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BOB FIORENZE T-38

Old 04-09-2008, 04:38 AM
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Does anyone know if Bob is still manufacturing and selling his T-38 TALON ? Still trying to decide on my next project. any information about the kit would be appreciated. how does it fly on ducted fan ? (cant afford a turbine at this time) Is it stable ? take-off roll ? Perfect fan set-up ? Worth the money ? Thanks. FALCONWINGS, thanks for input on yellow A-4, still tossing that around also.
Old 04-09-2008, 07:48 AM
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Check with Tom Perry, last I heard his could be pried away from him at a very reasonable price.
Old 04-09-2008, 08:09 AM
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Yep...mine's for sale complete with all the fixin's
Old 04-09-2008, 09:14 AM
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tom ,let me know how much and what all is included,thanks, Lyle
Old 04-09-2008, 09:34 AM
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Check your pm. Kit, gear,wheels/brakes,cockpit kit, pipe,scale aluminum exhaust. Kit was started by someone else and needs a little TLC but totally doable with little effort. About $2600 worth of stuff for $1000. Cant ship as the fuse has already been joined will have to meet somewhere. Give me a call 210-887-5073
Old 04-09-2008, 12:26 PM
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Hey guys, I've been browsing these forums for a while and decided to post in here. If you have any questions on the T-38, my Dad did the test building and flying on the model (ducted fan, picture below.) and I believe Dennis Crooks did the Turbine design (don't quote me on that). If you have any questions on it, feel free to ask. It's a very pretty aircraft in the sky and flys really well. Have fun with it. By the way, Bob is still producing this kit as far as I know.

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Old 04-09-2008, 01:29 PM
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i can't find a working number for him, the current number says it's not in service, any help would be appreciated!
Old 04-09-2008, 03:29 PM
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I can't seem to find a phone number for him at the moment. But his E-mail [email protected]
Old 04-10-2008, 09:26 AM
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My flying buddy who goes by Smooth Sailing on RCU has a kit that he would like to sell as well.
Old 06-19-2008, 02:57 PM
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I too am intersted in this model. Does it fly good on an OS .91? Would like to hear from Smooth Sailing about his T-38?

Thanks,

Keith
Old 07-18-2009, 01:57 AM
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Be very careful with the Fiorenze kit , there are serious structural problems that are quite easily overcome but not mentioned . I was stung myself ...
After the model disintegrated in level flight i spoke with a gentleman in Florida who had built 5 of his kits for Bob and had recommended carbon reinforcing to Bob after seeing the same thing happen to an early kit ...
Obviously i was disappointed to hear this after a very long and involved build ....
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Could you elaborate on what these structural issues are and potential fixes? I am just getting ready to put one together over the winter. Obviously would I would like to avoid the inflight disintegration. I am looking at a 14lb thrust class turbine for it. Thanks in advance.

Bob
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Hi! Unfortunately Bob Fiorenze's T-38 is not available in europe. Is there a dealer for this kit in america? Any help would be much appreciated.
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Hi! Unfortunately Bob Fiorenze's T-38 is not available in europe. Is there a dealer for this kit in america? Any help would be much appreciated.
http://www.rcaviation.com/fiorenze/
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Thank you for your quick reply. I wrote him an email already but never recieved an answer, that's why I asked for a dealer. It's a pity.
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Bob still sells this kit, but has no dealer supplying his kits. If you can get one, it has everything you can want in a T-38 kit. I like the fact that the fuse is in two pieces, since I'm doing an F-5A version and this is an easy mod to do. I'm making a new nose for it and I modified a GJC F-5E canopy frame to fit. Also with a removable bolted on nose, I can convert back to a T-38.
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[QUOTE=tp777fo;7355758]Check your pm. Kit, gear,wheels/brakes,cockpit kit, pipe,scale aluminum exhaust. Kit was started by someone else and needs a little TLC but totally doable with little effort. About $2600 worth of stuff for $1000. Cant ship as the fuse has already been joined will have to meet somewhere.

Iím interested in you T-38 if still available?
Frank
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[QUOTE=fourstroke;12611348]
Originally Posted by tp777fo View Post
Check your pm. Kit, gear,wheels/brakes,cockpit kit, pipe,scale aluminum exhaust. Kit was started by someone else and needs a little TLC but totally doable with little effort. About $2600 worth of stuff for $1000. Cant ship as the fuse has already been joined will have to meet somewhere.

Iím interested in you T-38 if still available?
Frank
12 years ago.... I don't think its still available......
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way to rain on his hopes, dude.<G>
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Just noticed post. T38 long gone.
Old 06-15-2020, 05:30 AM
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If you like T38.... Skymasters flys great. I think price is good as well
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Default Fiorenze T-38

Anyone happen to have a build manual for the T-38? Or more importantly CG location?

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