Quick Build - Rob's P-80

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Bowdenja, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

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    I knocked this out last night.

    Not my best work but it was VERY fun to build and I will do a better job next time.

    Just thought you guys would like to see ONE of the many versions you are getting.

    john

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  2. 46rob

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    As far back as that stand sits, I'll bet you succumbed to the siren call of that little J-33 model you could install. Nice job -- just need to add the tip tanks. Little known fact--the P-80 actually performed better with the tanks on, rather than jettisoned. The tanks could be removed, btw and 1000 lb bombs substituted.
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    wow!! did it take only one night to do it? Outstanding!!! The model looks really good, i just can't wait to build the italian t-33 version.
  4. Rick Thomson

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    Hi Rob,
    The T-Bag also performed better with the tanks, they generated lift and also acted as wing fences. Don't know if most know it, but the T-33 was also faster than the P-80.
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    Bo,

    Looks good. Can't wait to get my disk. But then I have so many things to do.
  6. Bowdenja

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    The picture doesn't do it justice. The tip tanks are coming........I kinda have a problem with the petal-thingies, but practice makes perfect!

    I didn't do the engine on this one Rob...that is for the next one. I wanted to make this one look like a Gate Guard and plan on putting it in the Library Display coming up.

    You guys are going to have a blast with all of these versions!

    Better pictures will come later after a trip to get some more batteries..... I think the battery companies are paying the camera companies to make the cameras burn up batteries faster...... I also don't believe in the Lone Gunman either :grin:

    john
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    Hey John,

    I'm not a fan of the petal method either, but Rob's petals are somehow easier than most.

    I built the free Santa Star T-33 and I wasn't even going to put the tanks on, but that plane looks naked without them so I decided to bite the bullet and slice up the petals. I was pleasantly surprised...no...amazed at how they went together. I curled the tank lengthwise over the edge of my workbench, then I curled the petals the same way and when I glued the cylinder, the petals were already perfectly formed! I just stuffed a little tissue in from the back, dabbed it with some glue and voila! perfect tip tanks.

    Mt problem is getting the intakes symetrical, but with 40 versions on the way, I figure I'll eventually work that out.

    Furman
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    Looks good John..............

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year..........still waiting for you at the forum!!!!
    Take a look at the Step by step " Fleet 16D"

    Gera
  9. Rick Thomson

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    Petals

    <I curled the tank lengthwise over the edge of my workbench, then I curled the petals the same way and when I glued the cylinder, the petals were already perfectly formed! I just stuffed a little tissue in from the back, dabbed it with some glue and voila! perfect tip tanks.>

    Now why didn't I ever think of that? I assume that you curled the petals at a 90° angle to the way the tank was done?
  10. Jim Krauzlis

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    Hi, everyone! :smile:

    I ordered the CD and just realized...all of what you all are talking about is on that one little CD! The P-80 too!

    All I can say is ...WOW!

    Cheers!
    Jim
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    [Now why didn't I ever think of that? I assume that you curled the petals at a 90° angle to the way the tank was done?]

    yeah, that's exactly right, and you end up with a nice compound curve on the petals.
  12. 46rob

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    I drew it out and never came up with that either!
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    Wow!!!! only three days to get the disk. Thanks Rob. I am looking at the Thunderbird model. I think I will do this over my Christmas Break.
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    Pretty good Dave! Glad to see you "back in the saddle...........again!"

    I've still got to work on my tanks!

    john