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    RE: My T2A

    Thanks Jeff, I use both 1/64 tape for the panel lines (easy to pull up if you make a mistake, and I have made several) and a .10 ZIG pen to make panel doors. Wing Mfg. just brought out the Pheonix V just before the show and havn't updated thier catalog yet. I just about have this bird done and am itching for it to come in. I was a little put off when he said no wood is included, but I use contest balsa on my sheeting and blocks anyway so why pay for something you don't use. You will have to make your own formers, but he has the templates in full size. It does come with a prenotched bellypan for the nose gear retract. It will be up to you how you mount the wing. I am planning to use three bolts like all my other pattern birds.
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    RE: My T2A

    Finally, I'm ready for clearcoat. Between work, Spring cleanup and some flying, I haven't had time to work on it much. Hopefully things will go a little faster as I have to finish a 1/7 TF P-51C for the warbird season.
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    RE: My T2A

    fantsatic....

    boy is this sooooooooooo refreshing from the ARF world the sport has become........

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    RE: My T2A

    Excellent finish work! A great design for a military paint scheme.

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    RE: My T2A

    I hope to finish this this year. I building a GP Deception right now. I just lost intrest in for a while.
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    RE: My T2A

    I like the clear canopy and pilots. I have to remember this paint scheme for my model. I have a Bob Smith T2A-40 in garage. Fibreglass fuselage with veneerskinned foam wings.

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    RE: My T2A

    I'm just fishing this up tonight. Going to weigh and balance it. Hoping for good weather this weekend. I was a little off on how long it would take to finish. I still have my Deception to finish, I have a build thread on it also. I will post final pics later.
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    RE: My T2A

    I had the Bobby Smith "PB Products" T2-A...one of the first batch he shipped back around 1972-73. I painted it with the Air Force Thunderbird paint scheme with K&B Superpoxy. The engine was a Webra Speed .61 and it had Kraft electric retracts. Snoopy was in the front seat and Woodstock was in the back. It was my first 'all-out' pattern plane and it flew really well....but unfortunately...not for long. Around 25 flights. I let the airspeed get too low and just stalled it as I turned final. Snoopy and Woodstock didn't even have time to punch-out. The only bad habit the T2-A had was rudder coupling on point rolls and knife-edge. Perhaps that was corrected in the later kits. Best of luck with yours.
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    RE: My T2A

    I now have it balanced and it weighs 8 lbs 9.2 ozs. dry. I was concered about the final weight as I did add a 1600ma. 6v pack. I WILL post pics when it quits raining.
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    RE: My T2A

    Hey Ed,

    I' like to see some pics when you get to them. Did you ever get your Deception finished?

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    RE: My T2A

    It Flies
    Flew it today and it took very minor trim and the CG is spot on. I had only one flight as the engine was a touch lean and angry clouds rolled in again. I did a few four point rolls and it didn't lose heading or altitude. Can't wait to get it back out and work with it. Ill go over it to make sure everything is still nice and tight.
    David,
    The Deception is next to be finished glassing. I have to finish up my pattern birds as I want to get into turbines next year.
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    RE: My T2A

    Well, I had to do some surgery to fit the Mac's Black Pipe. The stock muffler wouldn't supply enough muffler pressure when I was inverted. There is nothing like taking a Dremel to a painted fuselage. It works, now I can fly inverted and do negative manoevers.
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    RE: My T2A

    Congrats on and excellent build and successful flight!

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    RE: My T2A

    edp that is just a gorgeous rendition of the T2A! You do excellent work. I would keep that in my stable forever. Get someone to video a good flight for us to see! Jon
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    RE: My T2A

    Here are a few inflights of my bird from our ace photographer Lisa Z.
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    RE: My T2A

    Beautiful! Thanks for the wheels up shot.
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    RE: My T2A

    Here are a few more during a four point roll. She is getting better following high speed pattern planes. She usually shoots slow moving snore birds
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    RE: My T2A

    EDP - that's a fantastic looking T2-A. Absolutely perfect color scheme for that airframe, and extremely well executed. Great photos of her in action -kudo's to Lisa Z. Very nice to see pictures of these old school pattern planes in the air, especially when they look as nice as yours.

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    RE: My T2A

    Cmgtech1
    Thanks, It is put away untill Spring. Building season is underway now.
    My Deception is in primer and I will be building a Illusion this winter. It will have a Rossi .61. E-flight retracts and Futaba Radio. I may be building a Tiporare 750 at the same time for Rick who's spray booth I'm using. I'll be getting them from Frequent Flier. I'll do a duel build thread.
    I have decided to pass on turbines. I can build several pattern birds to the cost of just one jet.
    I do have my Deception build as a thread also. I like doing them so I can relive the fun/horror of my builds. I hope they give someone new ideas as I have learned alot from other's threads.
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    RE: My T2A

    I want to make amends to my snore bird (warbirds) crack. I have one BUT I fly it like I stole it. My graphics and scratch built cockpit.
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    RE: My T2A

    B&D retracts are alive and well!
    I had Leo from Klass Kote help me with a replacment main mount. I had one leak when a side load was placed on it during taxi. This made for one, two wheel Bob Hoover landing. It did pop and lock just as I touched down This was on a new set I bought years ago at Toledo. After a few emails, I have a new mount at a fair price. I thought I was SOL, but they picked them up. I hope they will stock them at the Toledo Show again.
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    RE: My T2A

    Ed,

    Thank you for the kind words. I have most units in stock.

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    RE: My T2A

    I used and love K & B Super Poxy paints and primer. When they stopped manufacturing it if searched for a substitute for the White Super Poxy Primer and I found it here:

    http://www.smartshoppersinc.com/kirker/primers.html

      [*]PERFECT PRIME is a two-component urethane primer designed for overall jobs that fills well and sands easily. It also gives excellent color holdout for all topcoats. Mix one gallon of Perfect Prime with one quart of UPC73 activator (4:1). [*]This two-component primer may be applied over old paint and body filler, and is ideal for block sanding. If using on bare metal or new metal, a self etching primer is recommended to be used before hand.[*]PERFECT PRIME may be tinted with any of Kirker’s ULTRA-GLO acrylic urethane enamel colors. Add 1 oz. of activated ULTRA-GLO color per quart of PERFECT PRIME, (or 4 oz. of activated color per gallon).[*]Mix Ratio 4 parts primer to 1 part catalyst 4 : 1[*]If mixed 4:1:1 with urethane reducer this will work as a wet on wet sealer[/list]

      But instead of being white, it buff, or a light beige color and instead of mixing it 1:1 like Super Poxy it mixed 4:1 (4 parts primer to 1 part hardener) . It has to be reduced since it is only mixed 4:1 and is rather thicker than the old Super Poxy Primer. It fills and sands very easily. Another good thing is, remember the price of Super Poxy was between $4 and $5 per 2 oz cans, and it took 2 cans of primer to do one pattern plane. If you were able to buy a gallon it would have cost $160 where as this is $58.00 a gallon.

      The catalyst is better now and only takes 1/4 as much as it did with Super Poxy. That's why it mixed 4 parts of primer to 1 part of catalyst.

      This is exactly the same stuff as K & B Super Poxy Primer.

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