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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2018, 05:40:49 pm »
Bit more work today.

Ski bay detail.



Rear strut position- this is just a scrap piece of sprue to determine location- will use an oleo strut.



Skis in retracted position. 

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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2018, 02:33:15 am »
That's looking decidedly plausible.
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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2018, 02:52:40 am »
Coming along nicely.  :thumbsup:

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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2018, 12:08:37 pm »
Thanks guys.

Needed to be a bit more boat like in the stern.  Framing it up.



Well, well, F-15 radome in 1970's "air-superiority blue" a near perfect fit.  Extra strakes to reduce the spray going down the intakes.   

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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *hull work*
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2018, 02:04:23 am »
Coming along very nicely Dave.
Will it get a water rudder?
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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *hull work*
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2018, 02:25:14 am »

Will it get a water rudder?


Differential thrust on those two Avons?  ;D ;)
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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *hull work*
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2018, 02:56:05 pm »

Will it get a water rudder?

Yes, water rudder in the works.  Have read that was pretty essential on the Sea Dart.

But as Kit suggests putting one Avon into full reheat would likely create a bit of yaw  ;)



Whew, lots of work to get this far....

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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *engines on*
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2018, 03:24:04 am »

Will it get a water rudder?

Yes, water rudder in the works.  Have read that was pretty essential on the Sea Dart.

But as Kit suggests putting one Avon into full reheat would likely create a bit of yaw  ;)



Whew, lots of work to get this far....Why did I start this in January....



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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *engines on*
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2018, 10:50:46 am »
Basic shape complete.  Primer on to identify areas for filling/sanding. Flaps down.



Rear of hull with water rudder and beaching wheel. 



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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *wings on- hull complete*
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2018, 04:23:05 pm »
Now that looks neat! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *wings on- hull complete*
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2018, 04:33:32 pm »

Now that looks neat! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Doesn't it just? Like a super-sized, swept wing Sea Dart.  :thumbsup:
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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *wings on- hull complete*
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2018, 06:31:49 pm »
Any plans on How You're Going to Dress up Your Fighter? It looks like it would Natural in either W.A.S.P. or world Navy Markings :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Keep up the Superb Work :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Dan

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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *wings on- hull complete*
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2018, 10:43:42 pm »
I had my doubts about this build at the start, now seeing it in primer I think its looking rather good  :thumbsup:

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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *wings on- hull complete*
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2018, 01:27:55 am »
 :o :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *wings on- hull complete*
« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2018, 01:57:04 am »
Any plans on How You're Going to Dress up Your Fighter? It looks like it would Natural in either W.A.S.P. or world Navy Markings :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Keep up the Superb Work :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Dan

Yep.  Second that.

I can see it in mostly off white with some large navy blue panels and lots of stencils.  Tail in red with a large emblem of some sort.
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