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Old 02-23-2016, 05:08 PM
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Charles has closed shop and has zero kits left. The molds were not purchased because Charles would not sell them. People aggressively tried he would not change his mind. Very sad, they are beautiful kits.
Old 02-23-2016, 06:11 PM
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I have an F-18 Twin for Turbine that has been started anyone interested you may contact me [email protected]
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Old 02-24-2016, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Tony Gag Jr. View Post
Charles has closed shop and has zero kits left. The molds were not purchased because Charles would not sell them. People aggressively tried he would not change his mind. Very sad, they are beautiful kits.
From a pure money standpoint this makes so little sense to me.. Why would someone not sell something they not longer want to produce? It's a very strange (sad) story for sure.
Old 03-04-2016, 03:07 PM
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Anybody know where I can get a Spitfire canopy? I am refurbing an old kit and the canopy is in sad condition.
Old 03-05-2016, 05:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Doug Cronkhite View Post
From a pure money standpoint this makes so little sense to me.. Why would someone not sell something they not longer want to produce? It's a very strange (sad) story for sure.
For the same strange reasons they would buy molds and designs over the years and then never bring them to market. Doesn't make sense but it his decision.
Old 04-05-2016, 02:11 PM
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Anyone have a complete T6 kit they would like to sell ?
Thx
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Doug Cronkhite View Post
From a pure money standpoint this makes so little sense to me.. Why would someone not sell something they not longer want to produce? It's a very strange (sad) story for sure.
Its called spite. The personal pride torn when someone can make a succesful business out of one where you have somewhat failed.
My conclusion over the years....Charles hated Yellow Aircraft. LOL
He treated it like a tax writeoff.
Again...only my perception. Im sure others closer to him would disagree.
Old 04-06-2016, 06:33 AM
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In addition to what has been said, his business acumen and attention to customer service was the worst on the planet…….
Old 04-07-2016, 02:29 AM
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Best kits ever made .. Perception "way off "
Old 04-07-2016, 07:22 AM
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It would be a very expensive proposition to buy the molds and ship the back from China. Likewise, to contract and produce in China then ship containers of kits to the US would be expensive for a startup. Right now, kits are not exactly a huge seller. Kit building might be on the rise slightly mainly due to the price of the ARFs getting higher and higher due to shipping and Chinese wages increasing.

If you dropped several hundred thousand dollars to buy the company, molds, rights and then have an inventory produced overseas, how long would it take to recoup that cost? I have no idea what Yellow Aircraft would be worth to buy, but I know of other defunct kit companies that thought their designs were worth 30-50K each or more. Of course, they did not sell either.....
Old 04-07-2016, 11:26 AM
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Yes, they certainly were nice kits…..
Old 04-21-2016, 02:44 PM
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Shawn or everybody, I just picked up a beautiful YA F18 twin that was flying Twin EDF, I am converting it to a single turbine, is there any conversion kits out there for sale? I already have Tams Pipe, just need to convert the engine area.

Any help- Direction would be great

thanks
Old 04-22-2016, 03:05 AM
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Originally Posted by quist View Post
Anybody know where I can get a Spitfire canopy? I am refurbing an old kit and the canopy is in sad condition.
If there are no more. Only way, you make yourself a quick mould to make a canopy for yourself. Regards Martin
Old 05-23-2016, 04:42 PM
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Is there any anyone selling a retractable tail wheel and cockpit kit for the Yellow A6M5 Zero?

Thank you.
Old 06-09-2016, 07:52 AM
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Anyone know where I can find a pair of cowls and 2 superchargers for the P-38?

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Old 06-09-2016, 07:36 PM
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Shaun or anyone out there, does anyone have a set of the Yellow F4 plans/ instructions?
Old 06-10-2016, 11:37 AM
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So where does one find a F-22 kit out there? Does anyone else make them or is everything ARF?
Old 06-11-2016, 05:28 AM
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i have a complete F-15 partial bulit with extras.

If there is a need,
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Old 06-11-2016, 06:45 AM
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Gees, after reading this thread I wish I would have kept my Yellow F-4.....sold it last fall.....dang
Old 06-11-2016, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Ron Stahl View Post
For the same strange reasons they would buy molds and designs over the years and then never bring them to market. Doesn't make sense but it his decision.
Like the fact that 10 years ago BVM bought the Details4Scale Panther molds and never brought to market. Looks like even BVM does it!!!!
Old 06-11-2016, 08:33 AM
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I have one of the six sold by Details4scale....
Looks pretty good, but the wing panels are heavy. Hinging the rudder is a major pain.
Old 06-11-2016, 09:09 AM
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Ram-bro, I have the F-4 manual. What do you need ? Throws and CG or everything copied?

also beef up the LG area with 1/8 dowls going into the foam wings to help spread the loads of landing. Simple drill from LG block, I used 1/4 Acft grade ply LG mounts, and had 4 dowls coming out from the corners into the wing foam at 45 degrees or so.

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Old 06-11-2016, 11:26 AM
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Firebrand, I need any and all info, plans instructions. Your a life saver. Tell me what you need to make it happen.
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I can either make a hard copy and mail to for reimbursement money. or at work make .pdf and email you. I'm on work travel mon- thurs next week. So Friday if .pdf.

Send me pm for address.

Time flies, 15 years ago. still have it.

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Old 06-11-2016, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by FireBee View Post
I can either make a hard copy and mail to for reimbursement money. or at work make .pdf and email you. I'm on work travel mon- thurs next week. So Friday if .pdf.

Send me pm for address.

Time flies, 15 years ago. still have it.

She's a BEAUT Mike!!

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