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Repair and Refurbish GB / Re: The Silver Spitfire - Finished
« Last post by Robomog on Today at 04:35:50 AM »
Thanks guys,  when I was looking for a suitable finish I found that most of the spitfire colour schemes were quite dowdy so finding out about the Silver Spitfire was fortuitous. Also as Brian rightly points out the beautiful  lines of the spitfire can be truly shown up with a bright finish.

Thanks again

Mog
>^-.-^<
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Aero-space / Re: BAe Tempest 6th Generation Fighter
« Last post by kitnut617 on Today at 04:24:06 AM »
Interesting, looks like they've used Tornado u/c
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Aero-space / Re: Saab Draken Ideas and Inspiration
« Last post by kitnut617 on Today at 04:19:18 AM »
Don't get tied to a small radome Carl, you can always re-profile the fuselage just behind it if you use a bigger one.

Like I've done on my Eagle F.1 where I've used a Tornado F.3 nose. I've cut slits back down the fuselage so I can prize the plastic out a bit to suit the radome diameter, just a matter of PSR after that
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Aero-space / Re: BAe Tempest 6th Generation Fighter
« Last post by The Big Gimper on Today at 04:18:28 AM »


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Aero-space / Re: Avro CF-100 Variants
« Last post by kitnut617 on Today at 04:13:35 AM »
Cheers guys ---

The nose on the Mk.3 comes from an F-15  -----   slightly re-profiled   ;)
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Aero-space / Re: Avro CF-100 Variants
« Last post by The Big Gimper on Today at 03:47:38 AM »
These are awesome Robert. At some I will provide an update on my Mk.6 build.
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Aero-space / Re: Saab Draken Ideas and Inspiration
« Last post by The Big Gimper on Today at 03:45:46 AM »
My take on a Draken upgrade. Mitsubishi F-1 wings. BAe Hawk horizontal stabilizers. And other goodies not yet finalized.
If I may be so bold as to suggest, possibly extend the nose a bit and reshape it to take a larger radome, form something like a Phantom or even a Viggen. The Draken suffered from insufficient sensor capability at the end of it's life and a good update would be a larger, better radar and the ability to fire things like the AIM-120 or Meteor.

Change the exhaust to something like the petalled exhaust of the F-100/F-110 better performance, more range.

Just spitballin' here...  :D  ;)

Paul

Good spit balls.

Saab already selected the Carlsberg Group OM79 engine. The Carlsberg beer company of Denmark (J35 users (the Airforce, not the beer company)) was looking to diversify it's business. It asked it franchises to keep an eye open for any opportunities. .

The Swedish office found one in the Draken Plus program. The Swedish Carlsberg team using it's resources from it's beer division learned from beer loving Svenska flygvapnet pilots about the Draken Plus project and they were looking for a new engine. They took this information back to Copenhagen where it was discovered some parts of the beer brewing process could be used to enhance engine performance.

After some trial and error, Carlsberg was able to increase J79 performance by 10% with a only a 5% change in design. They proposed the design to Saab who liked it. Carlsberg got the contract and we now have a licensed built PW J79 engine, OM79. OM being ölmotor or beer engine.

Okay. I had a left over J79 exhaust from a F-4 and I glued it  on. Can't back-out now.


J35Plus-06
by Big Gimper, on Flickr

The nose is about 2 feet scale  / 9mm across so I need to find a radome which is similar in dimension. Any ideas?



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Aero-space / Re: 1/72 Hawker Nighthawk NF.9 / Hawker Hunter F-83D
« Last post by pigflyer on Today at 03:44:40 AM »
Brilliant, I think it would have done for the Javelin.
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Aero-space / Re: AV-22 and E-22 Tilt Rotors
« Last post by kitnut617 on Today at 03:43:38 AM »
Another thing I've done is to relocate the APU from the wing center section to the rear of the port sponson. I've done it this way because I've got the GAU-8 in the starboard sponson and needed something to offset the weight on that side. Same reason I put my refueling probe on the port side.

The exhaust I've used was made from a bit of curved sprue which I hollowed out.
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Aero-space / Re: AV-22 and E-22 Tilt Rotors
« Last post by kitnut617 on Today at 03:39:31 AM »
Here's the new nose tidied up and a round of PSR
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