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Old 02-21-2014, 01:31 PM
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Wait? ARF and Building? that does not go together.

Assembling = ARF

Building = KIT, a.k.a. Forest In A Box

That is all.
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:55 PM
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I really do not think you can charge an hourly wage at all in regards to building planes for others. Its just not practical. What I see most do is charge for materials, and some flat fee upon completion.. or simple trading goods for the service, etc.
That's most likely how the end user would look at it as the most fairest way. But the person providing the deliverables would most likely look at it as how much time it "costs" them. The agreement/contract for the materials plus completion fee would force the builder to stay on schedule or they will loose money, so to speak if the handoff of the deliverable is delayed. I'd say the simple trading of goods for the service is most likely a very good "contract" for this type of work, say "if your interested, I'll pay for all the materials and for your time and work I'll give you my other r/c bird if you can build me this new r/c bird".

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Old 02-21-2014, 01:57 PM
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Wait? ARF and Building? that does not go together.

Assembling = ARF

Building = KIT, a.k.a. Forest In A Box

That is all.

And suddenly everything becomes clear...

I guess we have nothing further to debate here, huh??









lol, I am joking around for those that were not sure
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:03 PM
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I am planting more balsa seeds right now!!!!
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:06 PM
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That's most likely how the end user would look at it as the most fairest way. But the person providing the deliverables would most likely look at it as how much time it "costs" them. The agreement/contract for the materials plus completion fee would force the builder to stay on schedule or they will loose money, so to speak if the handoff of the deliverable is delayed. I'd say the simple trading of goods for the service is most likely a very good "contract" for this type of work, say "if your interested, I'll pay for all the materials and for your time and work I'll give you my other r/c bird if you can build me this new r/c bird".
HOWEVER! I would gladly build airplanes for 10 bucks an hour
I think at that wage a guy could justify covering the cost of some materials too.

I dont know what it took as far as hours, but I did this repair for $100.00 awhile back. I dont think I went over 10 hours, but it might have been close. I suppose it would be beneficial to start logging hours, if only for a reference for myself.

(If you missed the hyper link, this is the url- http://eugenerc.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=122 )
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:07 PM
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Best "old fart" thread ever.

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Wait? ARF and Building? that does not go together.

Assembling = ARF

Building = KIT, a.k.a. Forest In A Box

That is all.
Of course it is not, and you are wrong, but you knew that:-)

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Old 02-22-2014, 03:41 PM
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Hey everyone is wrong here - don't you know that?
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Instant gratifcation.as for charging we have become a cold bunch.if a guy needed help he could come over and I would glady help.charging by the hour is ridiculous.i would tell a friend I will buy one for you and one for me if you build it.and that meant airframe only I finished to my liking.you guys are creepy.its a fun hobby.flying is half the fun and building is the other side.what kills me is guys buildingcrappy pieces of foam or a hk special.yikes.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:29 PM
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Well, we all have our own ideas of fair. Part of what makes life worth living you know.. variety.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:09 AM
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1. an activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure.

This is the definition of hobby. I don't see anything about how you are "supposed" to do it.

Too much "Cabin Fever" in this thread. We ALL need to get out and fly!!!!
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I agree just get out and have fun no matter how you do it. I do arfs and kits just depends on whether ilike the plane.if I have any real hang up its with the quadcopters.but thats another time and place.
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Best "old fart" thread ever.

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Best post in this thread. LOL
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1. an activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure.

This is the definition of hobby. I don't see anything about how you are "supposed" to do it.

Too much "Cabin Fever" in this thread. We ALL need to get out and fly!!!!
Or if not fly, al least go and "assemble" or "build" or "put together" something... I agree this is an old fart favorite subject. And if will come up over and over...

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