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Old 06-05-2021, 09:59 AM
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Today I was able to spray the white paint. Using Valspar single stage urethan. Very easy paint to spray.

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Old 06-12-2021, 05:05 AM
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I have started masking for the strips on the T33. This one is a little more involved, I made a template out of tape so I can match the left and right side. All the strips will be masked. The red areas get covered, I will spray the blue then cover the blue and expose the Red areas for spraying. The antiglare areas will be done last.

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Old 06-12-2021, 11:46 AM
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Not to nitpick but if it's not too late, your masking on the fin has too much curve and doesn't come down low enough on the leading edge of the fin. On the full scale the bottom edge of the blue stripe almost flows right into the curve of the lower part of the fin. The line that curves up towards the leading edge (molded line) also shows on the full scale that the front point of the red and blue stripes end below the point on the leading edge where that molded curve meets the edge.

Its a lot of work to mask, I hate masking, and what you've done looks great but the fin and the left side of the masking on nose of the fuselage (right side looking head on) are the two things that really jump out. There is a funny wobble on the nose on the left side of the fuse (cockpit view left)
Old 06-13-2021, 07:47 AM
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I look at the strips. They are straight on the fuse. I think the "wobble" you are seeing is from the digital picture from my hone.
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Made some more progress over the weekend. The blue is on. Next step is to uncover the areas for the red, these areas are masked already, and cover the blue.

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Old 06-20-2021, 02:00 PM
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I have been moving forward on the T33. The red has been sprayed on and I started to unmask it. I have some areas that will need brush touch up near panel lines but nothing to bad. Next will be the lettering then clear coat. After the clear I will mask it off for the anti glare areas.

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Old 06-20-2021, 05:11 PM
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Looking good, strong work!
Old 06-20-2021, 07:16 PM
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HI, I'm a little late to the party but I do have a question.
I have a BVM F-80 I bought 9? years ago. Since the Recommended JR servos are no longer available what servos are you using for your T-33? I think they would work just fine of the F-80 as well.
Thank you in advance.
Old 06-21-2021, 06:30 AM
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That is looking great. Dan
Old 06-21-2021, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by BobH View Post
HI, I'm a little late to the party but I do have a question.
I have a BVM F-80 I bought 9? years ago. Since the Recommended JR servos are no longer available what servos are you using for your T-33? I think they would work just fine of the F-80 as well.
Thank you in advance.
Servo that I am using are Savox SA1230
Old 06-21-2021, 04:04 PM
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Thanks for all the compliments I hope to have her done within a month for the maiden.

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Old 06-21-2021, 05:54 PM
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Joe thank you for the Servo Info. FYI the F-80 was Bob V's favorite plane to fly.. I'm sure the T-33 will fly equally well. Keep up the good work and good luck on the maiden.
Old 07-02-2021, 04:06 PM
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Here is an update on the T33 build. The numbers and clear coat has been applied. I also was able to get the anti glare masked of and painted. I am waiting on the canopy to dry.





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Old 07-02-2021, 05:59 PM
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Thats fantastic . Great Job. Dan
Old 07-02-2021, 09:27 PM
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Very nice work.

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Old 07-03-2021, 03:53 AM
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A couple more pics before I start equipment install.




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Old 07-03-2021, 04:22 AM
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Looks great!
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looks awesome
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Great job. Love those fletcher tanks. Great to see when flying
Old 07-08-2021, 02:57 AM
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Thanks, I am in the process of reinstalling all the equipment. Right know I am concentrating on the radio install. I will add some pics later.

Joe
Old 07-12-2021, 02:59 AM
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I made a lot of progress over the week end. I have all the radio gear installed and all control surfaces operating. I also finished installing the landing gear and getting all the air systems working.



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Old 07-12-2021, 04:47 AM
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Not many jets are as graceful in flight as a T33. Wonderful job. Be sure to use crow and remember full speedbrakes and some throttle during landing. They will snap if you get slow.
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In my experience I prefer to land my bvm T33 without speed brakes. But definitely have crow in it with full flaps.
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Several of you have mentioned putting in crow for landing. Are you flying the earlier model with the under camber in front of the speed doors that others have mentioned. If so I may not need the crow as I have the newer design without the under camber.

Hear are a few more pictures. Its getting closer to maiden, should be in about a week or two.

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Old 07-13-2021, 06:45 PM
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Nice

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