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F14A tomcat engine nozzles

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Hello there 

  I was watching a you tube modeler build a Tamiya 1/48 scale Tomcat and notice he build the engines in two different ways 

     one engine was wide open and the other almost closed since I do not know to much about jets or modeling them  is that 

     the correct way to  model the engines, forgive me for asking  but having the engines look different looks funny If I was 

     modeling a jet I would have the engines the same  accurate or not 

                                             Ronald 

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Ronald, YOU are the modeler/artist and you should build it to suit your desires.  The youtube modeler replicated the "typical" stance of shore based Tomcats, whereby upon landing, one engine is shut down and the engine nozzle petals open.  The plane taxis on the remaining engine to the ramp and shuts down with the hot engine shut down with the engine nozzle frozen in the closed (taxi) position.  Whether it is "correct" or not depends on your point of view or scenario you want to portray in your model.  HTH.

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 Thanks Mike 

         I  understand now  about how the real thing  works as far as the model goes it's my choice 

                                      Ronald 

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