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Re: RAE XP-79B "Flying Ram", RAE Farnborough (FINISHED Pics pg. 3)
« Reply #45 on: June 18, 2018, 02:27:38 am »
Thanks Mossie! Neat little things there. I think Northrop was a man ahead of his time and RS Models made a very nice kit of it.  :

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Re: RAE XP-79B "Flying Ram", RAE Farnborough (FINISHED Pics pg. 3)
« Reply #46 on: June 18, 2018, 02:48:09 am »
Thanks everyone!!! 

And.... yeah....  woo....  here's the cool thing, believe it or not, there was more room to fit weight inside but with diminishing returns as it has to be placed closer to the main gear. But, there were other little nooks and crannies where mashed up lead flattened out (like I did with a couple pieces ) would fit in there so it might be possible.
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Re: RAE XP-79B "Flying Ram", RAE Farnborough (FINISHED Pics pg. 3)
« Reply #47 on: June 19, 2018, 02:27:24 am »
I've got a trick for working out if you've got enough weight.  Put your weight in, then dry fit your major parts, holding them with masking tape.  Balance the model on something like a pencil or brush, where the rear undercarriage sits.  If it falls backwards, keep adding weight until it tips forwards, I usually then add a little bit more for good measure, to account for those little parts that might just tip the balance back again.  Doesn't have to be in the nose, anything in front of the tipping point will work, although the further from it the better.
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Re: RAE XP-79B "Flying Ram", RAE Farnborough (FINISHED Pics pg. 3)
« Reply #48 on: June 19, 2018, 06:48:09 am »
That's great, thanks for the tip! I'll remember that next go round. At some points I just sort of balance it on my fingers where the main gear go but that's not very "scientific." I'm always worried that I didn't put quite enough weight inside. Ironically, this probably leads me to wasting weight by adding in more than I need.  ;D ;D
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