post in our forums and take input from us are RARE. Stop burning them to the ground with the negative attitude. This will result in only one thing, they will stop posting and listening. 

 

Even Kitty hawk that use to be really active have mostly stop losting here with a good reson. 99.9% comments where NEGATIVE. 

 

So unless it's important or a valid usefull critique i invite you guys to keep it to yourself. If you want to impress yours friend around a beer kknock yoursef out but keep it off the boards because bashing the box art has no value.

 

THANK YOU!!!!! I wanted to say it but really did not feel like facing the backlash that usually accompanies such comments. People need to lighten up and stop being so anal retentive.

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13 minutes ago, habu2 said:

 

fixted....  😎

Funny but not funny. 

 

Although its the internet or forums its still civilization. 

 

Lets keep this place clean enough that moderators dont have to intervenn

 

Thank you

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3 hours ago, jhanna1701 said:

Just going to leave this here...

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That aircraft is not in afterburner, that is military setting. Even though you can see some flame, it is not coming out the exhaust, if it was in afterburner, there would be a 15-20 flame coming out the back end.

 

As stated somewhere above, Tomcat's with the F110 engine were restricted from using afterburner during catapult launches for two reasons; 1) it would burner through the JBD and 2), the aircraft would outrun the catapult shuttle about 60 feet down the cat track (which I have personally seen, twice).

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4 hours ago, Don said:

I happen to like box art myself and consider it to be part of the whole package. With that said, is it supposed to be launching or doing a touch-n-go? Looks odd to me if it's launching. Either way (as has already been mentioned) the main gear legs need to be fully extended as obviously there's no weight on them while airborne. Also, if it's not in AB would there be a flame coming out/showing in the exhaust or would it just be a black hole with shimmering heat as in gb-madcat-sl's picture a few posts above? If it's launching, would the catapult hold back bar be already in the fully raised position at this stage in launch? Again, some of us collect/keep the box art so that's why we're pointing this stuff out. Personally I like the artwork posted on page-89 of this thread better.

To answer your questions;

 

 

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With that said, is it supposed to be launching or doing a touch-n-go?

Whether the aircraft is doing a touch n go (bouncing) or launching, the angle of attack is way too high.

 

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Also, if it's not in AB would there be a flame coming out/showing in the exhaust or would it just be a black hole with shimmering heat as in gb-madcat-sl's picture a few posts above?

Yes, there is a flame coming out the back end if afterburner is engaged, the length will depend on what afterburner zone is selected. In zone 5, the flame will be 15 to 20 feet long, no matter what zone is selected the exhaust nozzle would be in the full open position.

 

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If it's launching, would the catapult hold back bar be already in the fully raised position at this stage in launch?


 

No, the launch bar will still be in the down position and the nose strut would still be in the kneel position. The nose gear would extend upon retraction and the launch bar would return to normal position during gear retraction also.

 

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Looking at the AMK artwork, even though you see "flame" in the exhaust nozzle it doesn't appear to be in afterburner, as stated, if it was in afterburner the flame would be at least 7 to 10 feet long (zone 1).

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