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Offline kerick

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Re: F-23A photo recon version
« Reply #75 on: May 09, 2019, 09:15:38 am »
Maybe itís bigger because it has more than one sensor behind the glass? Being a dedicated Recce bird

Actually the F-35 has several sensors built into the EOTS. Beauty of it is how itís all tied together into one system. Combined with the helmet system and cameras mounted outside the pilot can see in a total sphere around the aircraft, even look straight down through the floor of the cockpit. And not just in visual spectrum but IR too.

Iím going with itís an F-35 concept but earlier version with bulkier gear plus maybe some other spooky stuff requiring a bigger window. Works for whiff world!
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Re: F-23A photo recon version
« Reply #76 on: May 09, 2019, 04:43:09 pm »
Stealthy lumps and bumps ? Nice !
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Re: F-23A photo recon version
« Reply #77 on: May 13, 2019, 08:16:31 am »
Excellent use of materials, that early EOTS looks great!  :bow: :bow:
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Re: F-23A photo recon version
« Reply #78 on: June 16, 2019, 08:37:07 pm »
I attached the tail fins. Can't call them vertical or horizontal stabilizers! I had to trim them to fit as the mating surfaces did not match at all. The fuselage surface had a concave shape while the fin was flat. I think I got the angle correct. I have to fix the landing gear as the shape may be correct (at least it looks good) it will never support the weight of the model. Some reinforcing with straight pins will be required. Oh well, there is always some problem to overcome.
I tested some dark grey gloss paint from the hardware store on the one fin and after a couple weeks drying time it showed fingerprints as soon as I handled it. I hope different paint over it doesn't cause problems.
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Re: F-23A photo recon version
« Reply #79 on: Yesterday at 01:38:31 am »
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I tested some dark grey gloss paint from the hardware store on the one fin and after a couple weeks drying time it showed fingerprints as soon as I handled it. I hope different paint over it doesn't cause problems.

Sorry to tell bad news, but that paint will cause problems if you paint over it.  Painting over it will be like trying to pave over mud - dodgy at best, and a complete waste of time and resources.  You'll need to remove that "dark grey gloss paint from the hardware store".  I've tried painting over un-cured/dried paint and it's nothing but headaches.
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Re: F-23A photo recon version
« Reply #80 on: Yesterday at 07:17:11 am »
I'm sure your right. I just have to figure out how to remove it now that I attached it to the fuselage. I'll try some spray on oven cleaner that should work quickly.
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Re: F-23A photo recon version
« Reply #81 on: Yesterday at 07:37:17 am »
I'll try some spray on oven cleaner that should work quickly.

That would be my reconmmendation, too, because you can even limit the affected areas on the model. And if the paint is not cured yet, it should work quick- and effectively.

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Re: F-23A photo recon version
« Reply #82 on: Yesterday at 07:48:22 am »
I'll have to look and see if I have some. Another trip to the store!
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