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Tony H21/05/2013 23:44:16
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Hi Guy's,

Looks like myhobbystore doesn't have exclusive rights to the Ex Galaxy Models Traditional Kit's. They are also being sold at Giant Shark! Check it out

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Martin Harris21/05/2013 23:54:43
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Isn't Giant Shark owned by MyHobbyStore?

Edited By Martin Harris on 21/05/2013 23:55:47

Tony H21/05/2013 23:57:20
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Ahhh!! Good point lol, from what I have heard about buying from myhobbystores direct it may be a quicker service to buy from Giant Shark.

I think I did hear somewhere Giant Cod was bought by myhobbystores and made into Giant Shark.

Edited By Tony H on 21/05/2013 23:58:18

Giant Shark12/06/2013 11:16:13
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HI Tony, glad to see there is interest in the Galaxy kits, we will have a number on the shelf which can be sent out on the overnght. usual service for Giant shark wink, If we dont have it in stock then i may take upto 10-14 days crying

Giant Shark12/06/2013 11:18:04
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Posted by Martin Harris on 21/05/2013 23:54:43:

Isn't Giant Shark owned by MyHobbyStore?

Edited By Martin Harris on 21/05/2013 23:55:47

Hi, yes we are part of the same overall organisation smiley but have our own controll on a day to day basis

Erfolg12/06/2013 11:28:34
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Yes, you seem to have many of the Galaxy model offerings, yet both the Hawker Sea Fury and Me 163 are missing.

It is the Sea fury that interests me.

Tony H12/06/2013 12:14:46
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Thanks GC, although I would also like to see the sea fury, wizard and Magician on the site as they would do well. If possible the Me163 and Piccolo
john melia 112/06/2013 12:24:41
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some of the reviews on these galaxy kits don't show them in a good light , just been reading a review on G.S from a guy who apparently bought three

Edited By john melia 1 on 12/06/2013 12:25:07

Richard Wood12/06/2013 13:06:12
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Very critical reviews.
The Magician kit I bought from Galaxy shortly before they closed was
of good quality & none of the criticisms of it in that review would apply -
slightly thin cowl possibly excepted.
Why the apparent drop in quality?- are they currently being made by the
same people?

Assuming they are the same plan & instructions as supplied in previous
Magician kits then the reviewer's harsh comments on these are
inappropriate.
It's a nicely hand drawn, accurate plan & the instructions are concise
and clear.

The reviewing bloke sounds like he has an axe to grind.

 

Edited By Richard Wood on 12/06/2013 13:07:46

Trevor Crook12/06/2013 13:08:22
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John, it depends what the "reviewers" are used to. I built a Magician a couple of years ago and it's a very old-school kit, probably unchanged from the 80s. However, it was cheap (around £60 delivered, don't know the current price) and flies brilliantly. They're probably not suited to the inexperienced builder, but I enjoyed buiding mine and converting it to electric power, which is a great success.

Geoff Jackson12/06/2013 13:17:46
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Also be interested to know what happened to the Galaxy Mustang?

john melia 112/06/2013 13:17:58
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Yes i understand trevor , its just when i read in one of his reviews that he had bought three , i could understand his comments maybe if it was the first kit he had bought and was inexperienced , but after three ? Just got me wondering whether these kits were any good or not ,
Concorde Speedbird12/06/2013 13:53:59
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I will temporarily come back for another post after spotting this.

The reviews are not good! As many of you will know I built a Galaxy Domino, actually from the shop itself, and it was superb. Even the bits I didn't use were of fine quality, and the wings were superb. The instructions were not great and I have seen better plans, but it posed no problems as a second build. Yet the review on the site is terrible, which tells me that something is wrong, especially as once built this is a brilliant aeroplane on a 70 four stroke, and I cannot think of a better sports plane.

Pegasus models make a selection of kits, I've just started a Jester, which includes some of the kits that Galaxy made such as the Magician and some different ones, like the Jester (basically a smaller, simpler Domino). From my experience these are of the same fine quality as the Domino, I've just been glueing leading and trailing edges on finely crafted foam wings, and the balsa is lovely. Tony H has some build logs on here of them.

So for the Galaxy ones, something needs to be done if they are not of sufficient quality. They are brilliant designs and fly very well, but they need to be decent quality to sell. The Pegasus ones are great, but I'd like to see the Galaxy ones being great too, especially the Domino.

Back to quietness and building!

CS

IanN12/06/2013 14:43:43
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Posted by Geoff Jackson on 12/06/2013 13:17:46:

Also be interested to know what happened to the Galaxy Mustang?

Still available. Its on the myhobbystore website (or whatever they're called these days) plus I'm pretty sure I also saw it advertised in the latest mag

Cheryl MHS12/06/2013 14:45:58
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Hi all,

The kits are still being manufactured by the original supplier, i will pass on your concerns as prehaps he has altered some of this processes recently.

Geoff - the Mustang is still avaliable at MHS as are a few other the other kits missing from GS

**LINK**

Cheryl @ Myhobbystore

fly boy312/06/2013 22:08:18
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Nice to hear from you again CS. We have missed you. Cheers

Geoff Jackson13/06/2013 10:37:31
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Cheryl and Ian,Many thanks for the info on the Mustang. Might be my next buy!!

Trevor Crook13/06/2013 13:08:37
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Having read CS's post above (welcome back!) I realised that in my earlier post I forgot to mention that all the foam decking and wings were of excellent quality and a perfect fit. The balsa supplied was just right, apart from the tip blocks which were like oak, but at least once carved they are rugged! I just wanted to convey that the degree of prefabrication is far less than a modern laser cut kit. The instructions and plan could be a bit better too, but the same can be said of some modern kits and ARTFs. I still rate the value for money and flying characteristics as excellent.

David Tweddle04/07/2013 18:04:43
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Galaxy Models Aquarius Kit, I got this and if I had seen the three reviews by the same person first, I would not have done so.

Reviews are there to benifit us all, but still caveat emptor, having got the said model I felt it was both imperative and urget to do a review, please find here .

I have now stared the kit and yes there is an issue with some of the wood/mouldings but the average modeler should over come these minor problems.

I stand by what I said for the money OK.

David

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