The resurrected Heathkit company has launched a dual band antenna. As much as I want them to succeed is this the best they can do?
They absolutely have to produce decent kits at decent prices or they will not survive. Their offerings so far do not exactly set the world alight. No, the offerings so far have not excited me. Years ago I started out with a Heathkit Electronics Workshop. Years later I had an HW8 which gave me loads of contacts with small wire antennas.
Please, think of your potential customer base, think about prices, and look at your competitors. I have no doubt a few loyal USA customers will support you, but far far more is needed in the competitive world of the 21st century.