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Old 06-29-2021, 11:04 AM
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So I recently acquired the crow aviation tooling . Like most of you I've been in the hobby a long time. Since jr. high school . at a early age i was fascinated with jet airplane's. so lets just say im a modeler. like most i have a career that sucks and im honestly just tired of doing it. I honestly would probably die before i could draw full pension (63). I always had the desire to do some kind of hustle with making models but it always was just a thought I never acted on .Now im a little older,smarter,wiser,and just sick of the same ole same ole . Oh did i mention divorced. Im all in ! no turning back now.
So its been since Nov. 2020 That I have had the chance to sort throught all the stuff associated with these models.some of it was goood and some of it was bad.
Also in the same time frame ive had the chance to kit five of jets in the original form with a few mods. these plane will be built as DEMO models and also to showcase the updated retooled versions.most of the changes that i have made are just simple updates like live hinges on all the sport jets and of course two piece wings. The scale jets also got a few updates . The F100 Now has a three piece wing.very few if any of these were ever sold before they closed up shop. The Panther will have an updated wing fold system. im working on that.
The purpose of the thread is to to talk about the construction of the planes . also to talk and share ideas directly related to jet modeling . all positive and negative feedback will be considered constructive. no need for nasty attitudes. .also this is not the appropriate place for trying to sell and buy .we may at some time discuss price points of the airframes. Some of you know me .some of you dont . My name is Paul and we are in Central Ohio and when the time is right I will open up my website.
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Originally Posted by eazyp
So I recently acquired the crow aviation tooling . Like most of you I've been in the hobby a long time. Since jr. high school . at a early age i was fascinated with jet airplane's. so lets just say im a modeler. like most i have a career that sucks and im honestly just tired of doing it. I honestly would probably die before i could draw full pension (63). I always had the desire to do some kind of hustle with making models but it always was just a thought I never acted on .Now im a little older,smarter,wiser,and just sick of the same ole same ole . Oh did i mention divorced. Im all in ! no turning back now.
So its been since Nov. 2020 That I have had the chance to sort throught all the stuff associated with these models.some of it was goood and some of it was bad.
Also in the same time frame ive had the chance to kit five of jets in the original form with a few mods. these plane will be built as DEMO models and also to showcase the updated retooled versions.most of the changes that i have made are just simple updates like live hinges on all the sport jets and of course two piece wings. The scale jets also got a few updates . The F100 Now has a three piece wing.very few if any of these were ever sold before they closed up shop. The Panther will have an updated wing fold system. im working on that.
The purpose of the thread is to to talk about the construction of the planes . also to talk and share ideas directly related to jet modeling . all positive and negative feedback will be considered constructive. no need for nasty attitudes. .also this is not the appropriate place for trying to sell and buy .we may at some time discuss price points of the airframes. Some of you know me .some of you dont . My name is Paul and we are in Central Ohio and when the time is right I will open up my website.

I owned and flew several of these planes. They were well done at the time. I do build but sadly those days are gone for most. If you really want to make a go of it, I believe they will need to be arfs. I like the fact that you are making changes and looking for positive direction for the company. Bringing them to the events is they way to go. Let us see how your new design changes fly!!!

I wish you luck

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Old 06-29-2021, 04:27 PM
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Blast from the past, built their F-9F over 20 yrs ago. From memory issues with the top hatch coming off and the wing fold system failing which can easily be addressed.

Very nice molds at the time.

Strangely enough found the manual for it a couple of weeks ago going through some old boxes.

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Old 06-29-2021, 06:25 PM
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I would buy a kit of the Panther if you ever released it...

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Very cool to hear, had a razor for a short time.
Wish you luck with the endeavor.
Old 06-29-2021, 11:39 PM
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I still have my raptor. One of the best flying jets I've ever had. I'd still love a backup one. Always wanted a predator too. Had a razor as well. Fantastic sport jets.
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It’s great to hear that we will finally have a plane available that is made in the USA again and NOT China!
I do think that there needs to be a plug and play option or as close to that as possible.
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Old 06-30-2021, 05:37 AM
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Itís nice to see thereís still interested in the planes.so where should we start. Witch plane ? There all available for review
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Itís nice to see thereís still interested in the planes.so where should we start. Witch plane ? There all available for review

I fly scale but I would think sport jets would be a better first jet back to market for you. Raptor or Predator as they both flew well
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All that talking and not a single photo!?

STOP TEASING US!

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i think i would only bring back the best 'baked" plane you have ready to go, with options on how complete you can provide them. Some of us still build, and some prefer plug and play. Just don't introduce it when they are not ready. See the F-16xl thread, that's a pretty good example of things that should be ironed out in pre-production. No bad dogs there, Mike will make it right, but a good view of what happens when the kits get in the hands of 'gen pop'
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Pat I totally agree with you. I would say that im very well in pre production stage. thats the whole point of the thread.I will post several pics here to satisfiy then gang. Invertmast might get really excited as I will post some internal pics as well . Just take note that these pics are of pre production understanding that all the work has been done without a single set of plans. NO instructions no nothing was given with the tooling. . also note that some of the photos will show different colors and such as i am also trying different composite materials and techniques for several diffent reasons.
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Old 06-30-2021, 01:11 PM
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Pat I totally agree with you. I would say that im very well in pre production stage. thats the whole point of the thread.I will post several pics here to satisfiy then gang. Invertmast might get really excited as I will post some internal pics as well . Just take note that these pics are of pre production understanding that all the work has been done without a single set of plans. NO instructions no nothing was given with the tooling. . also note that some of the photos will show different colors and such as i am also trying different composite materials and techniques for several diffent reasons.

Internal pics are awesome! If you want another point of view or some composite materials tips, let me know and iíll throw some of what i have learned over the years your way.
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Originally Posted by invertmast
Internal pics are awesome! If you want another point of view or some composite materials tips, let me know and iíll throw some of what i have learned over the years your way.
Throw those tips our way too.
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>>>>>>>[color=#222222]NO instructions no nothing was given with the tooling.
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yep,lol not nothing .so i just ttried to upload some pics.its been a while since ive done it. not working for me from the computer.doesnt like the file type i guess .so i will load up some random pics from my phone.
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Panther #1


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im gonna keep it real. its hard for me to send the pics from my phone wont be anything fancy or un edited because there so small i cant tell whats good or whats bad.lol just pics of my trip along the way.lol
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Panther pipe and bypass
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So theres a few pics of the panther. out the original molds. im only going to make a few of these then i will retool with more scale detail and include the wing hatch panels in the tooling the first set of landing gear will be arriving any as i spoke with the machine shop today. the only other change to the aircraft would be the wing fold and that will be electric no longer pneumatic.
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Working on the f100 tonight. Got a box of goodies in

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Went and dug out the F-9F manual, pretty impressive almost 60 pages.





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Sign me up for a Panther too ! Send me your email or phone number.

Thanks
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Yes That instruction manual is very well made I was able to secure a copy of it and the original razor version 1before it went completely composite. If anyone has any other info that would be helpful. But Iím pretty much past that point.
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This is whatís left to finish out the panther.some parts are already fitted just need final install.I will be somewhat detailed. But keep in mind Iím working on several things at a time and I will share some of that to

Panther parts to go

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