Tuesday, January 22, 2013

David Sipes Review of Wright Flyer & Sopwith Camel

David Sipes contacted us recently regarding his experiences with building

the Wright Flyer & the Sopwith Camel by Model Airways. Unfortunately, David was less than pleased with his build experience of the Wright Flyer when compared to the experience of the Sopwith Camel. After reading David's email (below), I met with our manufacturing team who, in turn, is reviewing our lasers for the Wright Flyer to ensure we are within tolerance limits. It should be noted that in my humble opinion, the  Wright Flyer kit is the "weakest" of our Model Airways product line of airplane kits and we will be looking to update it at some point in the near future as it has gone unchanged for 10+ years!

David also sent us pictures of his completed Sopwith Camel - it was donated and is on display in the History Museum in Morehead City, NC - great work David!

David's email: I emailed about 4 weeks ago regarding my dissatisfaction with this model both in quality of instructions and materials. I recently completed MA1030 Sopwith Camel which was much superior in overall quality. Primarily, the ribs are so fragile that during sanding and preparation for use, I have exceeded the allowance built in for breakage and the instructions, in comparison to MA1030,are difficult to follow and understand. 

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