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Old 10-09-2014, 02:21 AM
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that's a darn shame.. i wish you could pick up the line Shawn. I've always like the Y/A line. i likened it to byron only better . your right though, the day of the builder is coming to an end. As long as Nick keeps his doors open , i'll be a happy camper.
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by ChicoFlyer
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...)
Hey, Chico!

How are you? I often wonder how you and your F-16 are doing. Do you like P-40's?
Old 10-09-2014, 12:21 PM
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Default AT 6 Texan

Any Texan wing kits available and do they fit the Ziroli fuselage?
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:02 PM
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Hi,

RD, I'm sorry to say "No" to both questions.

Thanks,
Old 10-09-2014, 04:27 PM
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Sean,

How about support items like wheels and tires for the F-18 Twin?

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Old 10-09-2014, 04:32 PM
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Dave,

Those are available and should be for some time to come.
Old 10-09-2014, 05:07 PM
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So I take it that's a big negatory on the starfire? LOL
Old 10-09-2014, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by LGM Graphix
So I take it that's a big negatory on the starfire? LOL

Well........ lol
Old 10-09-2014, 05:43 PM
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I ordered my Stingray from Shaun on Sunday, at my door today, now that's service! I didn't unpack everything yet, just checked out the fuse. Very nice, lots of carbon in the right places. Looking forward to the build.

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Old 10-09-2014, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by YellowAircraft
Well........ lol
It's not that I'm not willing to pay, I just can't pay with cash LOL!!!!!!!!

That sounds really f'd up doesn't it? err..........
Old 10-09-2014, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by YellowAircraft
Hey, Chico!

How are you? I often wonder how you and your F-16 are doing. Do you like P-40's?
Shaun, I've been doing pretty good! Getting good experience with my new job doing aircraft parts, have contracts to manufacture parts for anything from B-52's and KC-135's to F-18's!

The F-16 is doing great, I haven't had as many opportunities to fly it as I wished right now, between the new job, girlfriend, and other hobbies. I did do some rearranging on the electronics to make it easier to get the batteries in and out, as well as get a little bit better balance. Haven't been able to fly it since then, but soon...

I do like the P-40, very good looking plane. I'll give you a call tomorrow.
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Old 10-10-2014, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by YellowAircraft
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?
It's amazing, isn't it? I scratch build most of my planes and to me a bang around plane is a Stik. My latest which I don't really consider expendable is a stik with a glassed fuselage with wood filleted stab and fin and a silked wing. That one will have have a clear finish on the fuse because the wood is nearly flaweless so I want it to be visible. Still, the fuselage took me less than a week.

But it's a stik. I would always glass the fuselage because fuel always gets under plastic. The wing would normally be iron on because fuel isn't normally a problem there.

And the guys at the field look at me like I'm some kind of master and say, "Wow... so much sanding..."

And I'm like... it's a stik guys... it's barely even a real model airplane. Haven't you ever seen someone build something real like a scale Spitfire with retracts or maybe even rivets and panel lines?

"Derp?"

You know.... a scale model built from a kit or plans out of wood or maybe a fiberglass fuselage with a wood wing or a foam core sheeted with wood and then glassed and painted? Ever seen anything like that?

"Err.... huh? I saw a foam spitfire at the hobby shop for $89.99 once."

forget it... get out of my hobby please.
Old 10-11-2014, 11:11 AM
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Hi,

Turns out I might have ONE F-16 kit left.
Old 10-12-2014, 08:15 PM
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Looks like I just claimed the last warbird kit they had in stock, a P-40 Warhawk! Very sad to see them clearing all of their kits out...
Old 10-13-2014, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by ChicoFlyer
Looks like I just claimed the last warbird kit they had in stock, a P-40 Warhawk! Very sad to see them clearing all of their kits out...
Yes it is!
Old 10-13-2014, 09:26 PM
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hi Shaun,

Sorry to post here, but I've been sending you email on [email protected], need a set of formers for the f18 twin as im restoring my one...any chance of a set?

Thanks

luke
Old 10-13-2014, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by loukos
hi Shaun,

Sorry to post here, but I've been sending you email on [email protected], need a set of formers for the f18 twin as im restoring my one...any chance of a set?

Thanks

luke

Hi,

Sorry, just checked and I don't see any emails from you. What's your email address? Since we're talking here, are you needing an entire wood pack, or specific formers?
Old 10-13-2014, 11:21 PM
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Shaun, I have sent a PM.


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Old 10-14-2014, 12:20 AM
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Shaune

What Jet kits do you still have in stock? Lookng for a A-4 KIT, F-18 Single and Double and an F-15 Kit or ARF

Also have you had any interested to continue to sell these kits for you and keeling Yellow allive for the future. Might be something I want to do. How an i get more info on that process? PM me or contact me at 3054399999 thanks Johnny
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I am interested in the A-4 Kit with gear set. Let me know

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Old 10-14-2014, 03:45 AM
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Hi Shaun,

I need the entire woodpack, its probably easier.

My email address is [email protected]

Thanks
Old 10-14-2014, 11:22 AM
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Guys,

I'm now down to my last F-15 kit, and my last Stingray kit! You can order either of them direct, or you can save some money and call me for the order

619-944-7574
Old 10-15-2014, 09:06 PM
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Hi Shawn, sent you a text
Old 10-16-2014, 11:54 AM
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Shawn,
Do you have any AT-6 parts left?

Thanks
Old 10-16-2014, 04:46 PM
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Paco,

Which parts?

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