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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!

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

I will ship it to you within the continental US.

The first person to send me a private message here can have it for $245 including shipping. I could put in on Ebay, but I want to find a nice home for this special kit with a rocketry enthusiasts here on TRF.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the 'Cuda rocket glider (thanks to George Gassaway):
https://georgesrockets.com/GRP/GLIDERS/CUDA/CudaMain.htm
 
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I’ve always wanted one. Just not at this price point, I’ll pass.
 
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I've changed the price of $295 to include shipping. The last one sold on Ebay for over $320 with shipping. Original 'Cuda kits in this condition do not show up often anymore. Don't make me put it in climate-controlled storage for another 22 years! :)
 
I've changed the price of $295 to include shipping. The last one sold on Ebay for over $320 with shipping. Original 'Cuda kits in this condition do not show up often anymore. Don't make me put it in climate-controlled storage for another 22 years! :)

You've had it in your refrigerator this whole time?
 
In the spirit of after Christmas sales :wavingsanta:, I've lowered the price to $245.00 including shipping. If nobody wants the 'Cuda kit for this low price by Jan 1, I will list it on Ebay. The last one to sell on Ebay went for over $300.

See my original post for more details.
 
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:
https://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
 
Not that bad a price. If the buyer is on TRF and wants some tips on how to build the cuda, PM me.
 
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