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Old 09-17-2015, 01:37 PM
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F-8E Crusader - hobby model

I attach here inages of the last gun fighter - the F-8E Crusader.
A few details about this fighter.
In Vietnam it had the best kill ratio against the migs 1:6 !
Much better than the F-4 Phantom.
The F-8E was adapted to carry bombs and was used for ground attacks in Vietnam.
There is a famius story about a mig 17 pilot
who saw F-8 closing from behind on him so he choose
to eject leaving the mig pilotless.

Yair
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Old 09-17-2015, 02:24 PM
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Looks magnificent, Yair!

Question 1: For the glossy finish, did you add it, or does it come like that on the kit?

Question 2: I know the Crusader had variable wing incidence, and is a very notable characteristic of this plane. Does the kit allows you to build it with this feature?
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Old 09-17-2015, 02:26 PM
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That is some excellent work Yair. Hadn't heard the story about the MiG-17 pilot before, got a chuckle out of that one.
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Yair

Nice continuation of your collection.

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Old 09-17-2015, 03:03 PM
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Hi Isaac - this model belongs to the older ones that I have.
Never the less the type was always very interesting because
of the uniqe shape !

Yair
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Old 09-17-2015, 03:16 PM
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Hi Gerardo - thanks for your reply.
The model was sprayed by vernish lack. Now , when the type is new
this methood gives excellent results . The problem is that after some 4 years
the color start to show signs of yellow color. Because of that im no longer use
spray on new models.
In the wilhelmshavener F-8 model there was an optiom to build the retracting
wing but not in the hobby model ( no.66 ). Still the hobby model is the better
option.

Yair
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Old 09-17-2015, 03:54 PM
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Very nice Crusader Yair. Your models are very good
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Wonderful build, however the aviation mechanic in me must ponder why the flaps are
positioned in that "up" position?

The flaps would be in a down position on any aircraft.
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Old 09-17-2015, 04:31 PM
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Hi Texman- the reason why they are in the up position is
to imitate a pre take off situation !

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Old 09-17-2015, 05:50 PM
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Hi Paperengineer - thanks for your reply . I was a silnet member since Januaru 2012.
I started to show some of my models only this week.
In Israel in the early sixties there was magazine of the air force that was issued every 3
months and a printed paper model included - mainly modified colors of wilhelmshavener
models. I never counted the total number that I build but it's above
100. Today I have 50 at least.
I wish you a sucess in your studying !

Yair
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