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Daren Graham - Cambria Funfighters18/04/2019 18:00:03
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Hi all, It's time once again for me to post this message. People are still confusing Cambria Funfighters and Cambrian models. It's no surprise I guess with very similar names, however it has yet again come to my attention that people are seeing our displays at the UK shows and somehow coming away with the idea that they are Cambrian models. They are not and although the models are a similar sized and shape they have very different carachteristics and construction.

Cambria Funfighters are only available at the UK shows from Balsa Cabin, Rapid RC or myself. The easy way to remember is: There is no N in CAMBRIA.

This is not to criticise the other company in any way just intended to give clarity. Look for our logo on the box.

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Paul Marsh18/04/2019 20:54:30
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I got confused as well one time. It's unfortunate that they are so similar sounding and only a letter "n" differentiates between them.

Maybe either company changing their name, or adding something else to stem the confusion. Problem, re-registering at Companies House costs money, and the changes to stationary. etc...

Daren Graham - Cambria Funfighters18/04/2019 22:11:23
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It really isn't that hard. Cambria Funfighters is me and The Cambrian Model Company is them. They are quite different, it's just that people shorten it to the Cambria / n when they talk about it.

SIMON CRAGG18/04/2019 22:47:48
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I had one of the original Cambrian funfighters back in the day. The name / brand / company seems to have changed more than a few times in the intervening years. No wonder people get confused. "Cambrian" were one of the market leaders. I can understand why a slight name change (however confusing) could potentially capitalise on the success of the original name, and be used to sell more kits.The dragon was also used on the original boxes IIRC, but was yellow?.

Paul Marsh19/04/2019 09:21:11
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There is confusion, if there weren't there would be no confusion...cool

Q.E.D.

Just how it is, no fault of anyone's but has happened before, this has happened today, and a company profited from another's name in a huge way!!! Twitter got confused with Tweeter, investors puting money in the wrong company.

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Doc Marten19/04/2019 10:27:52
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I just searched both companies, the "Cambria" search took me straight to the site, the "CambriaN" search prompted Google to ask me, "Do you mean Cambria Models" so any initial confusion is highlighted in the first step.

My suggestion Graham is that you just point out in bold, highlighted text the possible confusion and add the same short explanation in the first few lines of your Home Page.

 

Edited By Doc Marten on 19/04/2019 10:28:20

Daren Graham - Cambria Funfighters19/04/2019 18:21:59
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They absolutely were not the original company. Cambria were and are.

Daren Graham - Cambria Funfighters19/04/2019 18:31:29
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Peter Lewis started Cambria models in 1972. (Well slightly before actually but registered it in 72) At some point he took on a partner, who he fell out with for reasons I do not know. The partner took some of the designs with him and started the Cambrian Model company. The rest is history. We are not competing in as much as although the models look the same, Cambria have developed the Funfighters in such a way that they are suitable for pylon racing. This has resulted in them having a huge speed range from very slow to very fast 147+ MPH and got rid of the awful lauching characteristics of the original. Also the kits are laser cut now and very acurate to build as a first build model.

I go to great lengths to ensure the kits are very good quality and of the very best materials available. I also have put a lot of effort into after sales service and very short turn around on spare parts.

We have added a 40 sized Zero to the range and the Kawasaki Hein. Also a sport aerobatic glider is on the way.

I'm proud of the name and all that it stands for, it's now the oldest surviving british model company pretty much and it's great to keep it going. Cambrian sometimes advertise as the original company but aren't.

Daren Graham - Cambria Funfighters19/04/2019 18:45:46
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This is the original logo.

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dave parnham19/04/2019 19:07:06
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Do you have an actual website that you can purchase from or is it just from these stalls on show days?

Reason I ask obviously is a quick search of Balsa Cabin and Rapid and there is no mention of your products?!

Interested in the 109 but as stated in previous post Cambrian comes up straight away. indecision

Daren Graham - Cambria Funfighters19/04/2019 20:29:46
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Yes it's **LINK**

Daren Graham - Cambria Funfighters19/04/2019 20:30:36
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www.funfighters.co.uk

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