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Old 07-20-2010, 11:30 AM
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John Cole
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Default RE: !/4 scale WWI kits?

Good thoughts you guys.

Another factor I've noticed with BUSA kits is the use of that large, flat bottomed foil. From a production standpoint, this is smart. The wings would not require external bracing wires, associated fittings, additional hard points, hardware, etc. (BUSA guys jump in and correct me here, since I've not built one of their kits yet).

There is certainly a market for sport scale WW1 models, and BUSA seems to do this very well.

But I think Don is correct. At qtr scale, ww1 designs can be really good flyers when designed and built per original. The extra work, time, and money this requires goes up exponentially, and perhaps this is the reason sport scale is so vastly popular.

John
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