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2 hours ago, Darren Roberts said:

 

I feel my views of the kit were completely unbiased, or at least as unbiased as they possibly could be. I have nothing for or against AMK as a company. I tried to evaluate what I was working with in an objective manner. I tried to point out the problems with the kit as well as the positives, of which there are many. I would suggest that sometimes the bias can be with the one who's reading something, not the person who wrote it. That's what a lot of this thread is. Someone saying something and someone else reading it with their own bias and then it all falls apart. Wars have started like that! 😀

You were one of the very few  who did give it a fair try Darren and yours are some of the few posts worth reading

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7 hours ago, shion said:

Just an advice about the kit:https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=129855&hilit=amk&start=180

 

there´s a problem with the fuel tanks, they sit (accordingly with the instructions) far too low (see this pic or on the others finished builds):

 

file.php?id=1550450

 

By reducing the rack by 1mm, it looks OK:

 

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I don't think the problem is with the drop tank/pylon (called the MXU-776 for the left and MXU-777 for the right).

 

It appears to me the issue is the landing gear strut is too short. Looking at the pics posted it appears the the oleo strut is fully compressed going by the drag (scissor) links. Also, the drag brace (extension/retraction arm) should intersect the strut above the tire, not below it.

 

It could be that AMK used a museum bird with compressed struts as a basis for the main landing gear. The clearance of the tank to nacelle looks correct before shaving off the 1mm.

 

Just my opinion, ymmv

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6 hours ago, ElectroSoldier said:

Looking back at the last 10 pages alone I would say this forums members would write almost anything to get a free kit, the desperation in that last page was astounding.

And just like everyone else, you kept posting also.

 

I've never seen someone bwitch about something so much when they have a choice not to participate, and I did 20+ years in the Navy, seen lots of bwitching people.

Edited by GW8345

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4 hours ago, ElectroSoldier said:

You were one of the very few  who did give it a fair try Darren and yours are some of the few posts worth reading

+1

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4 hours ago, GW8345 said:

And just like everyone else, you kept posting also.

 

I've never seen someone bwitch about something so much when they have a choice not to participate, and I did 20+ years in the Navy, seen lots of bwitching people.

We all decide to participate when we decide to use any part of this forum.

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48 minutes ago, ElectroSoldier said:

We all decide to participate when we decide to use any part of this forum.

 

What? :hmmm:

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On 12/30/2019 at 5:33 AM, Sio said:

HAPPY NEW YEAR! To all of you, guys!

Thank you Sio, the same to you and the AMK family. Best wishes for the coming year and hopefully we'll see that Annetra Mi-17 soon!

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On 12/30/2019 at 8:04 AM, Neo said:

Wow so fast to 300

 

Anyone having issues with sincerehobby? 

They emailed me in Nov for the shipping cost of the weapons set, I've been emailing, contact form on their site almost every week since then and I've been getting zero reply.

 

Purchase in Dec 2017... 

Neo, I got the same emails from Sincere and replied. Received my 3 kits fairly soon after. What email address are you using?

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On 12/30/2019 at 8:31 AM, Mstor said:

 

 

Sio, first, thanks for the fast reply and the generous offer. But! Would you settle for honest and unbiased reviews and reports. We're not going to blindly give out positive reviews just to get three more kits. That's not what we're (supposed to be) about here on ARC. Empirical evidence is the name of the game. I'm sure there will be some builds coming up (someone started one yesterday I think). Further analysis of possible shape and detail issues. Fixes for some of these issues. That is what you can expect. If you consider critical analysis and empirical evidence as "bashing AMK", then I'm afraid the deal is off. Well, for me at least. I really can't speak for everyone else.

While I don't speak for Sio or AMK, I took what he said about "bashing AMK" to not be about constructive analysis. But more the mindless plastic/Company hate a few have engaged in. No need to point out names or specific posts, we've all read the same posts. In my mind there is a complete disconnect between something like what Zactoman (just as an example) has done with and for the kit and what the select other few have done in regards to spewing vitriol. You are more than free to disagree, just my take on what Sio said FWIW.

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13 hours ago, ElectroSoldier said:

You were one of the very few  who did give it a fair try Darren and yours are some of the few posts worth reading

+1000

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1 hour ago, madcop said:

+ 10 000

We can try for 10,000 but it might take a while. How many kits will that person get?😄

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21 hours ago, ElectroSoldier said:

We all decide to participate when we decide to use any part of this forum.

Yep, obtuse.

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In this moment's lull, I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. Let's hope the new year brings peace and prosperity to all.

To any that have had reason to feel mistreated or misunderstood by any action I may have taken or words I may have spoken, I beg forgiveness. I hope that we can start the new year without ill will and in a spirit of community.

So, hoist your glass and drink the old year out and bring the in the new with renewed hope for a better world for all.

Cheers!

Mark Storin (aka Mstor, get it :thumbsup:)

:cheers:

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7 hours ago, Mstor said:

To any that have had reason to feel mistreated or misunderstood by any action I may have taken or words I may have spoken, I beg forgiveness. I hope that we can start the new year without ill will and in a spirit of community.

Mark, Happy New Year to you and yours as well! Speaking only for myself, I find your comments are usually fairly middle of the road. So I see no reason for apologies, but in the spirit they were given, so shall your sentiments be reflected.

 

The rest of you rat bast.....I kid, Happy New Year to all! 🥂🥂🥂🥳🥳🥳

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10 hours ago, Mstor said:

In this moment's lull, I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. Let's hope the new year brings peace and prosperity to all.

To any that have had reason to feel mistreated or misunderstood by any action I may have taken or words I may have spoken, I beg forgiveness. I hope that we can start the new year without ill will and in a spirit of community.

So, hoist your glass and drink the old year out and bring the in the new with renewed hope for a better world for all.

Cheers!

Mark Storin (aka Mstor, get it :thumbsup:)

:cheers:

A Happy New Year to you and everyone else as well.

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Hi Darren, first Happy New Year. I have a question, did you find the exhaust tunnel (afterburner chamber) to long, I have my first kit about 70% done and it looks a little bit long, I was wondering what your thoughts were.

 

Thanks;

Dave

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4 hours ago, dustiepal said:

Hi Darren, first Happy New Year. I have a question, did you find the exhaust tunnel (afterburner chamber) to long, I have my first kit about 70% done and it looks a little bit long, I was wondering what your thoughts were.

 

Thanks;

Dave

 

I haven't had any fit problems, but the flame holder looks like it might be too deep, if that's what you mean. I don't know how deep it should be, so hopefully someone will chime in who knows about that kind of thing.

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On 12/31/2019 at 6:10 AM, madmanrick said:

In my mind there is a complete disconnect between something like what Zactoman (just as an example) has done with and for the kit and what the select other few have done in regards to spewing vitriol.

Thank you, I think...

 

Happy New Year everybody!

Let the putty flow!

 

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:cheers:

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On 12/31/2019 at 9:05 AM, madmanrick said:

Neo, I got the same emails from Sincere and replied. Received my 3 kits fairly soon after. What email address are you using?

I did reply to their email witch seam to be temporary, also contacted them using the contact form on their website. 

 

The contact form worked in the past. But nothing this time

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On 12/28/2019 at 7:49 PM, Zactoman said:

No, I don't have a vendetta against AMK. In fact I've tried to keep my comments as much about the model as possible and not about AMK.

If I had a vendetta there have been many instances where they were being trashed upon that I could have easily piled on. 💩
Thank you to those that stepped up in my defense during my absence. :worship:
If anything, I have a vendetta against those in denial when problems are pointed out with kits (be they CADs, test shots, pre-production or released kits) and those that try to shut down the conversation when problems are being discussed.
I try not to attack the people but rather to prove that the problems exist. If I can clearly see a problem and I'm told it's just an illusion, I consider that a challenge. :coolio:
I'm more interested in illustrating to those that are interested but have trouble clearly seeing or understanding the problems, and when possible suggesting or showing how to fix the problems.

 

:cheers:

 

 

"Problems" you mentioned require a microscope to see. Some of them does not exists at all. You can try to keep the moral high ground by saying "hey look I only draw, it is data", I expected that, lol. However, no one without serious motivation (obsession/vendetta) would have done what you are doing. Some people are smart enough to see between the lines, dude... 

keep going, maybe you can prevent 5 people buying the kit. that will show them! 

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27 minutes ago, foxmulder_ms said:

 

 

"Problems" you mentioned require a microscope to see. Some of them does not exists at all. You can try to keep the moral high ground by saying "hey look I only draw, it is data", I expected that, lol. However, no one without serious motivation (obsession/vendetta) would have done what you are doing. Some people are smart enough to see between the lines, dude... 

keep going, maybe you can prevent 5 people buying the kit. that will show them! 

 

And the day we put you under a microscope we won't be surprised to find nothing !

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51 minutes ago, foxmulder_ms said:

 

 

"Problems" you mentioned require a microscope to see. Some of them does not exists at all. You can try to keep the moral high ground by saying "hey look I only draw, it is data", I expected that, lol. However, no one without serious motivation (obsession/vendetta) would have done what you are doing. Some people are smart enough to see between the lines, dude... 

keep going, maybe you can prevent 5 people buying the kit. that will show them! 

:trolls:

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