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Old Oct 04, 2007, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by pac ace
Hmm, maybe I'm missing something here but I'm currently working on a Comet Taylorcraft kit and to this point it's not costing me anything near $110. Though I've heard that the balsa in the older kits are heavy and hard what I've found in my kit was not too hard to work with. The cost of the kit was $30. I also had to buy some pins, thick CA and will have to buy a roll of covering (or two) so that would bring me up another $30-40 and maybe another $10 for wheels and control horns. That comes to about $70-80.

Of course if don't want to worry about purchasing your own wheels and control horns you could always buy a Dumas 40" ws Taylorcraft for $45 from Tower Hobbies.

And despite the 8 oz AUW the Dumas T-craft should be able to handle winds up to 10mph and I'm hoping for the same with the Comet kit.

Oh, and if anyone is interested: the Comet Taylorcraft is available as a laser cut short kit which should save you a few hours of cutting parts from balsa sheets as the original kits used printwood. I think it took me about 5 hours total to cut all of the parts myself.
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Ok I'll agree with you --but what do you put a value on your time??? Guarantee its going to take you a lot longer than a few hours to get your t-craft in the air.

I'm willing to pay the extra few dolloars to have a kit very much complete for me.
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