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Kitty Hawk T-28C DONE!

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   It is correct that most Fennec had the higher canopy but I found at least one Fennec with the lower canopy. Not sure when this picture was taken, but it looks contemporary to the Algerian war.

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Sorry for high jacking the thread.

 

Keep up the great work, it will be stunning in yellow.

 

David

 

Ooh that Fennec is on the Berna Fennec decal sheet. SOLD! 

 

Zach

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What a guy!!    lol - You could have done that one if you wanted Ern, Its all good. I was pretty sure you had another scheme in mind anyway IIRC. 

 

LOL, this one's for Glen, Brian,  but for me, I'm thinking of going back to my AoA sheet and seeing what's there for a C.

That decal package has a bunch of super cool schemes on it.

I'm not really into French aircraft, nothing wrong with them, just never studied them much, but someone REALL:Y needs to do a big, bad Fennec.  Those things were real beasts.  Just like a Skyraider, winged dump trucks with many guns. :)

And supercharged too....  look out!

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No afterburner either?

 

Cheers

Rainer

Rainer, afterburner? Are you speaking Swahili again? :)

 

I need to tell you I had a Southwest pilot buddy of mine tell me I'm the only guy he's known who flew an airplane that looked just like him.

Fat, round, ugly, and leaky.

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The engine builds into a nice representation of a big single row Wright.

 

There are 5 laminations there. The two engine halves, the intake ring on the rear, plus the pushrod ring and a separate ignition ring on the front.

Then the gearbox fits over the pushrod and ignition ring, keying into the main crankcase.

 

Therein lies the concern. The pushrod ring and ignition ring, followed by the reduction gearbox all stack on top of one another, and the pushrod ring is springy, it will push the ignition ring and gearbox out, and trust me on this because I speak from experience here, if you allow that to happen, the cowl WILL NOT FIT!!!

The engine will be too long and it will be too late to fix it. The cowl lip will hit the governor and your only recourse will be to carve off some of the governor to allow the cowl to close.

 

So, install the pushrod and ignition rings, along with the gearbox at the same time, then weight it down or clamp it all overnight to dry, keeping it all pushed in.

 

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Ernie

   Just saw your build thread. I'll be following along for sure :popcorn: . I'm just amazed that you think it might be done in two weeks time. It takes me that long just go open the box and see what's inside.

Joel

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Joel, I'm gonna try. But this build is for Glen, so it'll be OOB. I'm stalled a bit right now as I just found out I'm fresh out of USN seatbelts, so a quick order has a few new sets of HGW belts on the way.

Will do wings, engine, and gear in the meantime.

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Joel, I'm gonna try. But this build is for Glen, so it'll be OOB. I'm stalled a bit right now as I just found out I'm fresh out of USN seatbelts, so a quick order has a few new sets of HGW belts on the way.

Will do wings, engine, and gear in the meantime.

 

Ernie,

  I'm quite sure that if anyone can pull off a 2 wk build you can, and still maintain your building standards.

 

Joel

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Ok, so here for an update. Life gets in the way sometimes and I'm waiting on seatbelts, so we pick away at other things.

As the model will be the Kitty hawk display model, we will use the side console decals as much as possible.

 

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Kitty Hawk decals have come a long way since the T-6, and these are no exception. If you built the previous T-28B kit, this will all look familiar enough. The decals are crazy thin but tough, and snuggle sown nicely with one light coat of MicroSol.

Maybe Solvaset will snuggle them down more, but I doubt it.

Just watch out, they will fold back on themselves if given the opportunity, so slide the from the paper to the model directly. No "air time" from paper to model via tweezers or whatever.

I have a bit of trimming the edges to do in a spot or two.

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