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Old 07-20-2017, 05:42 PM
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My T-3 has arrived along with my builder's ... Frank is going to build them both together. For those with FB, his page is 4G RC Building Specialties. www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=4g%20rc%20building%20specialties (cut and paste link in your browser) where you can follow along with this build along with other projects he has going. Great guy ... great skills in structural repair as well as paint.

I will post some pics along the way here on RCU as well.

I went with the std OS scheme but with the black swapped for purple. I will paint the canopy charcoal grey metallic.

Initial fit up photos below. PBS 230N going in it.

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Old 07-21-2017, 02:50 AM
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Following....the link doesn't work, I tried to post an edited version....but RC Universe doesn't want me to it doesn't show??

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Love the colors Jamie. It looks like a winner. Looking forward to seeing it in person.
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Awesome! I should have my T-3 in a few weeks and will post photos and info of my build as well.

love the color....
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Here are some detailed pics of major components.
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Nose hatch door. A hatch latch will be added for security. The magnets that are included to hold it closed are way too weak.
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Equipment trays, etc .... lots of room!
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Turbine bay ...
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Details of rear fuse ...
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Started with the custom single plug HD servo wire harnesses/connectors and air plumbing.
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The bottom/rear of the T-3 has a "keel" so Frank will be building/selling these cradles for easy field assembly of the jet. He can ship the stands disassembled.
(His T-3 are in these photos)
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Fin/Rudder servo and linkage assembly. Red beacon added to top of fin.

Using BK Servo BLS-8001HV's ... these are high torque, very fast brushless servos. www.bkservo.com
Specs:
High Torque Brushless Servo
Model 8001HV
Operation Voltage: 6V – 8.4V
Weight: 65g (2.29 Oz)
Torque: 25.8 kg/cm (358 oz/in) @ 6V | 29.5 kg/cm (409.5 oz/in) @ 7.4V | 34 kg/cm (471.9 oz/in) @ 8.4V
Speed: 0.12 sec/60 @ 6V | 0.09 sec/60 @ 7.4V | 0.08 sec/60 @ 8.4V
Dimensions: 20x40x37 mm
Frequency: 1520us/333 hz
Gear Type: Metal
Motor Type: Brushless
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Stab/Elevator servo and linkage assembly.
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Aileron and Flaps servo and linkage installation has started...
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Flap completed. Waiting on servo arm to finish aileron. Strut cover to be installed. Nav light and lens cover completed.
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I had an opportunity to visit Franks workshop today to pick up one of his custom plane cradles. While there I checked out the two T-3 projects under construction. My overall impression of the T-3 great.

The quality of the composite work and paint is IMO very good. The landing gear is huge and looks very strong. The kevlar combined fuel and smoke tank is outstanding and includes built in aluminum mounting lugs. What a concept, pre-engineered and fabricated tank mounts!

The plywood used throughout is exceptional. It is seven ply aircraft ply. I saw no void, splits, warps, or splinters hanging off the installed parts. The quality of the plywood and the interior finish of the airex skin material is far superior to the two ARF models I just finished from another big name ARF manufacturer...and for a cheaper price.

Frank is doing an outstanding job with the assembly with lots of cool Frank extras included. I'm looking forward to seeing Jamie and Frank get these two jets in the air. They look like they will fly great. If they perform as well as they look it will be hard to beat the T-3 fun / $ ratio for a jet this size.

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Who makes the T-3 and is there a website ?
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T-one makes them, Pacificjets (KingTech usa) is the dealers/distributor

https://www.pacificrcjet.com/collect.../t-3-sport-jet
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[QUOTE=Dansy;12354724]T-one makes them, Pacificjets (KingTech usa) is the dealers/distributor

https://www.pacificrcjet.com/collect.../t-3-sport-jet[/QUOT

And we just added the new Monster Energy color schemes to our line-up. They are Awesome!!!
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Love the Monster Energy scheme, but I bet you could see a Mellow Yellow scheme better, HA!!! Cool jets!
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I had an opportunity to visit Franks workshop today to pick up one of his custom plane cradles. While there I checked out the two T-3 projects under construction. My overall impression of the T-3 great.

The quality of the composite work and paint is IMO very good. The landing gear is huge and looks very strong. The kevlar combined fuel and smoke tank is outstanding and includes built in aluminum mounting lugs. What a concept, pre-engineered and fabricated tank mounts!

The plywood used throughout is exceptional. It is seven ply aircraft ply. I saw no void, splits, warps, or splinters hanging off the installed parts. The quality of the plywood and the interior finish of the airex skin material is far superior to the two ARF models I just finished from another big name ARF manufacturer...and for a cheaper price.

Frank is doing an outstanding job with the assembly with lots of cool Frank extras included. I'm looking forward to seeing Jamie and Frank get these two jets in the air. They look like they will fly great. If they perform as well as they look it will be hard to beat the T-3 fun / $ ratio for a jet this size.

Gary
Yes Gary you are correct I had the opportunity to see and fly the T-1, Great bird. I also agree the quality is very good. Frank is a killer builder.. who would have known that..I didn't. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to seeing both Jamie's and Franks T-3 soon.
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I am using the Spark Hobby lighting system. Spark Hobby for all the details. Very nice, BRIGHT and inexpensive lighting system. Designed and sold by a friend of mine here in SC.
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+1 on the lights. Dont have a T-3 but a FB Dolphin with the Spark lights. Work great, easy to install, BRIGHT, and inexpensive. Check them out!
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Started air system install ... JMP tanks and retract valve. UP-6 brake valve.
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Work today focused on nose gear and door. Door will be servo actuated.
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