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Old Jan 11, 2011, 09:29 PM
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I ordered a new T-33 airframe only from HK on 4 Dec 2010, like a dumb a.. I had it shippped normal "slow boat". I knew it would be slow getting to the states but from the port to here? According to the USPS it cleared customs in Chicago on 7 Jan and its still not here! I called the post office and was told it will be there when it arrives. Is there a slow boat to Oklahoma I did not know about???

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Old Jan 11, 2011, 09:37 PM
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i ordered the a-4 and t-33 from venom-group. they shipped the 7th and tracking shows them arriving the 12th via fed ex
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 12:30 AM
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Nice rudder mod, Tony! That might be an option for a couple of my birds.

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Old Jan 12, 2011, 11:56 AM
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i ordered the a-4 and t-33 from venom-group. they shipped the 7th and tracking shows them arriving the 12th via fed ex
I did not need the whole setup. My current T-33 has 100+ "hard" flights with the Himax 4S setup and although I have not crashed it the airframe is starting to get weak so I decided to replace it with the most basic of kits and with shipping included at less than $20 I thought it would be a good thing. On a positive note, looks like the USPS found it and it will be here this week.
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 12:39 PM
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I did not need the whole setup. My current T-33 has 100+ "hard" flights with the Himax 4S setup and although I have not crashed it the airframe is starting to get weak so I decided to replace it with the most basic of kits and with shipping included at less than $20 I thought it would be a good thing. On a positive note, looks like the USPS found it and it will be here this week.
Good thought on cheap replacement using just the airframe kit. Considering 918grams packaging weight, shipping itself would be $15 or so...how did you get $20 total? I don't mind flying beater airframe w/o canopy if I can get it for that price. I have enough excess hardware in my goodie box to dress up the rest of the plane.

Must be nice getting 100+ flights on a plane in such short time. It takes me 2 yrs usually to get that much on an airframe
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 12:44 PM
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I had a bunch of points that brought the price down. Total with shipping to Oklahoma was $24.10. I usually fly everyday after work and I actually received the T-33 before it came out here in the States. I have been flying it since late August.
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 01:42 PM
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I did not need the whole setup. My current T-33 has 100+ "hard" flights with the Himax 4S setup and although I have not crashed it the airframe is starting to get weak so I decided to replace it with the most basic of kits and with shipping included at less than $20 I thought it would be a good thing. On a positive note, looks like the USPS found it and it will be here this week.
I am glad to see someone else is trying out the himax. I love it in mine! How do you like the set up?
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 02:05 PM
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Love it, it fit right in and with a 4S 1000 30C I am getting 6 minutes and 80 mph on my Andriod RC Doppler program.
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 02:37 PM
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Yep! That sounds about right! I love the T-33!! Nothing flies like it! It is becoming one of my favorites!
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 04:09 PM
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Good news is that I finally received my T-33 from HK. Bad news is that not only is it missing the canopy (I knew about that) but it is also missing the stab, tail, and tip tanks. I received a huge box with a fuse, canopy frame and a wing. lol

Thankfully I have good parts from my 1st one.
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 04:12 PM
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Bummer KC135. HK screwed up but tell us how their customer service deals with this. The pic from their website shows those other items...

Did it come with the edf hatch, including mounting screw and plastic "nut"?
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 04:21 PM
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The hatch is built into the wing but there is no hardware. That does not matter as I found that mine flew erratic the first few flights then I noticed that the wing was loose, so i glued it on and the problem was solved. I wonder if customs dropped it while inspecting the package. This is the 1st time I have ever had issues with HK. I planned to fly without the tanks anyway so no biggie... (I still plan on an email to them)
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 04:27 PM
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Any other T-33 owners have loose wing problem? I haven't heard that reported until now. I prefer not having to glue wing so I can oil the motor bearings periodically...

I just got email with UPS tracking number for my T-33!!
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 04:58 PM
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Mine just acted like the wind was kicking it around. I found no reason to have it removable so I sealed it. Its not like it was going to come off but at 80 mph I did not want to take any chances
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 05:03 PM
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My T-33 wing doesn't fit the fuse very well either. Doesn't help matters that the 2 attachment screws are too short as supplied. I had to remove some foam from the rectangle screw areas so the screws would even reach the fuse. I haven't maidened mine yet but I anticipate glueing the wing on as some of you have done...
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