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RichardPrice

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  1. The Revell Airbus A350-900 or Boeing 787 are both very good models.
  2. Have the CAA surveyed all Hunter operators as part of this investigation? Did they find endemic issues with maintaining this type? Or did they just ground the entire type off the basis of investigating an incident involving one airframe that had maintenance failings? No, the people who died and were injured didn't deserve what they ended up with - but what they ended up with didn't happen because the aircraft was a Hunter or even because it was this Hunter. There were maintenance failings, but they didn't contribute to the incident. So why ground the Hunter, and why ground *just* the Hunter. And why to *continue* to ground the Hunter? If there is an endemic issue with maintenance of private aircraft, then that needs to be dealt with across the board. Instead we have one type grounded. Its ridiculous.
  3. I am in agreement with you on that, in that I think the CAA took this as an advantageous time to get the Hunter out from civilian operations. Personally I think the CAA are trying to achieve a "zero jets" policy in private non-commercial hands, and that will be the end of that.
  4. So, are Hunters as a type still grounded, or are competent pilots allowed to fly them again...?
  5. Oooh, can you ask someone there why the heck the nose gear door is a noticable amount shorter than the gear well?! Its been bugging me for years, have never been able to get an answer
  6. While we are on the topic, does anyone know of anywhere selling a Testors/Italeri YF-12 kit?
  7. Nothing public at the moment, but I can post it when I make it if you want.
  8. Airfix stands are flipping terrible though, I have a few in the attic, should bin them. Main issue is lack of height - by 3d printing, I can "stack" aircraft vertically in a cabinet without the bother of a shelf...
  9. No and no. The instructions also don't provide a gear up option either, but the gear bays do fit the holes. I'm building one wheels up, and will design a stand for it for 3d printing.
  10. While this is being talked about, if anyone has any spare engines from one of these, I could exchange them for some beer tokens... I have a quad engine what-if coming up and dont want to ruin a perfectly good second kit just for its engines.
  11. I would disagree with this because it ignores the fact that the F-117 is *specifically* designed to reflect EM in given ways, and the faceted design used would reflect sound away from its source just as well. The issue isn't simply curves and angled surfaces, its curves and angled surfaces designed in a specific way - you cant just daub EM absorbing paint on a normal airliners fuselage and expect a significant reduction in radar return simply because its curved, because it doesn't work like that, the curves and angles have to be designed to direct the return away from the source. So it would not surprise me at all if any creature using echo location would have difficulty around the F-117...
  12. I am surprised no one has started a build thread on the Victor yet - I've just unboxed and primed mine (I always prime mine on the sprue, its just how I like it) but don't want to be the first to do a thread
  13. I take it it broke down on the second day this year then? Really enjoyed that display and the various F-35s displays on the Saturday But yes, a B-1 display would be amazing - I remember it from a decade ago, but it did go from a full display to a single fly over in consecutive years.
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