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Sep 16, 2010, 03:51 PM
T-28C, Extra 300, Beast UMX
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It sees daylight!!

Here are some pics of the F-5E, which I will call an F-5N going forward, taken at my office this morning in the daylight.

I really cannot say enough good things about how fantastic this thing looks given the $135 price point. The EPS is every bit as brittle as I feared compared to ParkZone's amazing Z-Foam, but handling the jet with care will be key to a long flying career.

I stopped by the LHS today looking for servo slows and a reversing Y, no joy - guess I can add them to my HK order but kind of a disappointment. I did manage to pick up supplies for my scale main landing gear outer doors, AIM-9L Inert and AN/ASQ-T50 AIS Pod.

The Sidewinder and instrumentation pod will be magnet-mounted to the missile rails with a small peg to keep them from moving fore/aft. If that goes as easily as I hope, I will carve up some additional magnet-mounted pylons for the other 5 stations from 6mm blue FFF, and may even make up a Centerline drop tank and a couple AIM-7 Sparrows or possibly AIM-120 AMRAAM's for posing when in the pits.

Starting to look into the modular e-flight light setup for my landing and nav light setup. Iam interested in the color-changing afterburner LED setup from Hyperdyne Labs but haven't found any pricing info for it - sure looks cool and I typically fly my last flight about dusk so it would be a great way to end the day with some burner passes down the runway.

Here she is out in the southern California sun:

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Sep 16, 2010, 06:58 PM
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Looks great John. Looks like someone ALSO got a new airplane transport vehicle.
Sep 17, 2010, 10:47 AM
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Good eyes and memory. Yes, that new aircraft carrier is the S.S. War Machine, a 'built' 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited - bought it 'stock' last year and then did some 'improvements'. Not only will it transport my aircraft, it is also setup for surviving a zombie apocalypse, in luxury ;^)

It is setup on a 2.5" lift, 265-70R17 Firestone Destination AT tires, custom front winch bumper and rear swing away tire carrier, with a lightly modded 4.7L V8 and Quadra-Drive II - I love this thing.

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