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System Flush Mount Fitting
North American Aviation modified the F-100D by
extending the forward fuselage with a 36" long insert to accomodate a second
cockpit. The resulting "two holer" was dubbed the F-100F and was used by the
U.S. Air Force for training and Wild Weasel and Misty FAC missions during the
Vietnam War. It also saw considerable use in the Air National Guard during the
late 60's and 70's.
other fighter/attack aircraft of this era the "F" was adorned with many
different paint schemes.
Lynn McCaulley who took photo's and measurements of a real "F", we were able to
accurately reproduce the panel lines and details such as added vents and the
elimination of two 20mm cannons and the relocation of the remaining two.
The 1-1/2 pounds of extra weight up front in
the BVM model was compensated for by moving the engine and other components
The two full depth
cockpits are best viewed through an opening canopy so we developed a manually
operated (for safety in flight) mechanism that allows the model to be presented
properly for static display. All of the necessary parts are standard in the 2
SCALE: 1:6.75 or slightly larger than
External Stores, Ordinance
Tail Hook, and Landing
BVM makes the pylons (fully detailed
F/G parts) and under wing tanks.
Gill makes the Bullpup missiles with launch rail (not shown on model), Mark 82
(500lb bombs), AIM-9 missiles with dual launch rails, tail hook and landing
lights to the correct scale for 1/7 to 1/6 scale jets of this era.
Don't worry about the extra drag and
weight of hanging this stuff under the wings. We have demonstrated through many
flights that with sufficient and reliable power, the slatted wing will handle
it with ease.
This fully loaded
Hun weighs 36 pounds plus 10+ pounds of fuel at take-off, certainly not a strain
for the 45 pounds of thrust that the JetCat P-180 produces.
made some serious tooling investments to be able to produce the handsome two
seater. The forward fuselage section (from the wing T.E. forward), the canopy,
the engine access hatch and the inlet duct represent all new tooling and parts.
How does it fly?
It flies with authority and is perhaps
one of the easiest to land jets there is, just keep the power on in the landing
pattern. The instruction package describes this most critical phase of flight
for any jet.
At this writing, I have made no adjustments in
flight profile or technique - I would have to say that it flies the same as the
single seat "D" model.
Availability and Price
F-100F kits are made to order - call
You will also need (2) of the super detailed, resin molded
Click here to view the
F-100F price sheet.
The REAL deal!
Airframe Directive (A.D.)
other helpful notes
Wing Pylon Mounting
- Locate drill locations per plans.
- Drill pilot holes with 1/8 bit. be sure to
align drill vertically with respect to ground stance of model. (not surface of
- Re-drill with 3/16 bit, then with 13/64 bit.
(hole size is critical for proper installation of brass insert.)
- Install brass insert onto 4-40 socket head bolt.
Slowly thread insert into hole. Maintain vertical alignment to avoid braking
maple block loose in wing.
- Remove bolt from insert, if insert does not
release, place a drop of water into hole to swell maple block around insert.
Wait 10 minutes, then try to remove bolt again. If needed, a drop of ZAP can be
used to hold insert in position in block.
F-100D & F
Stab Servo Arms
The details and instructions on the top
view of the fuse plans show and emphasis that the stab pushrod clevises are
connected to the 2nd hole from the center of the JR 215 heavy duty arms.
THIS IS CORRECT.
The photo on page 54 of the "D" model and page 63 of the "F" model
should be replaced with this image.
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