SAAB J-35 Draken Pitot Tubes and AOA Sensor

Published: September 3rd, 2013     
Detail Parts
Detail Parts
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette - IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/48
Company: Master Model
Price: $6.00
Product / Stock #: AM-48-073
Product provided by: Master Model

Master Model of Poland continues their great run of products with a set of two pitot tubes and an AOA sensor for the Hasegawa 1/48 Draken. If you have never used one of Master's products, you are in for treat. They make machined metal parts for ships and planes. Ship parts are mostly gun barrels, while the planes' parts are gun barrels, pitot tubes, and various sensors, all of which are in metal, either brass or aluminum.

This set includes three parts - the long nose pitot tube, a second short pitot tube which was on the top of the tail on some planes, and lastly, a replacement AOA sensor for the nose. I included a picture of the kit nose pitot compared to Master's and it is not even close. Master's pitot is a drop-in replacement and is much finer and more accurate than the kit part, and has no attachment points or seams to sand. Sand the nose flat, glue in place, and paint. The AOA will need to be drilled out and replaced. If your particular build has the pitot at the top of the tail, it is included.

As you can see from the pictures, these sets are stunning. AND they are only $6.00. What a great bargain, especially if you have ever snapped off a plastic pitot tube. Not just recommended, but in my opinion, required if you are going to do a Draken.

My thanks to the excellent people at Master Model Poland and to IPMS/USA for the chance to review this product.

  • Master Model parts
    Master Model parts
  • Comparison with kit pitot
    Comparison with kit pitot
  • Nose pitot in place
    Nose pitot in place
  • AOA sensor location
    AOA sensor location

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