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Old 08-30-2016, 04:39 AM
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So build COMPLETE! And first flight was yesterday. Thrilled with the way it flies and looks in the air. Ordering another kit very soon so I can build up a squadron of these awesome little machines.

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Old 11-22-2016, 06:23 AM
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Very nice Dominic. Do you know if there is a U.S. distributor, or would I need to order direct from U.K.?

An older thread said they were closing up shop, but must have changed their minds, I guess?

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Order from UK only, as far as I know, but it's a cardboard envelope. It shouldn't cost much to send it anywhere in the world.
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Old 11-23-2016, 05:27 PM
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Well, I was inspired by your thread to go ahead and order one, the Landis SE-5A. Shipping to U.S. was 3.99 pounds for a total of 43.99 pounds. Checking online rates, that should be just under $55. I won't know exactly until my bank pays PayPal.

That compares favorably with Stevens Aero, which sells an SE-5A of exactly the same size for $49 plus shipping, and then you have to buy covering material and transfers for the roundels, etc. And according to advertising, it weighs more. But then there's the appeal of a wood kit, so it's a matter of taste. I love wood, but just had to see that amazing color printing and see how it all comes out.

Not sure why they recommend a GWS 4530; I'd think a 5030 with that motor would be better suited. The PKZ prop is about a 5x3. Anyway, I'm sure they've tested it all out.

Really looking forward to it!

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Great to hear Jim! Good luck with the build.
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I received my kit two days ago, 2 weeks from sending off my order. Cost was about US$56, so exchange rate charged was just slightly above what I saw online. Package is absolutely flat and firm, none of the bending that happened in some of the first trials. All looks terrific, looking forward to the build.

I've got a radio salvaged from a beat up HZ Champ and a motor from a broken Sport Cub. The stronger motor is advised by Microaces, though the Champ motor would surely work.

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