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    F-111 or bust

    Hi folks,

    I have begun work constructing an F-111 crew module simulator. Lots of work to go and many hours of frustration ahead but I know it will be worth it. After spending 7 years in Australia working on these aircraft, I thought it would be a nice tribute to build one of my own.
    Wish me luck!
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    Re: F-111 or bust

    That is some good looking construction on the shell for your cockpit. Nice work!
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    Re: F-111 or bust

    Fantastic start...looking forward to seeing more.


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    Re: F-111 or bust

    That is some excellent work you hade done there!

    Bet you cant wait to start priming it and bringing it to life!

    Top work fella!

    Keep us posted!

    Alex

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    Re: F-111 or bust

    Fantastic work

    Cant wait to see more of this sim
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    Re: F-111 or bust

    Hi Sira66,

    Your crew module looks great. who's F-111 software will you be using?
    I look forward to seeing any updates to the project.
    I was a Crew Chief on the E and F models a very long time ago so I'm partial to the Aardvark for sure.

    Fritz

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    Re: F-111 or bust

    What do they call that one? 'Whispering Death' The Aardvark is fav of mine too. Almost took the place of the F-14 tomcat in carrier operations. It was just a little to big for the ops though but it's ground hugging radar system makes up for that in many ways.

    Can't wait to see more of this one you have going. Your off to a great start. Love the detail and fine looking module (sculpting). Great work.. Keep it up.
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    Re: F-111 or bust

    I don't think the F-111 was ever named. Whispering Death like you mentioned was used in Vietnam, but over time the Aardvark is what stuck.

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    Re: F-111 or bust

    Thanks for all the feed back guys/girls I realy appreciate it. Fritz here in Australia the F-111 has been affectionately known as the "Pig" as it gets down amounst the roots, so to speak. We purchased the F-111's back in the 70's and have been flying them since then using both the RF-111C and F-111G models.I believe the G models use to be be A models. They came from the US from the Bone yard. These aircraft, the G's where our "Bone yard wranglers". Refer 6SQN RAAF for history on web.

    I have been using the Alphasim F-111 aircraft on my computer and will more then likely use it on the module when finished, unless I find a better option.

    As I am new to the building of simulators I will start off simple and intergrate basic functions for now and hopefully the module will evolve into something better and more professional.

    Thanks for all your feed back keep it coming.

    cheers
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    Re: F-111 or bust

    Nice one. Always like to see another military sim.
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