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Careful when you cut these pieces off the sprue...

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I ended up having a split launch bar mechanism...grrr

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On these pieces thin out the green shaded area by approx 1 blade width. This will help them sit flat when glueing them on. Otherwise they will sit crooked and look "off".

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Much better

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NOTE: The gap drilled out to accommodate the tie down chain for engine runs: used when the engines are to be run in CLASS II aka Afterburner Run. The notch is located above the top arrow.

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These are bout ready to accept the wiring now and a few extra details.

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NOTE: Drilled out Launch Bar holes.

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MLG progress

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Remove the tab in the above pic, there is no hole in the MLG to accept this tab, it will not sit well when building this up.

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I was going to drill out the hole..but decided it's easier to remove the tab.

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I drilled out the NLG Ground Safety Pin hole...then added another hole on the NWS Unit to ad more wires...

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Nose landing gear details, added a small hole: .4mm to facilitate wire to replicate a schrader valve.

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Schrader valve installed.

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Main Wheel Assy details.

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Up close, schrader valves untrimmed to proper length. Left the schrader valve long to show the detail.

 

 

Trimmed.

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Working on leveling the aircraft now, until next time.

 

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Haven't checked in for a while.  Progress looks great, Carmen.  Hope all is well!

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18 hours ago, Colin K said:

Haven't checked in for a while.  Progress looks great, Carmen.  Hope all is well!

Colin,

Thank you, appreciate the feedback. Things are well, enjoying the last few months (16 months) here. 

 

I did run into an issue, the connecting link is so fragile, I broke a few just through handling. That's because of my ham fisted handling skills...now I'mm trying to decide whether to cast some from resin, scratch build or just order some sprues from Kinetic. Because on on the road allot this next few months, I think I might just order some parts.

 

Cheers

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