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    Hey Les, that's a very striking color scheme. ...

    Hey Les, that's a very striking color scheme. Haven't seen that before. Hope you do it!
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    Jannica, Sorry, no plans to kit a Super Reaction....

    Jannica, Sorry, no plans to kit a Super Reaction. Dave Rigotti built a 120% version and called it the Over Reaction. But he did that all on his own with no input from BTE. As for using a P80......
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    "I'm not crazy. My mother had me tested." ...

    "I'm not crazy. My mother had me tested." Sheldon Cooper

    Hey Matt, it sounds like you've received some good advice. Sorry I'm not more help on this, but I'm going to look into this some more...
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    Marty, you make a good point about considering...

    Marty, you make a good point about considering how you might use your turbine in the future. A few of the guys who tell me they plan to use a K80 say that specifically, and it makes sense. Buying...
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    oliveDrab, all due respect, but that's like...

    oliveDrab, all due respect, but that's like asking why guys put a .60 on a .40-size plane. Modelers have loved power since the invention of power. There are some jet guys who look down their noses...
  6. It's not often I'll sit through a twenty-minute...

    It's not often I'll sit through a twenty-minute video... But the F-104 is one of my favorite jets so I thought I'd watch the first couple of minutes. Got hooked immediately! It's not just a great...
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    Thanks guys, but what is really cool is this...

    Thanks guys, but what is really cool is this amazing thread and all of the input and support from the Reaction family over the last 10 years. This was driven home over the past couple of days...
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    Here is the official announcement that I sent out...

    Here is the official announcement that I sent out a few days ago to eager builders on my notify-when-ready email list. Orders have been brisk, thank you all!
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  9. Ahhh, you posted just before I did! Glad you're...

    Ahhh, you posted just before I did! Glad you're thinking about the kit!
  10. Hi Juan, I just need to quickly confirm what a...

    Hi Juan, I just need to quickly confirm what a few have already stated. The Reaction 54 is back in production and going out the door right now. Hope you add it to your list of planes to consider. ...
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    Very minimal, almost not worth mentioning. The...

    Very minimal, almost not worth mentioning. The basic design is unchanged. As mentioned, the kit will now come with a 60 oz tank (instead of the 50 oz tank of earlier runs). There's a new, beefier...
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    Hi Gary, I'm updating and printing the...

    Hi Gary, I'm updating and printing the instruction manual right now, that's why I saw your post so quickly. Also need to make a couple of tweaks to the plans and have them printed. Just got word...
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    Hi Jeff, Well, I'm almost there! All parts...

    Hi Jeff,

    Well, I'm almost there! All parts are cut except ribs and wingtips. Robart informed me they would finally be shipping my retracts either late last week or early next week (my money is...
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    Thanks Dean, that means a lot coming from you. ...

    Thanks Dean, that means a lot coming from you. For those that don't know, Dean has been a major force in the turbine community for as long as I can remember, particularly in Canada and the Northwest...
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    You guys are making me mad that I don't have an...

    You guys are making me mad that I don't have an R54 in flying condition right now. Mad at myself, of course.

    John, I know you are good on the sticks. But your R54 is flying so smoothly I'm...
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    Sticky: Yeah, it's been like this for about a week. A...

    Yeah, it's been like this for about a week. A very undignified death.
  17. Yup. It was the last design I did for Sig before...

    Yup. It was the last design I did for Sig before leaving to start BTE. Seems like a small, simple model, but I actually built about four prototypes with tweaks each time to arrive at the final kit...
  18. Hi Ken, I'll be watching for your build thread. ...

    Hi Ken, I'll be watching for your build thread. BTW, it's Wonder, with an O. Wonder what made you think it was Wunder? :)
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    Yeah, they have been my supplier for years. But...

    Yeah, they have been my supplier for years. But they don't have them now and won't take my order. I know... weird. That's why I'm looking for a new supplier or alternate latch. I'm kind of...
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    Just wanted to thank everybody for their input. ...

    Just wanted to thank everybody for their input. Paul, the HK latch looks pretty good, but the link only shows it in the international warehouse on my computer - wonder why you are seeing something...
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    Looking for Hatch Latch Source

    I'm working on a new batch of Reaction 54 kits and need to order some hatch latches like the one shown in the pic. My usual vendor, Hobby Express, didn't want to take an order today, so I'm hoping...
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    Awesome!

    Awesome!
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    I'm working on a new batch of kits right now. ...

    I'm working on a new batch of kits right now. Long way to go, might be another month or more, but they will be back by popular demand! Let me know if you would like to be on my notify-when-ready...
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    Hey guys, if you'd like to be on the...

    Hey guys, if you'd like to be on the notify-when-ready list, please send me a quick email bruce@btemodels.com - that way I will have your email address. The list does not obligate you to anything,...
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    Wow, lots of old friends popping up on here all...

    Wow, lots of old friends popping up on here all of a sudden. Good to see you all! As mentioned, I will be cutting a new batch of R54 kits soon. Of course, in my world, soon means a couple of...
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