Register

If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 107

  1. #26
    AndyAndrews's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Little Rock, AR
    Posts
    5,688
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    The poll has 239 votes. The free poll only shows results to 100 votes. Cost for the "Pro" poll version is $199 per year. I'm thinking about buying it to use for my business in polling customers. Seems kinda high though for something I would only use maybe a few times. I'll noodle it for a few days.

    So the results may drastically change instantly if I purchase this pro version. Just a heads up.

    Andy
    The bitter taste of poor quality lingers long after the sweet taste of low price is forgotten.

  2. #27
    Ragz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Nagpur, INDIA
    Posts
    2,339
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    So who is the BEST?  Are all the ones with ZERO percent winners for the best of the best category?
    Anurag

  3. #28
    bevar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Lake Worth, FL
    Posts
    3,374
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    I think the best ARFs are:

    BVM
    Comp-ARF
    Yellow
    Boomerang

    Now my ranking is judging by "build it per the instruction manual" and go fly it a hundred times with basically no problems.

    Keep in mind that I really mean "ARFs". No, a Mibo A-10 is not an ARF...and neither is an Avonds, Airworld ETC...you really have to build those. I'm talking about "open the box, remove your painted jet, install your gear with out having to modify anything and go fly".

    Beave

    Team JR,
    Jetcat USA
    Allied Scale Squadron
    The SPT-10 rules!!

  4. #29

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Enterprise, AL
    Posts
    5,942
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    Comp-ARF best bang for the buck hands down.
    Morgan Fuels / JetCat / KingTech

  5. #30
    FalconWings's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Fort Worth, TX
    Posts
    5,668
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    Congratulations to FEJ!

    Buying Jet Legend? Read here: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_11372496/mpage_1/key_/tm.htm

  6. #31
    VF84sluggo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Gulf Breeze, FL
    Posts
    2,232
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    ORIGINAL: bevar

    I think the best ARFs are:

    BVM
    Comp-ARF
    Yellow
    Boomerang
    As a newb asking around at places like KY Jets and SJS, this sure seems to be the concensus. KC's opinion about C-ARF being the best "bang for the buck" seems pretty consistent, as well.

    Just my newb $.02-worth ($.03 if obtained through BVM)

    Sluggo
    The FAA is nothing more than a carbuncle on the ass of progress and has set aviation back at least 20 years - William "Bill" P. Lear, of Lear Jet fame

  7. #32
    PaulD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    CoquitlamBC, CANADA
    Posts
    1,312
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer


    ORIGINAL: KC36330

    Comp-ARF best bang for the buck hands down.
    +1

    Sure, BVM builds some nice stuff but if I was going "upmarket" I would buy a Tom Cook jet first.

    I am sold on Comp Arf - well built stuff that actually gets tested before the design is released for sale.

    PaulD
    If it\'\'s too LOUD - You\'\'re too OLD

    Www.wircsrc.com
    MAAC Jet Committee

  8. #33

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Canton, GA
    Posts
    1,382

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer


    ORIGINAL: bevar

    I think the best ARFs are:

    BVM
    Comp-ARF
    Yellow
    Boomerang

    Now my ranking is judging by ''build it per the instruction manual'' and go fly it a hundred times with basically no problems.

    Keep in mind that I really mean ''ARFs''. No, a Mibo A-10 is not an ARF...and neither is an Avonds, Airworld ETC...you really have to build those. I'm talking about ''open the box, remove your painted jet, install your gear with out having to modify anything and go fly''.

    Beave

    Beave...you put Boomerang in that list??????? That's like putting a turd in with diamonds!
    AMA Contest Director #7484
    Turbine Waiver #15150

  9. #34
    bevar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Lake Worth, FL
    Posts
    3,374
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    Well....LOL!

    Beave


    ORIGINAL: rbxbear44


    Beave...you put Boomerang in that list??????? That's like putting a turd in with diamonds!
    Team JR,
    Jetcat USA
    Allied Scale Squadron
    The SPT-10 rules!!

  10. #35
    YellowAircraft's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    6,512
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    Beave,

    Which Yellow ARFs have you built, just out of curiosity? I ask because I built a BV Bandit ARF, and as lovely as it was, it still felt more like a highly prefabbed kit than an ARF. As far as Yellow ARFs go, there's no airframe construction to do at all....?
    Yellow Aircraft, JetCat Engines and Turn Key Jets
    yellowaircraftplanesdotcom

  11. #36
    RCISFUN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Erie, PA
    Posts
    5,218
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer


    ORIGINAL: rbxbear44
    Beave...you put Boomerang in that list??????? That's like putting a turd in with diamonds!
    +1
    Rich
    The New Jet Central Rhino SP, Cheetah, & Super Eagle owner

  12. #37
    RCISFUN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Erie, PA
    Posts
    5,218
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer


    ORIGINAL: bevar

    I think the best ARFs are:

    BVM
    Comp-ARF
    Yellow
    Boomerang

    Now my ranking is judging by ''build it per the instruction manual'' and go fly it a hundred times with basically no problems.

    Keep in mind that I really mean ''ARFs''. No, a Mibo A-10 is not an ARF...and neither is an Avonds, Airworld ETC...you really have to build those. I'm talking about ''open the box, remove your painted jet, install your gear with out having to modify anything and go fly''.

    Beave


    Hey B all of my Jets are "Kits" when I buy them, or should I say re-kitted...LOL
    Rich
    The New Jet Central Rhino SP, Cheetah, & Super Eagle owner

  13. #38
    bevar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Lake Worth, FL
    Posts
    3,374
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    Shaun,

    To be brutally honest...an Eflight foamy is almost beyond my ability to build.... I don't build but have seen a lot of them going together. My list was in no particular order...just about quality, fit and finish as well as "it just works".

    I was up at Steve Burnett's house a couple of months ago picking up the Tucano after he did the Jetcat conversion for me and spent a good bit of time drooling all over his new Yellow F-18. All I kept saying was "DAMN!!!"

    Now, if I can get my hands on the new Eflight F-4...I'm gonna build it myself! It might end up looking like a ball of monkote with toothpicks sticking out at various angles...but I'm gonna try!

    Beave [8D]




    ORIGINAL: YellowAircraft

    Beave,

    Which Yellow ARFs have you built, just out of curiosity? I ask because I built a BV Bandit ARF, and as lovely as it was, it still felt more like a highly prefabbed kit than an ARF. As far as Yellow ARFs go, there's no airframe construction to do at all....?
    Team JR,
    Jetcat USA
    Allied Scale Squadron
    The SPT-10 rules!!

  14. #39
    rcguy!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Chesterland , OH
    Posts
    2,820
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    We ALL
    ORIGINAL: RCISFUN


    ORIGINAL: rcguy!


    ORIGINAL: Wayne22

    when this one is done, you should do a poll on the worst turbine manufacturer..... It would be interesting to see who is second....[>:]
    Simjet

    Dave
    Really...

    I would have though that you would have mentioned your favorite Chinese manufacturer
    We ALL know who is first don't we? I'm just throwing out who I'd vote for second. 4 years later and my #1 worst turbine maker still can't get fuel needles correct!

    Now back to bashing FEJ......

    Dave

  15. #40

    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    PERTH, AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    1,049
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    Beave,

    I have the Yellow ARF F18 and F15 and I was also blown away by the quality of these models.....the build quality of them was better than one of my jets that was professionally built for me by a guy in the US. They are more like a custom built jet than what we know as ARF's. Well done Yellow! Worth every cent! They might me marginally more expensive than the Chinese ARFs they compete with but I reckon they are well worth it.

    I love skymaster's landing gear also though....really good stuff!

    My 2 flashes (classic and ultra) are really fuel and go models....no brainers to fly and they really are as KC said...... great bang for buck too.

    Can you get therapy for this addiction?


    Craig.

  16. #41
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Belton , MO
    Posts
    3,072
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    Knights of the air???
    AMA #70046 Jet Junkie!

    Without Gravity, Your Lockout Jet becomes Space Junk.

  17. #42
    Airplanes400's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,631
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    This is a very good idea ... It is also where the winner is actually a loser.
    We in the Federal Government have no sense of humor that we are aware of.

  18. #43

    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    wilkes barre, PA
    Posts
    2,384
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    Knight's of air???????? really?????


    I have a K O A kit Foxbat mig 25 kit still laying around here................ now thats a builders kit.


    For sale.....too
    JPO District III rep - Turbine CD,
    www.jpnepa.org

  19. #44

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Kaohsiung, TAIWAN
    Posts
    1,701
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    I know that this is illogical.

    But I do not want to vote to other factories.

    I haven't make all customers satisfied.

    so, I voted myself
    owner - Skymaster Jet
    X-Treme Jets

  20. #45
    AndyAndrews's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Little Rock, AR
    Posts
    5,688
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    Well, I couldn't stand it. with over 400 votes I wanted to see the results. So now I have a polling tool to use for the next year. The results are kinda staggering.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Sp45371.jpg 
Views:	2 
Size:	44.0 KB 
ID:	1667605  
    The bitter taste of poor quality lingers long after the sweet taste of low price is forgotten.

  21. #46
    VF84sluggo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Gulf Breeze, FL
    Posts
    2,232
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    Holy smokes!!!

    The FAA is nothing more than a carbuncle on the ass of progress and has set aviation back at least 20 years - William "Bill" P. Lear, of Lear Jet fame

  22. #47
    Airplanes400's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,631
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    Well, there you have it. The winner of the Loser Award goes to FEJ ... and by a distinct margin.

    YIKES !! That's gotta hurt.
    We in the Federal Government have no sense of humor that we are aware of.

  23. #48
    VF84sluggo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Gulf Breeze, FL
    Posts
    2,232
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer


    ORIGINAL: pilot tw

    I know that this is illogical.

    But I do not want to vote to other factories.

    I haven't make all customers satisfied.

    so, I voted myself
    Anton, I admire your honesty here.

    Randy
    The FAA is nothing more than a carbuncle on the ass of progress and has set aviation back at least 20 years - William "Bill" P. Lear, of Lear Jet fame

  24. #49
    rhklenke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Richmond, VA
    Posts
    4,989
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer


    ORIGINAL: Airplanes400

    Well, there you have it. The winner of the Loser Award goes to FEJ ... and by a distinct margin.

    YIKES !! That's gotta hurt.
    The real sad thing is, it doesn't have to be that way. They clearly have some skills in the moulding and paint department, and some of their kits also look good inside as well and fly nicely. If they just had a reliable set of reps. who actually *flew* and *tested* their stuff and they made improvements to it as necessary *before* selling them to customers, they could have some real winners - that and doing a slightly smaller number of jets *right* instead of so many wrong.

    However, in spite of the efforts of some, like James, to help their customers when they can, "the factory know best" and they keep pumping them out, flying them once, painting them real pretty, and shipping them to customers...

    Bob

  25. #50
    FL510's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Helena, AL
    Posts
    514
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    So! Second place really is the first winner.
    Dont believe everything you think....


Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:46 PM.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.