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Re: EE/BAC Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #135 on: December 04, 2017, 06:18:50 AM »
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Re: EE/BAC Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #136 on: January 17, 2018, 06:00:41 AM »
From Colin Strachan, owner of Freightdog Models.

A couple of years ago I produced a ‘swing wing’ conversion for the Airfix Lightning F.6 kit in 1/72 scale, a paper project to enhance the original design. This wonderful build took my resin wings and mated them to the Sword Lightning T.5 kit, which was also significantly scratch converted into a Phase III Lighting, itself based on a Naval VG proposal. I can’t remember the modellers name, but I just came across this picture and wanted to share it. The VG wing sets is still available, although designed for the Airfix kit, I’ve seen it fitted to other Lightning kits including Matchbox and Sword ones, with the application of a little modelling skill, as illustrated here!

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Re: EE/BAC Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #137 on: January 18, 2018, 03:18:56 AM »
Am I the only one who thinks that it looks a bit odd that the outer wing panels in the VG Lightning would have been exactly the same shape as the regular ones? Or was this just a case of paper exercise and if anything would have ever become of it, the wing planform would have been redesigned?

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Re: EE/BAC Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #138 on: January 18, 2018, 04:05:02 AM »
I cannot speak to the final design but these drawings appears to be authentic and as you noted kept the original shape of the fixed wing version.





Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234991381-ee-sea-lightning-project-help/
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Re: EE/BAC Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #139 on: January 18, 2018, 07:31:11 AM »
Yes, I'm aware of and have seen the official BAC drawings and brochures around the net. What I meant that if someone had digged further into it, were there any "serious" plans to further redesign the wing if anyone caught the bait, or would this have been it.

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Re: EE/BAC Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #140 on: January 19, 2018, 02:44:34 AM »
Yes, I'm aware of and have seen the official BAC drawings and brochures around the net. What I meant that if someone had digged further into it, were there any "serious" plans to further redesign the wing if anyone caught the bait, or would this have been it.


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Re: EE/BAC Lightning Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #141 on: September 15, 2018, 08:57:26 AM »
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