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Mods-R-Me's Official Return to RCU!
I don't know how many of you are still following this, but the CNC Machine is done. Here are a few shots of my new manufacturing base.
Modkat construction will resume immediately with machining of the fuse plug. I am still debating on whether to go full composite or with the original plan of composite fuse and build-up wings/body. What do you guys think?
I think the project is great, the CNC looks awesome, but at this point, I can't help but think you'd be much further ahead with a different design. Since the inception of this project, there has been many more bobcat / kingcat copies come out, most recently the ''Tornado'' from Modellbau USA. The airplane is being sold for $475 with fuel tank and retracts. I think the market on this design is pretty saturated at this point unfortunately. The nice thing, is with your CNC, you can do almost any airplane design you want.
I'm not trying to be discouraging, just being honest, if you hope to make any sales, you will either need a ridiculously low price (which IMO would not be worth it to you to do them unless you can make some money) or you will need a unique subject again.
Either way, I am still following this thread, I think it's very cool and again, I'm not trying to be discouraging, I'm just not 100% sure what your intent was with this airplane, whether it be to just do it for yourself, or to try to sell some in the end. Yours definitely looks better (from your earlier hand made plugs) but I just don't know that there will be much of a market for it today.