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Old Nov 04, 2010, 06:09 PM
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I found this inside the box of another old kit. Notice the prospected date of production for each kit. Some were not done in 1958.


And, they did not always make aircraft

Wm.
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Old Nov 04, 2010, 06:41 PM
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I have the Jetco Rearwin Speedster kit (1958). Does that make it an old timer or Vintage kit eligible for the 2011 build-off?

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Old Nov 04, 2010, 07:17 PM
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Hello, I was a little surprised to see a Cessna 310 as a future kit by Jetco, anybody knows if this company did eventually released this kit? I have never seen it anywhere. And what about posting here Jetco plans?
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Old Nov 04, 2010, 09:08 PM
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I have the Jetco Rearwin Speedster kit (1958). Does that make it an old timer or Vintage kit eligible for the 2011 build-off?

Pete G.

Yes it does. I would save the kit and use the kit parts as patterns. Then hand cut new parts using the patterns to make a new kit. You would still have the old kit and a new plane
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Old Nov 04, 2010, 09:15 PM
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I agree with you, orange&white, kits must be left untouched!! Parts must be taken from die cut or printed sheets and buying additional sheet and strip to make the model. Even the plan should be copied so the original is not damaged.
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Old Nov 05, 2010, 09:01 AM
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[QUOTE=Edubarca;16469580Even the plan should be copied so the original is not damaged.[/QUOTE]

The plans were scanned and copied a year ago to a couple of the above noted models. Repro parts were laser cut too.

Notice that the Jetco ambhib does not show up?

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Old Nov 25, 2010, 05:06 AM
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Is there any information on the Satellite Saucer? Have not seen this in any of the yearbooks that I have. I do have a few of the Jetco kits in my collection.

You guys are a great source of information. Thanks

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Old Nov 25, 2010, 07:31 AM
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I found this for "Jetco".

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Old Nov 26, 2010, 03:08 PM
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Jetco grew out of Jasco, Frank Zaic's company. Many of the Jasco designs were re engineered, modernized, and simplified by Frank Ehling. An example is the Thermic 72 shown. The original Jasco Thermic 72 is notably different, and (because I built and flew one while in high school) a much more attractive airplane. Same is true of the original Thermic 50 and 50-X.
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Old Nov 26, 2010, 04:03 PM
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Some more from "Jetco Models".

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Old Nov 26, 2010, 06:09 PM
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Ehling 'dumbed down' the Jasco designs, presumably for cheaper production, to their detriment. The results are structurally, aerodynamically and aesthetically inferior to the originals.
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Old Nov 26, 2010, 09:37 PM
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I have a NIB Eaglet. (but it's NOT for sale)
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Old Nov 28, 2010, 05:39 PM
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I just got the PT-19 kit.
I have the plans for the Mooney Mite too.
I'm going to build one of them this winter.
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Old Nov 28, 2010, 06:01 PM
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Hello pd1, could you please scan both plans, the PT19 and the Mooney Mite and share them here? I want to have both plans. Thanks you.
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Old Nov 28, 2010, 06:05 PM
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Here is the Jetco Navigator.
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