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Old 12-21-2014, 06:07 PM
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Got all my small repairs done, you know, the ones that seam to take forever, cleaned the work table and brought in my long awaited Skymaster T-33 to start the build. Like every project, when the pieces are on the table, you wunder where to start. Looked at it for a hour or so, and whent to town.
This will be the order for now
1- Clean up all,( what not should be their in the first place)
2-remove the speed brakes and tape the flaps for inside red paint.
3-Trim the cockpits for easy removal and install rail for support
4- install the fuel tanks
5-beef up any area's with special epoxy formula of West systems 205 epoxy, milled carbon fiber( very hard to find a supplier) and Cabosil Thixotropic filler.
6-Build a front mount for the gages and power box switch
That's 2 days work
more to come.
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:23 PM
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Take some pictures so we can follow along.
Old 12-21-2014, 07:08 PM
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Pics, next is to paint inside area flat black and green on the doors.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:15 AM
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Hi Pete,

I am building my second Skymaster T-33 at the moment. What a great plane !
I have done a building report with a lot of picture here

http://www.rc-network.de/forum/showt...Skymaster+T-33

The report is in german but should be no problem if you use a translater.

Jens
Old 12-22-2014, 09:52 PM
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HI all, decided to paint all visable inside flat black, not going to use green.
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Old 12-31-2014, 04:43 PM
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More work done, finished the ailerons and elevator.
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Old 12-31-2014, 04:48 PM
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Flaps now done, I added a 5ply 5/32'' plate for the horn, their just was not enough thickness to mount by itself.
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Old 12-31-2014, 05:03 PM
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The Rudder assembly needed extra work, the whole system is too low, into the pipe, removed 3/8'' on the horn /rudder post, also removed the servo plate and replaced it with 5/32'' 5ply, c/w blind nuts for the servo, and raised it a 1/2''. I used just one servo rod, but am not happy with the amp. draw and binding, will remove and go with the suggested pull pull.
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:04 PM
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Pete, have you tried the West Systems 610? It is already a thickend epoxy that is way cheaper then other cartridge dispensed epoxies and it uses a regular caulking gun to pump it out. I use it all the time for filled bonding areas and you could mix in other fillers as well. I don't use the supplied tip and just apply it with a artist's palate knife.
Are you looking for short stranded carbon 1/4 inch or milled carbon like power? I can put you onto the 1/4 carbon but don't know a spouce for the milled powder type like cabosil powder.
Old 12-31-2014, 10:35 PM
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HI Ron, I have used 610, but I prefer my mix, the milled carbon is hard to find, it is not 200 micron powder or 1/32'', smaller , see pic.
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Old 01-01-2015, 11:08 AM
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More pics
Painted Speed brake and inner flap surface.
Jacky Sacks wing bags
Wing installed.
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Old 01-01-2015, 12:22 PM
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Looks fantastic RCP!!!
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HI, thanks for the nice comments.
Some more progress on the T-33, next I'll start the upper deck with air valves and receiver.
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HI, redid the rudder linkage, pull pull, works more good now, smoother and less amp. draw.
Also joined the fuse together.
Next, install the pipe and turbine.
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HI all, installed the turbine and pipe tonight.
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:03 PM
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HI all, ran the turbine tonight, started first try, ran like a champ.
Just need to wait now for some gear valves to arrive to finish up, and if my plan is close, should need no nose weight for CG.
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Old 01-20-2015, 02:59 PM
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All Balanced now, made a battery tray in the nose for the 3 batteries, had to add 1 sq. (1/4 oz.) in the tail for 200mm. CG.
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Beautiful!
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Looks great Pete!!
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Thanks Guys, that makes 3 T-33's now, 2 Skymaster and 1 WJM's -FEJ-T-33
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