Crash & Rebuild Post your crash stories, pictures and if you want to document your rebuild you can do that here too!

How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

Reply
Old 06-12-2007, 04:57 PM
  #1
edh13
Thread Starter
 
edh13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 423
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

This Forum appears to be the Dutch equivalent of RCUniverse.

http://www.modelbouwforum.nl/phpBB2/...r=asc&&start=0

I don't speak Dutch but judging by the pictures over 15 pages and 20 months this guy crashed and rebuilt his plane at least four times! And did a pretty darn good job. I would have thrown it away after the first. Now I'm not sure about his flying skills but he sure can rebuild.
edh13 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2007, 05:19 PM
  #2
meaden
 
meaden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Decatur, GA
Posts: 626
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

LOL!

I counted 3 times but I might have skipped a page or two. I loved the photo of his shop with all the covering on the floor.
meaden is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2007, 07:24 PM
  #3
rc3dprodigy
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 340
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

lolz. maybe he should just stick to building. some of the nicest covering i have seen... on a repair atleast.
scott
rc3dprodigy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2007, 07:46 PM
  #4
foodstick
 
foodstick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: ankeny, IA
Posts: 5,314
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

I sure hope he learns to fly as well as he rebuilds, that final recovering scheme was IMACULATE ! and such a sharp design ...he's got the bug bad rebuilding that thing so many times...it looked like a cherry bomb went off in the cockpit in a couple of those wrecks...
foodstick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2007, 08:49 PM
  #5
vmsguy
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Woodville, WI
Posts: 1,159
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

I agree with you.. What an awesome design.

Just looking at the photos I counted at three (for sure) repairs. Maybe four.

But again.. What a truly sharp design....
vmsguy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2007, 11:29 PM
  #6
drunkenbushman
 
drunkenbushman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: SydneyNew South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 880
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

[img]http://www.***************/ons/decathlon/decathlon47.jpg[/img]

See the plane in the top left hand corner? Its a Kyosho Calmato, i have one of those
drunkenbushman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2007, 11:41 PM
  #7
venom290
 
venom290's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: thompson , CT
Posts: 367
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

Last post he puts in a pilot. Poor little bas%#d won't live a week.
venom
venom290 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2007, 11:44 PM
  #8
drunkenbushman
 
drunkenbushman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: SydneyNew South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 880
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

Might go better with a pilot in it [&:]
drunkenbushman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2007, 11:55 PM
  #9
mezd
 
mezd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 266
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

Hey Drunkenbushman, hey did you ever end up getting a PZ spitfire??

I have been offline for a while and havent followed up the old threads.
If you did get one how does it actually fly?
mezd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2007, 12:15 AM
  #10
edh13
Thread Starter
 
edh13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 423
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

I just shot ice tea out my nose reading Venom's reply!!
edh13 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2007, 12:19 AM
  #11
dragonpilot
 
dragonpilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 315
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

Quote:
ORIGINAL: venom290

Last post he puts in a pilot. Poor little bas%#d won't live a week.
venom
that's awesome. I'm rolling....
dragonpilot is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2007, 11:50 AM
  #12
AMA234
 
AMA234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 587
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

The guy has perserverance I give him that!![sm=thumbup.gif]

you can go here and translate the website:

http://www.google.com/language_tools

AMA234 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2007, 12:54 AM
  #13
JasonInAugusta
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: , GA
Posts: 209
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...


Quote:
ORIGINAL: venom290

Last post he puts in a pilot. Poor little bas%#d won't live a week.
venom
I just had to explain to the wife what was so funny...

thanks!
JasonInAugusta is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2007, 06:05 PM
  #14
vmsguy
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Woodville, WI
Posts: 1,159
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

I went to a small airshow today. Look what I found!!!

P.S. The airshow was wonderful. Not big, but the crowd was less than 100 yards from the flight "box". Two Spitts, 1 S-300, a couple more I can't remember, similar to the S-300. And a Stearman. All did great routines. But the stearman, big and slow, was possibly the most spectacular. Sliding down the runway, 20 feet (or less) altitude, smoke on... Man I wish I had brought my camcorder instead of just my digital.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Ig12870.jpg
Views:	11
Size:	102.0 KB
ID:	709474   Click image for larger version

Name:	Pk29644.jpg
Views:	9
Size:	98.8 KB
ID:	709475   Click image for larger version

Name:	Lq36959.jpg
Views:	10
Size:	104.1 KB
ID:	709476  
vmsguy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2007, 10:06 PM
  #15
flybug
 
flybug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Columbia, MD
Posts: 580
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

Wish that guy lived in my area, could use him for some repairs
flybug is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2007, 02:44 PM
  #16
Wild Foamy
 
Wild Foamy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Newbury, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 1,009
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

LOL @ Venom, i tied a beanie babie to the front bumper of my HPI Savage and then proceeded to ram it up a tree... poor guy had his leg ripped off and a big cut in his stomache :'(
Wild Foamy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2007, 03:49 PM
  #17
Nathan King
 
Nathan King's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 1,727
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

Wow, I'll send that guy my next built airframe so he can do my next covering scheme. It looks like I'd probably want to do the maiden flight though.[sm=what_smile.gif]
Nathan King is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2008, 10:23 AM
  #18
RemoteJets
 
RemoteJets's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Huizen, NETHERLANDS
Posts: 529
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

Damn, missed a complete thread that was about me [:@]

This is the thread on our Dutch modelflying forum:
http://www.modelbouwforum.nl/forums/...enix+decathlon

and here the page of our homepage:
http://www.***************/ons/decathlon/decathlon.htm

All a little late but maybe nice for some of you


Greetz,
Berto.

the BosModelAir team
www.***************
RemoteJets is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2008, 11:37 AM
  #19
foodstick
 
foodstick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: ankeny, IA
Posts: 5,314
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

Yeah, we were having alot of fun watching you put that thing back together so well ! Some nice repair and covering work done there ! And we did all get a good laugh out of the poor pilots fate !
foodstick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2008, 02:34 PM
  #20
RemoteJets
 
RemoteJets's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Huizen, NETHERLANDS
Posts: 529
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

I also laughed very hard when I was reading the posts you guys made
The thread starter must have laughing out loud when het made his first post.

But I can tell you that after 1 (or was it 2 ) more repairs the plane still flies again [8D]
Up till now the plane has made 135 flights and 18 hrs and 15 min of flying time, and that will be more.

Just one of our "always flyable" plane
RemoteJets is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 06:45 AM
  #21
RemoteJets
 
RemoteJets's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Huizen, NETHERLANDS
Posts: 529
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

And the Decathlon still goes strong:
Decathlon met FCO 2 3min 53sec / 13.2mb
RemoteJets is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2009, 07:04 AM
  #22
reincarnate
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Columbia City, IN
Posts: 946
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

Berto...You are the most patient man I have ever ran across!! You also do some fantastic work. The Blue/Red version is beautiful.

I dare any man to call this airplane an ARF. It's darn near a scratch build! Keep up the good work.
reincarnate is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2009, 07:13 AM
  #23
gboulton
 
gboulton's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: La Vergne, TN
Posts: 3,743
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...


Quote:
ORIGINAL: vmsguy
But the stearman, big and slow, was possibly the most spectacular. Sliding down the runway, 20 feet (or less) altitude, smoke on...
Let me guess, [link=http://www.mohrbarnstorming.com/]John Mohr[/link]?
gboulton is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2009, 11:38 AM
  #24
daven
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Waseca, MN
Posts: 8,452
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

That was one of the most entertaining 17 pages I have seen in quite some time.

Who needs a translator when pictures are better than a 1000 words.

When he got it all back together in the beautiful blue/red star scheme I was shocked to see the nose broken off right in front of "lucky" the pilot.
daven is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2009, 02:01 PM
  #25
RemoteJets
 
RemoteJets's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Huizen, NETHERLANDS
Posts: 529
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

Hye reincarnate,

Thanks for the kind words.


Hye daven,

And after that many times the gear broke off, but it still flies
Just a nice "all day" air plane with scale looks.


Greetz,
Berto.
RemoteJets is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:51 AM.