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Old 08-04-2010, 10:56 AM
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i really dont know how to say what i asked in the subject line above, what i mean is i enjoy walking in my shop and seeing half built projects, hardware, engines ect.. am i crazy? lol i just enjoy the whole process of the build to the satifaction of seeing it fly when completed. i never get in a hurry to finish and sometimes drag it out it seems? am i the only one like this? please tell me im not!!
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:12 AM
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I have had to force myself to slow down during builds, because I am always sad to see them end. I treated my first few kits as a race to the finish line, but since then I have realized that I enjoy the building process as much as flying, and I hate having an empty work bench.
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:22 AM
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The build is the best part for me. I just fly them to see how well I built them.
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:23 AM
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I think the build is 70% of R/C. I love to fly my planes but, I enjoy the build immensely. There is nothing better than having two or three GS planes in the works. I can go from one to the next to the next and spend days at it. Thank God, I'm semi-retired as work gets in the way.
I've been building and flying R/C since the early/mid 60's when escapement systems were still the best thing available, CL before that.
I bought one GP ARF sailplane last year, the quality was terrible. Everything was wrong bad covering, extremely warped surfaces and the glass fuselage seaming I could and did remove with my finger nail, just like a zipper! NEVER again!!
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:30 AM
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Hate to sand for some reason, but love everything else about building
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:30 AM
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If it wasn't for the building part, I wouldn't be in this hobby.
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:33 AM
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I can relate to what your saying though time has brought some changes for me. When younger, there was more drive to get as much done as quick as possible whereas now the pleasure is in the doing however long it takes. An offshoot of this is an attitude change about the clutter. Then, the clutter was knee deep and tools scattered. Now, taking time to keep the shop orderly isn't viewed as a distraction from getting the project done. The second offshoot is that there will be days where I could have worked on a project, and don't because there just isn't as much drive to get it done or maybe stated another way, then I would put off other chores that called, whereas now I'm less willing to put off other chores for the hobby.
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:03 PM
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does putting an ARF together count as buiding? or is tht like a duncan hines cake and not strach made
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:04 PM
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There are parts of the build that I do not like and seem to save the PITA jobs till the end but I prefer building over flying 2:1.
I even tried building planes for other people but hated to let them go when they were finished. I always have to have something to build on.
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:05 PM
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does putting an ARF together count as buiding? or is tht like a duncan hines cake and not strach made
Sorry but an AFR does not count as building, if you have never built a plane you are missing out on one of the greatest experiences in the hobby.
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:27 PM
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WACONUT's answer is correct. Spend a month to two years building your plane and you'll see. A great thing about building is hearing ooo's and Ahh's when you show up at the field with a plane you have built.
By the way, do Waco's have nuts?

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Old 08-04-2010, 12:32 PM
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Building is the hobby and flying is the sport... I love both.

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WACONUT's answer is correct. Spend a month to two years building your plane and you'll see. A great thing about building is hearing ooo's and Ahh's when you show up at the field with a plane you have built.
By the way, do Waco's have nuts?

Brian
Mine Does
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:39 PM
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SUPER, BEAUTIFUL and other superlatives! I do believe it does!
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:05 PM
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got ya i can say when i came into the hobby my builds with my ARF were pretty bad looking back at it. I would show up at the field so happy and proud. The guys would ask me who built this and I would proudly say i did and the manual says it should have taken 25 hours and I did it in 15 or so. The stb was crock it, the fin would be leaning and i ghob on extra exopy to make sure all my stuff held together. I am sure you all have seen those type of builds show up at the field.
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:22 PM
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love the build there is always something on the building table and several in progress at all times, i totally agree if i didnt build i wouldnt be in this hobby
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:31 PM
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Building is the greatest and most satisfying part of the hobby. Lately I have done way too many ARF's, but at times that is all life would allow. I am working on getting back to building, but time is very valuable when your own 2 businesses and have a family... Retirement it sounding nicer every day.
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ORIGINAL: AH1G

WACONUT's answer is correct. Spend a month to two years building your plane and you'll see. A great thing about building is hearing ooo's and Ahh's when you show up at the field with a plane you have built.
By the way, do Waco's have nuts?

Brian
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You don't get "dat-a-boys" from assembling an ARF
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For me, building is the creative part of the hobby and that is why I love to and build my own. Here is what I am working on as we speak. Next comes the paint and the hardware.
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i really dont know how to say what i asked in the subject line above, what i mean is i enjoy walking in my shop and seeing half built projects, hardware, engines ect.. am i crazy? lol i just enjoy the whole process of the build to the satifaction of seeing it fly when completed. i never get in a hurry to finish and sometimes drag it out it seems? am i the only one like this? please tell me im not!!
If you are crazy - then so am I You expressed my feeling exactly.

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Builder here!  The only foam in my planes is if I need a plug for a cowl ! 

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I'm just strating out again after ten years out of the game and I almost gave up already because it was so hard to find a kit here in Western Australia. But I have found one that will cost 3 times the price of an ARF and I'm going to get it! And I'm just after a trainer! If it wasn't for the building part of it then I wouldn't be into this hobby!!!
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:36 PM
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Hi

I,m one of the guys thats hates ( and I do mean HATE ) reading ,...................... I BUILD AN ARF . I drop the post ( or thread ) like a dead weight . And at the field , I just walk away . Absolutly NO INTERREST , unless he,s honest and says : assembled . But please , I,m humble about this .

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Old 08-04-2010, 04:59 PM
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I love the build, and love to fly, just lately can't do both active duty these days... I have three kits waiting for me to start the on the shelf!

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One great thing about building is ye olde kit bash. All those little or larger changes that create your own custom plane. And do not forget your covering design.

It is fun to own and fly something unique.

Great fun when I bashed a 4 Star 40 into a kinda Peashooter. Waiting now to bash Dave Tharpe's Venture into a kinda P 51B.

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