I will be preping both open and closed cockpit bits. Last items on anyway and will decide then. Still favoring the open though. It's not like I left the IP out!
Well, crap!! Initially I thought to just leave them straight, but then again the model looks more dynamic when looking 'actuated'. I'll assume it doesn't make any difference which is up and which is down as long as they are opposite? I usually do not bond these tightly so I may have a chance on breaking out one of them without doing to much damage to the finish. Oh well!Certainly a nice deep black !
I notice that both ailerons are drooped - one should be "up" if the other is "down".
Thanks for this. So, it was 'usual' for the ailerons to not be in neutral position when not flying? However they 'could be', like my build is showing. I sure do hope so.The pics of the Defiants with the ailerons differential deflected are quite rare. As memo serves the ailerons were mass balanced and the control system was fitted to keep the correct setting. I'm not sure but there might have been a mechanical blockade of the pilot's stick allowing the control surfaces to be set neutral. Anyway here two shots showing the ailerons in the "actuated" position.
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the pic source: the net.