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Offline Jicehem

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Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor
« on: September 08, 2008, 05:47:24 PM »
This is the very old Lindberg's kit issued in the early 1950s...
Two kits have been necessary to improve accuracy and to modify into the Butterfly Tail model.

Bare metal finish has been obtained thanks to Humbrol "Polished aluminium" itself polished with aluminium powder.

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Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor


http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j215/jicehem/RepublicXF-91Thunderceptor_Linbe-1.jpg
Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor


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Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor


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Jicehem


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Re: Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2008, 05:56:29 PM »
Looks great...
NMF is outstanding  :-clap
Thanks for posting  :-ok

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Re: Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2008, 06:08:17 PM »
This is more then excellent work on surface!

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Re: Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2008, 11:39:42 PM »
What a strange wings. Jicehem  :-salut  :-clap :-clap :-clap :-clap :-wave


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Re: Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 01:56:02 PM »
very nice model  :-ok :-clap :-wave

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Re: Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008, 04:59:17 PM »
What a strange wings. Jicehem  :-salut  :-clap :-clap :-clap :-clap :-wave



Hi,

Yes, the 35 degree swept-wing could be adjusted to vary in incidence to the most effective angle for take-off, landing or cruise.
But, the most novel was the inverse-taper configuration in which the thickest and widest portion of the wing was at the tip instead of next to the fuselage... This provided greater lift outboard and, with leading edge lats, reduced the tendency of the wingtips to stall at low speeds. Since the wing was too thin inboard to receive the main landing gear, these units were retracted outward to fit into the thickened tips. (From US Fighters_Aero-Publisher_1975)

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Jicehem

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Re: Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2008, 06:17:10 PM »
So unusual. :-eek