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Old Aug 22, 2014, 06:59 AM
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Vintage YOSHIOKA Viking

I was able to find an old NIB Yoshioka Viking - after a little research I found out these planes were made by master craftsmen who took great pride in their product, problem is, I've never built one before, (have done a few guillows models and some repair work on an old Avistar trainer that I smashed a few times.. Trying to decide weather to give it a shot or sell it to someone who can appreciate it and do a good job. Anybody ever build one of these, or any other Yoshioka plane? Any feedback will be greatly appreciated - if I do build it, I'm afraid it will just hang from the ceiling and I'll always wonder what it would fly like! (Oh!, and lucky for me (or whoever), I was surprised to find the plans to be translated to English)
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Old Aug 22, 2014, 08:15 AM
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these planes were made by master craftsmen who took great pride in their product,
Well the company founder was Tsugutaka Yoshioka, winner of the 1973 World F3A Aerobatic Champs with his famous Blue Angel model, so it's probably true. You don't get that good without taking care of the details.

Build and enjoy

Ray
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 07:50 PM
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Thanks Ray! At this point I'm just learning how to learn to make sense of this box of sticks - this site will certainly be a great help!
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 12:22 PM
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I've had several of the 70s Japanese kits, and the quality doesn't get any better. MK, Kato and the Marukata/Royal kits are examples of high quality kits. I would expect your kit to be equally nice. Maybe a little carving to do, though. If you build it please post here.

Jim
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