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Old January 6th, 2014, 06:47 PM
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Tell me something, does anyone know whether the Canadians used the larger 440 gl fuel tanks on their aircraft?
Is this CF-18A carrying them or are these the 330's? I can't quite tell.

http://media.defenseindustrydaily.co...ld_Lake_lg.jpg
I believe those are FPU-8's, to my knowledge, the only aircraft that use the FPU-11 and 12's is the Super Hornet. Someone, can't remember who, uses a FPU-9 and if I IIRC, are externally identical to the FPU-8.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 01:47 PM
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Thanks Gerry. Look bigger to my eye. Cheers.
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Old January 19th, 2014, 01:46 PM
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/clubber_pics/3595692767/
Does anyone have this stencil written down anywhere?
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Old January 19th, 2014, 11:13 PM
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Does anyone have this stencil written down anywhere?
PM me your e-mail address again, I can't find it for some reason.
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Old July 25th, 2015, 02:50 PM
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Default F-18A Bleed Air Exit Duct Openings

I'm doing a little research on the F-18A Hornet. I was wondering if anyone has a photo of the Bleed Air Exit Duct opening on the wing extensions, showing the opening from the rear of the aircraft. It looks like there are two vertical structural members in the openings, but I haven't been able to find a clear photo.

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Here you go John, let me know if this helps.

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Old July 25th, 2015, 07:36 PM
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That's great Dave, exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!
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Is the front IP in the A++ basically modified into C standard with the digital fuel status display in the lower left section of the IP? I know all the other mods, however, can I use the 1/48 Black Box or Aires F/A-18C cockpit for the Hasegawa or even the Kinetic kit? Thanks.

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Old August 7th, 2016, 04:08 PM
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Is the front IP in the A++ basically modified into C standard with the digital fuel status display in the lower left section of the IP? I know all the other mods, however, can I use the 1/48 Black Box or Aires F/A-18C cockpit for the Hasegawa or even the Kinetic kit? Thanks.

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MSgt,

I could not find the reply to that question, I had a look in Jake Melampy's Modern Hornet Guide and I googled it.
You probably tried google too, some of the images that come up are from Flight sims I gather. No definite F/A-18A++ cockpit image found.

I have been wondering about the AoA sensors. According to the text on page 40 of Jake's book the AoA vanes were on early Hornets and later Hornets had the AoA probes.
Does anyone know when the production switched from AoA vanes to AoA probes? I have been looking at pictures, but it is hard to make out whether one is looking at a vane or at a probe because they are so small.

I also wonder if there are Hornets built with the vanes that have had the probes installed later. I figure that the vanes will be getting scarce in the inventory.

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Old August 10th, 2016, 02:33 PM
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Stephan,

Thanks for your reply. I did find out that the F/A-18++ has larger MFDs, but retains the analog fuel status display. Most, if not all, have bee retrofitted with the SJU-17 NACES & some have the angled center pylon. Everything else is minor especially in 48th scale other than the "bird slicers" on the nose. These differences will serve my purposes just fine..
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