BVM F-80C SHOOTING STAR

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Re: BVM F-80C SHOOTING STAR

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:08 am

Still looking for the right model.
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Re: BVM F-80C SHOOTING STAR

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:01 pm

STILL LOOKING, WILL CONSIDER TRADING NEW M-1 BOMB LIFT.
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Re: BVM F-80C SHOOTING STAR

Post by Ben Dover » Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:37 am

Dream's coming true, it's beyond my wildest expectation. :wink:
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Re: BVM F-80C SHOOTING STAR

Post by Ben Dover » Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:22 pm

F-80C is at Air Depot going thru IRAN. Won't be long before motor pool will be needing hangar space and a museum to display it.
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Re: BVM F-80C SHOOTING STAR

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:19 pm

New hobby, collecting large scale RC JET Warbirds. Wing spans of 6' and greater. Some of these are so accurate that it is near impossible to detect the difference in flight photographs.
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Re: BVM F-80C SHOOTING STAR

Post by TopKick » Mon May 02, 2016 5:25 am

Yes, we radio control modelers have a tendency to be obsessed with "scale" appearance. There are numerous videos on you tube to substantiate this fact. When it comes to radio control scale jets the prices can quickly enter the same price range as full scale restored Historic Military Vehicles! This is why I am not in this realm...LOL! My advice is to never commit an aircraft to the air that you can not afford to lose. 8)
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Re: BVM F-80C SHOOTING STAR

Post by Ben Dover » Mon May 09, 2016 10:00 am

IRAN completed, delivery date getting closer. :wink:
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Re: BVM F-80C SHOOTING STAR

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:30 pm

My F-80C-12 LO, ANG 45-8619, I've wanted one of these for a long time. My interest in WWII and later military aviation started at the very end of WWII, I grew up at the Main Gate to DOW Field, a very busy WWII and post war Air Force Base and had a ring side seat to WWII Aircraft and new post war military aircraft of the 40's-60's. Every day was an airshow with the end of the runway around 400' from our office window.
The Maine Air National Guard was one of the first Air Guard units to be issued the F-80C in 1948. It was exciting to witness close up the aircraft of that period from our vantage point.
The Model F-80C pictured represents that era. The model is in the markings of the Colorado Air National Guard's 120th Fighter Interceptor Squadron Jet Demonstration Team which flew the F-80 from 1953 thru 1957
This model has a 20+ Lb Thrust Jet Engine (Uses real Jet Fuel) with a 79" Wingspan and 64" Length and is as close to owning a real F-80 Shooting Star that I will ever come. Model is airworthy but is for museum display only.
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Re: BVM F-80C SHOOTING STAR

Post by Ben Dover » Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:17 am

New toy, the aircraft is 1/5 Scale. The Tortoise and the Hare. :wink: The Jeep represents WWII Army Air Force 357th Fighter Group in Europe and postwar 14th Fighter Group at Dow Field, The F-80 represents post war F-80 Shooting Star jets that served at Dow Field 1947-1953 in the Maine Air Guard and 49th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. The first F-80 I saw at Dow in the 40's was gray color. I remember post war Dow and it's Airmen like it was yesterday.
This stuff still brings out the little kid in me. :wink:
A little side note, the electronics installed in this model are reportedly more sophisticated than installed in 40's-early 50's F-80 drones used by the USAF.
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Re: BVM F-80C SHOOTING STAR

Post by Ben Dover » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:13 pm

Looking for one more, F-80 or T-33.
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