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Old 10-02-2020, 04:15 PM   #91
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If anyone is looking for or is interested I have an old Airtronics Olympic II glider kit NIB I would consider selling.
The answer regards interest was "DEFINITELY!". He doesn't do forums, but I can mediate.. would you consider PM'ing me a pic or two and a dollar figure you'd like to see? Or how would you like to handle it?
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Old 11-21-2020, 09:56 AM   #92
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do you still have the super stinker for sale by any chance ?
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Old 11-21-2020, 10:01 AM   #93
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do you still have the super stinker for sale by any chance ?
I certainly still have it... along with fibreglass cowl and pants. I have a Moki 1.80 and new Bisson muffler for it as well.

It took me several years to find this plane, there isn’t any chance I’ll be selling it , sorry. Plan to build it in the next few years. It’s on the short list.

That’s my original one I flew almost 20 years ago. Stupidly sold it to fund another project. Missed it ever since.
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Old 11-21-2020, 12:43 PM   #94
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I just read the list of kits in the opening if this thread.. LOL. I came up with 53 kits last time I counted.

One of my all time favorite models ever, is an Astroflight Viking I built in the mid 1980's with 3 channel and an OS FP .15. What a sweet flying and running combination. Gentle and stable, climb was decent, and I recall a flight where I climbed to altitude, and pulled the throttle and trim back to kill then engine. About 15-20 minutes later it is down to maybe 75 feet and I set it up to glide by the pits before landing. As it passed by, I noticed the prop was turning. The FP had been putting putting away at absolute minimal rpm all that time. So I throttled up and off it went again. Many pleasant sunny sky flights. It is sitting in the wings for some TLC and repair, and it will fly again, but I think I will go sparky with a Hurricane .24 this time around. Unless I build another one.
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Old 11-21-2020, 12:44 PM   #95
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Now I remember - it was the Astro Viking that was the kit in my old story about writing "Sale - $29.99" on the kit box before I brought it home from the LHS.
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Old 11-21-2020, 01:49 PM   #96
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Now I remember - it was the Astro Viking that was the kit in my old story about writing "Sale - $29.99" on the kit box before I brought it home from the LHS.
They are 79.99 US now, but at least they are still available.
https://brodak.com/electric-kits/spi...ectric-rc.html
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I certainly still have it... along with fibreglass cowl and pants. I have a Moki 1.80 and new Bisson muffler for it as well.

It took me several years to find this plane, there isnít any chance Iíll be selling it , sorry. Plan to build it in the next few years. Itís on the short list.

Thatís my original one I flew almost 20 years ago. Stupidly sold it to fund another project. Missed it ever since.
I still think kits like the later Midwest ones in that 27% scale could do well today. Especially if they where sent without cowls and pants so the box could be smaller. Several company's are still making the glass cowls and pants for them. A few updates to make them slightly lighter and maybe larger control surfaces and I think they would sell. I had the Midwest Super Stinker, 300S, 300XS and still have my second Giles 202 all in 27%.
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Old 11-21-2020, 02:10 PM   #98
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They are 79.99 US now, but at least they are still available.
https://brodak.com/electric-kits/spi...ectric-rc.html
The old timer Viking that Brodak sells is a .049 engine/22mm electric motor, 50" span/315sq.in. version.....the Astro Flight Viking was 63" span, 500sqin and sized for the bushed Astro .05 geared motor and is no longer in production.

But lots of old timer (and other models) can be built, using freely downloadable plans, either cutting out all the parts oneself or using a short kit/laser cutter service.
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I have built and flown two of the enlarged Astroflight Vikings. One on electric, later converted to a PAW .15 deisel. Awesome plane. I picked up this kit and the Porterfield Collegiate from a fellow in the USA.

Every plane I have (well almost) has a story behind it. Either I had it before, or Iíd wanted one but never could back in my youth - the Ace kits for example. I had a few but wanted them all.

At this point in my life I can finally buy things and not have to worry about selling them to buy something else.
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I know that syndrome, hence the growing collection of nostalgic stuff. An example is an old Sterling Hornet 1/2A cl/ff kit.. someone gave me one when I was maybe 7 or 8, family friend built and doped it, Babe Bee on FF a bit much.. big bro would start and launch it while I ducked for cover. Now I have a kit again and very pleased just to open it up and fondle the bits, I intend to copy and build it. And a small pile of Ace 1/2 A kits as well. And some old favorite Jetco, Dmeco, Megow, Berkeley kits. I think my most important job is to leave instructions for my next of kin on how to deal with the stuff after I bite the dust, lol.
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