The Old Pilot Scale Kit
The reasons why the older Pilot kits are great to find & treasured are that they made over 40 different scale wood built models in different sizes that some are not offered even today in the same quality of kit, design or size. These kits included Decathlons, Citabrias, Pitts, Christen Eagles I & 2 , Tiger Moths, Moth Minor, Jungman, Jungmeister, Nieuport 28, Piper Super Cubs, J-3 Cubs, Diablo, Champion Champ (larger dorsal fin than 7AC), Piper Tomahawk, Cessna 177 & 152, Stephens Akro, Lake Buccaneer, Spinks Acromaster & more. These kits were beautifully manufactured with the scale builder & enthusiast in mind. They were top of the line kits of the above aircraft & others. When built correctly, they will have a much greater fidelity to scale lines & details. They take a little more effort than the ARF's, but much better results & rewards. If they re-released their old scale designs or even modeled new & different aircraft in the way they did previously, then I would start spending money like crazy again & I know many others that would too. Sure it would be a little better if the newer kits are Laser-Cut & built lighter in some of the smaller aircraft, but they would have to keep the same quality to scale. It would have been great to see a Pilot wood built Christen Eagle I in the 1/3.7 size with a 64" w.s. to go with
the Eagle 2. A Pitts S-1S, S2-B or even S2-C in 1/3.5 scale to go along with the older S2-A . A larger sized Stephens Akro Sport, Jungmeister, Super Cub, Zlin, Cessna 150 & 177, Lake Buccaneer, P-51, Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, Focke Wulf 190, Me-109 & Zero would have been great. There I go dreaming again. Sorry !