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Old 10-04-2014, 05:10 PM
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Old 10-04-2014, 06:36 PM
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You have a Spitfire kit in stock? I have one built and flying and would keep a new one in th attic as a backup.
Old 10-04-2014, 06:39 PM
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Hi,

Yep, I've got a Spit for you.
Old 10-04-2014, 06:47 PM
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Cuanto Shawn
Old 10-04-2014, 06:51 PM
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Hi,

There are fewer than 5 left, and the price is $515 for the kit.
Old 10-04-2014, 07:02 PM
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Dang....
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Very upset I will never get to build a yellow F18 twin . I love my yellow aircraft. Over 400 flights now on my F22! Best flying planes around.
Old 10-04-2014, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by gunradd
Very upset I will never get to build a yellow F18 twin . I love my yellow aircraft. Over 400 flights now on my F22! Best flying planes around.
And I completely regret ever selling my YA F22 one of the best flying jets I ever owned, I would love to find another one some day.
Old 10-05-2014, 04:26 AM
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I know where a upstarted kit is. He was thinking about selling it but not sure now.
Old 10-05-2014, 06:59 AM
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[QUOTE=YellowAircraft;11892958]JeffEE,

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Shawn, are Starfire II's still available and at what price.
Old 10-05-2014, 07:28 AM
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I hate to see another company go away, I have always wanted to build the large F-18 but kept backing out since I only have the desire to build a D model. I also hate the fact is at this rate by the time i retire and build a shop that allows for kit building they are all going to be gone.
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Hi,

Yep, it sucks. It's another reason I resent the 'el cheapo' ARF's that flooded the market starting 10 years ago. I think that wave helped nail the coffin shut on 'building.' When I first started in the retail hobby business, the shelves were stocked with dozens of balsa kits by so many different manufacturers. Now, if you walk into a LHS, you'd be lucky to find any balsa plane kits at all. Now it's just toys and cheap Chinese ARF's. The new generation of customers that come in don't know a decent airplane from the junk and garbage they mostly offer.

A few years back, I was at the Miramar club field and there were three giant scale Spits in the pit. From a distance, I thought they were kit-built, but as I approached, I saw that they were ARFs. I don't remember the make, but they were pretty typical junky, plasticized cheapies. After talking to the owners, it turns out they were kind of a group-build project. I was excited to see them fly (because even a cheap ARF Spit is cool) and I also went there with a friend to fly my Y/A Spit. When I pulled mine out and got the wings bolted on, I wheeled it over to where the others were. The guys were really impressed, but they thought I just put an airbrush to an ARF similar to theirs. When I told them mine was kit-built, it was like they didn't understand what that meant. It was like they were unaware that such things existed. It turned out that one of the guys built two of the three ARFs and helped the third guy. He was their guru, and was helping them get situated. He could put an ARF together (which they could not) so he was the real-deal in their eyes. On close inspection, the planes were very sloppily put together with uneven hinge gaps, servo boxes in the wings that might as well have been mail boxes, control-horn mounting screws poking out through the top of the ailerons and elevators, etc.... To the new guys, that was impressive modeling and those guys would never buy a giant-scale Spit 'kit' so why would a manufacturer make one and try and compete it against a so-called ARF for the same price?
Old 10-05-2014, 08:35 AM
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[QUOTE=auggie622;11893667]
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JeffEE,

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Shawn, are Starfire II's still available and at what price.

Hi,

Yep, we've got those and they're $540.
Old 10-05-2014, 09:42 AM
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How about P-38's ? Was originally a couple down on my list to do, but doesn't sound like an option any longer....
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Hi,

No on the P-38's. Those are long-gone. I wanted one, too.

I've updated my site to reflect what's left. If there's no photo of the kit, it means it's gone. I've deleted two kits in the last 24 hours

Thanks!

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Old 10-08-2014, 10:10 AM
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Hi,

So I'm down to TWO F-15 kits. The F-16's are gone. For JETS, we still have the two Eagles, some F-4's, Stingrays and Starfires.
Old 10-08-2014, 10:20 AM
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Did I get the last F18 shaun
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Hi,

Nope. There are a few of those left. A couple of guys put holds on kits, then backed out or won't return calls. They go back on the shelf.
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You have a price on the f-18 single and gear?
If I buy the kit now, can I get the gear later?
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So just to confirm, there are no more F-18 Twin kits available anymore? Does Charles not have any either? Sad to see this as well, my dad and I had many A-4's and a few Starfires back when they were from JMP. Yellow always made a great kit.
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Originally Posted by essyou35
You have a price on the f-18 single and gear?
If I buy the kit now, can I get the gear later?
The price on the kit is $640. The gear are $140 for the gear set and $185 for the semi-scale struts. You can definitely get the gear later. This kit isn't like the F-16 in the sense that you really need the gear to build the plane.
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Originally Posted by cbooth1979
So just to confirm, there are no more F-18 Twin kits available anymore? Does Charles not have any either? Sad to see this as well, my dad and I had many A-4's and a few Starfires back when they were from JMP. Yellow always made a great kit.

Hi,

Yep, the A-4 remains one of my favorite jets of all time. I have a NIB kit here that's gonna get a K-60 (which should be a perfect engine for it). The information on stock refers to both of us. I'm out of all of my stock and the inventory remaining is referring to the home office.
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Originally Posted by YellowAircraft
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So I'm down to TWO F-15 kits. The F-16's are gone. For JETS, we still have the two Eagles, some F-4's, Stingrays and Starfires.
Phew! I'm glad I got an F-16 when I did then!

Sucks to hear you guys will no longer be selling kits once the stock is out though... I was hoping to get a warbird some time when the time was right! (aka, when I had some spare change...)
Old 10-08-2014, 08:13 PM
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Shawn will you send me a starfire just because I'm a cool guy? I always wanted one. I'll even put Shawn is rad on it somewhere when I paint it! LOL
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PM Sent.

I might be interested in an F-18 single if you can ship overseas.

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