OH this one is gonna be a challange. We are right on the cusp of the model being too small for conversion.
The F-20 is a neat looking aircraft I am hoping I can make it fly without altering the overall look to much. Luckly it is a single motor jet, trouble is at 144th scale there isn't much room inside the model for anything beyond a 1" MMX-II motor and perhaps we are hoping anyway the required amount of #9 lead shot to get her stable.
Here are of few of the beginning photos in the process. BoxArt & kit instructions.
First Tape Dryfit with a bare MMX-II motor casing shows we Can to something...just not sure what yet
OK lets do the 2-view cardboard cutouts to see what we'll need to make this thing stable. Humm....Looks like this is going to have to be a rear ejection motor kick pod type recovery. Maybe we'll have space for a tiny drag out streamer? Need to check the clay mass to get the #9 shot count and look at where it can be stowed.
Can I possibly increase the aft opening to take a T2++ (.316") slider tube?
more to come..