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Jamara laser-cut kits (please state model)

Manufacturer: Jamara

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews6
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Sigh wrote on 09/02/2012:
NOT FOR FIRST BUILD
Strengths: The parts are cut with presicion ant they fit well. There are optional things so you can configure it. possibility to fit retractable landing gear, lot's of room inside the fuselage and inside canopy.
Weaknesses: low quality balsa, the cut is not all around the pieces and it is easy to break while removing the parts. not possible to end up at 800grams as instructed. aileron servo placement is not good. no instructions about flap servo installation but common sense helps you. the instruction booklet is full of wrong instructions. don't do whatever it says again common sense helps you. The cowl is made of laminated balsa pieces and not removeable. the motor will be there for the lifetime of the model. undercart is not included. canopy is not removeable unless you do some changes.
Overall: The model is nice to deal with. My model is under construction so i can't comment on it's flight performance.
Ease of assembly
40%
Build quality
40%
Flight performance
0%
Value for money
40%
Overall
20%

Ralph Weston wrote on 28/01/2011:
BEAVER DHC2
Strengths: Interesting model built in 3 days yet to fly
Weaknesses: Could do with better plans and hardware laser cutting not that good
Overall: Although I have not constructed model airplane kit for over30yrs I did not find this kit over difficult a bit like riding a bike I have yet to fly it but will certainly be purchasing another jamara kit
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
0%
Value for money
40%
Overall
40%

Pete Carpenter wrote on 14/09/2010:
PITTS S2B DISAPPOINTMENT
Strengths: Hopefully it'll be a nice plane when it's done. If it get's done, that is... most of the laser cutting and wood selection is OK.
Weaknesses: I can echo the above thoughts; Jamara have done their best to keep the builder from knowing what's supposed to happen with certain aspects of this kit. Some of the laser cutting is very poor, with wobbly lines and not cut all the way through the sheet. I've got some building experience, but this one is a real head scratcher.
Overall: Not recommended, and if anyone buys one of these kits as a first build then they'll be put off for life! Very disappointing overall.
Ease of assembly
40%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
0%
Value for money
40%
Overall
20%

Pat (rActive) Harbord wrote on 16/04/2010:
BONANZA V35 - DIY
Strengths: Nicely laser cut, fairly good wood selection. Lovely subject, useful size (cheap to kit out)
Weaknesses: No useful plan, instructions not great. Build requires much interpretation based on years of experience. No under carriage provided and sketchy detail for fitting retracts or fixed gear. No info re flap servo fitting nor provision for wing mounting bolts. this could be a strength though as it's nice to have something to think about
Overall: Worth persisting with as it goes together well once you've thought it through. Plenty of opportunity to add scale details Flys very well, quite fast, V tail works nicely will programme a little rudder with aileron for nice coordinated turns
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
100%
Overall
80%

C Norton wrote on 14/04/2010:
GEE BEE....GOOD JOB I'M NOT IN A HURRY!
Strengths: Most interlocking parts generally fit well. Nice to have a real built up kit of an iconic aircraft.
Weaknesses: Total lack of useful instructions, there is a very useful forum online, though sadlyall in German, where there are many good photos depictiing the build. Some very soft and delicate wood used
Overall: One for the long winter evenings with much musing involved!
Ease of assembly
40%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
0%
Value for money
0%
Overall
20%

Bob Beere wrote on 12/04/2010:
I PURCHACED A PITTS S2B. KIT QUALITY WAS FAIRLY POOR
Strengths: Nice model, pretty exciting to build with the lack of instructions of any worth.
Weaknesses: balsa not the best quality. Laser cutting fairly random in quality. Design of some of the "bits" (ribs, in particular) inadequate
Overall: I did get three copies of the instruction manual, but that was just rubbing in the lack of use. I have been building planes for about 40 years or more so experience was a gret help in trying to work out how to build this lovely plane. Still trying to work out how to finish bits off.
Ease of assembly
40%
Build quality
40%
Flight performance
0%
Value for money
0%
Overall
20%

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