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JACK11/04/2020 23:00:11
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never mind covid-19...l seem to have contracted nostalgiitus,way back in the mists of time l bought a secondhand slope soarer called a MIJET,l am experiencing the urge to own one again and so l am wondering if anyone out there may possibly posses a plan l could buy??,l had a lot of fun with this model up on the Malvern hills,l would even be willing to buy a complete model regardless of condition....l realise that this is a very long shot,but if you don't ask you don't get!!!,thanks guys,jack.

Caveman12/04/2020 09:16:21
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Jack, type 'Mijet glider' into Google and you will find plenty of info.

There is a discussion on RC Groups about the Mijet II, and the penultimate posting gives an email address which may be helpful. See here.

GDB

JACK13/04/2020 12:03:36
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thanks for that caveman...email sent waiting to hear back

Robin Colbourne01/12/2020 14:31:59
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Just came across this unfinished slope soarer on Facebook Marketplace. Is it a Mijet? The description says 1.8M span; I thought a Mijet was smaller than that?

Mijet ? Aerobatic Slope Soarer on Facebook Marketplace

Piers Bowlan01/12/2020 14:51:08
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I had a Mijet flying wing back in the eighties built from a free plan in Silent Flight magazine but it may have been 'Midjet?' Don't have the plan anymore though.

Edited By Piers Bowlan on 01/12/2020 14:56:33

JACK01/12/2020 15:21:13
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sorry piers,but l too had a mijet back in the day,and it wasnt a "wing",looked just like the one for sale!!

Robin Colbourne01/12/2020 16:02:37
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Hi Piers, I know the model you mean. The Mijet was a popular kit in the 1970s. Here's an ad for it:

Mijet

 

Edited By Robin Colbourne on 01/12/2020 16:03:42

GrumpyGnome02/12/2020 07:22:17
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I had one back in the day. Spent many happy hours throwing it around over the sea at The Gower and Rhossilli.... thought it was expensive at the time

Flew nicely - I learnt aerobatics with it.

GG

Steve Houghton 102/12/2020 10:48:54
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A few years ago I bought a couple of thermal soarers from a nice elderly chap called Colin who loved to talk about his history of RC model flying. Colin was the designer of the Mijet slope soarer and he sent me these two pictures of him flying it in the Malvern hills. The pics were taken in 1974/75.

 

colin flying  flyjjet malvern hills 1975.jpg

 

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Andy Stephenson02/12/2020 20:26:34
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Steve,

I think I remember Colin wasn't he from Birmingham, he had something to do with JDM around that time.

Andy.

A Davidson03/12/2020 20:38:01
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Hi Jack

It so happens I have an original Mijet in its complete form. The idea of parting with it is not fun.....but!

Alan

JACK04/12/2020 06:41:19
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well now alan,should you need to find a good home for your mijet there is always room in my hanger!!.....l am on a long term nostalgia trip,looking to revisit the designs of my (misspent) youth!!!,l flew on the malverns back in the day,my Mijet being my favourite......PM me if you would like to sell!!!....jack.

Andy Brassic04/12/2020 08:31:34
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That would be Colin Prior used to live in Bournville ....he introduced me to the Alpina ,he did like his Multiplex and Carrera stuff back in the day .

Andy Stephenson04/12/2020 10:17:23
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Andy,

You're right that was Colin Prior, he insisted I fly his Veron Impala when I was new to the slope and he gave me some great tips.

A.

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