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Old 11-29-2018, 03:30 PM
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Hello,

I am trying to find an OK models pilot Junior 100 plans. Is there anybody has them in electronic form in 1:1 scale?

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Hi.
You may find the plan you are looking for at outerzone.co.uk under the quote Junior-100.
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Hi,

Thank you for your info Socrates (Thalis69). I have already know about the Junior-100 plan witch is in outerzone site, but unfortunately this is not what i am looking for. This one is the first junior with removable main landing gear. I am looking for the latest version with fixed landing gear assembly witch have some fuselage frame improvements too.

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Hi Spiros,
By comparing the plane's characteristics that appear on Outerzone's plan with the one that is in the catalogue I have,there are a couple of differences.
The wingspan is the same-1120mm ,but the length and wing area are different.The outerzone's version has 820mm length and 22dm˛.
In the catalogue that I have, the plane appear with 810mm and 21dm˛..The weight limits are also appear different.Practically,the plane must be the same.
I think that I have the newer version in stock.If you are interested,just let me know.
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Hi to all fellow modellers,
I hope everyone in ok and this season finds you well in your labs with new builds and constructions.
As far as I can follow any thread or quote about Pilot kits,I can say that still there are many planes that are constructed and flying around the world.
There are a few more pictures to upload and finish the kits that are included in the catalogues I have.What is really happened though,is that
due to a change in RCU page format, the list with all the kits and main characteristics that I have written is ruined.I have to re-write it and upload it for future reference.
That is all for now.
Have a nice winter with a lot of balsa dust and glue smells.
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Hi Socrates,
Everything is just like you say. The junior 100 was my first plane when I started dealing with the hobby. And because it's ruined at some point, I want to rebuild it from scratch. Unfortunately I have lost the original plans for this and I am looking for them now. It was the second edition or the European version as many say. Anyway, thank you very much. I will let you know.

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Thanks Les, at least I know where I/we all stand. Question now is I wonder if they will hold a trademark/copyright etc etc on the original stuff. If we replicate and reproduce, developing a full set of templates for each kit that we can send to the kit cutters or even start selling the whole kit including the Fibreglass Specialties cowl etc. Its not a ticket to financial mecca but for those left who thrive on Balsa dust, maybe there will be some demand.

A local hobby supplier really ticked me off the other day telling me that I am wasting his time even talking about scratch building. I just wanted some good quality ply. Apparently nobody does that anymore. The new ARF's are lighter, can do 3D better and if damaged you just get a new wing or tail etc. He said its an expensive hobby and if you cant afford it dont get involved. Pretty much ushered me out of the shop. I was nearly beaten with a stick when I suggested I was going to build a plane and use a converted weed whacker motor because that's what I have and can afford at the moment. Interesting he was the China Pilot ARF dealer.

I guess I am probably whipping a dead horse, but while I and other people out there are interested in building kits, I will pursue the revival of the much applauded OK/Pilot kits. Starting with the 1/4 Decathlon, then maybe the 1/3.5 Pitts since I can get my hands on a built one and reverse engineer it. its very early days yet.

Greig
so Greig, what ever happened with your build? (1/4 Decathlon) you ever find a kit? I'm one of the few folks that still have one. I've taken it with me through life for 30 yrs. It's perfect condition....someday I hope to build it. Back in the day I had a bunch of the Pilot kits and kick myself for selling them. The one I always wanted was the 1/3.7 Christen Eagle.

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