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Old 07-17-2017, 11:21 AM
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Hey guys, Does anyone know where I can buy an original Telamaster .40 kit. If not,Plans will work also Thankyou. It was my first kit back in 1990,give or take a year.
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Deluxe Telemaster 40 Kit from Hobby Express
Old 07-17-2017, 05:23 PM
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For plans try outerzone.co.uk/ , aerofred.com/ or hippocketaeronautics.com/
Old 07-19-2017, 11:34 AM
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Thankyou my friend,will check it out
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Thankyou my friend,will check it out
By the time you buy all the wood, hardware and plans I doubt you would save anything over buying the kit. Hobby Express formerly Hobby Lobby has all the different sizes and versions here.

Telemasters

If you like biplanes the Lazy Ace flys just like a Telemaster

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You guys have an unhealthy obsession with cost of materials.

There is much more to aeromodelling than that.

There is much to be said for building it yourself with the materials of your choice instead of whatever is tossed at you in that kit and poorly assembled in a BARF.

My last senior Telemaster came from a kit, which was then modified to two piece wing, with functional lift struts, revised tail, engine mount and nose, landing gear and a bunch of other stuff. The minimally acceptable hardware was all replaced with high end heavy duty stuff. All kit supplied low grade wood was replaced.

You can't get top grade everything in a kit. They are made to generate a profit at a certain price point. So the inferior materials get incorporated as well.

There's no advantage to spending less and winding up with junk. You do only get what you pay for.

Here's a quick vid of my Senior Telemaster on floats:

As for the plans for the smaller size, at outerzone you'll find a foam wing version here:
Telemaster plan - Free download - Outerzone

and a built up wing version here:
Telemaster plan - Free download - Outerzone
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Well i have an original Telemaster 66 and two Telemaster 40"s one nitro one electric both built from original kits. The 66 is over 30 years old and quite a few have learned to fly on her. The 40's are 20 and 10 yrs old. The 66 is built exactly as per the kit and the two 40's have larger vertical stabs for float flying and upgraded 4/40 hardware and sullivan clevises. Other than that everything in the kits were used as supplied. I found no fault with the materials supplied in the kits. The upgrades on the two 40's were my personal preferences and probably not necessary remember the 66 has been flying for 30 plus years without any problems built bone stock. On that note I think this year would be a good time to replace that 30 year old hardware with some 4/40 stuff. thanks for the reminder.

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Old 07-21-2017, 11:22 AM
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Perhaps your right,but there are many that don't have the ability,or who are disabled that have to rely on mail orders only. And there are those who work late days,or nights, that want the convenience of building from a kit. And those that don't have the experience on how to scratch build.I do agree that scatch building is more fun to do though. No ill intentions here,just wanted to offer my opinion.

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