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    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.

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    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.
    It was a gravitational altitude correction. AMA 82823

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    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.
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    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...

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    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....
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    RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...



    See the plane in the top left hand corner? Its a Kyosho Calmato, i have one of those
    Flying inverted down under is just like flying right way up up over.

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    RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

    Last post he puts in a pilot. Poor little bas%#d won't live a week.
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    Hey guys, watch this.
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    RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

    Might go better with a pilot in it [&:]
    Flying inverted down under is just like flying right way up up over.

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    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?
    I feel the need, the need.......... to stop crashing!

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    RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

    I just shot ice tea out my nose reading Venom's reply!!

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    RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

    ORIGINAL: venom290

    Last post he puts in a pilot. Poor little bas%#d won't live a week.
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    that's awesome. I'm rolling....
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    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

    Newton\'s Law states \"what goes up, must come down\"... not always in one piece though.

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    RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...


    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!

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    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.
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    RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

    Wish that guy lived in my area, could use him for some repairs
    My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn. - Louis Adamic

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    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 :'(
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    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]
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    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.bosmodelair.nl/ons/decathlon/decathlon.htm

    All a little late but maybe nice for some of you


    Greetz,
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    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 !

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    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

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    RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...

    And the Decathlon still goes strong:
    Decathlon met FCO 2 3min 53sec / 13.2mb

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    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.

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    RE: How to make a $120 ARF priceless...


    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, John Mohr?
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    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.
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    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,
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