Wow, great in-flight photo snag! I've seen the MR fly with C6s. I think it performs just fine.Originally posted by Gus
Flew great on a C6-3.
Height and speed are not the point with this one, at least not to me.
As for the MR-8, you're correct, but it's kind of hard to tell the difference in the photo I took today.
Originally posted by Gus
The photo is actually a still frame captured from digital video.
Originally posted by slim_t
Both of my kits have MR7, Liberty bell 7 decals.
I've only built one of them, and I just left off the capsule decals that make it look like the liberty bell 7, only applying the one that says United States. I used all of the supplied decals for the BT. I wasn't really trying to be more accurate. I just didn't think the crack line should be a decal, but would look better painted, but I never painted it.
So it seems it would be easier to make an accurate MR7 than an accurate MR8. Does that make sense?
Thanks for the info. Knowing this, I guess it is much easier to make an accurate MR8. Replacing decals should be a bit easier than modifying the capsule.Originally posted by Bill
Unfortunately, it's never that easy. There were two versions of the Mercury capsules flown. Liberty Bell 7 (MR8) was the first of the newer version; its most prominent feature is the rectangular window above the head of the astronaut. Freedom 7 (MR7) was of the older design; it did not have that window.
Building an accurate MR8 is easier as the capsule is already in that configuration. You just have to cut out the "7"s and replace them with "8"s of the right size and font. "Correcting" the capsule for MR7 is not trivial. Bill