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2nd F-20 is German. This one will be fitted with a bigger wing as the crashes of both F-20s were related to its using the same wing as the F-5 leading to a higher wing loading

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Wings have been taken from an F-18. My scenario is that Northrop uses the wings of its F-18L as a basis, as you can see the length at the wing root is a near perfect match :lol:

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hmm, cool one Nev

Got to love "what if"!!

:lol:

MikeJ

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Well, did a little bit of work on this today after she'd been stuck on the shelf for a few months.

Scraped the bulges for the wing fold mechanism off. Cut of part of the inboard wing and glued a piece of plasticard between the upper and lower wing to slot into the groove in the fuselage for the kits wings.

LHS is modified wing, RHS unmodded.

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Wings have been taken from an F-18. My scenario is that Northrop uses the wings of its F-18L as a basis, as you can see the length at the wing root is a near perfect match :cheers:

F-18L???? :touche:

What is this Mod you're doing exactly, Nev??

Take Care

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I heard from a LM engineer on the What If boards that both F-20s that crashed were the result of high wing loading caused by using the F-5 wing on the heavier F-20. There was a proposal from Northrop for a bigger winged F-20, like maybe 10% bigger.

But I went a little bit crazy and decided to use an F-18 wing :D

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I heard from a LM engineer on the What If boards that both F-20s that crashed were the result of high wing loading caused by using the F-5 wing on the heavier F-20.  There was a proposal from Northrop for a bigger winged F-20, like maybe 10% bigger.

But I went a little bit crazy and decided to use an F-18 wing :rofl:

Oh, Thanks Nev!!

However, I think that 10% is not really that much.... In fact, you could leave the wing just as it is....check out the Difference between a Super Hornet and a Hornet's wing, which is of 25%

HTH

Take Care

Edited by MaRiO FDZ

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need to get some filler now to fill those gaps - can you believe neither of my LHS's have any in stock? :thumbsup:

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need to get some filler now to fill those gaps - can you believe neither of my LHS's have any in stock? :thumbsup:

Looks REALLY funny with those big wings...

Keep us posted!

Take Care

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Reminds me of a project I was thinking of...I was going to mount a fixed wing on a F-14 to do a "what if" replacement for the F-14 that isn't a superhornet. Now I can live through you and not have to go through the work! Interesting build. I'd use thick superglue to fill those gaps. Add a touch of accelerator, and instant filled seam.

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Kozlok, there were several proposals for the F-14 that featured fixed wings, before they settled on the swing wings. There are photos of concept models in the big WAPJ book on the Tomcat.

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OK, got some painting done the other night.

I know the paint is a bit ropey - it needs another coat, then some touch ups.

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Another shot.

Less than a week to go, so I gotta get stuck in at the weekend if I'm gunna finish this baby!

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