Conversation Between BoKu and LHH

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  1. Hi Bob,
    Thanks for your offer.
    I have watched the HP-24 project for some time, very nicely done.
    I was looking for a smallish sailplane to self launch as it is almost two hours to the nearest glider port.
    Windex is a proven design, but never took off. I think it was because the cost was over $50K for the kit in the 1990's.
    Original owner says all molds have been stored properly and nothing has been damaged in any way.
    They may not have every part, but have these pieces:
    Fuselage, upper and lower part
    Wing skins, right and left. upper and lower
    Vertical and horisontal tail plane parts
    Canopy
    No spars
    These moldings are approx 2 years old but have been stored properly, and represent all the BIG moldings needed
    (there may also be some smaller parts)

    If I design a similar plane, My guess is CNC foam molds would cost around $15,000 for everything.
    Am I in the ballpark for CNC foam molds?


    Any input or thoughts would be appreciated,
    Lee
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