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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:31 pm 
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Vepr157 wrote:

You basically three options in 1/350: the old Dragon kit, and the newer Riich and Hobby Boss kits.

In terms of accuracy, I think the Riich is the best


Agree with you Jacob :thumbs_up_1: , but Riich's propeller is too big

Here is my vision of the 3 LA flight , all are Riich models (except ASDS on Charlotte come from Hobby Boss kit):

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:51 pm 
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Nice job, Pierre! The weathering is really good.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:38 am 
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I've noticed on all the LA Class sub models that the props are swept back a little but haven't noticed this on actual pictures of exposed props. What gives?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:09 am 
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The blades are skewed back at the tips. There is a lot of technical detail about the specific design details of the props that are still classified. There aren't all that many pictures of an LA prop available. You need a bit of an oblique view to see the skew.


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Thanks for some clarification Tom. I have seen the picture you posted and had a hard time seeing it with my Mk-1 eyeball. So the "tips" are swept back and not the complete blade? I will modify my 688s to reflect that.

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Focus on the blade at the 3 o'clock position. The "tip" is the outer 2/3 - 3/4 or so, so a significant amount.

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Thanks Tracy, it's hard to see it but the more I stare at it I can make it out. So then, the "angle" on the props for the current models (HB,DML,Riich) are correct?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:21 pm 
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More photos (and other screws for reference).

American:
https://imgur.com/a/IQBOi

Russian:
https://imgur.com/a/t6UjU

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Thanks VEPR, I had seen the American images but not the Russian one, very cool!

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