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Norwegian F-35 drag chute fairing in resin??


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Hallo all,

Does anyone know of a source for a Norwegian F-35 drag chute fairing in resin, preferably in 1/72?

Long shot I know, but worth asking,

Cheers, P

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Agreed! Would like a few in 1/48. But I think it`s a long shot. There has been a few problems with it on the F-35 as well. So the RNoAF has discovered that the F-35 handles quite well without the brake chute in winter conditions. The benefit could be less brake/ tire wear (as on the F-16) and a safety margin,  but with the added weight and drag (almost no drag). The main spar of the F-35 has to be strengthened to install the brake chute on the F-35.

 

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On 2/28/2021 at 3:49 PM, Ralph said:

Hallo all,

Does anyone know of a source for a Norwegian F-35 drag chute fairing in resin, preferably in 1/72?

Long shot I know, but worth asking,

Cheers, P

You better add photos or drawings

Cheers

 

Armando

 

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6 hours ago, Iceman11 said:

Agreed! Would like a few in 1/48. But I think it`s a long shot. There has been a few problems with it on the F-35 as well. So the RNoAF has discovered that the F-35 handles quite well without the brake chute in winter conditions. The benefit could be less brake/ tire wear (as on the F-16) and a safety margin,  but with the added weight and drag (almost no drag). The main spar of the F-35 has to be strengthened to install the brake chute on the F-35.

 

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Wouldn't it be good to investigate that BEFORE the chute development???

If I remember correctly it was stated that statistically the chute would save one up to two jets over their service life , and that this alone was worth it...

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Yep, exdraken - if you like playing capt. Hindsight😁 But from the experience of F-16 ops, just the savings on tires and brakes validated the brake chute.  RNethAF followed up with the same reasons, as did Indonesia and Venezuela. All the RNoAF F-35 mainspars are strengthened before entering the production line.

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Rumour is Hasegawa will box a Norwegian hunchback with said fairing depicted on box art or box photo, but without said fairing in the box to make a quick buck...

 

Jokes aside would not be too hard to scratch build said fairing...

 

Some cracking images of Norwegian hunchbacks in Iceland recently also spiked my interest - I wonder if the Israelis will eventually also adopt the hunchback look on their F-35I, they certainly adopted drag chutes on most of their jets in the past...

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