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Old Mar 04, 2010, 06:56 AM
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Graupner Gliders in USA

Greetings...

Met Sandy Squitieri while working in Sarasota Florida. He's importing pretty much all the Graupner gliders and now Tangent is also a part of Graupner. Check out his web site. Lets get a big order in and all share savings in shipping.

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Old Mar 04, 2010, 07:43 AM
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Lots of onformation on the gliders missing, prices and specs are unavailable on quite a few, and frankly, the prices I do see are very high.
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Old Mar 04, 2010, 08:39 AM
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hobby-lobby is importing some
graupner sailplanes and prices are more reasonable
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Old Mar 04, 2010, 08:45 AM
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Lots of onformation on the gliders missing, prices and specs are unavailable on quite a few, and frankly, the prices I do see are very high.
Agreed! There site needs a "little" help!

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Old Mar 05, 2010, 04:50 PM
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Talked to Sandy about the site and he's waiting for English translations and should be updated soon.
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Old Mar 06, 2010, 02:09 PM
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Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Sandy Alan from Graupner USA. For the past 12 years we have exclusively imported and sold only Graupner Modellbau products. Our new site has some kinks we are working out so please be patient. One of the things we are changing is pricing, many of you may well know that the euro dollar has not been kind to our dollar for the past 5 years making European products more expensive than ever. We are combating that by lowering all pricing on Graupner and Tangent line sailplanes by at least 10-15% across the board. Look for this new pricing later this week. We have extensive knowledge of all Graupner products becuase that's all we sell.. we do not carry 30-40 different lines, only 1. We are not a bank of phone operators, we are modelers that sell to modelers with a level of personal attention that you will most certainly enjoy. Graupner makes thousands of items for sailplanes and all modelers so if you see something that has not made it on our site yet, we either have it or can get it very quickly. Small items that are not in stock take less than 14 days to deliver. We even drop ship worldwide if desired. We make regular trips overseas to ensure good contact with our suppliers and excellent service after the sale... I would much rather loose a little money that upset a good customer.One last thing on price, we will match any legitimately advertised price on our products within the USA.

This is my first post, so thank you for reading all this. I am an avid sailplane nut with over 14 models in my own collection. Scalers, slopers, thermal ships, etc.I also enjoy non-graupner models too, in short I love em all!

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adding, Salto 4.1m soon!

I started this business loving all things helis and eventually went back to my first love Sailplanes with some hot elektro boats mixed in as well. I also design and sell some the finest turbine helicopters made in the world today on our scalejet site.

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Yours truly,

Sandy Alan, Owner and operator of Graupner USA

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Old Mar 06, 2010, 05:10 PM
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Fantastic

Sandy,

This is great news! I've owned several Graupner sailplanes and have never been dissatisfied. The kits are always of the highest quality and performance and flying characteristics of the ships excellent.

Since Graupner has acquired Tangent, does this mean that the entire Tangent product line will be available as well? Their Nimbus 4 has been visiting me in my dreams.

Sincerely,

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Old Mar 07, 2010, 10:38 AM
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Sandy,

This is great news! I've owned several Graupner sailplanes and have never been dissatisfied. The kits are always of the highest quality and performance and flying characteristics of the ships excellent.

Since Graupner has acquired Tangent, does this mean that the entire Tangent product line will be available as well? Their Nimbus 4 has been visiting me in my dreams.

Sincerely,

Mike

Hey, and yes the entire line. We are putting together a sea order for a bunch of stock for may-early june deliveries. That Nimbus is just awesome...

Wingspan: 5995 mm
Hull Length: 1780 mm
Wing area: about 87.4 dm
Weight: from about 7500
Wing loading: from 80 g / dm
Airfoil: HQ 3.0 Strak


I will have about 2/3's of the translations done by monday and scalers will be next about mid-week. (They just need to be uploaded).
I am also putting the Tangent catalog pdf on each page, but it will be in German to start (color selections) and then changed to english when available.

Ciao,

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Old Mar 07, 2010, 12:02 PM
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Sandy,

Please include an Alpina 5001 Pro Carbon-Master Edition ARC in that order. I'll start scraping together my lunch money.

Mike



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Hey, and yes the entire line. We are putting together a sea order for a bunch of stock for may-early june deliveries. That Nimbus is just awesome...

Wingspan: 5995 mm
Hull Length: 1780 mm
Wing area: about 87.4 dm
Weight: from about 7500
Wing loading: from 80 g / dm
Airfoil: HQ 3.0 Strak


I will have about 2/3's of the translations done by monday and scalers will be next about mid-week. (They just need to be uploaded).
I am also putting the Tangent catalog pdf on each page, but it will be in German to start (color selections) and then changed to english when available.

Ciao,

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Old Mar 07, 2010, 01:51 PM
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Sandy,

Looks like that order will be here just in time for the JR Aero Tow. Please consider coming to the JR. There is nothing like seeing the stuff in person to get people excited about your product. Not to mention, no shipping if we buy it there.

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Old Mar 07, 2010, 02:06 PM
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Sandy, does Graupner still make the scale Libelle 201?
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Old Mar 08, 2010, 08:50 AM
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If I go to Cali for a meet, it will be on a jet, not a van )

No, Sorry that model was discontinued about 18 months ago, no old stock left.
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Old Mar 08, 2010, 02:31 PM
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The JR Aero Tow is over on your side of the country, Sandy. Monticello, Illinois, just west of Champaign, Illinois. That's only 1146 miles from Sarasota, Fl. Hope to see you there.

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No, Sorry that model was discontinued about 18 months ago, no old stock left.
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Old Mar 08, 2010, 10:50 PM
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Anyone else excited about this? If so, what are you ordering? Can't wait to get my hands on that Alpina. It's been too long.....

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Old Mar 09, 2010, 12:15 AM
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My mind is much more excited than my wallet!

At any rate. Great to see some added variety & availability of scale ships here in the states!

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