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      Post #60533, posted on 12-02-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi All

      Anyone interested in hushkitted JT3D-3 / 7 engines for the Authentic Airliners 707-320B/C? Kurt is on for making them if there is some interest, he has the masters which need some work on them first.

      Would be a good opportunity to model 707s in their twilight years. Any takers?


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      Post #60534, posted on 12-02-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      YES, PLEASE!!

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      Post #60541, posted on 12-02-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Did TMA's and Royal Jordanian's 707'shave these? If so, I am in for two sets.

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      Post #60543, posted on 12-02-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Romy

      TMA & Jordanian had hushkitted 707s. There are photos of OD-AGO in the green scheme hushkitted, Jordanian were also hushkitted in their dark grey scheme.

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      Post #60544, posted on 12-02-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Romy & FokkerFan, I got your names mixed up there.

      Another nice hushkitted scheme is Nasca's Lloyd Aero Boliviano.

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      Post #60546, posted on 12-02-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      If this comes to fruition, mine will be in the beautiful Air Zimbabwe colors.

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      Post #60549, posted on 12-02-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Which hushkits? There were at least three types that I can think of:

      Comtran design with lengthened bypass:

      Comtran design with lengthened bypass and intake:

      Full nacelle design Seven-Q-Seven:


      Also, an interesting article: https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1990/1990%20-%200848.PDF

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      Post #60559, posted on 12-03-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Here's another type that mainly appeared to show a difference to the central part of the nacelle.


      http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/5/8/1/1264185.jpg

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      Post #60565, posted on 12-03-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Which Hushkits? That's a good question, thanks for the photos and links so far.

      The current master is for the standard length intake Comtran hushkit, however the extended intake can be made too, though this will take quite a bit more work.

      No timescale yet so plenty of time to post your interest in either, or both.

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      Post #60570, posted on 12-03-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      I'm interested in the Comtran design with lengthened bypass and intake version as displayed in the above picture of the HeavyLift 707. I'd love to model all variants, but the decal options for some are pretty sparse at this time.

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      Post #60572, posted on 12-03-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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      Here's another type that mainly appeared to show a difference to the central part of the nacelle.



      Damn, that's ugly!

      Alex, my recommendation would be for the Comtran kit with an optional longer intake part, that should knock out most use cases. I'm not sure how easy it is to cast all those pieces. I'd also be curious to know how the SKUing would work. There's some inconsistency among the AA kits, the 757 comes with both but the MD-11 has GE and PW listed as different products.

      It's probably cheapest to do the lengthened duct piece and the lengthened intake at the same join points as in the current kit, that way the builder can do any of the following:
      Stock: stock rear and stock intake
      Comtran long duct: long duct and stock intake
      Comtran long duct and long intake: long intake/long duct

      That's just me armchair quarterbacking, it's up to Kurt to figure out what to do.

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      Post #60578, posted on 12-04-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      MEA, which hushkit did they use on their 707s?

      Decals for Aviaco F27 and AeBal MD87 would be very nice!

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      Post #60582, posted on 12-04-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      MEA used the extended intake hushkit, as did TMA, the same as the Heavylift ones posted by LH707. Comtran.

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      Post #60724, posted on 12-13-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      LH707, yes the extended intake Comtrans will have the largest choice of operators, looking at photos the majority of hushed 707s have these fitted.

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      Post #62798, posted on 04-23-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi all,

      Just an update on the JT3D-3/7 hushkits. The extended intake Comtran will be the ones produced - timescale - not too sure as Kurt is very busy with other projects, but they will be here.

      ALSO - - - Who is interested in a 707-320C with opening main deck cargo door? Would be a very nice match for the hushkits. Would be nice to know the interest here.

      Again,thanks for all your contributions.

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      Post #64569, posted on 10-10-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      I have a HaHen set of JT-3D engines including Hush kit, produced in 2004. No instructions but looks good :-). Has anyone used this set?

      Decals for Aviaco F27 and AeBal MD87 would be very nice!

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      Post #64700, posted on 10-21-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      I wasn't aware of these, he does make some nice stuff. The latest from Kurt is that his long intake Comtran will be available early next year, after he has finished the next 747 variants.

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      Post #64967, posted on 11-15-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Had a chance to meet Kurt at Telford, he had the masters for the long intake Comtran JT3D-3/7 engines there, the engine kits should now be available late December. Also who would be interested in a 707-320C with an open main deck cargo door? Work on this has been delayed for now but any posts showing interest would be appreciated. Many thanks.

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      Post #64968, posted on 11-15-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      The 707-C would give one a good opportunity to do a neat diorama. GSE and containers from
      Guillem at Rocast along with some Preiser figures and it's well on the way.

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      Post #64969, posted on 11-15-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      A container with a bit of weight added placed in the fuselage would help keep the nosewheel in the ground too.

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      Post #65725, posted on 01-24-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi All

      1/144 JT3D-3 / 7 , 707-320B/C hush kits (long intake, Comtran) are now on the Authentic Airliners site in accessories and will be available soon.

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      Post #66832, posted on 04-06-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi

      707-320C with hush kits or hush kit engines as accessories are now available from Authentic Airliners.