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juggler-3310 03-04-2014 03:57 AM

Craft Air Firebird Building Plans
 
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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

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/atta...mentid=1974750

thailazer 03-04-2014 04:30 AM

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Originally Posted by juggler-3310 (Post 11751112)
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

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/atta...mentid=1974750

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.

juggler-3310 03-04-2014 06:45 PM

That's a beautiful looking plane. Thanks for your reply. I hope that someone here has a set of plans too.

thailazer 03-15-2014 03:54 PM

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

juggler-3310 03-19-2014 03:40 PM

Hi

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

juggler

MILDBILL-RCU 04-01-2014 02:32 AM

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.

thailazer 04-01-2014 02:41 AM

MildBill... Great stories! Hope Juggler sees your post so he can snag those plans.... Might be the only set in existence!

juggler-3310 04-28-2014 06:03 PM

Mildbill, thanks for the offer. PM sent!

juggler

juggler-3310 04-29-2014 02:33 AM

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

J330 03-20-2020 11:38 AM


Originally Posted by juggler-3310 (Post 11793221)
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.

MILDBILL-RCU 03-20-2020 01:07 PM

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.

J330 04-25-2020 09:43 PM

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Most Office Depot or plan shop can print you copies from this file. Enjoy.

thailazer 04-26-2020 04:31 AM

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!

J330 04-30-2020 10:07 AM

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.

thailazer 04-30-2020 10:12 AM

Thanks. Meanwhile back from the past . . . .


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...980959315c.jpg

KitBuilder 05-14-2020 06:57 PM

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.


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