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About EricF

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  • Birthday 04/21/1967

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  1. This is the idea with a quick average dry fit
  2. Hi everyone! OMG I have a problem! I have been working on the wing with some interruptions due to my job. It' on a good way. The today update does make me optimistic and it adds suddenly quite a big additional work. Something rang a bell in my mind when I saw this. Take a look On the left, you have the Trumpeter canopy and the Fisher's one is on the right The Fisher canopy is too flat and too wide. The canopy and its fairing are exactly the same on the F-8 and RF-8 Here is the evidence here below. Sorry for the poor quality but these two pics are self explanatory. They are a shoot of my Ipad screen. They are exactly the same indeed. It seems to be logic on the manufacturer point of view to have the same canopy for costs and the management of the spare parts. Well, let us have a look on the differences between the two fuselages now The cut front part of the Trumper And the RF-8 resin part Fisher is a bit short on the front and logically too flat The both side by side now Conclusion: --> If I take the Trumpeter as a reference, that's sound quite good to me, the Fisher fuselage is too wide on the aft part of the cockpit by 2 mm and too flat by 3 mm at the canopy the fairing section. Corrective actions: --> I will cut the both fuselages along the black lines shown on pics and I will adapt the Trumpy part on the Fisher's one. I will insert next the Aires tub coming with its Avionics part as I did on the two other aircraft. It will give me the wright cockpit width. This the best solution to me to be able to display the three birds side by side without suffering of a big difference in the shapes. That's all for now. I have to put all of this into practice now. I am on vacations next week. So updates will come regularly. Cheers Eric
  3. Some work on the right aileron With a dry fit on the wing with the flap Stay tuned Cheers Eric
  4. Here is my work on the inboard flap The used Evergreen is the thinnest available (0,13mm)
  5. Hi everyone, I spent most of my time by sanding and polishing the shape of the spine. Waiting for the third Aires cockpit to assemble it with the Avionics one, I started to work on slats and flaps. As soon as I receive the cockpit, I will work on it to paint the three tubs at the same time and assemble the fuselages of the E and E (FN). Back on the slats, I discovered additional work to adjust them to the wing. You have an idea of it on the following pics. Fortunately, the two other Crusader will have the slats retracted with the wing folded. All the pics are related to the right inboard slat The underside The step is to created the fairing which is on the underside of the wing The slat is pivoting around it. The uperside A dry fit to get an idea That's all for now Eric
  6. I'm still working on the wing The spine needs particular attention in adjusting the shapes. I used the fore bulkhead as a template to correct the asymmetry hilighted in black on the right hand side The photo etched part is included in the kit. After correction A view of the underside The white part is an Evergreen profile to fill a gap And finally after a first cost of Alclad Primer Some imperfections are revealed that will easily be corrected. Bye for now Eric
  7. As rightfully pointed out by David Hansen, the wing upper surface is flat at the wing fold hinge point. The kit as it is here below And now after correction. The depth is enough to able to sand the bulge without affecting the hinge. Eric
  8. I've painted the three new exhausts. They are now correct for a P&W J57 P20 On the left the P4 that we found on the f-8A/B and on the right the P20 on the next versions Below the P20 Compared to the P4 Et voilĂ  Thanks for watching Eric
  9. I get it Pfffff .... It took me a long time to understand that Of course you are right. I've found a pic of the aircraft with unfolded wing and the wing fold hinge is actually flat. Thank you for your input I will correct it Eric
  10. Hi David, I agree with you, but I'm talking about the profile of the wing at the wing chord. On the fuselage, from leading edge to trailing edge, even at the spine we still have the wing profile. I may be wrong, but this is what I analyze on the pics here below Note that the upper surface is perfectly smooth (no appearing rivets or panel lines) Pics reference: Jet aircraft walk around http://nabe3saviation.web.fc2.com/wajete.html
  11. Some basic work on the wing. I started to correct the upper side wing profile with putty for car. It does not retract even in thick layer. Anorher thing, The dorsal spine si too long by 1.5 mm Do not correct the fuselage which is good. The Trumpeter wing is drop and fit on the Fisher fuselage. The reduction in length of the dorsal spine takes into account the depth of the photo etched bulkhead. I will sand the fuselage just enough to insert the other photo etched bulkhead on. I obtained a first outline A perfect surface will obtained later with Mr Surface 500 then 1000. Here below The front bulkhead sanded at 99.2 mm from the back See you soon Eric
  12. Thanks for your support. Some stencils are missing on the regular decal sheets such as " BEWARE OF HOT AIR BLAST" ans the 604 As I wrote you, I will try for the first time home made decals with a laser printer. We we keep in touch by messages Cheers Eric
  13. Hi everyone The MB Mk7 for the RF-8G is finished The Mk5 and the Mk7 side by side Bye for now Eric
  14. Thanks You made an outstanding model. Honestly your RF-8 has always inspired me for a long time. Compare to the Fisher model it was a such challenging project to do it from scratch. I had some inspiring pics for a low viz finish but the stencils are an obstacle for me. So it will be the overall shinny grey. Cheers Eric
  15. I will represent this aircraft, the RF-8G BuNo 144614
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