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    Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    This is sort of a reverse poll. It should be helpful to the manufacturer who wins to become more cognizant of where they stand in the eyes of the jet community, ie., their customers. Hopefully, they will use this knowledge to work on improving their value proposition as it relates to quality, service and overall customer satisfaction.

    Let me know if I missed one and I will add it to the list. All are in alphebetical order.

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

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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    disregard, you were editing as i was entering.
    Morgan Fuels / JetCat / KingTech

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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    from the list you have compiled, I would buy a jet from any of them..............


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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    There all good ones..were is the bad list??

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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    A clear winner has already roared into the lead it seems.
    Team JR,
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    The SPT-10 rules!!

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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    You have more great than bad on that list
    I Like to Watch....

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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    Well said...

    Beave


    ORIGINAL: SGT.SHAGGY

    You have more great than bad on that list
    Team JR,
    Jetcat USA
    Allied Scale Squadron
    The SPT-10 rules!!

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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    HI Andy
    You fgorgot PST but I have nothing but praise for them FANTASTIC company to deal with.
    Regards
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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer


    ORIGINAL: mavrick

    HI Andy
    You fgorgot PST but I have nothing but praise for them FANTASTIC company to deal with.
    Regards
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    Ah,, I'll add them. LOL Remember, the idea is to NOT get votes in this poll!
    The bitter taste of poor quality lingers long after the sweet taste of low price is forgotten.

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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    Century Jet?

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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    Andy
    Where's the poll???
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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    Well that was fast, it says the poll is closed already!
    remember when people actually BUILT their airplanes?

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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    Ok, I had to shut the old poll down and restart. I added Century Jets and PST. I think this covers all of them. So everyone recast your vote please!
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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    Here is a pie chart of the previous results before I closed it down adding the other two manufacturers:
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    The bitter taste of poor quality lingers long after the sweet taste of low price is forgotten.

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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    someone asked for a bar graph instead of a pie chart:
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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    when this one is done, you should do a poll on the worst turbine manufacturer..... It would be interesting to see who is second....[>:]
    All I ask is for a chance to prove that money can\'t make me happy......

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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    FWIW.. the worst jet kit manufacturer I've ever seen was Bob Parkinson Models, but they don't do turbine kits.. so they're not really relevant anymore.
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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    ORIGINAL: Doug Cronkhite

    FWIW.. the worst jet kit manufacturer I've ever seen was Bob Parkinson Models, but they don't do turbine kits.. so they're not really relevant anymore.

    come on now, the regal eagle with byro-fan wasn't a half bad combo.
    Morgan Fuels / JetCat / KingTech

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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    You forgot TBM. And yes, they get MY vote.
    Jet Central Superbee & Rabbit
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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer


    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

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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    Very good idea Andy.
    The result is not surprising and it keeps building up.
    I guess that the new building technique is going to bring more in flight airframe failures and more disappointed customers.
    I had a fairly comprehensive chat at Jet Power with these guys and they clearly did not know the pros and cons of Nomex technology as well as its limitations.
    For example I asked if it could be possible to have the main wing spar made of balsa/carbon sandwich with vertical webbing instead of nomex/carbon sandwich. The answer was: "no, we do not use balsa anymore in our kits, nomex is much stronger".
    Good luck guys...
    Oli. Utimate Jets, Weatronic USA.

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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer


    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
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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    Pirotti & GDS should go on too - new but big kits....

    marcs

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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    Andy
    Is it possible to create a poll that allows ranking (maybe 1st, 2nd and 3rd)?

    As with any opinion poll with only one vote the results maybe driven by what people have heard (reputation) rather than first hand experience, so we may be missing other mfg's who deserve a vote but could not get one.

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    RE: Poll - Worst Jet Kit Manufacturer

    Hello.
    The poll is not really surprising, I guess.
    I think that the worst part about some of the manufaturers is, that many of the issues we have with them, could have been prevented if they made quality control of the finshed parts, before closing the box with a kit and shipping it out to the customer. A fellow modeller recently purchased a kit from a well known European manufaturer. I was quite surprised to see that some of the parts in the kit really looked as if they weren't meant for use. He is now very disapointed, to say the least.
    It only hurts when I laugh......
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