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Old 12-06-2005, 04:33 PM
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Default RE: ARF vs Kit build?

If you want to be really technical about it, there are five levels of model airplane construction.

RTF-No skill required. Add batteries and rubber band the wing on.
ARF-some assembly required, with minimal skills like epoxying wing halves together and installing
Kit-Fairly self-explanatory.
Build from plans-fabricate parts, collect hardware, assemble and cover.
Scratch building-Start from a clean sheet of paper. Research a subject, draw plans, engineer the
airfame and tooling as as needed and fabricate. Using someone else's plans doesn't really count.
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