[simpits-chat] Website update...

Chris Woodul simpits-chat@simpits.org
Wed, 16 Jul 2003 07:18:54 -0500

Hi Sean,

So you got great politicians there too, ; )
Do you have any good pictures of the entire cockpit interior of the Kiwi
Id like to see what TACAN ( ARN-118, narrow, wide?) and other common things
that might be on board. I might have other panels.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Sean Galbraith" <sean.g@paradise.net.nz>
To: <simpits-chat@simpits.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 4:57 AM
Subject: Re: [simpits-chat] Website update...

> >Ok, here I go extending promises again, but I can include an ARC-159 Edge
> >lit panel for you brand new with the Escapac parts.
> Mate! That would be bloody awesome!
> >And so true about modelers messing up by having A-7 style canopy
> >or just the wrong kind of black and yellow markings on their face curtian
> >and lower ejection handles!
> Yup, how many times I've had *that* discussion with various
> modellers!  Funny thing is, they do all the research in the world for
> schemes and markings, yet do nothing on details like the cockpit and
> seat!  I recently saw a very VERY nice A-4k "Kahu" with all the new lumps
> and antennae, but he had an A-7 seat and an E model glareshield and
> gunsight... NO HUD!!!
> Speaking of model detailing... I am working on a decal set for a Kahu
> cockpit.  Correct console layouts and panel details.  Interesting project,
> and a good use of the detail drawings I've been doing as part of my
> project :)
> Some of the units are at least standard, so the research has been easier
> APX-100, ARC-159, TACAN etc but some are A-4k only parts and have been a
> bunch harder!  I got an A-4g console drawing which helped with the few
> original A-4e/f panels, but there has been a lot of cross-referencing of
> blurry photos and even rougher sketches ;-)
> >I am actually up right now as I cannot sleep, tonight is like the night
> >before Christmas, and my mind wont quit racing about tommorow.
> Really.. huh?  Would *never* have guessed that ;-)
> >As for living in the right side of the world or at least right
hemisphere, I
> >dont think you can go to wrong calling NZ your home. NZ is a gorgeous,
> >exotic place for which the only thing wrong that I can associate with NZ
> >the awful decision to chunk your Skyhawks. Other than that, you are doing
> >pretty good!
> >At least you are keeping the Kiwi Skyhawk vision alive!
> Yeah it's not a bad place, just a bit remote from the cool hardware.
> the choice of any place on earth to live, *right_here* would be right up
> there with... Your garage, or Genes :)
> Scrapping our A-4's was a huge mistake, and only done so that the
> politicians could justify the expense of buying 2 757's for carting them
> around the place.  Oh and so that they could sell off an Air Force Base
> which just happens to be prime real-estate!
> I knew the writing was on the wall when they got into power and announced
> that there would be a new "Minister for Dis-Armament"
> Sean <who is lazing around watching TV... with laptop at the ready>
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