Published on
January 17, 2016
Review Author(s)
Product / Stock #
QB 48 678
Base Kit
Trumpeter 02896
Company: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Aires Hobby Models - Website: Visit Site

Quickboost provides you with a Su-9 Fishpot nose mounted data probe and a wing mounted pitot tube consisting of two parts. Of note is the re-sealable packaging that Quickboost uses that makes the parts easy to review and then stuff back into the package securely. There supplied two-step instructions address the installation of the wing pitot tube mount.

Quickboost has molded the pitot tubes perfectly in light grey resin with no apparent bubbles. The Quickboost pitot tube provide you with no mold seams to sand off on these tiny parts along with the superior detail. You may note that both Quickboost parts are longer then their corresponding Trumpeter parts. They look fine to me, but you may wish to check them against photos.

Although most paints will adhere to resin alone, I would recommend that you wash the parts to remove any remaining mold release and prime them first. They will need to be installed with your favorite CA (super glue) or epoxy, as the normal plastic glues or solvents will not react with the resin.

I used a photoetch saw to remove the three parts from the resin sprue. The Quickboost nose mounted data probe (1) and the wing mounted pitot tube (2 & 3) are much more flexible than I had anticipated, but I would still suggest being careful to avoid breaking them. The nose mounted probe is a simple replacement for the Trumpeter part C18. The short base (3) is a strong candidate for the carpet monster, so be prepared. I first used a #57 carbide drill bit, followed by a #56 bit to enlarge the wing mounting hole for the pitot tube base (3). I ended up sanding the base of Quickboost part 2 to get it to insert into part 3 easily. Total prep time for all three parts was under five minutes.

This product is a good way to enhance your Su-9 Fishpot and well worth the time and cost. This product is highly recommended due to the superior appearance of the Aires parts, ease of installation, and attention to detail.

Thanks to Aires Hobby Models / Quickboost and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this set.


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