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  • Kit prices for 2019

    Prices for materials, especially 4130 tubing, have gone way up this year. Most everything has gotten more expensive but not the 40% increase we have seen in the tubing.

    So kit prices are going to need to go up in 2019. If you are thinking about a kit and would like to put down a deposit (10%) before the end of the year to buy at 2018 pricing - you might want to get in touch. We are flexible about delivery times, and could hold onto a kit until you are ready to take delivery. Mark 512/626-7886 (cell) or N95MF@hotmail.com

  • #2
    That steel price has been like a rocket this year eh.

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    • #3
      I buy materials for the factory every three months. From March until June the cost of 4130 tube went up 40%. Tariffs. And instead of buying from one vendor that gives the best price I had to buy from FOUR vendors just to find all the tubing sizes. Things have improved a little although shortages are still there in some sizes. Mark

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      • #4
        As a non-US citizen I could make political comment - but that would probably not be welcome or appropriate on this forum. Suffice it to say - "you reap what you sow ...."

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        • davzLSA
          davzLSA commented
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          yeah maybe we will reap more US steel producers?

      • #5
        Originally posted by PaulSA View Post
        As a non-US citizen I could make political comment - but that would probably not be welcome or appropriate on this forum. Suffice it to say - "you reap what you sow ...."
        Trust me, we're all keenly aware lol.
        Dave B.
        Edmonds, WA
        4 Place Quick Build

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        • #6
          Originally posted by PaulSA View Post
          As a non-US citizen I could make political comment - but that would probably not be welcome or appropriate on this forum. Suffice it to say - "you reap what you sow ...."
          On this forum, not welcome nor appropriate. True words, those. But I gotta tell you it would generate a discussion that would be a hellova lot of fun!

          Bill

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          • PaulSA
            PaulSA commented
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            Only meant to be a light-hearted comment - don't want to cause any controversy! I'm a Brit settled in South Africa - just look at the mess these 2 have got themselves into!

        • #7
          Over on avidfoxflyers forum, they have subforum titled "hardcore avid flyers; stay out of here if you are easily offended" Within that category anything goes. It's loads of fun sometimes...
          Mark
          Scratch building Patrol #275
          Hood River, OR

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          • jaredyates
            jaredyates commented
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            Those areas can skew search results if the software doesn't have a way to exclude those forums from the search. Back when the big Yahoo group went strictly on-topic (and became usable again) a handful of folks started another message board that would allow off-topic discussion. These two factors have been sufficient to keep us from going this route so far.

        • #8
          That's a pretty hefty price boost in raw materials. Holy shmoley.
          ​Christopher Owens, EAA #808438
          Project "Expedition"
          Bearhawk 4-Place Scratch Built, Plans #991
          Bearhawk Patrol Scratch Built, Plans #P313
          Germantown, Wisconsin, USA

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          • Mark Goldberg
            Mark Goldberg commented
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            Steel tube was the worst. Aluminum sheet also went up more than expected, and shortages in the aluminum are evident right now while I am again buying materials for the kit factory.. MG
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