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Old 01-15-2017, 04:02 PM
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Moved question about Lancer fin can to
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Old 01-15-2017, 05:25 PM
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I think I can add a few Challenger-1 kits to the list:

#1418 STAR TREK (starter set) (1976-1978)
#1416 Challenger-1 (1977-1986)
#1420 STAR WARS Proton Torpedo (starter set) (1977c-1980)
#1328 Kadet (1979-1986)
#1333 Scorpion (used 2 fin units) (1980-1988)
#1438 DUNE Guild Heighliner (starter set) (1985)
#1417 Screaming Eagle (starter set) (1987-1991)
#1993 Lancer (1988-1989)
#2026 Athena (1990-1998)
#2042 America (1991-1992)
#1447 America (1993-1994)
#2076 Pegasus (1994-1996)
#2092 Mongoose (used 2 fin units) (1994-2005; 2008-2016)
#1764 Generic bulk pack (1994-2016)
#1805 Asteroid Hunter (1998)
#1472 Scorpion (2000-2001)
#1235/1260 Sky Writer #2 (2002-2016)
#1894 Sky Hawker (2007-2016)


That list is incorrect. The Challenger-1 had a retangular fin with a slight diamond airfoil. Many of the newer kits such as the Generic E2X bulk kits and Sky Writer have a slightly swept leading edge and the airfoil is wedge shaped.
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Old 01-15-2017, 06:53 PM
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That list is incorrect. The Challenger-1 had a retangular fin with a slight diamond airfoil. Many of the newer kits such as the Generic E2X bulk kits and Sky Writer have a slightly swept leading edge and the airfoil is wedge shaped.


And the Sky hawker fin can fins are swept, it from the John Brohm gide it is probably like P/N 034060, PFU50D from 2159 Fire Flash, in black.
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:54 PM
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That distinction is well known and was even discussed earlier in this thread - following the initial list which also represents a mix of the two airfoil types, which seems to be between Kadet and Scorpion. As such, I'm not sure that "incorrect" is very fair. I too know about the subtle shape differences and only wished to help build on the earlier incomplete list.

It is incorrect because the OP asked what kits were made with the Challenger-1 fin can. That first list was incorrect and the list just kept getting bigger. At the bottom of the list it says they all represent the same fin unit (which you snipped before adding). They do not. Looking at a catalog pic they may seem to look alike and even to the casual observer looking at them a few yards away. When an old YORF member or BAR looks at them in person side by side, they look very much different.
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I wager 15 quatloos on this tbzep fellow ...
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I'm a little embarrassed. I had to look up Quatloo. I forgot it was on ST TOS.
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