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  1. 1 hour ago, skyhawk524 said:

    Late model CT-133's also had one piece windscreens. With several on the warbird circuit, that is probably the quickest way to tell if one is a Lockheed jet, or early Canadian model.

    The easiest way to tell if it is a late model is the NACA inlet and the vent. Early models only had the exhaust outlet for the Nene engine.


    Only just over a dozen received the one piece front canopy in the final years of service, I hear it may have been up to 18. So very few. I’d love the one piece canopy to do a black scheme.



  2. 5 hours ago, skyhawk174 said:


    I have drawn it out in 3D CAD and it is tiny. Not sure it would be worth it. I think I am going to use the one on the HC kit as a template and scratch it.

    Are you referring to the NACA vent? I feel it is very obvious.


    I just noticed the NACA vent is too high on the late kit for a Canadian version. The late kit is still good for the pylons for a late CT-133.

    I wish I kept my Hobbycraft T-33s,  I have graft the NACA vent over.



  3. On 4/29/2020 at 1:34 PM, is it windy yet? said:

    Can any of the 1:48 Great Wall Hobby T-33 kits be built as an RCAF aircraft straight from the box?  If not which one is closest and what needs to be done with it?

    Either kit can be used. You do need to make small modifications.


    The early kit can be used for early CT-133s, all you need to add is the exhaust vent for the Nene engine, which was unique on Canadian built CT-133s. You need to drill a hole and create a channel. Very easy.


    To model a late Silver Star, the late kit  has the NACA inlet on the gun door. You would need to add the exhaust vent for that system, which can be done easily with a piece of plastic card. Plus the above mod for the engine.


    Leading Edge CT-133 Decals have decals for the NACA inlet and the engine exhaust, you’d still need to fabricate the exhaust vent on the gun door.

  4. 18 minutes ago, johncrow said:

    We're good.


    Matt replied, saying that a couple of things on my order were back ordered, but should be filled before too long. 


    I'm happy, and thanks for the info and insight, all.



    Good to hear, I’ll remain patient. Mine was showing as in stock so hopefully it ships soon.


  5. 1 hour ago, GW8345 said:

    Telling someone what they can and cannot say is not free speech.

    Hilarious, you told me I didn’t have the right to speak a few weeks ago.


    And I have been on a carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan during her work-ups. The Captain’s chair had a blue cover stitched by Nancy Reagan. She also stitched his initials in yellow into the cover. I was invited to sit in this chair. And yes I have a picture. Did you ever sit in the Captain’s chair?

    You must have had a strong arm to throw a spent cartridge 50 ft at a Russian ship from the deck of a carrier. I bet Tom Brady couldn’t even do that in the blowing wind.

  6. 47 minutes ago, GW8345 said:

    But the Chinese Virus will not be around for years, heart disease will be.

    It’s Covid 19, although as many have noted throughout this thread, your ignorance is astounding. You post things only you find is funny.

  7. 4 hours ago, GW8345 said:

    - The number one cause of death in the US is heart disease, the Chinese Virus isn't even in the top ten right now.

    No, as of three days ago there are 1,900 deaths a day due to Covid 19.


    Heart Disease is 1,700 deaths a day.


    John Hopkins released these numbers.

  8. 3 hours ago, SBARC said:


    What baffles me is people that wear gloves and no mask.  They are terrified to touch anything with bare skin for fear they might get the virus on their skin.  This is a lung infection, so stopping it from getting into your lungs is the goal.  N95 mask does this.  This virus can not infect you through a cut in your skin, so gloves is a very secondary form of protection...

    Gloves are only useful if you have a clue how to put them on, don them, or the methods and sequence of their use. Otherwise they are only essentially another layer of infected skin. 99.9% of users have no clue how to use them properly. They are better off with a mask and a bar of soap.

  9. 12 minutes ago, nspreitler said:


    Look at the Smithfield plant South Dakota for what can happen quickly in a small town.  The stay at home orders will have to be lifted and things will open, but it has to be done wisely.  Georgia is a prime example of how not to do it, they are reopening movie theaters, restaurants, tattoo parlors, barbers, nail salons, etc all at one.   I will be shocked if they don't have a huge resurgence of cases.  

    Georgia is opening up what should be the last part of the economy to open, people with direct contact with others.


    It almost like they are using that part of the populace as a test base, human guinea pigs.


    That’s the only sense I can make of it. 

  10. 6 minutes ago, niart17 said:

    Really? So you're saying that shutting down a country, destroying its economy and potentially stopping it's means of supporting itself can't lead to health risk? Perhaps you should look at the general health of the u.s. citizen during the great depression.

    In the modern age we aren’t talking years of the economy being shut-down, if everyone does their part this should only take a few months. If everyone did isolate properly it should have been eliminated in weeks.


    So this can’t be compared to the Great Depression.

  11. 1 minute ago, niart17 said:

    So far the numbers don't suggest the mortality rate is anywhere near where they thought it might be. And as more and more people are actually being tested they are finding that the mortality rate is significantly lower they they thought it would be. The places that are indicating a high mortality rate are the places that are only testing the worst case patients because they are limited on the number of tests they have. Of course if you only test people that are high risk and severely symptomatic your mortality rate will appear higher. That's just basic math.

    Hospitals, Emergencies and ICU departments are completely overrun/decimated with covid patients. That doesn’t happen on a normal day due to one type of illness.


    The number one cause of death in the US is covid.


    Covid transmits easier than any other illness, therefore that small percentage of deaths you quote are actually larger totals.

    Quit downplaying the severity of this pandemic.

  12. 5 minutes ago, niart17 said:

    Such as the advice that this was not going to be anything to worry about and we shouldn't adjust our day to day activities? That excellent and sound advice?:whistle:

    Yeah, Hannity did say all of that, he also said the death rate numbers are fake. That it’s just a flu.

  13. 1 hour ago, Darren Roberts said:


    Huff Post and CNN are a bit over the top. I chuckle at their bold headlines. I like to read everything and come to an educated decision. The truth usually lies somewhere in between the extremes.

    I don’t pay any attention to Huff Post, I do listen and watch CNN and based on my medical background their experts give excellent and accurate advice. What I hear on FOX is terrifying and inaccurate. You don’t hear anything on FOX repeated on other networks.

  14. 1 hour ago, nspreitler said:

    You won't find many scientists that are saying we should expose everyone and build herd immunity.  Herd immunity can come from a vaccine, but to have herd immunity you need at least 60% up to 90% of the population immune, but with COVID killing an estimated 1% to get to the minimum for herd immunity about 2 million people in the US die.  That also isn't certain to work since people have recovered and then tested positive again.  We don't know how long immunity lasts, some natural immunity doesn't last. 

    Dead on, Herd Immunity is a risky proposition.

  15. 3 hours ago, Darren Roberts said:


    My wife and I just talked about this on our walk last night. If we want to get businesses back up and running, then masks should be required. It used to be No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service. You could add masks to that list. I know the devil is in the details. Should the government have to supply the masks to everyone? What is considered a mask? I do see an opportunity for someone who entrepreneurial. Designer masks might be the next big thing!


    In regards to media, that's the beauty of America. We have the freedom to skew anything we want. You have some news outlets downplaying the threat while other news outlets are making it seem like it's worse than Ebola and that if you look at someone wrong, you'll get it and be dead. Sensationalism is the force that drives the news cycle. Oh for the days of Walter Cronkite!

    Honestly, from an educated scientific perspective, from what I have witnessed, trust any of the major players except FOX.

  16. 20 minutes ago, 11bee said:

    Spoken like someone who doesn’t have to worry about losing his job (and if your wife is an ER nurse, guessing she doesn’t have any employment worries either).  For others, the economic impact is more than a minor inconvenience.  It seems a bit “let them eat cake-ish” to just write off the pain this is causing as nothing more than collateral damage.   In my area, many small business are done.  They have closed and aren’t coming back.  These owners put everything into their business and now it’s gone.  I work in a very specialized field, if I get laid off, I’m not finding equivalent work anywhere else.   I’m putting a daughter through college.   I’ve got a mortgage to pay.   It’s a bit more than just being pissed off that I can’t get a haircut.  Even if restrictions are lifted soon (something I don’t necessarily agree with), it’s not like the economy will be back in full operation within a few weeks. The damage is already done and it’s going to be a long time (years) before things return to where they were a few months ago.  

    Every week that goes by sees more businesses shut down for good, more workers laid off but hey, those folks are just collateral damage.  

    As I mentioned, I totally sympathize and understand with those out of work. Do you think we feel comfortable working around this virus? It isn’t a great feeling and I am scared for my wife.


    Governments should be able help their people. Canada is doing a great job helping out business and the unemployed with funds. 

    I didn’t reply to your previous thread to this one but I did sympathize with you.


    Health is first and foremost.

  17. Just now, Darren Roberts said:


    Like ChernayaAkula, I think you missed the point of my post. I'm not saying that we should just get back to normal right away. But I keep hearing talk of having to go 18 months of what we're doing. We should take steps to protect ourselves, focus on finding a vaccine and making sure the health system isn't overwhelmed. Again, be smart, be safe, and live your life.


    I honestly hear you Darren and I not on opposite ends of the field as you.


    I don't think this will be 18 months. Theoretically, if everyone did the right thing for two weeks that would have stopped the spread. Early containment was the key.


  18. 17 hours ago, Whiskey said:

    I just placed a large order for MRP and AMMO paints today as well. Paid through PayPal and got a notice that they were examining the payment and it was on hold. I have NEVER seen that before while making a PayPal purchase and this is my first one with Hobbyworld USA. I hope all is well.


    Yes, that is odd.


    One thing I noticed is when this post originated all his regular facebook posts ceased around the same time.


    Hopefully Matt's health is well. I worry for him more than my order. He is in the Boston area.


    As I have mentioned, Matt is usually quick responding.


    There is one reply here though that says he just shipped a few days ago. So maybe the opposite is occurring, maybe he is overwhelmed with orders, which is good for him in there tough times.  

  19. 1 minute ago, Darren Roberts said:


    That was my point. We need to find the middle ground of doing both. What we can't do is live in fear.


    Middle ground does exist with increased testing and PPE and simple procedures like washing hands and not touching your nose, mouth, or eyes.

  20. 26 minutes ago, Darren Roberts said:


    I understand your fear, but you might be on your way to the grocery store and get in an accident and be killed. You may have a heart attack. You may have a stroke. You may get cancer. No one makes it out alive. No one lives forever. That's why you have to embrace each day as a gift. Every breath that you breathe is, in a sense, a miracle. The reason everyone is freaked out about this is that it's unknown and new. That scares the wits out of humans. That's just human nature. The regular flu is still deadly, but we don't freak out about it because it's now a relatively known quantity. We take precautions to protect ourselves, but the threat is still very real and very much present. This will be the same way. As SBarc said, life moved on from the Spanish Flu of 1918. Life will move on from this as well. This is not a disease that if you get it, it's essentially a death sentence. The mortality rate is around 5%, on the high end. If someone told you that you had a 95% chance of surviving some procedure, you wouldn't think twice about having it done. But guess what? There are those 5% who families have to grieve because someone died during the procedure. Does that mean we stop doing that procedure? Absolutely not. 


    There are two trains of thought on this thread. One is that we should do everything we can to save lives, even if that means destroying economies and livelihoods. The other is that the economy should take precedence over physical distancing and that we need to get businesses up and running. They are both correct, in a sense. As a society, we should grieve with those who have lost loved ones. We should take steps to mitigate the spread of the disease (masks and gloves in public). We should be doing as much research as possible to find a vaccine. We should be re-opening businesses and getting people back to work. We can not continue to live isolated lives for months and months and months. We must get back to living. We need to be smart about it, but it needs to be done. Yes, people are going to die until this has run its course. But people die every day of a multitude of reasons and we don't give it but a passing thought. The thing that makes this different is that we feel we don't have any control. But do we really have any control of anything? Fear will cripple you. I guess the best way to sum this trainwreck of rambling up is to be smart, be safe, and live your life.


    Like Habu, I also work in the medical field. I work in Cancer Care, research, and prototype medical device creation. My professor says I am a scientist first before a Biomedical Engineer. I've had work published in medical journals and I am currently working in collaboration with several labs working on a vaccine for covid. So I am front line with this virus. I see it in both patients and in the lab. My wife is an emergency room RN and it is terrifying to hear what she is seeing. In normal times you don't see entire departments/hospitals overwhelmed with one illness.


    One thing I keep hearing is this argument about how few people are dying from this virus when compared to other illness.


    The key difference here is the transmission. It is much higher, without the social distancing we potentially could be wiping out millions, with no end in sight. Economies will recover. Dead people don't. Cardiac events have increased 5 fold since this virus was introduced, there are people who fall ill and don't even make it to a hospital. And many of these deaths are not being accounted for in the numbers. It is now well known this virus is not only attacking the lungs, it is also causing inflammation in the heart and kidneys and other key organs in the body.


    I get it, that times are tough. My parents lived in Scotland during the war, both of their homes were destroyed by German bombing and money and jobs were non-existent for most of the war. Food was rationed and scarce. I think we can survive a few months to stop the spread of this virus, times have been much tougher. The 30s are another example.


    It's tough to read this thread, reading about people upset they can't get their hair cut or wash their truck. We sure became an entitled world. 

  21. On 4/17/2020 at 6:57 PM, solher1 said:

    Yes. They are still open.


    Matt responded to my query in a matter of minutes. I asked him about some back ordered items, that by the way, he is still waiting for.


    I think he will respond to you as soon as he can.

    Given I have dealt with him before and he responds immediately this is odd I haven’t heard from him yet. Both my items were in stock.

  22. Does anyone know if Hobbyworld USA are still open during this crisis? I emailed Matt and have not heard back. Did the original poster hear back? Typically Matt responds immediately.


    He doesn't have any notifications on his website and his Facebook page has not been updated  since Feb.



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