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OUT OF THE BOX
A few random pictures of unpacking the A10 at the ranch.
UPDATE ON F-105 PROJECT
I needed to take a break from the F-105 project for a while. I had some problems getting the remainder of my parts from my "supplier" which kept getting in the way of completion. Everything is now here in the shop and I'll be getting back to it in a few months. Here are a few pictures of the painting and weathering effects. I love the Thunderchief and will "getter done". Too much time and money to not see it through.
Mibo 5.5 A-10 arrives in the shop
I just took delivery of the latest Mibo A-10 Generation 5.5 kit and wanted to share my buzz as I get it situated in the shop. My Gen. 4 is still going strong and is still one of my favorite "go to" jets for reliability and fun factor. The Gen. 4 was a pleasure to assemble years ago and I still consider it to be one of the best engineered kits ever produced. This time around I decided to order the "extra work package", and man is it impressive to see the quality of pre-assembly that Mibo does...
F-105 Machined Parts
Here's an update on the machined parts for the Thunderchief. I recently received my nose wheel retracts from Matrix. As usual, excellent work and the installation is going smoothly. As you can see I abandoned the "clockworks" nose wheel retracts. Too much monkey motion to work reliably every time. I'm in the process of programming the Jeti radio into the jet which will include voiced airspeed via telemetry/pitot tube. The pitot tube is removable for maintenance if needed. I've been flying my Me 163 Komet with the new Jeti system and am VERY IMPRESSED with it's capabilities. I'll be converting...