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Old 05-11-2011, 03:25 AM
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Default Where have all the kit planes gone??

It took me a year, but i built and learned how to cover my first plane last year. i enjoyed it so much, that i want to do another one. so, i started looking around, and all i seem to be able to find are arf, and rtf. where have the kits gone? am i going to have to buy plans, and all sheet wood, then buy all the sanders, saws, and files, etc, or does anyone know of some good kit planes for a beginner like me. i was able to purchase an aerostar 40 off of ebay, but i cant even find any good kits on there anymore. can anyone help me out? thanks.
Old 05-11-2011, 04:12 AM
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Default RE: Where have all the kit planes gone??

Kits:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0093p?&C=AAK

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0093p?&C=AAL

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0093p?&C=AAF

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0093p?&C=AAG
Old 05-11-2011, 04:51 AM
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Default RE: Where have all the kit planes gone??

I found some good kits on ebay.
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Default RE: Where have all the kit planes gone??

G'day

Have you tried Sig Kits.

http://www.sigmfg.com

They have been around since forever and make some really great kits. I am currently building a Sig Somethin' Extra fun fly model. I also have -

Four Star 40 - great low wing sport model

Four Star 60 - its big brother

Kadet Senior (several) very large light slow trainer. Wonderful aeroplane. One of mine is modified with ailerons and has been converted from a trike to a tail dragger.

Mid Star 40 - Sig's answer to the Stick? Very nice to fly

Kadet Mk II - old school very tough trainer

Kadet LT 25 - modern lite ply/balsa trainer for small engines. Model is not small though. Great trainer.

Kadet LT 40 - larger version of the 25 for 40 class engines. Excellent all round trainer and sport model.

AstroHog - 1957 designed aerobatics model. Now well out of date for competition but a really nice flier all the same with a 70 to 90 four stroke. I have a small 80% one built from a scaled down plan too. Flies really well with a Saito 40 four stroke.

I also have a couple of Sig ARFs too but they seem to be out of stock at the moment.

Have a look at the Sig site. I am sure some are available.

Cheers

Mike from Oz

Old 05-11-2011, 05:51 AM
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Default RE: Where have all the kit planes gone??

Here is another manufacturer.

[link=http://www.earlyrcmodels.com/id15.html]Early RC Models[/link]

Also do a google search and you will find more manufacturers.

There is a Kit Builders forum here are RCUniverse that will also be helpful.

Todd

Old 05-11-2011, 08:52 AM
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Default RE: Where have all the kit planes gone??

Sawdust should post that in the 1/2A forum if you haven't already, some very cool small planes. The Kit building forum also has a Where Have All the Kits Gone thread with a lot of sites there. Blue Jay is another site with Bridi designs but these are older designs and may not be for everyone but they are great planes and good prices.
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Default RE: Where have all the kit planes gone??

Balsa USA has some good kits also, built 3 of them now, the Stick 40 Plus, Taube-40 and the Eindecker
I had the Balsa USA Stingray 40 ( kind of like a mid wing plane like the Sig midstar, ) but I traded it...
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Default RE: Where have all the kit planes gone??

you can also purchase kits that are designed by one person and cut by a laser cutting company like http://www.precisioncutkits.com/index.html
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Default RE: Where have all the kit planes gone??

I've recently dealt with www.mountainmodels.comand www.houseofbalsa.com and have found them to be great. If it's kits that you're looking for you won't go wrong with either of them.

Tom

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