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Old 09-10-2013, 11:37 AM
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Hi everyone,

Does anyone know the present status of Ikon Nwst models?
As of 9/10/2013 ?
Is this kit maker still in business? Has it been sold and under new ownership?

Or is it now no longer in existence?
I have two Ikon Nwst kits unbuilt and no they are not for sale, but would simply like to know if
Ikon Nwst still exists.

Thanks

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Old 09-11-2013, 02:49 AM
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As far as I know, they are long gone. Many years long gone. Someone tried to kickstart the company but never got it going again.
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Yup. What Dick said.

Last year, I completed an IKON Cessna Airmaster. It was a challenge, but I enjoyed it very much.

I have a NOT FOR SALE IKON Lockheed Vega kit, waiting to be built.

Ed Clayman (Flitemetal) may be the one who knows the most about the current staus of IKON. I believe that he had planned on carrying the kits, if the company got going again.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:27 AM
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Thanks guys!

The Vega sounds great Tom.
If I didn't have so many kits to build now, I'd pay you to get a copy of the plans made and send me a copy. I could either
scratch build it or send off to a kit cutter.
It has always been a favorite.
Right now I have a Monocoupe 90A to build .
NIce picture by the way.

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By the way, there's an Ikon Monocoupe on Ebay right now, asking price is $345.00

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From the few I have built I don't need to guess as to why they are gone. Were not of good quality type of kits, and not much for instructions. Definitely not a beginner's kit. The last I built was last year, a cub, for a friend. It turned out well, after a few modifications and some remakeing of parts.
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You're right, Robert. While these kits rank as my favorites, they are not for everybody. They pose a challenge in their construction.

Emil figured that the builder knew what he was doing, when he designed these kits. The instructions only help you through a few of the rough spots.

When I started the Cessna pictured above, all I had was the plans, and no instructions. Building the fuselage was a major challenge without them. The guy I purchased the kit from, accidentally forgot to send the booklet with the kit. When it arrived (the booklet), I was amazed to find that I had the fuselage constructed properly. LOL

Here's my IKON Monocoupe.
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Beautiful Monocoupe Tom. I was mistaken on which was my last IKON build. Right after finishing the Cub I built a IKON Citabria. It turned out well also. I guess I like a good challenge because I really enjoyed building them both. And now I am building an EMHW Pitts with German instructions of equal quality to the IKON's. So, basically none.
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Hi Tom and Robert.
True the IKON kits are a bit of a challenge, but like you two gentlemen , having a lot of prior building experience, I can overcome any problems.
Actually my Monocoupe kit was missing a set of ribs for the left wing., but had a complete set for the right wing, so I just cut the wing ribs from patterns I made with what I
already had.
I wasn't about to argue with the guy I bought it from.
Less than an hour of my time took care of the problem

Robert, I believe Tom knows I actually worked on the real "Little Mulligan" 1941 Monocoupe owned and flown by Harold Nueman.
I'll look up the pictures nd post them when I get time

One very interesting feature Harold modified was the pilots side door hinge where the door could be de-coupled from the airplane by pulling one pin
in the event of an emergency and he had to bail out quickly.
We also found a lot of field repairs with hardware that was not FAA approved , but back in those days, they did what they had to do!
Bolts, screws , and other hardware store hardware that wasn't FAA certified.

Little Mulligan is now setting in storage at the EAA in Oshkosh awaiting a place of honor in the Museum

Our local Vintage Aircraft Association chapter 37 at KGWB ( Auburn Indiana ) restored it, then trailered it back up to Oshkosh
It was the very last big project the late Paul Poberezny farmed out for restoration work.

I would kind of like to build my kit into a replica of it.

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Yup, I remmber that you worked on the Little Mulligan, Ed. Building a model of it is a cool idea.
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The Ikon N'West kits were always for experienced builders. In their day, they were primo scale kits.

Gorgeous job on those examples!

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