Static Dischargers for Sukhoi Jets
Master Models has started to issue static dischargers in all scale and types. As a bit of background, static dischargers or static wicks are used on aircraft to allow the continuous satisfactory operation of onboard navigation and radio communication systems during precipitation (p-static) conditions. if you look at any plane, they have these on the back of the wings, tails and horizontal stabs.
This particular set is made for Sukhoi jets and in 1/32 scale. This would fit Su-27 and Su-7 for example. The set contains 14 pieces of very small (7mm or so) almost hair thin machined brass. As you can see in the picture, even the end is cupped out. Installation involves drilling out the appropriate spot and gluing the part on. To demonstrate, I used a Trumpeter Su-27 and you can see by the comparison, it is NO comparison. The Master Model parts are a world better, more accurate and look all around better.
These parts also come in other scale. For 1/32, they are so head and shoulders above the kit parts, they are a great replacement. Highly recommended! My thanks to Master Models and IPMS/USA for the chance to review these.