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Rich B11/04/2012 17:56:14
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Hi Andrew, sorry to say no news yet.

been a bit tied up with the day job lately, will keep you posted.

graham kindberg112/04/2012 00:25:56
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Hi Kamco Kid

Have a soft spot for the Kadet, learnt to fly with it in the 70's, upgraded to the aileron wing and even did rolling circuits with it. Fantastic trainer, and a good design for someone attempting a first build too. Still have the plan that came with it .Sold it off unscathed to go into the crescent bullet.

Hmmmm, could be time to revisit.

All the best with the venture, Great to see Kamco back.

Graham

Rich B16/06/2012 22:54:29
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Hi guys,

just a little update for those of you who expressed an interest.

At the moment, all we've got round to is listing a few 30 year old plans on a popular auction site and scanned a couple of old build instruction booklets and turned them into free PDF downloads on the website.

Now that we've had time to dig into everything we had in storage, we've discovered that we have no template drawings of the original die cut parts so we've got to re-do them all.

Did anyone who built a Kamco kit trace their die cuts before building by any chance? If so please get in touch.

I'll be back with better news soon I hope.

Alan Cantwell16/06/2012 23:04:17
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cant do that, that would be breach of copyright, this is why the WOT 4 has never been copiedsmile p

Rich B18/06/2012 21:13:43
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laughlaughlaughsecret

John Miller 418/06/2012 22:08:13
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Am I missing something? Kamco kid says he holds the copyright. If he does I don't see the problem.

Rich B18/06/2012 22:18:52
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I do smiley. but not a lot else!! LOL

Alan was joking about tracing parts, suggesting that it's a bit norty to trace the parts in a kit.

It's only breach of copyright if you then sell them off or pass them off as your own.

If I remember rightly, there used to be a free flight kit manufacturer who in their instructions suggested tracing the die cuts prior to assembly to aid repairs if they were ever needed.

...it might have even been KeilKraft. t'was a long time ago.

Alan Cantwell18/06/2012 22:49:48
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the clue should have been in the wot 4 has never been copied bit, i think everyone and his brother has a set of templates for the wot 4

Rich B18/06/2012 22:55:02
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never had a WOT 4 but I think I know someone...... laugh

John Miller 419/06/2012 11:11:08
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Sorry Alan, I had my thick head on yesterday, must remember to read between the lines as well.

Brian Lambert03/09/2019 19:06:14
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Is it possible to obtain a plan of the Kavalier?

Malcolm Fisher03/09/2019 19:29:39
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Brian, Don't hold your breath, but if I can locate the one I have you would be welcome to it. I doubt that I will ever get the necessary "roundtooit".

Malcolm

Guvnor03/09/2019 19:43:18
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Yes, Rich Booth still runs the company.

http://www.kamcomodels.co.uk

martin collins 103/09/2019 19:47:01
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001.jpgI have an untouched Kavalier kit, will be putting it on the classified section shortly.............Martin

 

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Brian Lambert03/09/2019 19:47:11
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Thanks for the thought Malcolm, I was hoping Rich B may surface. OK on the "roundtooits" I could use a large box of them myself!

Rich B03/09/2019 20:21:53
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Hi guys,

I've been working away this summer with my day job so took the ebay listings down as I wouldn't have been able to fulfill orders in a decent time frame.

Brian, message me either on here or facebook and I'll see if I can get you sorted out before I have to go away again.

Rich

Brian Lambert04/09/2019 09:32:25
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PM sent

Rich B04/09/2019 11:33:05
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A reply awaits your attention good sir.

Nightflyer04/09/2019 13:14:18
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Hi Rich, that will be great to see the Kamco name about again. There is no doubt that the range of kits were popular because they were good model designs, and as someone else has said, retro is becoming popular. Leccy and laser cut parts will certainly freshen up the kits and probably boost popularity. Good luck with the revival.

Rich B04/09/2019 14:20:11
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Thank you Nightflyer, It's taking longer than I was hoping as I have to fit it in around the day job as the bills still need paying but we are getting there slowly.

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