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Old 12-18-2019, 09:48 AM
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Default Vectoraero 'Cuda rocket glider kit - rare OOP

I have an original Vectorearo 'Cuda R/C rocket glider kit. I purchased it directly from the designer, Kevin McKiou, in 1997 (the first year the kit was released). It is still in the original box as mailed to me. It has all the original components, laser-cut parts, and drawings in excellent condition. A rare collectors item, or ready to build!

The kit has been in climate-controller storage for 22 years.

Photos of the kit and box here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/GxBZ4SZ6tjQmh3AT7

I will ship it to you within the continental US.
The price is $245 including shipping. I could put in on Ebay, but I want to find a nice home for this special kit with a rocketry enthusiast. Last one went for over $320 with shipping on Ebay.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the 'Cuda rocket glider (thanks to George Gassaway):
http://georgesrockets.com/GRP/GLIDERS/CUDA/CudaMain.htm

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Old 12-26-2019, 07:04 PM
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In the spirit of after-Christmas sales, I've lowered the price for the 'Cuda to $245 including shipping. If nobody contacts me before Jan 1, I'll list it on Ebay. Last one went for >$300 on Ebay.
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Old 11-29-2020, 12:29 PM
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The 'Cuda kit is still available. Original asking price was $245. Please make an offer. I'd like to see it built by someone who appreciates this classic R/C glider designed by Kevin McKiou. I bought it when it first was introduced in 1997. The kit is complete and in perfect shape.

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Old 11-29-2020, 12:47 PM
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The 'Cuda kit is still available. Original asking price was $245. Please make an offer. I'd like to see it built by someone who appreciates this classic R/C glider designed by Kevin McKiou. I bought it when it first was introduced in 1997. The kit is complete and in perfect shape.

Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/GxBZ4SZ6tjQmh3AT7

John,

I suggest you post in RC Groups. Both in the "rockets" section and the glider/sailplane section. That is what I have done when selling some R/C R/G kits on eBay. Most of the top bidders turned out to be from there. Even though I also "plastered" my eBay auctions in various online rocketry groups.
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Old 11-29-2020, 01:36 PM
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Thanks, George. I just signed up and posted on RC Groups. Waiting for moderator approval.

I haven't listed it on Ebay yet.
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Hi - I noticed a few days ago that there’s one on eBay right https://www.ebay.com/itm/254790515068

No relation to the seller, just happened to see it when browsing.
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Old 11-29-2020, 08:56 PM
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Hi - I noticed a few days ago that there’s one on eBay right https://www.ebay.com/itm/254790515068
No relation to the seller, just happened to see it when browsing.


I saw that auction listing as well. It appears to be a pre-production kit according to the description and the included note from Kevin. There were some additional parts and improvements in the production kits. It also doesn't appear to have the full-size drawing set. It's probably more of a collector's kit than a builder's kit.

-John
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Old 12-04-2020, 11:35 AM
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My 'Cuda glider kit is now listed as an eBay auction:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/154227012211

Rare Vectoraero 'Cuda Rocket Glider Kit, production version purchased in 1997 from the designer, Kevin McKiou.

Out of production for more than 15 years.

Mint condition, new in box.
Complete kit of all components, wing cores, laser-cut parts, push rods, hinges, instructions, full-size drawings, etc.

High performance design, popular in NAR and International FAI competition.

Excellent information about the 'Cuda Glider at this website:
http://georgesrockets.com/GRP/GLIDERS/CUDA/CudaMain.htm

Original description from the designer:
- High performance world competition class (FAI S8E) RC Rocket Glider
- Boost altitude approximately 1000 feet on an E6
- Typical dead air duration 6-7 minutes
- D (20ns) or E(40ns) rocket boost
- Suitable US motors include AeroTech E6 expendable or reload and Estes D12
- Balsa over foam wing, balsa pod, balsa tail, fiberglass boom
- No special tools required for construction
- Airfoil KM7 (same as StingRay 3)
- Removable polyhedral wing for easy transport
- Wing area 194 sq. in.
- Wing span approximately 43"
- Estimated glide weight 220g
- Parts included for inverted V-Tail (computer radio) or T-Tail (conventional radio)
- Requires 2-channel RC mini receiver (2.25"x1.25"x.9"), 2 micro servos,
and 50-110 battery (though a 250 mah battery will fit)
- Laser-cut pod and tail parts, all hardware, materials, full size plans and
complete instruction and operation manual included
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Old 12-29-2020, 08:33 PM
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Sold.
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Old 12-29-2020, 11:02 PM
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Sold.

$152.50 is a little less than I speculated that your kit was going to fetch.
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