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Old Jun 16, 2012, 08:46 AM
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As you can see Gary, the Nimrod was one of the "Kwik-Fix" series of designs which Phil Smith developed in the early sixties featuring moulded, routed or profiles balsa components and innovative "pre-fabricated" structural ideas. This meant that the kits were more expensive than the equivalent "conventional" kits, a point made by RFJ when he was discussing his Phoenix which, as you can see, was also part of this design series. Besides the Phoenix, Colt control-line trainer and Velox pusher sport power model shown in the attached ad the series also included a 1/2A team racer, the Pinto, 1/2A high thrust power model, the Skyrod and the Viscount shoulder wing radio model.

Although not specifically advertised as "Kwik-Fix" kits, the Robot, Cessna Skylane and Tipsy Nipper introduced in the early sixties also set high standards of "pre-fabrication" and could probably be considered part of the same design series
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