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Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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Tamiya's Wildcat
m1garand
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 - 02:44 PM UTC
Just starting this model and the first aircraft I've done in 10 years. Was wanting any advice on this model.
TIA
ladymodelbuilder
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 - 03:07 PM UTC
Hi BC,
Here are a couple of websites I found.... :-) I hope they can help you out....
http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~pettypi/elevon/baugher_other/f4f.html
http://www.photovault.com/Link/Military/NavalAviation/Aircraft/F4FWildcat.html
http://www.daveswarbirds.com/usplanes/aircraft/wildcat.htm
Holdfast
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 - 12:47 AM UTC
Hi BC, Tamiya's Wildcat is an excellant kit, you shouldn't have any problems with the build. If memory serves me correctly there are 2 areas the you might want to address. The first is probably not necessary, unless you intend to have the cockpit open as it concerns cutting away part of the cockpit floor. The second is more noticeable as, I think, It requires the front of the engine to be cut back (not drastically) to prevent the prop from projecting to far forward. I built this kit some time ago so I will search out the reviews that I will have somewhere and get back to you.
Holdfast
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#056
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 - 11:11 PM UTC
Hi BC, I was right about the slight modifications required for your Wildcat, I have sent you scans of the relevant parts from the article. I hope they help.

Mal
ponysoldier
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Oklahoma, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 03:13 AM UTC
Hello to all

Grumman aircraft has wonderful info right out the tech manual . This provides
many details landing gear ,engine and controls all very helpful in your build.
Cant give you a website,but it is out there. Your looking for their historial
division.

Ponysoldier
m1garand
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 04:48 AM UTC
Thanks for everybodies help.