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Avis Aircraft Kits
« on: November 19, 2017, 11:42:49 am »
American Gyro Co., Crusader AG-4.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/BX72023

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Re: Avis Aircraft Kits
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 11:51:12 am »
I've been keeping an eye on it's progress in a related thread on Britmodeller. 

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235024749-172-american-gyro-ag-4-crusader-by-amodel-spruestest-build-release-in-2017/&tab=comments#comment-2783000

The sprue shots and test build look promising.

Toying with a licence built version with De Havilland engines. Although on reflection, Pobjoy radials would look nicer.
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Re: Avis Aircraft Kits
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 12:40:26 pm »
Are we sure Tophe didn't have a hand in its design?  ;D ;)
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Avis Aircraft Kits
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 01:01:41 pm »
Geared Niagara’s in the bright finish cowling face and ring would look the business.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Avis Aircraft Kits
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2017, 01:11:10 pm »
I've a feeling I've a set of resin ones in the Azur GA Monospar that may just have to be remoulded...
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Re: Avis Aircraft Kits
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2017, 02:05:33 pm »
That looks really cute, could be a possible purchase simply because it's so different. Hmm....contra turbo props.. :wacko:
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Re: Avis Aircraft Kits
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2017, 02:21:40 pm »
One pusher Merlin at the rear of the central pod?  ;D
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Re: Avis Aircraft Kits
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2017, 02:58:54 pm »
One pusher Merlin at the rear of the central pod?  ;D

Gipsy Twelve.  ;)
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Re: Avis Aircraft Kits
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2017, 02:56:29 pm »
I just feel cheated every time I see this because it hasn't got rotors. If "gyro" is in the name it needs rotors!
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Re: Avis Aircraft Kits
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2017, 06:36:59 pm »
A completely absurd design that I have never heard of before. Therefore, I must own one as soon as it becomes available!  :mellow:
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Re: Avis Aircraft Kits
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2019, 09:24:56 pm »
Avis do all sorts of interesting stuff:
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Re: Avis Aircraft Kits
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2019, 01:48:56 am »
I've had their Audax kit for some time now (my Dad's fave aeroplane.....) and it's pretty good. No idea how well it goes together though as not an atom of glue has touched its pristine surfaces so far.
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Re: Avis Aircraft Kits
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2019, 07:12:09 am »
When I saw that Bristol Racer on Hannants new releases pages I immediately though of some 1950's British kids T.V. characters, but I'll be blowed if I can remember which ones ?

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Re: Avis Aircraft Kits
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2019, 08:06:48 am »
Those Shorts machines could be interesting with more power.  I might be tempted by a MiG-8.
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Re: Avis Aircraft Kits
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2019, 12:25:12 pm »
American Gyro Co., Crusader AG-4.
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/BX72023
Are we sure Tophe didn't have a hand in its design?  ;D ;)
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