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Too bad the Platz new T-33B does not have . . . .

April 4 2012 at 8:25 AM
Bruce Trombecky  (Login jthutt)
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The inside stringer ribbing for the flaps either as a seprate flap piece or as a P.E. part. Though it took me one evening to create this detail from plastic strips for my Heller DT-33B project. Still trying to find the Aires fret that has this detail that is long OOP !

With new kits, I always hope that the kit manufactures realize all aspects in kit engineering of their subjects and easily miss certain details. Especially since the flaps bleed down and are always exposed!

Just a little rant!

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Bear in mind this may be a simple business decision...

April 4 2012, 8:57 AM 

as engineering the molds to include that detail either on the face of the mold itself or as a separate part would incur additional up-front costs that Platz likely decided they couldn't afford to absorb. We often forget that our favorite companies have to fund these productions somehow, and each "hole" in a mold means additional money for tooling costs and raw materials.


"History is not 'was', it 'is'." - William Faulkner

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Dave Morrissette
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April 4 2012, 11:04 AM 

I am sure it was left off for a good reason and that was probably cost vs. a trifle more accuracy that some people want


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T-33 flaps do not bleed down

April 4 2012, 1:58 PM 

The last item on the checklist is to select "flaps down" on all F-80 anf T-33 variants.

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Bruce Trombecky
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Thank you for the clarification, though either way if . . . . .

April 4 2012, 6:13 PM 

he flaps are down by selection or have bleeded down by lack of hydrolic pressure, the flap ribbing is exposed and looks better when the kit is on display.

I may take a look at all of my T-33 images to see what the persentage have the flaps shown down.

Thank you Pete and also for all that have responded.

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