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  • I've added pylons to the Gripen using 5mm paper-covered foam board, doubled up, shaped and then spackled. It's nice to work with and the paper finishes easily. Freewing hardware was used to hang the "stores" and although a bit of a pain to install makes swapping things around in different configurations simple and secure. The fuel tanks are from the L-39, my A-10 is sharing it's Mavericks and the Meteors are from the F-15 weapons set.
    One thing though- the outer pylons should be on top of the fairings (like the inner ones) but the LE flap horns were in the way. I wasn't planning far enough ahead, obviously...d'oh!
    Tom
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    • Originally posted by Pogo View Post
      I've added pylons to the Gripen using 5mm paper-covered foam board, doubled up, shaped and then spackled. It's nice to work with and the paper finishes easily. Freewing hardware was used to hang the "stores" and although a bit of a pain to install makes swapping things around in different configurations simple and secure. The fuel tanks are from the L-39, my A-10 is sharing it's Mavericks and the Meteors are from the F-15 weapons set.
      One thing though- the outer pylons should be on top of the fairings (like the inner ones) but the LE flap horns were in the way. I wasn't planning far enough ahead, obviously...d'oh!
      Tom
      Cool with weapon. Did you fly with the LE Flap?

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      • Video of the Gripen demonstrating emergency landing procedures on a taxiway at our field. Kind of stupid but no one was there and I was bored. There was a crosswind and I was staring into the sun during landings using the runway so.......

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        • Originally posted by HaroldAnderson View Post
          Video of the Gripen demonstrating emergency landing procedures on a taxiway at our field. Kind of stupid but no one was there and I was bored. There was a crosswind and I was staring into the sun during landings using the runway so.......

          Nice flying :-)
          Thats pretty much how it goes when no other turns up at the field for a long time ;-))))
          I did fly into my car once...

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          • Originally posted by rms View Post

            Cool with weapon. Did you fly with the LE Flap?
            Nope, not yet- maybe not till spring. I'm not a hardy Artic flyer like you.
            Tom

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            • Originally posted by HaroldAnderson View Post
              Video of the Gripen demonstrating emergency landing procedures on a taxiway at our field. Kind of stupid but no one was there and I was bored. There was a crosswind and I was staring into the sun during landings using the runway so.......

              Excellent touch and go's Harold! Hey, shouldn't you have snow there by now?
              Tom

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              • Originally posted by Pogo View Post

                Nope, not yet- maybe not till spring. I'm not a hardy Artic flyer like you.
                Tom
                Normally we have snow. Last year it was 1m/ 3ft at this time.
                Its very hard to fly with frozen fingers ;-) .I have figured we need more clothes than we think so we are almost to warm. That way we have excess heat in the body that keep the fingers warm :-))

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                • Does anyone know the actual name of the drop tanks (the squarish looking ones) the Gripen uses? Best I find is drop tank or 1100 litre external fuel tank. Trying to model one up for the printer.

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                  • Originally posted by HockeyMac! View Post
                    Does anyone know the actual name of the drop tanks (the squarish looking ones) the Gripen uses? Best I find is drop tank or 1100 litre external fuel tank. Trying to model one up for the printer.
                    Here are some pics to give you top and side views.

                    https://www.modelimex.eu/172-saab-35...anks-mmck-7201
                    https://www.fmv.se/projekt/jas-39-gr...jas-39-gripen/
                    http://eshop.modelcz.cz/product.php?id_product=267

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                    • Do any have 3D files for weapon to this FW Jas39 in 1:9?
                      I can see its using many of the same weapons as others figher jet is using.
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                      • Originally posted by rms View Post
                        Do any have 3D files for weapon to this FW Jas39 in 1:9?
                        I can see its using many of the same weapons as others figher jet is using.
                        At the very least would love to have an IRIS-T for my wing tips.

                        And obviously, a couple of Meteors under the wings would be nice too. After all, it is quite likely the most dangerous air to air missile in existence right now.
                        Freewing A-10 turbine conversion: http://fb.me/FreewingA10TurbineConversion

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                        • Quite the engineering accomplishment that a modern fighter with one of the lowest operating cost per hour can utilize such a wide selection of armament.

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                          • This is what I'll be using. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2765476

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                            • Originally posted by rms View Post
                              Do any have 3D files for weapon to this FW Jas39 in 1:9?
                              I can see its using many of the same weapons as others figher jet is using.
                              I have a 1:9 Sidewinder up on Thingiverse with lugs to fit the wingtip rails. Just search for my name or for Gripen.

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                              • Originally posted by janmb View Post

                                At the very least would love to have an IRIS-T for my wing tips.

                                And obviously, a couple of Meteors under the wings would be nice too. After all, it is quite likely the most dangerous air to air missile in existence right now.
                                STL files for the underwing rails would be good too.

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                                • Originally posted by kallend View Post

                                  STL files for the underwing rails would be good too.
                                  Absolutely.

                                  Would love to sit down and model a bit more myself, just so darn hard to find time these days.

                                  Instead, having something like 4-5 models needing work, building up a nice little backlog.
                                  Freewing A-10 turbine conversion: http://fb.me/FreewingA10TurbineConversion

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                                  • Originally posted by janmb View Post

                                    At the very least would love to have an IRIS-T for my wing tips.
                                    I can put together a 3D 1:9 scale IRIS-T for the wingtip rails pretty quickly if I can find a 3-view or some dimensions of the fins. I couldn't find anything useful from a quick Google search. I already have the body done.

                                    Do you have anything?

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                                    • https://military.wikia.org/wiki/IRIS-T
                                      It was hard to find more than lengt and diameter. I gess you have to stipelate the rest...
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                                      • Originally posted by kallend View Post

                                        I can put together a 3D 1:9 scale IRIS-T for the wingtip rails pretty quickly if I can find a 3-view or some dimensions of the fins. I couldn't find anything useful from a quick Google search. I already have the body done.

                                        Do you have anything?
                                        Wingspan 447mm
                                        https://military.wikia.org/wiki/IRIS-T

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                                        • Agree, 3DP pylons would be extra cool.
                                          If anyone does share some, I'll be grateful! :D

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