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  1. #51
    According to one source the 609th operated mainly with BLU-27's and Mk82's on the HCM trail. They will be the first load-out.

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  2. #52
    I'll make the MK-82 (maybe a version with the daisy cutter), the suu 14/a and the BLU unit.

    The rest might have to wait a little because I have to feed other work in between :-)


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  3. #53
    A ton of very good A-26K fotos can be found here, by the way:


    https://www.facebook.com/a26specialkay


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  4. #54
    The external K models are OK and there is a simple conversion of the K cockpit now working. Better still, I've got Blender working and cut the nose off the 8-gun fuselage and grafted on the C clear nose to create a realistic reconnaissance version.



    Will post a beta without munitions soon.

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  5. #55
    Special Kay was flying yesterday. Saw her in the landing pattern in Fort Worth while I was out biking.

  6. #56
    Do anyone know about a nice mark 20 Mod 4 gunsight Dave would use? It is the sight used in (among many) B-26K, Skyraider, Bearcat and Tigercat.

    Was this sight made for the SoH Tigercat project? I have not yet downloaded the Tiger, but have seen some very nice wip screenshots posted by gman5250. If so, maybe we can ask if we can borrow it :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensOle View Post
    Do anyone know about a nice mark 20 Mod 4 gunsight Dave would use? It is the sight used in (among many) B-26K, Skyraider, Bearcat and Tigercat.

    Was this sight made for the SoH Tigercat project? I have not yet downloaded the Tiger, but have seen some very nice wip screenshots posted by gman5250. If so, maybe we can ask if we can borrow it :-)
    http://sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/sh...l=1#post986310

    Will this one work?
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  8. #58
    The Razbam skyraider is a payware model, so it is a nogo.

    Gmans Mark 20 as shown in this thread would fit the bill I think if he allows us to borrow it.

    http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...-amp-P3D/page3

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  9. #59
    Quote Originally Posted by JensOle View Post
    The Razbam skyraider is a payware model, so it is a nogo.

    Gmans Mark 20 as shown in this thread would fit the bill I think if he allows us to borrow it.

    http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...-amp-P3D/page3

    I think I might be persuaded to contribute the Mark 20 to the project.

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  10. #60
    That is great news! Thank you!

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  11. #61
    Quote Originally Posted by gman5250 View Post
    I think I might be persuaded to contribute the Mark 20 to the project.

    Many thanks gman5250, that brilliant! If you send me a pm with a link I'll attempt to add it to the K cockpit.

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  12. #62
    Let me package it up with the support textures and I'll zip that up for you. The A-26 is one of those projects I would love to tackle like I did the F7F Tigercat, but I don't have any open space in my work flow. I'm more than happy to share a bit here and there if it helps you with your project Dave.
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  13. #63
    I have been riveting the fuselage and tail last evening.. Boring, but important part of the textures. I temp new spec texture for these parts as well and Dave will help out with the bump file. Quite a jobb left with the wings and engine nacelles. For the wing the K model will need to have the special strengthening straps running for the entire wing length painted on. This was special for the K and important to get right with both the texture itself and maybe more importantly the bump texture.

    A question for the SoH crowd:
    -The K had a white pointed antenna on top of the fusealge which I think was for the VHF-101 radio, it was commonly seen on many aircraft from the Vietnam war era. It has a blue symbol with text, anyone which can help me with what kind of logo this was? The first which comes to my mind is a Bendix king logo, but from what I can find does it not match.

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  14. #64
    We're getting there slowly.... Jens-Ole's new textures are coming through and this is the first draft of the fuselage map. I have the gunsight ready to install though my skill set doesn't stretch to more than mounting it in the currently rather simple vc.



    The crew can now be removed. One thing that doesn't seem to go well is nose-wheel steering. Rudder authority is gained and the nose can be steered after about 50kts which is not a lot of good for taxying you'll agree! Am I missing something (nose-wheel lock??) or can this be fixed?

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  15. #65
    Quote Originally Posted by gman5250 View Post
    Let me package it up with the support textures and I'll zip that up for you. The A-26 is one of those projects I would love to tackle like I did the F7F Tigercat, but I don't have any open space in my work flow. I'm more than happy to share a bit here and there if it helps you with your project Dave.
    Got it and a thousand thanks again! It looks glorious!

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  16. #66
    The nose wheel was modeled as c_wheel and set to castoring in the original aircraft.cfg.

    You can change that if you wish with contact point.0 by changing the 180 degrees to 40~ or what ever your preference is.

    point.0 = 1, 10.85, 0, -8.033, 1600, 0, 1.504, 180, 0.248, 2.5, 0.9, 3, 3, 0, 140.8, 235.84

    to

    point.0 = 1, 10.85, 0, -8.033, 1600, 0, 1.504, 40, 0.248, 2.5, 0.9, 3, 3, 0, 140.8, 235.84
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  17. #67
    Thanks Milton. Gotcha and done - working now.

    Gunsight installed too.

    DaveQ
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  18. #68
    Regardring the decal on the VHF antenna. Bellow is a link for a picture of what I think is a simiarl decal on an UH-1 (blue decal on white antenna):
    https://www.enaer.cl/images/fondos_pantalla/uh1h_8.jpg

    Anybody with info about the decal itself?

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  19. #69
    That looks a bit like the inverted version of a Dallas Avionics logo, a company that manufactures these antennas.

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    On most photos I saw they had that antenna painted over though, black or OD.



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  20. #70
    I'll do some more searching with that input and see if we can find the original logo.

    On the K as delivered from On mark it seems judging from photos that the antenna was in white with the logo. This is seen on A-1s, UH-1 and Bird dogs from the same time period too. But as you say, the antenna was often painted later on.
    I have search with all kind of inputs and it is very strange to not find any close ups showing the antenna.

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  21. #71
    Dallas avionics was founded in 1973, so it must be another company which made the VHF antenna used on western aircraft of the time period.

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  22. #72
    Really interested in this. I love the B-26K. If I can help at all, Id be happy to. I even bough5 the pilots manual...

  23. #73
    Here you go, Jens:


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  24. #74
    Thanks, I believe there is a small text logo inside the chevron, any idea of the text?

    Best regards
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  25. #75
    No idea. But I think this thing is depicted wrong on many plastic model decals or paintings. On some the blue logo is solid, on some it is split in the middle. None has the emblem in the middle.
    I think this could be the logo of the antenna manufacturer.

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