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Posted by Scott Seidler | Apr 23, 2012 @ 09:42 PM | 2,502 Views
OK all
After alot of false starts it looks like theMONSTR TD/F3j plane might finally be coming...
SO in order to raise money for the molds to be cut - I am working on putting together another group sale on a nice molded 3.5m F3j/TD plane...
Pics coming soon.
If you have interest - let me know by PMing me, messaging here, or emailing me please.

These planes are built in Europe and have been flown often in contests over there. These are V-tail, approx 2kg AUW, 3.5m with a proprietary TD/F3j fast wing. Thats all the info I am giving at the moment...

Let me know if your interested!

Thanks
Scott
Posted by Scott Seidler | Feb 01, 2012 @ 07:13 AM | 3,034 Views
Last straw on this for me was today.
I have always gone far out of my way for everyone here on RCgroups. I have offered free products, backed up everything I have ever sold fairly and quickly.
And I have ALWAYS followed the rules when it comes to selling within the USA, not shipping into other areas, etc etc.

Im done - I am so tired of everyone else cheating, playing games, and most offensive giving credit to others especially when those others are constantly failing to follow the rules.

Im sure some of you are reading this and it makes no sense to you.. Its ok this isnt really meant for you anyway.

Here is some recent facts:

Having spent a large amount of time being the FIRST to promote a certain line and getting them ALOT of attention here. I find that now anyone willing to place an order for more than two can go buy directly and BOOM another distributor has the product dropping sales to a point where purchasing for stock seems silly.

Spending thousands of dollars with a manufacturer to bring in new unknown planes for testing only to be told that another LARGER distributor is going to sell the product and threatened them they wont take it on if I have access to it. Thats AFTER the money, months of time, and all the energy was spent on getting ready to offer the product. And on top of that the "big" guys offer the plane up for 50% more than I had planned on. That really benefited the RC community didn't it?

Over the past few years there have...Continue Reading
Posted by Scott Seidler | Mar 10, 2011 @ 07:09 PM | 4,474 Views
Thats right - I have in my hand tiny little BECs for 2S Lipo use for DLGs.
These even have an LED on them to let you know when your battery is ready for a recharge!
Ill be adding them to the website shortly - however $20 Shipped for anyone who want to PM or email me for them (Con-US only and via US Mail).
Working on 2S Lipo batteries also now - I might have some here soon.

-S
Posted by Scott Seidler | Feb 22, 2011 @ 07:15 PM | 4,280 Views
Hey all
Those of you waiting for servos - they arrived today and have already been packed and shipped via UPS. You should have received and email from UPS already - please check your spam folders!

If you did not get an email but have paid for servos please contact me and let me know...

Thanks for your patience!

Scott
Posted by Scott Seidler | Feb 15, 2011 @ 04:50 PM | 4,125 Views
For those of you that got in on the Topsky Factory bundle that went off last month you will be happy to know the long awaited servos are finally on their way to me. I expect - barring import issues - to see them this week and will send out the servos ordered as soon as they arrive.
Thanks for your patience!

Also I have a bunch of new and unused Hyperion DS-16TMD servos that I cant use if anyone wants them. $30 each plus shipping. I have I think 6 or 8 of them.
-Scott
Posted by Scott Seidler | Jan 04, 2011 @ 10:27 PM | 4,570 Views
Hey all!
Just and FYI!
There is a Factory Authorized Pre-Sale coming on some new products from Topsoaring.
Sale starts tomorrow - more info available tomorrow!

-Scott
Posted by Scott Seidler | Sep 21, 2010 @ 04:20 PM | 5,660 Views
Well for me anyway...
It seems once Skip Miller Models found out that I also had been working with MVM models - they stepped in and forced their hand making MVM cut me off.

Its actually a little sad really - Since I had been contacted directly by MVM back in May - and SMM just bumped into the product afterwards. But me having a day job meant they could build and test their plane before I could test mine - beating me to the sale.

What is even sadder to me is it was My mistake that caused them to step in. I contacted Cody and Skip to let them know I was also selling the plane and did not want it to cause problems between us. No fighting, work together etc etc.. yada yada yada
Call it extending an olive branch.
Seems Cody took that info in a different direction and shoved that olive branch somewhere dark and nasty - I guess that teaches me a lesson huh?

After I found out about SMM product announcement I contacted MVM and this is what I was told:

"Hi Scott,

I am realy sory About that. We told you that we sent one model we didn`t know he is distributor.We tought he is only pilot.When we sttarted to advertise it we couldnt send one plane and wait we want to sell a lot because we have staff to pay and other expences.I hope you understend .We want to work with you .Did you try the 2m one how is it flying?
Ivo Milev "

They claimed to want to work with me still - I didnt threaten them - Didnt scream and yell - I played nice....
That was the last I...Continue Reading
Posted by Scott Seidler | Sep 13, 2010 @ 03:11 PM | 6,666 Views
Lets see if the weather holds - if so the 2m and the Vulture F3j/TD 3.5 will have their FIRST TEST FLIGHTS!!!!

If all goes well we are that much closer to an intro sale!

Here are the teaser pics!

Here us the other pertinent info you all want to know............

AUW = 78-oz (plus or minus depending on final nose weight)
Wing Area = 7.75 sq-ft
Wing Loading = 10.1 oz/sq-ft

We can shave a little weight off if we change some servos. I chose Hyperion Metal Gear DS-16 servos for flaps and ruddervators - I should have probably went with the DS13's.... They are rated at 100 ounces/inch and would have been fine and saved approximately 1.5 ounces. This is also with a 2100mah Nimh.

Will report on final weight after the trimming...

Stay tuned!

-Scott
Posted by Scott Seidler | Sep 09, 2010 @ 08:32 PM | 6,527 Views
Here is a little something more for all you that are interested in the Vulture....

Lots more info coming! Testing REALLY soon!

-S
Posted by Scott Seidler | Sep 08, 2010 @ 04:06 PM | 5,776 Views
Here is your first look on the 2 meter!!!!!

Specs are:
AUW = 27-oz
Wing Area = 3.25 sq-ft
Wing Loading = 8.3 oz/sq-ft

First flight testing will be as soon as this blasted wind dies down! Probably Friday. Once we are tested and trimmed we will do some winch testing. Assuming it survives the winch I will start a introductory sale for those interested....

Stay Tuned!

-Scott
Posted by Scott Seidler | Sep 01, 2010 @ 08:05 PM | 6,480 Views
OK all! You heard my announcement that we brought in from Europe the new Vulture 3.5m F3j/TD ship! Yup the 3.5m Vulture F3j/TD from MVM Models in Bulgaria!

We are finally about ready to do some testing on the Vultures that we brought in for testing back in July!
Currently the ultralight 2 meter is about ready for its first flights - should be next week due to a hurricane on its way into the east coast!
The Vulture 3.5m is next to be built - waiting on the digi servos from Hyperion which should be here next week. Did I mention I carry Hyperion now? Hmmmmm might have missed that one

From what I have heard so far - testing should prove out there is no issue with these planes! In which case I plan on setting up something special for you that are interested!

All I ask - is give me a couple of weeks and then we should be all set!

Questions? Comments? Let me know in PM or here - whatever floats your sailplane!

Thanks for all the support - it means alot to me and I will continue to bend over backwards to make sure you are all satisfied!!

-Scott
Posted by Scott Seidler | Aug 06, 2010 @ 05:29 PM | 5,862 Views
OK so now you can order a new Topsky with servos AND batteries from me for one stop shopping and shipping!

I am again with a full complement of stock on hand ( I was missing stabs) and I have:
TS-47 Servos
300mah Nimh battery brick packs
and
2.4 Friendly FULL KEVLAR pods in RED and Yellow!

-Scott
Posted by Scott Seidler | Aug 03, 2010 @ 08:01 PM | 5,964 Views
Here they are.....
Just in and ready to get built for some destructive testing

-S
Posted by Scott Seidler | Aug 02, 2010 @ 11:12 PM | 7,244 Views
Well it seems big business is rearing its ugly head again!
Someone out there - I wont say whom - is apparetly upset that me (the little guy) is selling more Topsoaring than him...
Im not sure what I have done wrong since I sold at the same price as him. Of course I worked VERY hard at giving truly spectacular service and have been ridiculously honest in all dealings with everyone even sending people to the Big Guy when i was out of stock.
And to think - I was the one to send Topsoaring to him when i noticed he was buying the "Kung Fu"from Hong Kong.
Sometimes it doesnt pay to be a nice guy.

Well I hope he does well - he now has all topsoaring on sale under cutting my price (I didnt undercut his) I assume he hopes I cant compete and will fold up shop. Even went as far as to openly post a For sale notice in MY FSW thread... Hard to imagine.
Well - it isnt gonna happen - Im not going anyware.... If you want to save a couple of bucks you can certainly buy from the other guy instead of me. I wont hold it against you. Just remember what he is doing to the little guy - and that you are supporting him in his efforts. Then if your conscience is clear feel free.
Ill be here for the long haul.
-S
Posted by Scott Seidler | Jul 06, 2010 @ 03:59 PM | 6,861 Views
OK
I have new stock in on the Viper and the Ts1
As well as the NEW Topsky-MINI
Plenty of Servos in stock (TS-47)
Also batteries coming soon (300MAH for the DLGs and 2300mah for the larger birds)
LASTLY - I have new KEVLAR PODS (painted in the mold) for the VIPER which means they are 2.4g friendly!

-S
Posted by Scott Seidler | Jun 07, 2010 @ 08:54 PM | 6,421 Views
Special deal with limited supply.

Check out the thread here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1256884

-Scott
Posted by Scott Seidler | Jun 01, 2010 @ 09:16 PM | 6,717 Views
Currently I have the following stock:

TOPSKY1
TOPSKY2-VIPER
and both TS1 and TS2 parts...

Let me know what you need or just go an order on www.theMONSTR.com

-Scott
Posted by Scott Seidler | May 18, 2010 @ 07:43 PM | 7,045 Views
OK
Website is online and working 100%
Stock is on its way in - but I will be fulfilling via drop-ship until the products are on the shelf.

Topsoaring is releasing the TOPSKY MINI in about a week - a group sale will be announcing it!

For those who spent the time to find this post - here is a $10 off coupon for www.theMonstr.com

$10 off any purchase of $299 or more (Originally $10 off a TS2-Viper) please use coupon: takeabite10 at checkout!

Thanks to all!

-Scott
Posted by Scott Seidler | Apr 06, 2010 @ 09:02 PM | 7,018 Views
OK all
Just so everyone knows - I have the following parts left for Topsoaring........

Various TS1 wing sets - All with various amounts of shipping damage and all repairable. Typical damage is creases across the wing or delaminations.

If anyone needs any Topsoaring product - contact me..
The winds of change are coming!



-Scott
Posted by Scott Seidler | Mar 05, 2009 @ 09:26 PM | 9,950 Views
OK folks!

Here is where I will be keeping some info, pics, and other nuggets on the Topsky products from TOPSOARING.

As those who have received TOPSKY planes from me know I have spare parts in stock for all models that I have sold.
So if you want a new Topsky - or you need parts to repair your plane - Contact me!

Pricing and pics to come...

-S