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Default RE: Top Flite B-25 - Wingspan Models Add-ons Build Thread

As we get started let’s take a look at each package.

The first package is for the Rotating Top turret. The packaging (as with all the products I looked at) is a simply plastic bag containing all the parts with a cardboard label on the top of the bag. Opening up the bag we find 6 laser cut parts made out of light ply and a long strip of 1/64” ply. We also find a small electric motor and gear drive unit, a plastic drive wheel, an AA battery holder, and a small bag of screws. The instructions included are laid out and written so that they are similar to the instructions written for the TF B-25 itself. Also included it a cutting template used to properly place the top turret on the fuselage.

Before we continue let me make a short note about the instructions. The instructions that I received are actually a work in progress. Michael Kramer sent these to me before he had a chance to complete them. He still needs pictures to illustrate the manual. In order to get the kits to me quickly he asked if I could work without the pictures in the manual. I told him that would be no problem at all. So the instructions you see in the pictures does not fully represent what will be included in the final production version of the kits.

The next package is for the Bomb Bay Door Kit. This package is set up in the same was as the Top Turret. Laying out this package shows several laser cut light ply pieces, a couple of wood blocks, and several pieces of straight wood. All of the arms, control horns, and gear included are either Dubro or Great Planes so there is no question about quality of the parts. The metal parts contained in the bag are 2 brass metal piano hinges, a control rod, and a piece of all thread. The instructions here are the same style as the Top Turret. Included are two templates as well. On template is for placement of the bomb drop pylons in the bomb bay, which includes setup for both 8 bomb and 6 bomb setups. The other template is used for cutting the bomb bay out of the fuselage.

As there is only room for posting 12 pictures at a time I will discuss the last packages in the next post.


Pictures
1. Top Turret packaging.
2. All of the Top Turret parts laid out.
3.The wood parts for the Top Turret.
4. The mechanical parts for the top turret.
5. Instructions for Top Turret.
6. Turret cutting template.
7. Bomb Bay packaging.
8. All of the parts for the Bomb Bay.
9. Instructions for the Bomb Bay
10. Instructions for the Bomb Bay
11. Bomb bay bomb pylon template
12. Bomb bay cutting template.

Until next time

Ken
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