Bud Nosen/ Aeronca Champ

Anyone done anything with this kit?? I got one from a club member and it's ancient,like really old but in good shape.Has to be a collectors
item for sure.....
Does anyone know of this kit.Don't know whether to give it a try or trade it for something newer and sleeker.I've built a lot of kits,but the sleeker faster stuff.
Any advise??? Thanx
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Is this the 1/4 scale or the smaller, .40 version?
If you like slow, lazy fliers, build it. Nosen kits are an old technology; designed for large, heavy radios and small engines for the size of plane. These kits fly on the wing, not on the prop. They are weak in some areas, but resist the urge to beef them up too much or you'll lose the floating quality. A & A Industries still builds them off and on, I think. Dr.1 Driver "There's a Hun in the sun!"
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It's the 40 size.....Looks ok and you can tell by the layout on the plans that it's a lazy flier. We'll see if I can get enthused about it.This is a lot different than the 4* I had my eyes on. I'll scratch my head for a while.. Thanx
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No, it's not a collectors kit but it's a good flyer whether it's the .40 size or the giant. Just finish it and fly it.
MJC

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Still flying his Trainer also. Use a little rudder in the model and it flies great. Although engine should be a little bigger for none scale takeoffs.

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