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Offline Acree

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Re: F-106G Dart 2000
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2016, 02:04:05 AM »
My canopy change will be more radical even than that.  I am attempting to use a Eurofighter Typhoon canopy.  I have a backup plan if that fails. 

The whole canopy / radome / nose re-engineering is the biggest challenge for me right now.

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Re: F-106G Dart 2000
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2016, 02:36:12 AM »
Semi-related: this thread made me read up on F-106, and repeated exposure to front views of her made me realize that especially with the original canopy and those inlets she must certainly have been at least a partial inspiration for the Colonial Vipers from Battlestar Galactica.

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Re: F-106G Dart 2000
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2016, 01:54:07 PM »
This is off topic, but the original designers used X-15, F-104, F-4 and F-107 as their inspiration for the 'compact' (27') Colonial Vipers.
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Re: F-106G Dart 2000
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2016, 02:57:05 AM »
I have made some progress on the Dart 2000.  The first picture below shows the F-110 in the package - nice little kit with detail few will ever see (brass flame holders deep inside the afterburner).  The second pic shows the F-110 built up next to the kit pats it replaces.  The third shows the new engine nozzle in situ (temporarily).  The F-110 will sit further aft than the j-75 due to center of gravity issues and to allow the variable nozzle to sit outside the shroud that covered the J-75's fixed nozzle. 

Next, I have begun to tackle the intakes.  I took the intakes from an F-15C (Hasegawa) and cut them down in all three dimensions to mate up with the F-106 intake trunking.  Much PSR follows and I still need at least one more PSR session, but you can get the idea.

I have also started work on the cockpit and nose changes.  More pics soon!

Chuck

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Re: F-106G Dart 2000
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2016, 06:59:04 AM »
Way cool!!  8) 8)
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Re: F-106G Dart 2000
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2016, 10:33:40 AM »
This is awesome!

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Re: F-106G Dart 2000
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2016, 11:30:03 AM »
Wonder how the vertical fin from an F-16 would look on the F-106?  Especially one of the fins that includes the parachute housing.
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Re: F-106G Dart 2000
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2016, 03:00:48 AM »
Got some more done on the Dart 2000.  Today's photos show the nose work.  It actually went easier than I expected...  after a lot of playing around and thinking.  The first photo shows the new nose without radome, the second with radome (not glued), and the third is a peek into the cockpit.  The last pic is a leftover from last time showing the new intakes again.

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Re: F-106G Dart 2000
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2016, 10:39:52 AM »
Looking good! I'm taking notes

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Re: F-106G Dart 2000
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2016, 11:30:33 AM »
Fascinated how well these changes are integrating into an F-106. :)

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Re: F-106G Dart 2000
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2016, 03:12:01 PM »
Tonight's update is focused on the closed-off weapons bay and gun installation.  The gun "pod" represents a permanent installation and consists of the wingroot and gunport from an F-15C and some chunk of random bomb leftover.  There is actually a six-barrel cannon inside that gun port, but you can't see it in the pics (and barely in real life). 

Enjoy, and feel free to comment!

Chuck

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Re: F-106G Dart 2000
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2016, 03:32:39 AM »
Excellent changes. All well thought-through, plausible, and neatly executed. Go Acree!  :D
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Re: F-106G Dart 2000
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2016, 02:42:02 PM »
Thanks, Apophenia! 

I have made a good bit of progress since the last update.  Wings are on, canopy is on and masked.  Wingtip missile rails are mounted along with under-fuselage rails.  Due to limited available length I went with only two fuselage rails, meaning total loadout will be 4 x AIM-120 (2 fuselage, 2 wingtip) and 4 x AIM-9L.  To canard, or not to canard?!?  After much indecision and a little advice from my son, I decided to mount canards low on the nose with anhedral to help prevent disrupting airflow into the intakes.  These are modified horizontal stabilizers from an Me 262. 

The model has been primed in overall white, which makes for horrible photos, but at least you can see the overall shape.  Enjoy, and as always, comments welcome!


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Re: F-106G Dart 2000
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2016, 02:55:04 PM »
That's looking a bit funky! 8)
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Re: F-106G Dart 2000
« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2016, 06:02:12 AM »
This looks awesome. Are you going with a traditional F-106 scheme for markings or something different?