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Old 08-08-2010, 05:26 PM
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It seems to me (looking over some ''OLD'' RCM's) we used to be a segment of the hobby that solved problems - invented things and the like. I don't see/read that anymore nearly as much. That's sad because it was the 'old' stuff we developed that are now the norm - when's something 'new' coming? I mean ideas, techiques, etc.

Yes I remember when 'Giant' meant a 72'' wingspan
Hi tailskid,
If you are looking for a new technique, check out my A10 build thread at http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_98..._5/key_/tm.htm
Give me some feedback on what you think of it.

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Old 08-08-2010, 07:17 PM
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What was he thinking! What kind of idiot would try and hover a trainer[img][/img]
Actually, you can hover a trainer real easy with the right power and setup.

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Old 08-08-2010, 07:52 PM
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There was a time that I had to demonstrate to a proficient R/C Pilot, that nothing was wrong with his SIG LT-40 Trainer, Rolling Circles and Rolling Figure Eights were just maneuvers that he could learn.

Here is My slightly modified SIG LT-40, with O.S. .70 Surpass II Four Stroke.

Built from Plans, Balsa Slab sides, 75" Span, Knock Around every-day flying model, 4 3/4 Pounds.

Macular Degeneration in both eyes, 21 Hypo shots into each eyeball so far, has slowed down my flying, but not my desire to build.

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Old 08-09-2010, 04:11 AM
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I think kit building is really the core of the RC Flying hobby. I always enjoy the process, and work to make things as light as possible while making careful modifications. Since I've been missing building since finishing my Tiger 2, I thought I'd build a Mooney-style tail plane for it that would make it easier to fit in the trunk of the car. The forward sweep reduces the length by 5 and half inches where it counts! Should look cool when its done.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:38 AM
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Excellent! Problem solving and thinking "outside the box" are two very important aspects of model building. I have nothing against ARFs, but I have experienced serious structural failures under that pretty ARF covering (the flaws are hidden). Putting your own ideas into a model plane is the reason I keep building. Here is one example, how do you put a 80" OV-10 into a Honda Element? You build a 3 piece wing!
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:14 PM
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CanDo:Nice plane! O.o
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:30 PM
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your right about ARF flaws, seems i was just a victim of a flaw this weekend. I lost the top wing on my GP 1/3 scale pitts, i was able to get her down not a total lose but i guess ill have to change the thread to ( how many enjoy the rebuild!! )
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:55 PM
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I just started RC flying last June; that's about 2 months. I started with an RTF (Hobbyzone Champ) and am now putting an Eflite Nieuport 17 ARF together. I also built a little balsa & tissue airframe to replace the Champ airframe when it's finally too ruined to use any more, haven't needed to use it yet, but I'm anticipating flying a plane I designed and built myself.

I think anybody who flies RC planes is a builder of some sort, even if it's only in repairing their planes. Since I'm making substitutions in the N17; motor, servos, etc., and stiffening it and repainting it, I think there's some element of "build" there. And I know, from handling the parts, there'll be repairs and modifications to it in the future. The plane seems to be pretty frail.

I've noticed that I revert to what I know and enjoy, and when the factory foam plane needs fixing, I usually make old style built-up balsa components instead of just buying new foam parts. In that respect, my RTF is evolving into a scratch build by degrees.

I'm grateful that the market provides a chance for me to get into RC in this easy manner, I might not have done it otherwise. Looks like I'm progressing from factory built planes to being a builder as a learning process.

And, to paraphrase a previous post, the time for flying is now, and I have the coming winter to concentrate on building (I hope).

Finally, I'd like to express my admiration for those who have the talent and time to build their own.

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