Q-Tee or Cutie kit?

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.
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Ted W Lee
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If you're interested in a Q-Tee, I'm building three of them now for no particular reason. Do you want to fly with gas or electric? Maybe we can make a deal. Email if interested.
Robbie
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Robert Reynolds
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.
Barry
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Barry Lennox
Here's the link to the plans.
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price has gone up quite a lot. I think I originally bought my copy in 1992 for $2.50, with free shipping.
Reply to
Robert Reynolds
That was a good deal, I see the original plan was back in Jan 1976 and was $2.25.
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.
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Barry Lennox
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.
Reply to
Ted W Lee
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.
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Robert Reynolds

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