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Inspired by Thunnus amazing 109G-6/AS build earlier this year I've taken a deep breath and started my first advanced conversion build.

 

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First cuts and all fits spot on.

 

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Reaver prop to go with the conversion = perfect match!

 

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Added the Aries radio set for the open hatch at the rear. Designed for the Hasegawa kit it fitted without issue.

 

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Cut out the hatch and replaced with the pe.

 

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Thinned the inside

 

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Aries pit next and a drop in fit. Like Thunnus removed the front bottom pour for the wing strut.

 

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Larger oil cooler from Barracuda tested, no problems!

 

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Quick dry fit of everything I'd done today.

 

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Aaron

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Wonderful project!   All the bells and whistles, I like it.

 

Note on the oil cooler - Barracuda is sort of a mish-mash between WNF/MTT and Erla. The cooler on your G-6AS is the same as the WNF/MTT G-10/G-14AS:

 

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Thought since you're putting so much effort into your build you might want this tidbit.  I look forward to your progress.

 

Cheers,

Damian

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Test fit for the canopy. All good.

 

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Tail rudder sanded down to represent metal version

 

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Assembled the top wing sections to ensure a good join 

 

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Used the kit exhausts and scratched the 2 dampers from plasticard. Couldn't see any value in using resin exhausts here as you cant see them.

 

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Aaron

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1 hour ago, D.B. Andrus said:

Wonderful project!   All the bells and whistles, I like it.

 

Note on the oil cooler - Barracuda is sort of a mish-mash between WNF/MTT and Erla. The cooler on your G-6AS is the same as the WNF/MTT G-10/G-14AS:

 

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Thought since you're putting so much effort into your build you might want this tidbit.  I look forward to your progress.

 

Cheers,

Damian

 

I also have a quickboost cooler but looks almost identical to the barracuda one, or do I just need to square the front up a bit?

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In reality, there needs to be an extension in height on both the front and rear of the oil cooler housing. This was done to give it additional depth to the housing for fitting a larger oil cooler:

Fo 987 replacing the Fo 870.

 

Here a few shots from the Aero Detail book on the 109G:

 

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Adding a vertical extension to the Quickboost G-6 cooler should do the job.

 

HTH,

 

Damian

 

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51 minutes ago, D.B. Andrus said:

In reality, there needs to be an extension in height on both the front and rear of the oil cooler housing. This was done to give it additional depth to the housing for fitting a larger oil cooler:

Fo 987 replacing the Fo 870.

 

Here a few shots from the Aero Detail book on the 109G:

 

n2H41N.jpg

 

M72oAU.jpg

 

2K85av.jpg

 

Adding a vertical extension to the Quickboost G-6 cooler should do the job.

 

HTH,

 

Damian

 

 

Thanks. It is the G-10 cooler I retro fitted btw. Its maybe 1/2mm higher than the kit one. I originally found and tried the revell erla part but that's to slab sided by all accounts so purchased the Barracuda and quick boost ones. When I put them against the g-6 ones their both higher. It's probably just the camera angle that makes it look lower. 

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