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Tamiya "CJ" static dischargers

Unread postPosted: 12 Nov 2005, 05:14
by jaws
Is it just me or these the worst parts of the kit? They are almost the same size as the shafts for the flaperons and are difficult to distinguish in the little bag. Tamiya should have put the various shafts in separate bags. These pins are not an accurate representation of the real part.
The instructions could flow a little better too. Yes, the kit is amazingly accurate, but it still has a few imperfections.

RE: Tamiya "CJ" static dischargers

Unread postPosted: 14 Nov 2005, 09:10
by Habu
Look fine to me. There's not much that can be done with them really, the real ones are pretty much just rods as well.

Unread postPosted: 14 Nov 2005, 20:18
by JakeMelampy
They look good to me, too. I don't know how else Tamiya could have molded them. I agree, the kit's not perfect, but I don't find fault with the static wicks.

Jake

Unread postPosted: 15 Nov 2005, 00:26
by jaws
All I can say is that Academy's are a more accurate representation of the static dischargers.

Unread postPosted: 15 Nov 2005, 01:42
by Habu
Mmmmmm...that's a relative statement. And in some circles, that's fightin words :P

Unread postPosted: 16 Nov 2005, 02:24
by jaws
Gentlemen, Academy's are a more accurate representation; they look just like the static dischargers on the F-16s I work on.

Unread postPosted: 20 Nov 2005, 16:26
by JakeMelampy
I went out and looked at some jets and I have to agree. The Academy parts are better representations.

Jake

Unread postPosted: 21 Nov 2005, 06:15
by Taco44
I think I'll build my own static dischargers for my Tamiya before buying an Academy. If not, those would be some costly dischargers. lol.

Unread postPosted: 21 Nov 2005, 07:03
by Habu
Heh, so another of a few reasons to get the Acad kit. Heh...static discharges, who'd have known....:P

Unread postPosted: 18 Oct 2011, 15:55
by piethawn
THe Timaya F-16 kits on a whole put the Academy kits to shame.... I would much rather build my own dischargers out of mono instead.... then to be sanding off ejector pin marks all day and have some nice dischargers LOL