I'm just getting started in this hobby, and would like your thoughts on
which of these two kits to buy. I like the looks of the Cutie a little
bit more,(and you get a whole lot more in the kit) but the $99 price as
opposed to the Q-Tee $49 makes me pause.
Thanks, Ted in Mich.
The Q-Tee is a great little model, I built one within a week of it
appearing in RCM (1976?) and over the next few months it taught me a
lot about flying RC. That was in the days of larger servos and Rxer's,
so todays RC equipment would knock off a couple of ounces. It's
still flyable today, I must take it out sometime.
A suggestion if money is tight. It was so simple to build, I'd try to
build it from plans and save even more. Actually, I never even did
that, I just scaled up a few sketches from the reduced plan in the
mag. Partly, that's cheap, but also I didn't feel like waiting 3
weeks for the plan to turn up- It was flying by then.
Then if you want a bigger version later, Doc Matthews published the
My-O-My plans that was pretty much a scaled-up Q-Tee.
That was a good deal, I see the original plan was back in Jan 1976 and
Does RCM deliver OK these days? I seem to recall a thread here about
very slow service a while ago, no doubt as a result of their closure.
Thanks to all who responded to my post. The cost of the Q-Tee plan is
now $11 plus $8 to $10 shipping. I think I'll go with the Q-Tee kit
which is about $50 plus I assume shipping.
p.s.- I don't think I mentioned in my original post that I'm 76 yrs.
old, and I don't buy green bananas at my age!
Thanks, Ted in Mich.
The only way to make ordering plans worthwhile nowadays is to order 3 or
4 to save on shipping. But then the combined cost of the plans will
make your heart stop.
I have bought nearly 100 plans from RCM, but not in the past ten years.
I used to send cash in the mail, and I would choose multiple plans to
make even dollar amounts, buying 4 or 5 at a time. They didn't charge
shipping for folded plans.
Buying plans used to be a significant part of the hobby for me. I
wonder if there are any active plans enthusiasts any more. I wonder if
there would be again if the prices were to come down.