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REVIEW
F-4 Air Conditioning Intakes
Jessie_C
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:28 AM UTC
Hypersonic Models offers a drop-fit update for the Academy kit's nose inlets.

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Joel_W
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 - 05:13 AM UTC
Very interesting AM upgrade for the Academy F4. I was curious to see if there was enough difference for me to consider ordering a set, and there is. The lip of the intake is finer, and looks like it's recessed deeper then the kit part. There seems to also be a difference in the shape of the rear of the A/C scoops. The kit parts are basically cylindrical, while the Hypersonic scoops have a dip to a narrowing towards the rear.

I went to their site to see what the total cost would be including shipping. $11.50. That's a little too steep for me for just two small intake scoops. SO I'll see if I can any better via my favorite online stores or even on ebay.
Joel
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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 05:21 PM UTC
Hypersonic models contacted me about this review with additional information which I have added to the text.
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 01:52 AM UTC

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Hypersonic models contacted me about this review with additional information which I have added to the text.



Jessica, got your PM, and thanks.
Joel