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Old 02-28-2019, 06:13 PM
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Anyone heard from gossip or trade shows whether there will be any new kits released this year? I always have hopes something new will appear of interest when they have the few trade shows in the early year. I haven't heard much chatter on the subject ...
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Old 03-06-2019, 06:08 AM
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Got an email from Balsa USA last week asking my opinion on a new/re-release of the De Jager
biplane kit. Going by the poll they had in the email, there were a bunch of yes votes in favor of
that happening. Will wait and see, I have a short kit of one that was cut by Lazer-Works to build.
would pick up another if they reissue the kit.

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Old 03-06-2019, 01:55 PM
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Yeah BUSA was also polling to see if there was interest in the 1/3 flying bathtub? RC3 or something like that? Not a common plane.. it has lots of character you either love.. or dislike.

I realize the days of annual new release of kits is over. But I always hope to see something new coming out. I wish BUSA would start doing a variety of short kits if they aren't going to release full new kits...There are several 1/4 WW1 kits that could be sold that way...
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:36 PM
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Foodstick, That would be the Aeronca C-3. There was a C-2, and a couple of C-3 variants.
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Old 03-07-2019, 09:31 AM
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I had both of the planes mentioned in the posts.The C-3 is a gentile flyer but a PITA to put together at the field and get it ready for flight. Neither one is hard to build and at the time that I had them they were a lot of bang for your modeling dollar. sticker shock today would probably make me stop and think awhile before I place an order for them.
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Greg yes ! the Aeronca C-3 ,

I really like the early planes with some character. I think this was one of the first big kits I ever saw fly at an early IMMA event. It was quite impressive in the day. I think the was the same event someone had a Bud Nosen Mustang with a recoil pull start on it ! left the starter setup right on the ole chainsaw motor
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The C-3 would be a nice addition to the BUSA line up.

Didn't they, or Joy Products have one previously ?
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Originally Posted by TomCrump View Post
The C-3 would be a nice addition to the BUSA line up.

Didn't they, or Joy Products have one previously ?
Yes, Joy Products came out with that in the 70s and I built one. Joy Products was bought and became Balsa USA
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Originally Posted by dennis View Post
Yes, Joy Products came out with that in the 70s and I built one. Joy Products was bought and became Balsa USA

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Seagull is making a kit of there 60 size P-47.
https://www.facebook.com/SeaGullModels/



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I've always been interested in a kit from an ARF mfg. They would be designed for mass production, so one would think that the kit would go together easily.
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