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Old 10-12-2018, 04:28 PM
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Hey guys,
I was on the NMPRA website today in their forum and there was a posting that said someone was selling GR-7 kits.
I sent an email to the attached address but it came back as deliverable.
I sent it to [email protected]*******.com
Not an emergency but I haven't done any building in quite a while and I'm gettin the itch...
If anyone knows where I can get them please let me know.
thx,
Jim
Old 10-12-2018, 07:40 PM
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Old 10-13-2018, 05:32 PM
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A Mark Ackerman kit. This one really grooves...
sorry about the big giant picture, I couldn't figure out how to make it smaller... anyway,

New GR7 is on order!
Have any of you raced one of these? Nobody here in Texas has one that I know of.
I started out with Proud Birds in 2014. I got beat a lot and started thinking they weren't fast airplanes. I think the Wagners were the fast airplanes that year around here. (but they had already been discontinued and you couldn't get them anymore)
I tried out a Miss Dara. I liked the way it flew but still not fast enough. (and then I crashed it)
I tried a Scarlet Screamer but it just didn't feel right. Never raced it. Bought a Shoestring and didn't like the wing. It's still in the box. I began building Estrellita's and things got better for me. At first I thought I was on to something... (remember the" long wing planes are obsolete" thread in the other forum a few years back?) For a while almost everyone in Texas had some sort of short winged airplane.
This year, Fred F. and others are back to flying Proud Birds again, and still winning. They are as fast as anything out there. This year I've been right in there with them as far as speed is concerned with my Estrellita's, but I have a pylon cutting habit that I can't seem to shake.
It appears to me that winning is more about set up, good batteries, and consistent flying than anything else. I think any of our EF1 ARF's, kits, or scratch builds can be competitive.
Personally I like variety and I'm soon to be adding another one to my stable. The GR7.
A really big thanks goes out to the late Jerry Small, Dane Kane and all the others involved with the designing and producing all these great airplanes,
thank guys,
Jim

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Matt and Allie Russell flew GR7's at the OJA race last weekend. There is a thread, and pictures on the NMPRA site. nmpra.org
You can also go to this site. https://elbertinnovations.com/
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Originally Posted by GREG DOE View Post
Matt and Allie Russell flew GR7's at the OJA race last weekend. There is a thread, and pictures on the NMPRA site. nmpra.org
You can also go to this site. https://elbertinnovations.com/
yeah, that's who I ordered it from.
I'll check out the thread...
I really like the way these look.
thx,
Jim
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Originally Posted by scattermaster View Post
yeah, that's who I ordered it from.
I'll check out the thread...
I really like the way these look.
thx,
Jim
The GR-7 EF-1 is Jerry's last design...
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The GR-7 EF-1 is Jerry's last design...
Edit,
I WAS gonna say that it might just end up hanging up in my dining room but I think Jerry would rather I kick some tail with it...

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