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Those adapters are quite interesting, aren't they? I assume the rectangular holes are for the forks of some standard fork lift but (since I don't think the weapons loader has forks??) I guess the missiles and their triple ejector rack (TER?) can be lifted off the stand by the loader - from the underside of the lower missile?. I wonder how the missing third missile is supplied/loaded? Can't see it on the trolley in your picture but it seems logical that it would be added to the rack at some point during loading. If it is not on the rack when the missiles/rack assembly is lifted off the adapter then it must be pretty hard to balance. Mavericks are reasonably pricey too - not the sort of thing you'd want to drop...

I also figure that the edge of the trolley must have a bunch of holes for the tie down traps - ah yes, I see a bunch of hooks if I look closely.

 

Enough musing on a subject I know bu**er all about (- as evidenced by all those question marks). With a bit of luck, one of those plumber types will rock up and explain how it's all done. Back to work Mr @bar side, those decals aren't going to fix themselves!! :)

 

Kirk

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Your planned load is a tad heavy, but your call, of course.

Also - the Mavericks were never fitted in "3s" apart from for trials. Reason being, or so I read, that the rocket exhaust from the inner most would scorch the exposed tyre. As such they tended to be mounted as singles or in a "slant" formation, as per those on the cart. Bonus thing about that is youd only use one cart... ;)

 

Ignore me as you like, obviously, its yours to do as you please, just thought Id say.

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2 hours ago, RMP2 said:

Your planned load is a tad heavy, but your call, of course.

Also - the Mavericks were never fitted in "3s" apart from for trials. Reason being, or so I read, that the rocket exhaust from the inner most would scorch the exposed tyre. As such they tended to be mounted as singles or in a "slant" formation, as per those on the cart. Bonus thing about that is youd only use one cart... ;)

Yes, just hanging the racks of 3 they looked way too close to be used practically.  A pair of Mavericks, couple of paveways and the rest iron bombs would work.  Then spare Mavericks on a rack or trolley.

what did you make your fod covers from RMP?  Was going to try foil as usual & paint it but open to ideas

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Just now, bar side said:

Yes, just hanging the racks of 3 they looked way too close to be used practically.  A pair of Mavericks, couple of paveways and the rest iron bombs would work.  Then spare Mavericks on a rack or trolley.

what did you make your fod covers from RMP?  Was going to try foil as usual & paint it but open to ideas

 

Masking tape rings n circles for the intakes, rice paper layers with PVA over foil for the exhausts. The exhausts were a fiddle and Im not really happy with either to be honest.

 

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Just to keep @kirk happy, the loader is painted and the trolley has supports on it now.  The A-10 decals are done, but needs another coat of clear, then fod covers & rbf tags

 

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Too wet outside to get the HAS set up so a few photos of the A-10 now with all decals and FOD covers / rbf tags

 

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Doh. I finally remembered to post your seat today, have you glued the kit one in?

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2 hours ago, RMP2 said:

Doh. I finally remembered to post your seat today, have you glued the kit one in?

No it’s just loose in there.  For some reason I rarely get around to sticking seats in!

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13 minutes ago, bar side said:

No it’s just loose in there.  For some reason I rarely get around to sticking seats in!

 

Perfect. Have fun with those PE belts... ;)

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1 hour ago, RMP2 said:

 

Perfect. Have fun with those PE belts... ;)

Thanks I am sure the seat will look great, just hope my eye sight is up to the job! Do need more daylight these days for small parts.  Must be getting old

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With great appreciation to @RMP2 the A-10 has a new seat.  So here it is next to the kit seat which has been keeping the ‘pit warm.  Spent all of 5 minutes painting the kit seat & adding tape belts as I didn’t intend to keep it

 

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Looking forward to to those pe belts!

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