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Old Oct 09, 2007, 11:33 AM
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New product ideas?

We are starting to plan for some future items. Would love some input and ideas on products we could offer that are either machined or laser cut. Working on some nice laser cut accessories for the scale/sport flier, but always interested in new ideas.

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Old Oct 10, 2007, 09:22 PM
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Hi Tim,

How about machined wheels from blue foam? Wood or plastic wheels are so heavy on small planes.

you might get more input if you asked the same question at http://www.smallflyingarts.com/

Dave
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Old Oct 17, 2007, 09:23 AM
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24 to 32" span laser cut Bucker Jungmeister kit...!!!!

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Old Oct 17, 2007, 09:37 AM
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For what type of power? Rubber, electric, FF or RC?

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Old Oct 19, 2007, 09:42 AM
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36" wingspan J-3 Kitten Kit! - just scale up what you've got! easy as pie. and it'd be great for electric although I'd use it for .049.


I'd also recommend a cockpit detail kit for your gypsy moth. and scale that up too so it can be used for other tiger moths. say an instrument board, a flight stick, seat and head rest. all that good stuff.

i'll ponder over a few more ideas Tim and post back. Electric Kits are really where the market is at I'm sure you realize. However, I think the market is still strong for Rubber Free flight. Whats really starting to boom, I think, is the micro stuff. And your kits are perfect for that. If you can develop and start selling Micro RC accessories, you'd really find a niche that needs some competition like Peck.

Rascal Tom

oh....and if you can design something with an eliptical wing-count me in for at least 5 or 6 kits!!
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Old Oct 21, 2007, 05:10 PM
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You could resize your peanut line to 150% or 200%. They would make easier to fly out door free flight or easy micro R/C.
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Old Nov 01, 2007, 09:19 PM
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Rubber powered scale endurance is an art form..very exacting and unforgiving. There will always be rubber powered FF machines in my hanger. The leap is to RC, be it rubber or electric or CO2. Rubber shall reign as the ultimate challenge IMHO. But, a quality line of micro electronics would be very cool, indeed!
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Old Nov 01, 2007, 10:13 PM
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Don't know if you are including plastic parts also but how about 'accessory kits' for "Earl Stahl designs? Spinner, prop, gear covers, gun exhausts, wheels, decals, windshield, everything but the wood. Most Stahl builders pick all their own balsa anyway, but a complete package of the extra accessories would be great and save a lot of searching. (Or, any popular design) Just a random thought. Jim
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Old Dec 24, 2007, 10:00 PM
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Hi Tim,

How about machined wheels from blue foam? Wood or plastic wheels are so heavy on small planes.

you might get more input if you asked the same question at http://www.smallflyingarts.com/

Dave
If not blue foam wheels, how about a simple SMALL circle cutter that can cut holes from maybe 1/8" to 3" or so in diameter? Someing like a pointed square rod with a set screw to adjust depth of a horizontally attached rod with a set-screw adjusted blade holder to determine hole size. Many's the time I've wished I had something to make wheels for small planes or tail wheels, that didn't have to be PERFECTLY round, but that looked better than my hacked-out sanded-round shapes that are too small to spin on a Dremel because I don't want a 1/16th hole in the middle.
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 01:25 PM
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Reasonably priced ($30) spoked wheels for WWI and Vintage planes in a 2, 21/2, and 3 inch sizes that will work on parkflyer rc planes. Use foam cord rubber tires. These are desparately needed..
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Old Dec 31, 2007, 10:28 AM
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Reasonably priced ($30) spoked wheels for WWI and Vintage planes in a 2, 21/2, and 3 inch sizes that will work on parkflyer rc planes. Use foam cord rubber tires. These are desparately needed..
2" size in stock already. 2-1/2" on the way and due in next week. Just look at the wheel department of our online store at Peck Wheel Department

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Old Mar 15, 2008, 06:20 PM
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Classed System for Electrics

A simple system of classification for planes, electric/gas power units, ESC's, battery packs is needed.

Every kit would have a Class number, motor / engine number, etc. that would guide builder/flyers to buying the right equipment.
Now, with all the numbered motors, ESC, battery packs, a newcomer has a lot of trouble picking out the parts needed for a particular model.
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Old Mar 25, 2008, 04:31 PM
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A simple system of classification for planes, electric/gas power units, ESC's, battery packs is needed.

Every kit would have a Class number, motor / engine number, etc. that would guide builder/flyers to buying the right equipment.
Now, with all the numbered motors, ESC, battery packs, a newcomer has a lot of trouble picking out the parts needed for a particular model.
Can't agree with you more. Trying to figure out what motor to use with what plane is very confusing. Don't know how to get the big sellers to agree on a system that everyone can understand.

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Old Sep 23, 2008, 11:39 PM
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Is there any way to order kits with print wood and not the laser cut? No matter how much I sand the burnt wood shows through the doped tissue.
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Old Sep 24, 2008, 12:30 AM
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When I first got back into this hobby (admittedly a few years back), I bought a Lee's Hobbies' Fokker DR-1. I was amazed to find that instead of printwood, it had paper patterns stuck to the sheets of wood with some kind of impermanent fixative. Cut the part out, peel off the paper. No dark ink smeared all over from trying to sand it off, no brown/black edges. To go with those Earl Stahl accessory packs, a sheet of the paper patterns all laid out to stick to a sheet of balsa for cutting like it would have been on printwood, but without supplying the wood, might make a nice package. End user gets some repositionable adhesive like a 3-M reusable glue stick or post-it note adhesive to put the paper on the wood to cut the pieces. That might solves scigs' problem too. (But warning, cutting through the paper dulls your blades quickly.)
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