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Old 07-10-2006, 11:31 AM
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Sold my most favorite RC airplane about 13 years ago. Now I wish I had it back.

Looking for a Lou Andrews Trainermaster kit. Can you help?
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Old 07-10-2006, 01:40 PM
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Default RE: Looking for a Lou Andrews Trainermaster kit.

They show up on ebay all the time. Expect to pay a buck to a buck and a half.

There is a short kit available for a whole lot less, from

http://lazer-works.com/misc.html

But another company is going to offer a COMPLETE kit, and that is Early RC.

I've got another of their kits, so judging by that either method might be better than the auctions.
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Old 07-10-2006, 01:59 PM
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Highplains,

Thanks for the info.

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Hi Tim;

Greetings to you from Thong Beach Florida.

Re da TRAINERMASTER, it is the featured kit design for next years' VRCS meets. I would be happy to copy my plans for you if you don't find a kit. About the only difficult scratch building part of this design would be the Fuse, but if you had access to a table saw or Radial arm saw, you could cut the dadoes and grooves for the formers' in the forward 1/2 where the kit used 3/8>1/2" sheet planks, etc., rest should be easy to scratch. ANyways, let me know, Best regards to you from Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast,

Joe Nagy. email: joshrl@hotmail.com
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Joe,

Thanks for the offer, but I do have a copy of the plans also. But it would be nice to see whats in the short kit listed above.

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Has anyone purchased on of the short kits from Lazer-works?

I'll probably go that route unless Early RC will be offering a full kit.
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Old 07-24-2006, 11:33 AM
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I just sent Dan at Early RC the cut files for the complete Trainer Master kit. He should be assembling the prototype model shortly. After that the full kit should be available soon. I talked with Dan this weekend and we are hoping the kit will be ready for shipping around the end of August or first of September.Early RC's kit will include the canopy and hardware! Just curious, anyone interest in a balsa fuselage and foam wing option?

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Old 07-24-2006, 04:45 PM
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Bob, that sounds great! If Dan can deliver kits by the fall I bet they sell a lot- this is a great sport model and folks will fly them often instead of only at VRCS meets.

For this model I would prefer the built up wing to foam/balsa, if Early RC starts to get into more of the pattern type models then foam/balsa would be ideal.
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Well Dan also purchased Flight-Glass models with several vintage pattern models with fiberglass fuselages and foam wings. I hope to help him get these up and running also with laser cut parts and such. With his CNC foam cutter he can offer both built up and foam wings. I personally like built up wings but it would be great to offer an alternative!! Keep an eye out on the webpage for the Trainermaster and a few more goodies I have been working on!!

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I had to replace the built up wing on my first Trainermaster. I thought it was more responsive with a built-up wing due to the lighter weight and lower polar moments, but still flew well with foam.
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ORIGINAL: Lotus72D

Has anyone purchased on of the short kits from Lazer-works?

I'll probably go that route unless Early RC will be offering a full kit.
Christmas of 2004 my Wife gave Me the Trainermaster and A-ray short kits from Lazer Works
I was impressed buy the cutting and quality, and the Service.

The box had several bags of pieces, wing ribs and tips and all the usual templeted pieces.

The fuse parts need to be glued to the sheet-wood (not provided) to form the box-loc type construction. ie instead of 3/8 thick sides as original you lay each 3/16 piece onto the 3/16 side to form the routed-out appearance and lam' them together.

All the hard work has been done with the short kit, but the sheet wood and the stick-wood, LE and TE Spars etc. has to be provided as normal, then using the plans as a guide to cut the rest.
Also there is no instructions / parts list, hardware or canopy, and plans were available separately if needed. ( There was a sheet with the sizes used for pricing)

Overall its a nice short-kit, I just need to build it one day soon, and the A-Ray too
Behind I'am

Heres some pics, the ply parts are in the box and the fuse side formers are the two sheets thats hard to see.
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I was inspired by this thread...Just got off the phone with Eddie at Laser Works...I ordered up an A-Ray kit and a GM Sunbird kit!!
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Default RE: Looking for a Lou Andrews Trainermaster kit.

BobHH

Do you now if the Trainer MAster is on schedule for production with Dan. I checked their website and have not found any information for it.

I'm getting very excited. Two kits for sure!

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Yep Tim, it will be available soon. Dan has started building the prototype Trainer Master in his shop in order to confirm all fits and to finalize the assembly manual. Early RC kits come with an assembly manual with pictures to help explain some of the critical setup sometimes confusing on the original plans. He has finished the canopy and finalizing the jigs to cut the leading and trailing edge stock to correct dimensions. I have modified the design slightly to include a one piece 1/8 fuselage side but retain the balsa fuselage doubler so the finish product is close to identical to the original but quite a bit easier to build! Give Dan a call or send him an e-mail to be put on the list.

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Old 08-10-2006, 01:41 PM
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Bob,

Thanks much. This is great news. Looking forward to the building season now.

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Tim R, I have a Trainermaster kit I might be willing to sell if you are still interested.I've been thinking of thinning the pile a bit. Email me at sugarfox_99@yahoo dot com. and we'll talk if your still needing the kit
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SF,

I haven't forget you. I'm still mulling over the offer.

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Tim, just let me know what you decide, thanks John [email please as I don't check this forum every day]
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I don't have the kit, but I do have a RTF Trainermaster with motor and servos for sale. I got in a package deal from a friend of mine. He said it flys great! Let me know if anybody is interested at uap@fuse.net, or PM me here on RCU.
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Look what I found while "surfing" http://lazer-works.com/list.html
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Cool! Ineed to look into this.
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I gave them those Sunbird plans to use
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One just went for $271 on Ebay and the buyer was probably willing to go higher. Deceptive name for the plane. Great old kit and flyer
Pic is mine from the 80s
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Not to blow my own horn but got my kit a few weeks ago. Dan does a great job! Very nice assembly manual with great pictures. Totally 400% better than the original kit!! Believe me I have been through one!! If you are still looking for a Trainermaster kit give Dan a call at Early RC Models/Wing Mfg. 269-665-9630. You will not be disappointed.

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I just received my parts kit from Laser Works. Eddie did a fantastic job. Once I have the building board cleaned off, I'll post some pictures. BTW, does anyone know the original color scheme?

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