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Old Jan 26, 2013, 02:23 PM
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My LX A-10 build and modifications

Here are the pictures of the LX A-10 and the build modification I did 2 years ago. Many folks have asked me for these since I had them removed when I was cleaning up my account a while back.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 02:36 PM
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Here is a continuation of the post above
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 07:40 PM
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Hello, Here is just a bit of friendly info for next time

On the left side you have 5 compartment cooling vents, the A10 only has 4. On the right side it has 6. They are also on the wrong panels, and I dont see any on pnl F10 or F12 on the right forward fuse.

The Doghouse (between the engines) is one large opening, and one large exhaust outlet.

On some of the large panels there are smaller access panels called "snap" panels. These are used for avionics coding, canopy external disengage, and to check flying hours (F12). I noticed you labeled them "after cooler access."

I also notice that you have the "oxygen" label on the top left side of the forward fuse, underneath the rescue panel (canopy disengage). The LOX and Oxygen components are actually located in the panel directly behind the Pave Penny pod on the lower right of the forward fuse.

Also, on the rear of the canopy there is only one panel that "pops up" and goes back to allow room for the canopy linkage.

Overall you did a fantastic job! I was just giving you info in case you wanted to do it "scale" next time.

PS, I am an A-10 electrician, and mechanic. I am very familiar with this jet.

Goodluck! and safe flying!
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 07:56 PM
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Thanks for the info, I was aware of the cooling hole locations and the dog house , but did what was practical for this "Model" most of it I was just useing reference photos from others and even your base "Davis Monthan" in Tuscon (A-10 central)..(I'm assumeing by your location) and the fact,... I too and an avionics Comm/Nav veteran from that base but was with the blackhawk combat rescus folks

Most of the decal placements wre just close and for effect....wasn't shooting for scale ...just scale like

The next one I will be doing will put this one to shame, I assure you
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:09 AM
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Happy New Year brandonmoon! are you still in Georgia?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:45 AM
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Yup....just moved further north to Acworth
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:56 PM
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Brandon, quick question. What function has that canopy/nose eject ? [the front thing]

Great model btw !!

(btw...did you see this one ?)

A10 "WARTHOG" Mibo Jets (2 min 10 sec)


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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:17 PM
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Brandon, quick question. What function has that canopy/nose eject ? [the front thing]

Great model btw !!

(btw...did you see this one ?)

http://youtu.be/S53AbIVA2BA

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Great video, and Yes I've seen that one before..it's just simply OUTSTANDING and VERY EXPENSIVE $$$$$$$

Not sure what canopy "Nose" eject you are refering to?, but the stock plane came with an acordian like mechanism that was to be mounted in the forward part of the hatch close to the nose and was there to help push open the canopy and eject the hatch cover and pilot ..to be parachuted back to earth...I never used it, but I did play arround with it and mount it. My actual nose cone is held on with rare earth magnets as a hatch for acess to the retract module mounted in it for the DSR -TW retract mod
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:28 PM
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Ah ok

Yes, indeed super expensive but gorgeous.

I meant indeed the parachute thing. Wouldnt know why that is at all much fun during flight

Saw a fairly low priced LX A-10 on a strange site called f-hobby, but no shipping costs mentioned.

This one is sure on my wish list. Like your mods a lot. Retracts should indeed be changed when looking at the original.

Wondering if you also considered putting a changesun 10 blader in it. The sound alone is magnificent.

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Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:12 PM
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On my next one (and yes, I have another one here not built) I'm planning on the same fans I have in the new FW ME-262, CP10 blade fans & 550 2200kv motors
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 07:10 AM
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What is the best struts for the DSR2 System?
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