F-16 drawing and some questions

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Unread post08 Nov 2006, 17:45

oh crap.. my computer couldnt even handle such big files LOL

what's the size in pixels and resolution in dpi?
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Unread post04 Dec 2006, 16:56

A new month a new update! I have worked on the F-16 a bit more adding some lights around the tail, working on the nozzle and adding the AN/AAQ-14 Targetting component of the LANTIRN System.

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Hope you like it!
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Unread post04 Dec 2006, 19:21

She's looking nice. Although the real one was a little cranky this weekend. Just goes to show - they can look real nice on the outside but still have their moments like any other jet.
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Unread post04 Apr 2007, 16:59

Well after a bit of an absence from this here is the current state of affairs :)

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Working on an IAF bird for a project with a mate of mine :) This one isn't finished as the real 519 had the brakechute housing. I am planning to have D's with the enlarged spine and Sufa's too so if you have info on these I'd love to have it :)
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Unread post04 Apr 2007, 17:53

Wow, Lieuwe they look great! Are the different aircraft based on the same artwork? (I hope you don't have to start from scratch on each one...) How difficult is it to "change markings" to do different Squadrons?

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Unread post04 Apr 2007, 17:57

Hi Mike,

Yes they are all based on the same template, otherwise I wouldn't have the patience to do this ;) Though certain planes do have different configurations structurally but in essence as long as it is the same block type it is just a matter of swapping out the base layers and replicating the markings though that can still be quite a lot of work depending on how complicated the markings are :)
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Unread post06 Apr 2007, 13:53

What do you guys think of the shape and size of this AMRAAM body?

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Unread post11 Apr 2007, 23:28

Lieuwe, excellent work! A very minor correction - the lower edge of the weapon pylon should be tilted nose down about three degrees. That is so the weapons will be better aligned with the airflow at cruise angle of attack. Slightly less drag should result.
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Unread post12 Apr 2007, 19:58

What do you think of that John? Better? It is about 3 degrees center line of the body :)
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Unread post12 Apr 2007, 20:48

Lieuwe, your AIM-120 looks great, but I was talking about the under-wing weapon pylon in your previous drawing
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Unread post13 Apr 2007, 05:38

Ah sorry :D Bit confused :) Do you mean just the bottom edge or the entire pylon?
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Unread post13 Apr 2007, 17:41

Sorry I was not very clear. The entire pylon needs to be rotated about three degrees nose down. Again, this is a minor correction. Your drawing is excellent, keep up the good work.
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Unread post15 Apr 2007, 19:12

Ok John I'll have a look at it! On another front, I have been trying to figure out the length of the 370 gallon droptank. I couldnt find any data but by scanning a AMRAAM and a 370 gallon DT from the same book I came up with a length of 543cm or 17,81 feet. Does that sound about right to you guys?
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Unread post16 Apr 2007, 02:28

Lieuwe, 17.81 ft seems much too long. I scaled a photo in the Gallery and came up with 13 ft. That is not a perfect scale, just approximately.
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Unread post16 Apr 2007, 08:42

I measured that drop tank on my 1:48 scale model, it looks like it really is 18ft long (114,5mm in 1:48 scale).
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