Re: ISO TriQ nose gear
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RKJust to exercise my management degree a bit (and actual experience) a business bankrupts NOT from CHEAP customers but POOR management. Own that, don't pass the buck.
If you price the product for a profit and it is too high, customers won't buy. If they don't buy don't make more, get the hell outta that product, make something else or quit because
YOU didn't understand the market. Freshman economic theory!
From: Richard Kaczmarek 3RD <fastlittleairplanes@...>
Cc: Jay Scheevel <jay@...>
Sent: Tue, Sep 8, 2020 12:46 pm
Subject: Re: [Q-List] ISO TriQ nose gear
First off Ryan you never paid for a new nose gear. We discontinued making Q parts because it costed us more in time material and labor then the community was willing to pay for it. As of the time we closed the doors on Fast Little Airplanes we had not received or owed anyone money. The Q stuff was given away to one of the members in the RAFM and when he gets some free time here soon he will offer the parts once again. Fact is we had to step away as the Qs were costing us more to support then we were making. By folks being CHEAP and unwilling to pay what it cost to produce parts it bankrupted the business and forced me to let it all go. This attitude among owners is what one member of this group warned me about years ago and I have to concede that he was correct. This is the same reason NVaero had to quit with the KR aircraft. If folks want to continue being cheap the value of the fleet will continue to spiral down and support will continue to disappear.