Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > Kit Building
Reload this Page >

Craft Air Firebird Building Plans

Notices
Kit Building If you're building a kit and have questions or want to discuss kit building post it here.

Craft Air Firebird Building Plans

Old 03-04-2014, 03:57 AM
  #1  
juggler-3310
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 138
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Craft Air Firebird Building Plans

Hi, I just got a Craft Air Firebird kit. Unfortunately, there were no building plans in the box. Would anybody here have a set of building plans for this kit? I'd be happy to cover postage and copying costs if you would be willing to provide a set. Thank you.

juggler

Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Craft air Firebird.jpg
Views:	326
Size:	76.4 KB
ID:	1974750  
Old 03-04-2014, 04:30 AM
  #2  
thailazer
 
thailazer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Liberty Lake, WA
Posts: 1,543
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Originally Posted by juggler-3310 View Post
Hi, I just got a Craft Air Firebird kit. Unfortunately, there were no building plans in the box. Would anybody here have a set of building plans for this kit? I'd be happy to cover postage and copying costs if you would be willing to provide a set. Thank you.

juggler

Thought I might have an image of it but no luck. One of the best flying aircraft I ever had and flew the pants of it until I sold it at a winter RC exposition. I remember the build being very straight-forward and fast. The wing and canopy fillets were the only real challenge to get right. Hopefully someone will see this thread and help you out.
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Bag01-Image031.jpg
Views:	107
Size:	224.4 KB
ID:	1974751  
Old 03-04-2014, 06:45 PM
  #3  
juggler-3310
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 138
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

That's a beautiful looking plane. Thanks for your reply. I hope that someone here has a set of plans too.
Old 03-15-2014, 03:54 PM
  #4  
thailazer
 
thailazer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Liberty Lake, WA
Posts: 1,543
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Juggler....Did you find a set of plans yet? Sent you a PM.

Last edited by thailazer; 03-15-2014 at 03:56 PM.
Old 03-19-2014, 03:40 PM
  #5  
juggler-3310
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 138
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Hi

Thailazer, I just saw your pm. I sent out an email and will let you know if there is any reply. Thanks.

juggler
Old 04-01-2014, 02:32 AM
  #6  
MILDBILL-RCU
My Feedback: (6)
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: ROCKWELL, NC
Posts: 397
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Howdy juggler, I had bought & built one of these way back in the mid "80s" I loved that plane. It was only a few months old when it met its end in the center of our field while doing a full throttle low level pass. Wasn't much left after that. Fast forward to mid "90s" & I wanted to do another, but found they were discontinued in late "80s". I saw one in the classifieds in R/C Report & contacted the seller (Ron) by phone. Turns out he had the last one of the last run that was ever produced. He was also one of the persons that helped designed the Craft-air Firebird. I bought it & told him I would send him some pictures when I got it done. Well life took its toll on me for some years just after that & I wasn't able to build it till 2002 or 03. After I got it built, I tried to get in touch with Ron, but couldn't find him. I was finally able to contact him with the help from Gordon Banks, editor of R/C Report at that time. I sent Ron some pictures & we chatted some & had a great time talking about it & flying in general. I had & still flew that very same plane till Nov. 2012 when it was destroyed in our "paint ball shoot out" fun fly. I was lucky enough to have found another for sale about 5-6 yrs ago, so when I want to fly another one, I'll just build it up. It fly's like its on rails, very close to the "Ultra-sport" aircraft. Hope you have fun & enjoy both the build & flying. I have the plans if you still need them, just let me know.
Old 04-01-2014, 02:41 AM
  #7  
thailazer
 
thailazer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Liberty Lake, WA
Posts: 1,543
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

MildBill... Great stories! Hope Juggler sees your post so he can snag those plans.... Might be the only set in existence!
Old 04-28-2014, 06:03 PM
  #8  
juggler-3310
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 138
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Mildbill, thanks for the offer. PM sent!

juggler
Old 04-29-2014, 02:33 AM
  #9  
juggler-3310
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 138
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Hi MildBill, let me know if you got my PM. I can't tell if it went thru or not. I just attempted to send you another message.

juggler
Old 03-20-2020, 11:38 AM
  #10  
J330
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Grant - Valkaria FL
Posts: 406
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by juggler-3310 View Post
Hi MildBill, let me know if you got my PM. I can't tell if it went thru or not. I just attempted to send you another message.

juggler
I just picked up a kit, arrived today. I'll get a PDF of the plans should anyone need them? I'll offer them to outerzone for publishing.
Old 03-20-2020, 01:07 PM
  #11  
MILDBILL-RCU
My Feedback: (6)
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: ROCKWELL, NC
Posts: 397
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

sorry guys, ive been VERY busy with 4 jobs & all that go with them & have not been on this site since new years day. anyway, not sure due to the site changes that have been done, but it appears some one is trying to get a hold of me about the Craft Air Firebird, im back up & should be more active here as some work load has eased up alot.
Old 04-25-2020, 09:43 PM
  #12  
J330
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Grant - Valkaria FL
Posts: 406
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

Most Office Depot or plan shop can print you copies from this file. Enjoy.
Attached Files
File Type: pdf
Firebird 40.PDF (754.8 KB, 13 views)
Old 04-26-2020, 04:31 AM
  #13  
thailazer
 
thailazer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Liberty Lake, WA
Posts: 1,543
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Nice find J330! That sure brings back a lot of memories. Also... I didn't realize Office Depot had printers that big. Going to have to check them out. Thanks for the pdf!
Old 04-30-2020, 10:07 AM
  #14  
J330
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Grant - Valkaria FL
Posts: 406
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

It's also on Outerzone, it's listed there as well. https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=12137

You can send the PDF to Ace - they ship plans routinely to hobbyists. I'm fortunate enough to be in driving distance. Ace Blueprinters of Brevard, Inc.
Old 04-30-2020, 10:12 AM
  #15  
thailazer
 
thailazer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Liberty Lake, WA
Posts: 1,543
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Thanks. Meanwhile back from the past . . . .



Old 05-14-2020, 06:57 PM
  #16  
KitBuilder
 
KitBuilder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
Posts: 1,634
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

I may have the plans I had the kit long ago and keep all the plans. I know they won't be in great shape but I keep them rolled.
If they're still needed, let me know and I'll look, I'll just send them to who need it.

I don't get on here often so you can email me at [email protected] as I check that often.

Last edited by KitBuilder; 05-14-2020 at 06:57 PM. Reason: spelling
The following users liked this post:
thailazer (05-22-2020)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.