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Old 06-18-2019, 10:46 AM
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Congrats ..
How about a Traditional Leo Laser

This one too. Basically an Akro, but I personally would like to see someone do the early bubble canopy version.
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:03 AM
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How about a Traditional Leo Laser , or Leo Shark
A traditional Laser 200 is on the short list for our next Aerobatic design. Iíll probably avoid the Shark, last time we looked at doing one there was some issues getting the approval to do it.
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:16 AM
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This is a great question! If you look back over the years at the number of giant scale manufacturers the numbers have gone down considerably. As I said in the original post, I felt like there are things that could be improved from just about every ARF I purchased. This observation led me to try to improve things on my own, will we be leaps and bounds above the competition? In most cases no, in some I feel like we will be. As your post stated, competition is good for any market.

My goal with Leading Edge R/C is to develop a product with a loyal following, just as you are loyal to the manufacture you currently purchase from. Brand loyalty is what drives this hobby to be better, on both the manufacturing and consumer side and I don't want to see that change.

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Thanks for the response. Looking forward to seeing your offerings.
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:40 AM
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I also look forward to seeing some new blood in the market, especially if there is going to be something different. There is nothing wrong with an Extra, Edge, Laser, or Yak. But the few distributors that are left are still supporting the same basic airframe they started with.


So, yes Mark, bring the market some new options.
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:16 PM
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I do plan to offer many sport and scale airplanes down the road, I wanted to start off with something that I felt would be popular and show the build techniques we've developed with this factory.

Great to hear you will bring some sport and scale planes to the market. I know I am a bit of a lone voice on FG, but I will throw in my suggestion for a good quality airframe for persons wanting to transition into low/shoulder wing giant scale but either not interested, or not ready, for 3D.



Something in the 30-50cc range with a thick symmetrical airfoil, constant chord wing, capable of some mild scale aerobatics, but pretty mild stall characteristics. There are couple of RVs in the market today, but they have a lot of room for improvement and long term availability. Build that brand loyalty from their first giant scale plane.
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Old 06-18-2019, 02:45 PM
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Glad to see you back Mark...
The AeroWorks Extra 260 was one of my first RC airplanes.
Competition is a good thing. Good luck my friend...
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:14 PM
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I am so looking forward to some new ideas in our industry. It seems like everyone has just gone bigger and bigger without really looking at how the planes actually look. It all was about light weight and huge wings. IMO the planes got uglier and uglier. Wooooooo Hooooooo way to go Mark and you know I can hardly wait till you get back and we can fly those new planes. Super excited to have some fresh blood and ideas back in the business.

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Old 06-18-2019, 06:16 PM
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This is great news... Looking forward to seeing more great planes
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:22 PM
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Glad to see you back Mark...
The AeroWorks Extra 260 was one of my first RC airplanes.
Competition is a good thing. Good luck my friend...
+1. But my first giant scale was the yellow 540. Would love to see something similar. I’m just partial to a big yellow Edge. Nostalgic I guess.
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:10 PM
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We will be waiting and watching!
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:27 PM
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The Freestyle 260 30cc was my first gasser and a rugged yet lightweight plane. I can’t wait to see what you’ll bring to the market maybe in the good ol’ QB fashion, with more advanced materials! And maybe another true 50-60cc plane in the 16-17lb category (the AW Extra 300 was an absolutely gorgeous plane, hint hint, wink wink) as for scale, the P-51 and the Bravata were lookers too!

Congrats Mark!! Keep us posted here!!
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:18 PM
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Great news!!

Three requests:
1. Bring back the Ultimate
2. 50-70cc T-28.
3. 100cc Wilga

That's it.
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:35 PM
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:59 PM
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Great News Mark! I can't wait to fly the s#@t out of it!
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:07 AM
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Seeing a new company and new plane come together from start to finish is going to be awesome. Can't wait to see the first pictures. This is good to let people know what all is involved in developing a new plane. Thanks for sharing your dream.
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