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Everything posted by RBrown

  1. Great photos vince14, thanks for posting!
  2. https://www.foxnews.com/video/6315464578112
  3. Fuel from the drop tank fed the main tank. The fuel gauge on the instrument panel only measured the main tank. When pumping from the drop tank the fuel gauge would read full until the drop tank was emptied. On the K series the plumbing was reconfigured slightly. The fuel line was was routed to a windowed box lower in the cockpit.
  4. The fuel line in question was the feed from the drop tank. If no drop tank was fitted, or if the tank was empty, there would not be fuel in the line.
  5. This is a fabulous resource for anyone building the Revell kit. Thank you again!
  6. That is a very comprehensive list, thank you for posting! For the totally obsessed a couple of trivial points on the spinner. On the G series the spinner back plate had scallop behind the blade... On the F the the aperture for the propeller blade were asymmetric. This is rarely seen in period photos, but here is an image where it is at least perceptible... These details would be almost be imperceptible in 1/32 scale.
  7. The DB 605 was essentially a bored out DB 601.
  8. A smart person learns from his mistakes, but a wise man learns from the mistakes of others...
  9. The Bf 109 F-4 used 87 octane fuel which was dyed dark blue.
  10. The F spinner was different than the G. On the F the opening for the prop was asymmetric, while the G had a symmetric opening. This photo shows some F spinners... G spinner...
  11. Converting Revell G-2 to an F: 1. Remove cooling scoops on each side of forward fuselage. 2.The kit will require extensive modification to the kit canopy, Dragons Bf 109 E-4 canopy will work in lieu of reworking the Revell item. 3. Scribe fuel filler below cockpit. 4. Remove kit's fuel filler on fuselage spine. 5. Reduce width and diameter of tail wheel. 6. Modify kit oil cooler to a more shallow configuration for F-2 and early F-4. Size is OK for late F-4s and Trop machines, but shape is poor. 7. Remove access hatch on left fuselage immediately forward of tail assembly. 8. Remove MW filler point on right fuselage. 9. Remove primer filler point on fuselage. 10. Reduce width of prop blades, kit blade can suffice for F-4Z. 11. Add reinforcing plates at junction of fuselage and tail assembly. Check photos, these were present on most aircraft, even late delivery F-4 featured these. 12. F-2 and early F-4 supercharger intake needs to be modified to a thinner and slightly longer configuration. Kit intake is OK for late F-4. 13. Most F-4 had circular wheel wells, F-2 wells usually as on G series.
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