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10-21-2007, 10:00 PM
I am trying to find the group that had the combat booth at the london swap meet.
At the time I was not thinking of doing combat, but I have been kicking myself ever since. I over heard someone saying that they had cloro kits available. Where can I get my hands on one? I would prefer to have a kit for my first couple of planes.
Can someone help me find these guys?
I am from the Hamilton area.
10-22-2007, 12:44 AM
Could of been me....
We just got our cnc machine this week, so.... hopefully I can get things going.... will keep you posted..... more to come.
Coroplast; as in corrugated plastic
MAAC scale combat web page here (http://www.cactuscommunications.net/rccombat/), it needs a bit of updating.
Humber Valley RC Flyers (my club) will be hosting a meet soon, someone usually brings short kits. www.hvrcf.org
10-22-2007, 07:41 PM
I am most interested in the corsair that I saw on display. Will you have one available in a kit? What others will you be making and what is the price range?
Is there any good websites I can look at that have to do with this style of combat plane and how to build them? I am fairly new to the hobby and only have a couple of arf's under my belt.
Please keep me posted on the event, I would love to attend. Those planes look great by the way.
10-23-2007, 12:46 AM
Well for starters, should have the corsair, K61 tony, mk9 spitfire and Zero.
I'll take it from there but if time permits a couple of ww1 and a couple more ww2 planes later on.
All kits will have photo instructions to make it easy.
What I've learned is from the guys at our club, I couldn't of been luckier to have a bunch of guys to help me out... Just remember, you have to start somewhere.
If you don't mind driving to london, where out every sunday...
As for price... 65.00, I had a gentleman ask me the same question at the swap meet and thought I was crazy,"it's just plastic", "I can buy a whole sheet for $12.00", My thought is, with these kits there is no cutting(foam is all done for you), instructions are 12 to 14 pages with colour pics of the different stages, they go together fast and easy, engine cowl and canopy, spar's precut, firewall's will have the holes for the engine mount pre drilled and for the time that it would take you to design, our even cut pieces out from templates I could build circles around you (except Jeff :lol: ). I think it's a good starting point, and once you get your feet wet you'll end building and designing your own planes.
10-23-2007, 12:55 AM
Here's a sample page out of the instructions.
Sorry, I can not get the pdf file to attach... :oops: You can only attach 150KB, these files are well over 1000.... :cry:
homme de fer
10-23-2007, 07:23 AM
Johnnyg, What WW1 fighters do you build? I've been wanting to get into this since seeing you guys do battle with them in April.
Scratch building looks daunting but if I had patterns and instructions then ...
10-23-2007, 08:35 AM
also interested in knowing what WWI planes you plan on kitting.
10-23-2007, 03:18 PM
Looks like the Fokker D7 and the Nieport 17 (the one from flyboys) for starters...
10-23-2007, 11:14 PM
Try this again....
It worked! :shock:
My printer was low on ink, but you get the drift...
homme de fer
10-24-2007, 08:23 AM
Let us know when the next WW1 combat competition is, if it is anywhere in the GTA I'll arrange to get a Nieuport 17 kit from you.
10-24-2007, 09:31 AM
I think $65 is a reasonable price considering the time and effort it would take to put these kits together.
I also appreciate the effort you guys have put into this. I am sure it will go a long way towards increasing the entrys at combat combat competitions.
Put me on the list for a corsair kit, PM sent.
homme de fer
10-24-2007, 11:56 AM
Those are my sentiments as well frequentflyer.
I couldn't believe the workmanship of the WW1 planes I saw back in April and feel that $65, provided I put in the effort to create templates, is worth it.
As well, I feel there is a VERY big opportunity for WW1 combat competitions to grow. There is just something about biplanes going at it that I find exciting.
Johnnyg, let me know via email when you have a Nieuport kit ready to go. I figure if I start building now (between my other builds) I should have enough cannon fodder for next year.
10-24-2007, 02:11 PM
Will keep you up to date... Just to be clear ww2 kits..65.00
Don't know yet for ww1.. but will be a little higher( more materials)
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