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!
We have a lot of things happening in the background. This month we’re moving into a new shop and warehouse space in Jacksonville, Florida and starting to get things organized. Several of us are working 24/7 setting up the new shop. Can’t promise but expect to have the online store going within a month or so. Contact us with any questions or concerns, and check back soon! -Mitch