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Old 11-15-2012, 08:53 AM
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Some great planes on here being constructed and/or repaired.

Currently i am covering a 100" Great Planes Extra 330L. After that my son and i will each build a TF Spitfire. We may do a joint build on RCU.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:38 AM
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Need to finish the scratch build SuperSportwin I started last year. I have a Sweet Stick on the bench that is 98% done, then onto the SuperSportwin.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:50 AM
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Who/What kit/mfg 190 is that?
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:13 AM
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Scratchy Uproar 60...Big Kaos with foam plug in wings.

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Old 11-15-2012, 01:15 PM
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Hi there guys
I´m still choosing wich one I´ll start, I´ve so many....(1/7 TP F4U, 1/7 DP Focke wulf 190 D9, P 1/7 Spitfire, M Messersmitt 109, P 1/6 P51D,Page 1/5 GeeBee R2,M Extra 300SX 25%, Ca Extra 330 27%) . But here remains sunny and hot so why this rush ? Best fly and have a few beers after
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:22 PM
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GreatPlanes Sportster Bipe. My 1st build (non ARF) since 1997. I am feeling a little rusty but looking forward to it. I purchased this kit in 1988.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:31 PM
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Still working on a 1/4 scale Skybolt from a short kit I purchased around 1993. Made a lot of progress on it this year.
Also fixin' to start 40 size Escapade and still aquiring all the crap for a GP Pitts M12.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:49 PM
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My building goes year round and i build in foam and balsa ,i finished this foam one(slowly) and a tidewater pronto so now iam building a foam BD-5 a ultron foam 3-d plane .My balsa builds this winter is a scratch built twin otter 84 inch wing span and a albitross seaplane the same size both from ivans plans .Iam also a cheap ars and build with dollar tree foam or free blue dow fanfold off of my jobsites . I use a google free translater to get german free plans off of their forums but i pay for Ivans plans and balsa. joe
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:40 PM
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I am working on a Fokker V11. And I have a Top Flite .60 size Mustang kit after that.
RCKen, I have put pull pull in the wings of both my DVII's and my V 11. It is not a big deal, and there is no slop from long cable runs. Just my 2 cents worth.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:54 PM
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Miles Aerovan at Wattflyer Scratch and Kit Built forum, using my favorite scratch build from a 3-view method.


BTW, building season's all year round at this house. Flying season is whenever I finally make it out to the park field, a far 2 blocks away. I generally fly a build once, and then move on to the next one. I get in at least 6 flights a year this way. Still have around 5 models laying around that have not been flown yet, so I guess I could get 5 flights in, before this current build is finished.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:06 PM
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A nitroplanes 1/4 Tiger moth with a GN 180 4s. I will never get another plane from nitro planes again, the quality is OK but you better be an experienced builder because the instruction that come with the plane are crap.... First of all they are so fuzzy you can't read them and second of all if you are putting on the flying wires forget the instructions. I called the company to see if there were other instructions out there and I might as well been talking to the wall.....
NO MORE NITRO PLANES!!!

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Old 11-15-2012, 03:49 PM
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This is actually the flying season down here, but I have two builds going on. I pulled my BUSA 1/6th scale Pup off the board in order to finish up my 4*60 which is near done as far as framing goes. It will be powered with a Magnum .91.





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Old 11-15-2012, 04:21 PM
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Wow, first time I've posted in a while! On my bench this winter is one of the Royal B-25 Kits that I was given a while back, as well as my half completed CarlGoldberg 77" Yak 54. The B-25 will not only be my first warbird, but also, my first kit! Not quite sure how to go about things yet!
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:28 PM
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Not really building but 1 plane, a Carden Extra 300s that I got in the bones a couple of years back. Going to redisign a few features of the airframe. Going to lighten the turtle deck and make the front hatch one piece. I have two more that I will be assembling . A TF 1/5 scale Mustang that I am putting together for my dad and a QQ Python that I got 2nd hand that needs a little TLC and will be ready to go. If I get all that done I will assemble a 27% Extra 260 with a BME 50 and Hitecs for servos. Dang I better get busy !
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:58 PM
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We enjoy 362 days of great building & flying weather in this part of the country, subtropical Deep South Texas ( Rio Grande Valley ) We build all nite and Fly all day...lol This past year I've been adding to my fleet of CL airplanes with some interesting types.

Early 2012 I finished a total scratch built & super sized (Texas Size ??), RINGMASTER XXL (60 size) She came out at a svelt 63 ozs. that plane will almost pull yer arms off..[:-] Next I built a "Fancherized" Sig TWISTER, covered the wings in polyester fabric from Wal Mart, the bird came out at 43 ozs, it's painted with Rustoleum..That paint rocks and I'm greatly impressed !! Then scratch built a Flite Streak, covered it in Monokote and she flys as good as the old original. Next off the bench was a total scratch designed and built Half 'A' semi-scale stunt British Spitfire, it's got a Big Mig .061 screamin' in the nose..it's a cutie & flies great !! Then gathered up the nerve to completely restore & recover my 53 year old TF Nobler...WOW, I can't believe the Ambroid glue was still holding hands.. The old girl looks a heck of a lot prettier now than when it did originally. Surprisingly, it came out 2 oz. lighter.

Took a 3 week break, flew and trimmed all the birds..all of them checked out in good order, I'm still fine tuning the Fancherized Twister, I like the way it turns outside corners. Updated and improved the control system on my trusty 2003 built Brodak profile stunt Cardinal, she has all ball bearing control rod ends now, it used to "hunt" a teensie bit, now she's a steady n' smooth flier 4 weeks ago I began building an old Estes-Sterling S-1A CL Ringmaster, covered that old gal in polyester fabric from Wal Mart and painted it in Rustoleum colors...ZOWIE..she's really light and almost too pretty to fly..But there ain't no hangar queens in my fleet !! Last week I started and completed in 5 days a total scratch built and slick looking "Wild Bill" Netzeband Doodlebug 580, it's got a 3 to 1 aspect ratio geodetic ribbed wing and a super huge horizontal stab, it's really wierd & odd looking. The plane is covered with super light polyester fabric from Wal Mart and barely tips the scales at 45 ozs...The Doodlebug looks like a Buck Roger's moon rocket with those crazy swept fins. I'm now mounting an engine and landing gear on a converted 2 meter Sig Riser glider to be used by my grand daughters to learn to fly RC, they're all excited !! I'm planning to start construction on another Super Duper Zilch soon 8D]
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:19 PM
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I have the new Hostetler 27% L-19 Bird Dog on my bench. Getting close to final sanding.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:52 PM
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Finally getting around to building my 1/3.5 Pilot Pitts S2A kit.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:35 PM
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I'm giving it a go at building a Brian Taylor 1/5 MK 1A Spitfire. This will be my first build from a plan without instructions. Going to go slow and get lots of help.

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Good to see soo many kits! It seems like it's almost a lost art these days.

Got my ESM FW190 back on the table. Re-doing the retracts with Wingspan's and putting all the e-gear back in it. It hauled really well with the P1.60 and 10S.

Still need to maiden my Swany's House Taco .25 scratch build. Power 25 on 3S. Got a short kit of the same waitng for the first one to become unrepairable, lol!

Just finished an Xcopter (the HK X666), but need to learn to fly it.

Should be able to keep the thumbs in good shape, fingers crossed.
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Whats on my building bench? Too many. Probably because of too many years of waiting to retire.
1. Top Flite P-40 Kit
2. Brian Taylor Bf109E ( Early 70's edition) scaled up to 81"
3. Dave Platt P-51B 81"
4. Brian Taylor P-51B scaled up to 85"
5. Byron P-51 Clone converted to B/C version.
6. Jim Pepinau PT-19 87" scratch (probably mis spelled his name )
7. Chad Veich P-51D scracth scaled down to 86"
8. Cahd Veich P-51 converted to B/C scaled down to 86"
9. Dynaflite P-51 conversion to Bf109E
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:23 PM
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I think I will finish my C-47 that I started on a couple years back its about 90% done. I plan on using electric power on this bird.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:39 PM
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ORIGINAL: goirish

I have so many to complete that I will be building some in Heaven
Have you worked out a sure fire way of getting them there as I'm in the same boat and each week the water mark is rising (more modles weekly).
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Top Flite P-40 Kit, though I plan to keep flying through the mild Winter here in Atlanta, GA.

Thinking about a 1/3 Balsa USA Sopwith Pup next, but one at a time!

(OK, not really, but only if the other one is quick!)
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ORIGINAL: Luft-Gangster

Whats on my building bench? Too many. Probably because of too many years of waiting to retire.
1. Top Flite P-40 Kit
2. Brian Taylor Bf109E ( Early 70's edition) scaled up to 81''
3. Dave Platt P-51B 81''
4. Brian Taylor P-51B scaled up to 85''
5. Byron P-51 Clone converted to B/C version.
6. Jim Pepinau PT-19 87'' scratch (probably mis spelled his name )
7. Chad Veich P-51D scracth scaled down to 86''
8. Cahd Veich P-51 converted to B/C scaled down to 86''
9. Dynaflite P-51 conversion to Bf109E
One question do you like P 51s
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Love them. When I got in this hobby back in the mid 70's, I was told I couldn't fly P-51's, wing loading was toohigh and the tapered wings were prone to tip stalling. and that started my passion.
WWII fighters are my passion.
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Whats on my building bench? Too many. Probably because of too many years of waiting to retire.
1. Top Flite P-40 Kit
2. Brian Taylor Bf109E ( Early 70's edition) scaled up to 81''
3. Dave Platt P-51B 81''
4. Brian Taylor P-51B scaled up to 85''
5. Byron P-51 Clone converted to B/C version.
6. Jim Pepinau PT-19 87'' scratch (probably mis spelled his name )
7. Chad Veich P-51D scracth scaled down to 86''
8. Cahd Veich P-51 converted to B/C scaled down to 86''
9. Dynaflite P-51 conversion to Bf109E
One question do you like P 51s
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