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Shame the books gone missing thou !blueangelmodeler wrote:I just happened to bump into two of the McAir engineers in a Pensacola Beach restaurant where I had a 1/48 Monogram 6-plane Blue Angel Delta hanging. I listened as they chatted about the stabilators breaking off and their two solutions to it. They mentioned Hertz frequencies that existed before the LEX fences and braces and the frequency the fence created to prevent the vibration of the fins and their breakage.
I wondered as they talked just what the odds were that I would coincidentally hear the guys who solved that problem taking about it on Pensacola Beach ... Astronomical !!!
Some of this saga can be found in a book apparently no longer in my collection about the development of the Hornet.
The Delta was destroyed in Hurricane Ivan. The pilots heads were sawed off and re-positioned to show as they would in the Delta and the formation was correctly positioned in 36-inch wingtip to canopy and vertical spacing.
The Hasegawa 1/72 F/A-18 was released prior to the introduction of the angle brackets and the vortex generators , including the The Blue Angle Kit . The angle brackets and the vortex generators were introduced to produce the C/D kits , if memory serves.john5953 wrote:Here's the scribing but NO angles on my 1/72 Hasegawa kit.---John