IAI Kfir Pitot Tube and AOA Probe

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Kinetics, AMK or Wingmaster
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I recently have started to build jet aircraft and I’ve noticed something, pitot tubes typically stick out of the nose a significant amount. This causes an issue with bending or breakage. The other thing that I have had an issue is removing the part from sprue. It is a pain in the butt to get rid of the excess plastic and retain the round cross section. That doesn’t include the mold lines on the part. How do you deal with all that? Easy, turned metal barrels.

Master Model turns out some of the finest turned metal barrels out there. I’ve used them before and they fit and look amazing. This release designed for the newest Kfir kits by Kinetics, AMK or Wingmaster.

The parts are packaged on card stock with a zip lock plastic bag containing another self sealing plastic bag inside containing the actual parts. The bag contains two pieces of finely crafted machined brass. The main part is the pitot tube itself with its very distinctive bulge. It is perfectly formed with a small nub to fit into a .7mm hole you drill in the kit. The Angle of Attack probe is a tiny finely pointed piece of work. That is inserted in a 1.0 mm hole you drill on the left side of the fuselage.

The small instruction sheet explains the mounting procedure quite nicely. All you have to do is drill the holes, glue the new metal parts, and paint. Simple.

The metal barrel will provide your Kfir with a strong, scale thinness, proper shaped pitot tube and AOA probe. An easy to apply upgrade that will save you many hours of cursing as you move the kit around to the shows. This is another great pitot tube set from Master Model. The small price is quite worth the addition and peace of mind the turned brass will provide your Kfir.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Master Model and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain your copy by contacting Master Model at their website at https://www.master-model.pl. Let them know that IPMS/USA sent you. While you are there check out all their other great products. They have an impressive inventory.

Reviewer Bio

Floyd S. Werner Jr.

Building models since the age of 7, I’ve become known for my Bf-109s and helicopters. I currently run Werner’s Wings. I was previously the ‘star’ of the Master Class Model Building Video series. I’ve been published numerous times on various website, including Hyperscale and ARC. My work has been in FSM and Great Scale Modeling 2001, as well as, numerous other model magazines. I’m a published author with my Squadron/Signal Walkaround book on the Kiowa Warrior. My models have continuously won many regional and national awards. My unique model photography gives my models instant recognition for their historical perspective.

I’m a retired from the Army after 21 years of flying Cobras and Kiowa Warriors, including tours in Iraq, Bosnia, Korea, and Germany. I’m also a retired Flight Officer for the Baltimore City Police and flew their helicopters chasing bad guys. I’m currently flying Cobras and Hueys with the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation.

I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart, Yvonne, for 42 years. Our daughters have blessed us with six grandchildren. My passions continue to be his family, friends, helicopters, models and airplanes, especially the Bf-109 and my beloved AH-1 Cobra. My motto has always been - MODELING IS FUN!

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