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Old 11-29-2018, 03:30 PM
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Hello,

I am trying to find an OK models pilot Junior 100 plans. Is there anybody has them in electronic form in 1:1 scale?

Best regards from Greece!!
Old 12-03-2018, 06:45 AM
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Hi.
You may find the plan you are looking for at outerzone.co.uk under the quote Junior-100.
Regards,
Socrates
PS Kales giortes!
Old 12-03-2018, 11:06 AM
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Hi,

Thank you for your info Socrates (Thalis69). I have already know about the Junior-100 plan witch is in outerzone site, but unfortunately this is not what i am looking for. This one is the first junior with removable main landing gear. I am looking for the latest version with fixed landing gear assembly witch have some fuselage frame improvements too.

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Spiros

PS Kales giortes eyxomai me ygeia!!
Old 12-06-2018, 07:43 AM
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Hi Spiros,
By comparing the plane's characteristics that appear on Outerzone's plan with the one that is in the catalogue I have,there are a couple of differences.
The wingspan is the same-1120mm ,but the length and wing area are different.The outerzone's version has 820mm length and 22dm˛.
In the catalogue that I have, the plane appear with 810mm and 21dm˛..The weight limits are also appear different.Practically,the plane must be the same.
I think that I have the newer version in stock.If you are interested,just let me know.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:18 AM
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Hi to all fellow modellers,
I hope everyone in ok and this season finds you well in your labs with new builds and constructions.
As far as I can follow any thread or quote about Pilot kits,I can say that still there are many planes that are constructed and flying around the world.
There are a few more pictures to upload and finish the kits that are included in the catalogues I have.What is really happened though,is that
due to a change in RCU page format, the list with all the kits and main characteristics that I have written is ruined.I have to re-write it and upload it for future reference.
That is all for now.
Have a nice winter with a lot of balsa dust and glue smells.
Socrates
Old 12-07-2018, 12:41 AM
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Hi Socrates,
Everything is just like you say. The junior 100 was my first plane when I started dealing with the hobby. And because it's ruined at some point, I want to rebuild it from scratch. Unfortunately I have lost the original plans for this and I am looking for them now. It was the second edition or the European version as many say. Anyway, thank you very much. I will let you know.

Regards,
Spiros
Old 03-21-2019, 02:38 PM
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Default Pilot 1/4 scale Decathlon

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Thanks Les, at least I know where I/we all stand. Question now is I wonder if they will hold a trademark/copyright etc etc on the original stuff. If we replicate and reproduce, developing a full set of templates for each kit that we can send to the kit cutters or even start selling the whole kit including the Fibreglass Specialties cowl etc. Its not a ticket to financial mecca but for those left who thrive on Balsa dust, maybe there will be some demand.

A local hobby supplier really ticked me off the other day telling me that I am wasting his time even talking about scratch building. I just wanted some good quality ply. Apparently nobody does that anymore. The new ARF's are lighter, can do 3D better and if damaged you just get a new wing or tail etc. He said its an expensive hobby and if you cant afford it dont get involved. Pretty much ushered me out of the shop. I was nearly beaten with a stick when I suggested I was going to build a plane and use a converted weed whacker motor because that's what I have and can afford at the moment. Interesting he was the China Pilot ARF dealer.

I guess I am probably whipping a dead horse, but while I and other people out there are interested in building kits, I will pursue the revival of the much applauded OK/Pilot kits. Starting with the 1/4 Decathlon, then maybe the 1/3.5 Pitts since I can get my hands on a built one and reverse engineer it. its very early days yet.

Greig
so Greig, what ever happened with your build? (1/4 Decathlon) you ever find a kit? I'm one of the few folks that still have one. I've taken it with me through life for 30 yrs. It's perfect condition....someday I hope to build it. Back in the day I had a bunch of the Pilot kits and kick myself for selling them. The one I always wanted was the 1/3.7 Christen Eagle.

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Old 08-29-2020, 10:04 PM
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"I have a TOMMY, partly built(fuse only), that is waiting for completion.
Divine Wind is the hardest kit to find and when it appears,it is sold at high prices.I suppose the flying qualities must be very good.Harlequin is also a wonderfull bird.
I believe that many would love to share their experiences with these gliders.
Regards,
Socrates[/QUOTE]"

Tommy was my first ever RC plane and I have very fond memories of it. In fact, I'm restoring that very bird after 35 or so year after it snapped the wing on a high start.
As for hardest Pilot glider kit to source, how about Flying Feather? You cannot find even a photo not to speak of a kit or plan.

Cheers Andreas

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Old 09-13-2020, 05:05 PM
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Hi Andreas and fellow modelers.
Thank you for your post.TOMMY is finished during the quarantine we had here in Greece between March and April.
I even flew it once just to check the CG and flying characteristics.


You are right about Flying Feather.I have never heard of this kit mentioned by anyone,anywhere before,but you.
I had a feeling,though,that I had seen this name once.After checking a few RCM old magazines I found what I actually remembered.
It was in a Hobby Shack advert in March 1977 issue!

I even found many other kits,gliders and ARFs from the series that Doug(W.E. Fan) had mentioned before.
Andreas,you made me start a new survey!
I know that I am outdated with my postings.I have started writing the PIlot kit list again and plan to keep it shorter(name-engine-wingspan).
I have aquired two more old catalogs with a few more kits in the list.But what really astonished me was the number of kits I found in old rc magazines,especially RCM.
Before closing this post,I would like you to check a Pilot Piper Cub-20 build video series on YouTube by Mark Robinson.The plane is made from plans and I must say
that the videos are very interesting for all aspects of construction.
Thank you for your time.
Socrates


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