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Lights! Action!; Airfix B-26K
Topic Started: Aug 19 2015, 03:49 PM (784 Views)
Paul Boyer
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This was a magnum opus (for me). It's the old rivet-encrusted A-26 Invader (sanded smooth) converted over to a Vietnam War B-26K with the help of a Paragon conversion set and dropped flaps. An airwaves photoetched set graces the cockpit, too. In addition, inside the nacelles are small electric motors that spin the props. AND, there's a microchip that controls the lights. Tiny grain-of-rice incandescent bulbs are wired into the tip tanks for the nav lights, and another that goes to the anticollision beacon on the fin. The microchip has several "channels" and one of them makes the beacon pulse, not flash, so it simulates a rotating beacon. Power is supplied by a six-volt transformer from household current. The power goes through fine "wire-wrap wires" through holes in a display base, up through the main tires, out along the main struts simulating brake lines, and into the bomb bay where the chip and small pots reside. The pots (potentiometers) control the current (and therefore the speed) to the prop motors.

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RJ Tucker
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Ack, Oop, THPPFFT Baby
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WoW! Got a night shot? :o

RJ
Phantoms phorever!


Flag Plot: My virtual model display shelf
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Big Kohona
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dknights
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The court of LAST RESORT!
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I think I might has seen that model at a show once. Is that possible?
David M. Knights
Fortes fortuna adiuvat

14 Finished: Special Armor V-2, Airfix P-51
15 Finished: SBS Gladiator engine
16 Finished: Brengun C2 Wasserfall, Merit SS-N-2 Styx, World's smallest diorama, Airfix Hurricane.
17 Finished: Japanese Carrier Deck, Belcher SS-4, Italeri AB41, PLAN Type 039A (not 72nd scale)
18 Finished: NONE
The bench:Platz T-33, Trump. T-34/85, Meng F-106, Airfix P-51 #2, Airfix P-40
Revell MiG-21F-13, Ace Citroen V-11
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Paul Boyer
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I had it up to an R.I. Bong Chapter invitational or regional at the EAA AirVenture Museum in the late '90s. If you were there, then yes! It was also the most advanced model project in my book, "Building and Displaying Scale Model Aircraft."
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philp
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That's where I saw it, the book.
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