>Novus (aka Astron Mike) was considering restarting.
Indeed. I am looking at restarting, but you all have to bear in mind that my
'kits' arent like others....no fancy stuff or packaging. They are meant to be
shipped and shot, and slapped together quickly.
I havent had the sales Id have liked...after the first initial push of 11
orders, basically nothing thereafter. Most NA who have built and flown thier
gliders have done well with them, but for the most part the others just havent
built them yet.....seems to be the RMR Hive Syndrome.
If I dont get 'word out' via launch reports or even negative builders feedback,
then I dont really know how the lot of you are reacting to kits 'my way'. Robs
status here is pretty much legendary. That wont ever be me, but Id still like
to know if Im second best rather than second rate.
BTW, since the largest of my 'products' isnt shippable (we are talking HPR
gliders such as Astron SST types) I may consider a plans format. Problem is,
these wont sell that many to justify the loooooots of work composing them. Or
perhaps my original idea....just make a whole 'AstronMikes Classic Collection'
of stuff as well as certain key 'AstronMike scratch building tech reports' so
youd not only be able to make a lot of stuff, but do so rather cheaply. Again,
this wouldnt sell enough in all likelihood to justify *that* much composition
time.....see also Peter Alway.
Depending upon what I hear and see here, I may just do one or more of the
above. And since I only make 13k/yr on my 'real job' I really *do* need the
Happy holidays to all,