We’ve made a business decision to discontinue flat rate shipping for our kits. As we update the online store we will reflect the retail price of the kit and then the shipping cost will be billed as a separate cost. I think this is a more equitable way to charge our distant and international customers. Mitch.
Most of our activity happens on our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/aerocomposites. We currently have over 1200 members in the group. That’s where we post updates of the new models we’re working on. Click over and join the group. There’s always something happening there!
Absolutely thrilled to have acquired five different models from John Fotiu at J&M Glasscraft. John is a long time friend and a true artisan and innovator. His designs are smaller, 1/2a and 1/4a sized high performance models now converted to electric. Several of the designs were developed in conjunction with Dr. Keith Shaw who is truly another modeling legend.
- Fun-x – 1/2 A sized version of the legendary phoenix pattern airplane
- Cheap Thrills – a P51 like 1/2 A racer
- Mirage – a true delta wing 1/2 A size speed demon
- Caudron – 1/4 A sized vintage French raceplane – Thompson Trophy winner
- Shoestring – 1/4 A sized formula one racer
We’re disappointed with the slow downs due to covid19 but thrilled with the progress we’re making in the meanwhile.
We’ve taken the break to finish our “hot box” oven for curing some high end resins – while we wait for the resin distributors to start up again.
We’ve decided to keep the concept of the original Aero Composites logo which was a hand drawn graphic. We don’t know who originally drew it but the idea was brilliant. Now digitized, vectorized, and modernized.
We are acquiring an amazing collection of classic pattern molds from Leo at Ballistic Aircraft Company. His collection includes many of the original molds from Aero Composites, Carolina Custom Aircraft, Aztec Aire, R/C City Florida, Henry Piorun, Geoff Combs, Dick Hanson, S&W Hobby Supply, Hobby Barn/Quality Line Kits, Phillips Aircraft Company and the Zigsaw plugs from Japan for the Atlanta.
We’re looking at molds for the production of several large scale (USRA) race planes and hope this will also come to fruition.
The original Aero Composites did great stuff in the 70s and early 80’s. We’re extending the legacy of their models as depicted in their flyer.
Credit to the original Aero Composites.
Huge action on the web site today on opening day. I’m a pretty good geek but no longer able to manage the site along with all of the traffic. I’m transferring management of the Aero Composites site to a professional so the rest of us can focus on the models!! – Thanks Martin!