Friday, June 30, 2017
F-104 Starfighter Prototype Fix
On the first F-104 prototype I used some already cut dowels from the F-16 kit. Larger wing tanks will be used on the next build.
These larger tanks will change the C/G, I hope no nose weight is needed.
In the picture the larger new tank is set over the first one.
It's really not very difficult to shape the dowel ends. Each end takes about ten minutes of carving and sanding.
Trivia: Somewhere on line are the original plans for the the Estes Mars Snooper. The fin pods were made from just dowels, not nose cones and tubing.