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  • Birthday 03/31/1966

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    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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    R/C flying, music and recording. P/C sims. Licensed Aircraft Mechanic currently working on the B757-200 and have 10+ years Herk experience. Also worked on the B727, B737, CT-114, CT-133 and CF-104.

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  1. CT-133 Cockpit Colours

    Hey Brad, The spoked main wheels in the kit are correct for only the earliest of the T-33's prior to USAF S/N 49-985 which include only the first 134 Lockheed produced T-33A's. Our initial 31 T-33's (30 Mk 1 and 1 Mk 2 Nene test bed) were loaners from the USAF and were in the 50 to 51 S/N range which had the 8 hole main wheel and open teardrop nose wheel. All Canadair produced T-33AN Silver Star Mk 3's were delivered with the spoked nose wheel and 8 hole main wheels. The open teardrop nose wheel could be seen from time to time in the mid-late 50's as there was stock remaining from the USAF loaners and it was acceptable to use if the spoked wheel was not available. The 8 hole main wheel was replaced by the improved 12 hole wheel/brake assy. in the late 70's. This 12 hole wheel looks very similar to the F-104A/B/C/D main wheels but these have 9 holes instead of 12. Cheers, John
  2. Hi Tim, What's the Aires product number as they make a few different sets to fit different kits? Cheers, John
  3. CT-133 Cockpit Colours

    Hi Brad, I didn't start working on the CT-133 until 1989 but at that time the landing gear, doors and wells were all painted silver. The photo references I have indicate the wells were silver in the early 80's too. Cheers, John
  4. AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    I didn't know that the AMK AIM-54C's were out on the market . The Tamiya plastic I have in my hands sure looks better than the computer generated CAD drawing from AMK, even though I have to be a modeler and glue more than 2 pieces together. To be fair I'll reserve final judgment until AMK releases plastic to the market which most fanboys on either side wouldn't do. The kit on my work bench will always be better than the kit that hasn't been produced yet. Ciao, John
  5. 1/48 Tamiya F-15... are the A and J the same plastic?

    Not exactly answering the question that was asked. All operational USAF F-15A's had the larger pod on the left vertical stab for the AN/ALQ-128 receiver. Unless the J boxing comes with the larger pod you'll probably have to scratch build one. Now if you're planning to build one of the test aircraft with no AN/ALQ-128 receiver pod then the J boxing might work. Just be aware that the test aircraft had a lot more differences than just the fin pods. Cheers, John
  6. Roden 1/144 C-5

    That link, Aviation Megastore, is listing the kit @ € 99.13 without VAT. This comes to $116.50 USD and $145 CDN not including the shipping. A bit rich for what is appearing to be a simple kit. It better be spectacular given it's priced in the same bracket as most of Tamiya's recent 1/32 offerings, excluding the Mossie. Cheers, John
  7. AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Wasn't the 'fire sale' price based on getting the 5000 unit pre-order number? I thought that if the pre-order wasn't met then it's back to the normal retail model, pricing and production schedule. Cheers, John
  8. F-5E lightweight pylon info needed

    Has this mod even reached operational aircraft yet? Cheers, John
  9. Hi Bob, These posts aren't directed at you as you are just following the thread. The reason you are getting notified on my thread is that you had replied to it earlier and didn't uncheck "Notify me of replies". Go to the top of this thread and click on the "Following" link on the right side. Click on the red "Unfollow" button on the lower right corner and you will not receive notifications on this thread. Cheers, John
  10. The Sea Fury is still available. Please send me a PM with your shipping info if interested. Cheers, John
  11. Trumpeter F-106?

    Go with option C.. The XMM intakes are very nice and are what I used. Cheers, John
  12. F-16 300 gal tank colour (NSAWC)

    Can't help you with the grey but the gold color is a surface treatment on the aluminum tank. It's called alodine and can leave varying degrees of intensity from very light to almost tan. You can do a Google image search for "alodine aluminum" and you will see the effect of alodine on aluminum. Cheers, John
  13. B-45 Tornado ejection seats question

    The ejection seat on the B-45 was as unique as it was on the F-86. The ejection seat for both types was designed by North American. Although they looked similar they were not the same seat. The B-45 ejection seat was only used on the B-45. Cheers, John
  14. Price returned back to $250 USD. Still a killer deal at that price. Cheers, John
  15. RF-4E phantom II retirement

    Great looking Phantoms. This thread should be over in the Research Corner forum though.... http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/forum/113-research-corner/ Cheers, John