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kc06/11/2016 12:02:12
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I see that Traplet are now advertising Galaxy Kits on their website. --- actually it links through to the old MyHobbyStores site. They offer the traditional kits like the Magician for 63 pounds or the Wizard for 53 pounds and quite a few others at attractive prices. It takes a bit of finding the Galaxy section so the link is here

These are well proven designs and at the moment they seem to be the best value in build it yourself kits. Actually they surely beat similar size laser cut parts and plans for value for money. It would be nice to think that Traplet will continue to sell these kits at the same competive prices in future.

A good item to put on your Christmas present list perhaps?


IanN06/11/2016 12:05:28
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Yes, MHS took them on when Galaxy Models went under

Always thought they looked liked good value, and in the main they seem to be recommended by those who have built them

Bob Cotsford06/11/2016 15:23:20
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You can also get them from Pegasus in Norwich, along with Sig and Balsa USA kits to build.

rcaddict06/11/2016 17:53:02
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Galaxy models - that takes me back - 30 years, got the orion as my first low winger didnt last long though !!

 

did they not do a bi-plane called a joker ?

 

edit - it was the jester I see it now

Edited By oldgit on 06/11/2016 17:55:12

sgwlm06/11/2016 18:03:34
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I have an original magician still in the box waiting to be built, have had a number of galaxy kits over the years and always enjoyed building and flying them,

magician, twin hornet, hornet, foxjet, mystic, domino, the smaller magician(lol cant remember what was name)

Martin Harris06/11/2016 19:56:05
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Wizard?

sgwlm06/11/2016 20:09:48
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that's it,

thankyou Martin

Former Member06/11/2016 22:59:32
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Trevor Crook07/11/2016 07:33:30
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I can certainly vouch for the Magician. I had one years ago powered by a Laser 50 and more recently an electric one with a 400W setup. Both flew really well, for 63 quid it's a bargain. I moved the cockpit position on both mine though, never liked the look of it in front of the fin, although there are plenty that do.

Modified Magician

Tony Harrison 207/11/2016 09:18:26
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I wonder if this is the same Galaxy company who made an electric glider kit called Aquarius, 6' wingspan? I bought it on Ebay a while ago and built it successfully (with one or two mistakes and alterations along the way), my first such build in several decades... I was told it dates from the '80s, and certainly it is far more delicately built than a current design would be, intended as it was for heavier and less efficient power. I found the build fairly straightforward and enjoyable, and under guidance from a friend (thanks David!) it's flown three times, which is gratifying.

Interesting that the brand has been revived.

rgds Tony

kc07/11/2016 11:02:54
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It is certainly not the same company but the same designs that Galaxy have made for decades.

 

Trevor's version of the Magician looks so much better than the standard one that it seems the way to go ( There was a version similar to Trevor's in the Galaxy range called Firebird at some time but it's no longer listed.  Also a twin finned version called Merlin)

Edited By kc on 07/11/2016 11:18:08

Keith Berriman07/11/2016 11:18:21
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Hello Trevor C. What a great film design that is. I must try that on my next build

Martyn K07/11/2016 12:03:04
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I just love the SMAE stickers. We should all be using them - remind the BMFA of our engineering heritage

yes

chris Bond - Bondaero07/11/2016 14:00:55
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Posted by Martyn K on 07/11/2016 12:03:04:

I just love the SMAE stickers. We should all be using them - remind the BMFA of our engineering heritage

yes

me too smiley

kc08/11/2016 12:45:08
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The change from Society of Model Aeronautical Engineers to BMFA seems to be the same time the orgnisation lost the respect from it's members!

Richard Wood09/11/2016 11:29:16
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Good to see the Scorpion available again & at a great price.
A bit more conventional looking than the Magician - which I think is a great model.

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