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Old 03-14-2014, 11:06 AM
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My Estes clone kit sales are glacially slow, but I always give credit to the original company and encourage buyers to also buy the original when/as available. Also I do not include decals so do not run up against copyright issues.

I think the upscale and regular scale markets are essentially mutually exclusive. I for one would love to see Estes make an upscale BT-70 Goblin and Patriot to accept the new 29mm motors and convert to 24mm as well.

There is some possibility of the industry agreeing on a "best practices" plan including royalties for off-scale uses of some company's designs. Sort of like FRAND licensing in patents.

Jerry
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