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    Did aero modeling die in Canada?

    Last post was in April 2014

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    Looks like it?
    Glow Head Hood # 7

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    I'm still building models and flying, although winter has put a halt to flying. Currently working on a Goldberg Anniversary Cub, a Goldberg Extra 300 and just finished a Sig 4 star 120, finished it with Koverall and Sig Dope, looks pretty good.

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    The same thing has happened in the states,I've been building for 30 yrs,and in my club about 5 to 10 percent of the members still build.Jeffo

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    Happy new year everyone! The art of building is becoming more and more rare these days, due to the fact that all the ARFs (We all know this one) are taking over. There is a fellow member at my club, who's was an avid builder in his day and one of our founding fathers of our club, as well as operated his own hobby shop, mentioned not long ago that One doesn't have to put much pride and time into building an ARF, an individual just has to assemble it, and fly. Unlike a kit where we can spend countless hours building, detailing, etc (depending on the kit or a scratch build). In a mishap with an ARF versus a kit, it only cost money, versus money, time and pride.
    P-47 Thunderbolt Brotherhood #57
    Not so scale, Almost ready to fly, Soon to be scrap Warbird Brotherhood #37
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    I was at the local flying field this summer with my newly completed GP extra 300s kit. One of the other members there commented on how it was a nice looking ARF. I said it was a kit that I just finished. He complimented me on the build and said I had done a good job.

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    Well I am building a carl Goldberg anniversary cub for somebody and I have a GP p 51 40 kit that I'm kitbashing to a a36 apache when I'm done that one though I probably wont be able to get any work done on them till summer.

    JM

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    I start flying when you actually had to build the trainer first.........stop flying for about 9 years started again in 2013....what a change, I think it's not a bad change in some aspect $ it cost less to build a ARF then a full blown pattern plane use to cost, now with all the supply being so expensive $20 for a roll of monokote wow no wonder ARF are popular.

    Even with ARF there's still room to make them nice.....and personal. On the other end if you want to fly indoor with F3P models you still need to build them
    Daniel D.

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    I have spent since early January working on a Tiger 60 kit plus working on a Goldberg Anniversary Cub that I started a couple years ago. Plan to try on floats when I get it done.
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    We still have 3 people building aircraft in our little club of 16. In the winter of 13/14 I built a 132" Turbo Beaver, my largest plane to date. I spent 1000hrs plus from scratch with a set of blown up Mr Aerodesign plans. Last year I managed to build one little 60" Highlander Superstol, and restore a GP 540 Edge back to flying consition. This winter plans are to build a 96" Radial Otter. The other two builders have a pair of 81" Mosquitos, a Dehavilland Fox Moth and a Zenith 700 in the works.
    I received a lovely set of plans for a Norseman, 84 1/2" ws, very detailed including scale 40" floats. flytreetimes

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    Well, I'm still building....Click image for larger version. 

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    Hard to find any kits out there to build anymore . There are some but not what interests me. As said, by the time you add all the extras with glue and finishing the cost can be higher than an arf. Too bad .

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    Quote Originally Posted by stegl View Post
    Hard to find any kits out there to build anymore . There are some but not what interests me. As said, by the time you add all the extras with glue and finishing the cost can be higher than an arf. Too bad .
    What are your interests Stegl? Some goldberg kits out there, Sig, Balsa USA...

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    When Goldberg did their change in kit design , back in the mid 80"s I think it was ( wow time flies) they had a winner and it was all the foreign arfs that hurt them. Those were about the best out there for the money. Great designs , great wood and great plans. There were others but the second generation Goldberg's were the best, in my opinion. Sig had good flying aircraft but I did not like the printed wood pieces that some of the kits had. the Original Bud Nosen kits ( all hand cut and sanded) were very good and great proven flyers. Balsa USA also had some good stuff as well at excellent pricing.
    Oh and I forgot BTE ( Bruce Thorpe) engineering makes some great stuff.
    Last edited by stegl; 02-15-2016 at 10:22 AM.

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    Well, it is over a year with no replies. Might be dead here. It is 14 degrees C today, Saw the first Robin. I have to at least run up a motor. I think there is a chain at the entrance of the flying field because of the mud.
    Glow Head Hood # 7


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