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Why the long face?? Honduras Army/CIA surveilance aircraft.
« on: February 03, 2011, 12:51:55 pm »
Built to a budget airframe wise and looking way too ugly to be allowed out in daylight, the Anteater as it is known by its crew was, designed to be very quiet, give of virtually no heat signature, and be able to stay airborne for long periods of time. The turbo prop engine has been heat and sound proofed as have its exhausts. This is what makes the aircraft so "Long in the Face". Its job is to scan the ground with its belly mounted sensor pod, for heat signatures below the surface, ground disturbances and it also has the capability to scan the ground for vehicles passing through a certain area. I am not 100% with this build and have been so tempted to chuck it in the bin, the base model is the 2 seater Skyraider, with a 15mm fuselage plug, anda very large turbo prop nose. I kept the pylons as it will carry additional external fuel tanks for extended range, and it carries ECM and chaff/flare pods for self defence.





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Re: Why the long face?? Honduras Army/CIA surveilance aircraft.
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011, 09:04:27 pm »
Looks like a Grob Egret:



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Re: Why the long face?? Honduras Army/CIA surveilance aircraft.
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011, 09:10:01 pm »
Looks like a Grob Egret

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Re: Why the long face?? Honduras Army/CIA surveilance aircraft.
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2011, 09:26:24 pm »
Uncommon anyway! :thumbsup:
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Re: Why the long face?? Honduras Army/CIA surveilance aircraft.
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2011, 10:40:44 pm »
It's so ugly it's cool ! Like a modern-day monoplane version of the Blackburn Blackburn that Chris posted in the profile bank.

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Re: Why the long face?? Honduras Army/CIA surveilance aircraft.
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2011, 05:30:12 am »
Thanks for that picture Greg, I am liking that :thumbsup: if I knew that existed I would have based mine more on that one, as I am sure there won't be a kit of that thing. When my model grows up it wants to be a Grob Egret. ;D
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Re: Why the long face?? Honduras Army/CIA surveilance aircraft.
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2011, 06:08:53 am »
Looks like a Grob Egret:

Used to work for the University in Adelaide which operated the only two seater Egret.  Never saw it but I knew they had it, particularly after it was wrecked.
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Re: Why the long face?? Honduras Army/CIA surveilance aircraft.
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2011, 11:16:32 am »
Talk about battered with the ugly stick! :blink: Certainly a unique machine though. :thumbsup:
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Re: Why the long face?? Honduras Army/CIA surveilance aircraft.
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2011, 12:26:26 pm »


Can't wait for the paint job on this one ......looks so differant
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Re: Why the long face?? Honduras Army/CIA surveilance aircraft.
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2011, 12:37:23 pm »
I don't think I'll be shocking you rigid by saying that's Fuggy Nugly - so do it.... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
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Re: Why the long face?? Honduras Army/CIA surveilance aircraft.
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2011, 08:20:48 am »


Can't wait for the paint job on this one ......looks so differant
Sorry Tim.
But that is the paint job ;D
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Re: Why the long face?? Honduras Army/CIA surveilance aircraft.
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2011, 08:31:24 am »
Your EgrettRaider looks kinda ugly, but in a nice way! So take heart, it's worth taking it all the way to completion. You'll be glad you did!
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