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Feb 25, 2016, 11:05 PM
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Now with Prices - Examples of Plans and Short Kits Cut to Date


For anyone interested in having a short kit cut for a plan they've got, or found online at OuterZone or elsewhere, check out my Plans Cutting Service blog post.



Here's a list of links to the plans I've cut to date, including prices for short kits (prices are current as of June 2019, do not include shipping, and are subject to change with exchange rates and materials cost):


Vito Garofalo/Tern Aero Super Starduster - 34" span - $30(USD)
Chad Veich Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat - 64" span - $180(USD) Walter Musicano Ryan Navion - 67" span - $155(USD) Talbot-Jones/Cross Great Planes Slowpoke 40 - 62" span - $110(USD) Fred Randall AMA Golden Era 60 - 65" span - $135(USD) Riley Wooten/Goldberg Voodoo - 36" span - $40(USD)
Bob Rich L-19 Bird Dog - 72" span - $120(USD)
Vic Smeed Pretty Baby - 48" span - $40(USD)
Doc Mathews 1929 Monoprep - 72" span - $55(USD)
Maxey Hester SIG Stratus - 70" span - $95(USD)
Mike Roach Sopwith Triplane - 36" span - $60(USD)
Chuck Cunningham Miss Bikini - 45" span - $65(USD)
Dan Reiss Miss Cosmic Wind - 58" span with new, built-up wing and CAD wing plan - $145(USD)
Lanier Shrike 40 - 43" span - $30(USD)
Franz Meier Focke-Wulf Ta-154 Moskito - 70" span - $155(USD)
Mike Roach Supermarine Walrus - 30" span with plans - $25(USD)
Mike Roach Bombardier CL-215/CL-415 - 48" span with plans - $70 (USD)
Mike Roach Airco DH2 - 1:12 Scale - 28" span with plans - $40 (USD)
Mike Roach Airco DH2 - 1:9 Scale - 38" span with plans - $65 (USD)
Al Masters Dornier 335 - 56" span - $152 (USD)
Bob Palmer Hurricane Stunter - 54" span - $77 (USD)
Howie Applegate Force 5 sailplane - 100" span - $70 (USD)
Fred Reese Cloud Dancer 120 - 96" span - $60 (USD)
Ken Holden Shrike Aero Commander 500 (with built up wing) - 50" span - $65 (USD)
Andy Clancy Big Lazy Bee - 72" span - $90 (USD)
Wayne Ulery Laser 200 (with built-up wing) - 98" span - $135 (USD)
Airtronics Grand Esprit sailplane - 134" span - $95 (USD)
Lloyd Ressler Spook - 48" span - $42 (USD)
Bridi Sun Fli 5 - 65" span - $90 (USD)
Dennis Donohue El Tigre - 60" span - $70 (USD)
Bud Atkinson Aristo-Cat - 64" span - $135 (USD)
Terry Moore Laser 200 - 72" span - $110 (USD)
Don Condon Stephens Akro - 57" span - $95 (USD)
Gary Brown Fleet Biplane - 56" span - $100 (USD)
Jack Sheeks A5M Claude - 58" span - $142 (USD)
Ian Mitchell Long John sport model from RCM Plans - 60" span - $110 (USD)
George Stringwell Vedette sailplane - 73" span - $58 (USD)
Martin Fallander Gull Wing - 48" span version - $82 (USD)
Don McGovern Privateer - 36" span - $55 (USD)
Ken Willard Traveller – 34” span - $52 (USD)
Earl Stahl Hawker Hurricane – 27” span - $27 (USD)
Henry Struck Ryan Navion 260 – 68” span
Allan Clarke Terrier – 58” span - $87 (USD)
Don McGovern Navigator – 52” span - $78 (USD)
Bernard Gross Grosswing – 95” span - $116 (USD)
Bob Rich Curtiss P-6E Hawk – 51” span - $162 (USD)
Bill Bertrand Astro-Hog Junior – 37” span - $42 (USD)
Hal DeBolt Equalizer - 56" span - $84 (USD)
Steven Ellzey Crusader II - 38" span - $105 (USD)
Cloudcraft Mercury - 24" span - $20 (USD)
Jack DeVries Velie Monocoupe - 66" span - $95 (USD)
Bowers Fly Baby - 56" span - $58 (USD)
Peerless Vickers Supermarine S.6B - 70.5" span
Keil Kraft Fleetwing - 54" span - $95 (USD)
Dave Platt 1/4Scale Bucker Jungmeister - 65" span
Antonio Arria San Jose - 74" span
Keith Sparks Macchi M-5 - 40" span - $42 (USD)
Lou Andrews Sportmaster - 64" span - $178 (USD)
Paolo Severin Bleriot Monoplane - 42" span - $57 (USD)
Aeroflyte Invader - 50" span



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Mar 01, 2016, 03:26 AM
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Keep up the good work.
Are you taking orders for any of the above models short kits?
Mar 01, 2016, 02:03 PM
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Sure, that's easy... If you see something pictured here that you like, email or PM me and I'll give you a quote to cut one for you.

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Are you taking orders for any of the above models short kits?
Apr 05, 2016, 01:14 PM
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Posted some new photos of recent plans cut.

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Apr 19, 2016, 01:21 PM
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Posted new photos of the latest plans cut.

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Aug 12, 2016, 08:48 AM
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Nice work Steve, and you are in Canada.
I think it would be best if you supplied (for a charge) the plans to go with the cut kits. That way the parts would fit. If I print out plans they never come to exact size, so I just make parts to fit.
Aug 12, 2016, 10:03 PM
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Thanks John. I've investigated the possibility of including printed plans, but this would raise potential issues of copyright infringement, even if the plans are effectively in the public domain. As an example, copies of US copyrighted documents are specifically prohibited entry into the US by mail and Canadian copyright laws are typically even more stringent.

As far as getting plans printed at their correct size, I've used Staples to print full-sized plans, and specifically asked for them to be printed at 100%. I measure the print before I pay for it, and get them to do it again if it doesn't measure up.

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Aug 15, 2016, 08:02 PM
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Privateer


Thanks Steve.
In another time and place I'd be asking you for this, but I've just about run out of time.
John
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Berkeley's Custom Privateer

I find a kit from klarich Custom Kits, McGovern's Berkeley's ``Custom privateer`` 120 1430 sq. in. partial kit only , all ribs, and fuselage bulkheads, 155$

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2366672
Oct 09, 2016, 08:17 AM
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Steve,

Framing up the deBolt Equalizer kit you cut for me recently - fantastic job! Part fit is excellent, balsa quality is excellent as well. I'm a very happy customer!

Cheers,
Scott
Oct 10, 2016, 07:43 AM
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That's great, Scott. The only thing better than a happy customer is a happy repeat customer...

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Nov 08, 2016, 01:26 PM
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i am new to the world of kit cutting. i have ordered a plan from ama, golden era 60, and was wondering what i would need to do to get you to cut it. the plane was designed by fred randall, and creative hobbies was cutting, but their cutter is down and no date as to when it will be up.
Nov 16, 2016, 09:09 PM
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Hi mudcan,

Unfortunately, the AMA retains kit production rights for designs published in Model Aviation magazine, so I can't cut a short kit for you.

If you can find a design you'd like for which copyright has expired, or is in the public domain (such as on Outer Zone), or for which I can get permission from the designer to cut a kit, I'd be glad to cut a kt for you.

Steve

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i am new to the world of kit cutting. i have ordered a plan from ama, golden era 60, and was wondering what i would need to do to get you to cut it. the plane was designed by fred randall, and creative hobbies was cutting, but their cutter is down and no date as to when it will be up.
Jan 01, 2017, 11:20 AM
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Has anyone built the your 42 inch span Bleriot?
Jan 03, 2017, 11:00 AM
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Has anyone built the your 42 inch span Bleriot?
Hi Joe,

RCG member "4dnospolk" ordered the Bleriot short kit, but I don't know if he's built it yet. You could PM him.

As an aside, the original Bleriot design by Paolo Severin is essentially a replica, and uses custom made metal fittings and rigging attachment points. My 42" version provides the wood parts, leaving the builder to decide if/how they plan to replicate the fittings and attachment points of the original. I would definitely characterise it as a builder's kit, which shouldn't pose a problem for you, given the work you've posted here before...

Steve
May 12, 2017, 05:17 AM
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Steve,

just finished unpacking the Fokker DV kits. Superb job! Could not be happier and can't wait to get started with the build. I'm including a pic of one of the kits for others to see and admire your handywork.


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