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Old Oct 16, 2010, 07:37 AM
Rehab is for quitters
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Models that need to come back

I'm sure that many of us wish some older models that were made back when would still be made today.
Used to have an FMA Razor. This was like a zagi but had like a pod down the middle. It flew with your basic speed 400 canned motor and 8 cell nimh batt packs. I had over 1000 flights on mine before it got its ceremonial bonfire end.
Next would be the multiplex pico jet. Hehe bought mine on fleabay for $20.
Awesome piece of foam! Speed 400 motor in the back. I learned how to do rolls with this plane. Love the elapor foam that they used to mold this plane.
Still have my twin jet with 480 motors in the back.
And last, e-flite's Yak that was made out of depron. Used a triangle type shape for the fuze. Mine flew with a rimfire 370 and it flew great! Trouble was the fuze was a little thin and subject to tears and rips.

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Old Oct 16, 2010, 08:57 AM
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Put me down for a Stevens Aero Dystraction . And maybe an SA Micro Shaft, never got to try one.
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 09:04 AM
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Todds' Models Attitude.
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 09:50 AM
It's just a plane.
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I'd love to see control line planes I flew as a kid come back as RC kits. For example the lil Satan combat plane and the Little Jumping Bean come to mind. One guy did a scratch build foamie version of the lil Satan. It looked really cool.
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 10:37 AM
Time for me to Fly...
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Kits in general. There are not enough good kits available any more. I think companies should offer their ARFs as kits too. I mean they are already cutting the kits for assembly in China. Why not stop the assembly process after cutting the wood kit and offer them to model builders?
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 11:18 AM
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Sig Rascal 40. Can't find it anywhere, and it's my favorite plane
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 11:40 AM
Time for me to Fly...
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Sig Rascal 40. Can't find it anywhere, and it's my favorite plane
Really... Those aren't around anymore? Shoot, I like that plane. I wish it rolled just a tad faster. If it did, I'd have another one.
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 11:42 AM
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Really... Those aren't around anymore? Shoot, I like that plane. I wish it rolled just a tad faster. If it did, I'd have another one.
Yeah, I can't find nothing. Supposedly SIG has a beef with their balsa supplier, so they aren't making models.

The roll rate wasn't a big preference of mine, but the plane did snap rolls, and lomcevaks like nobody's business
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 11:46 AM
Time for me to Fly...
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Yeah, I can't find nothing. Supposedly SIG has a beef with their balsa supplier, so they aren't making models.

The roll rate wasn't a big preference of mine, but the plane did snap rolls, and lomcevaks like nobody's business
Interestingly, I don't think I ever tried either of those maneuvers with mine. It never even occurred to me to try them with that plane. I won a couple of spot landing contests with it though.

How can Sig of all people run out of balsa for planes? That's like Balsa USA running out of balsa.
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 11:46 AM
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There's a couple of Rascal kits for sale on E-Bay right now. Not sure how much they sold for originally.
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 01:25 PM
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All of the Clancy kits.



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Old Oct 16, 2010, 01:29 PM
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All of Jim Ryan's Warbirds.

Fantastic Models, Gee Bee

All of Adrian Page's models.
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 04:33 PM
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Kits in general. There are not enough good kits available any more. I think companies should offer their ARFs as kits too. I mean they are already cutting the kits for assembly in China. Why not stop the assembly process after cutting the wood kit and offer them to model builders?
Hey Wiz you might be onto something there, I can't say I've ever seen that suggested before

I'd like to see the Balsacraft funfighters make a return. I'm okay myself, as I've got a full set of them, but they are transformed to excellent models with more powerful motors and lighter batteries
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 06:14 PM
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 08:40 PM
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