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Old 09-15-2007, 07:50 AM
Nathan King
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Default RE: Finding your place in the hobby

ORIGINAL: scratchonly

I agree with nickj, there is NOTHING like building a scale plane from your own plans derived from a 3-view and seeing it fly. It makes me sad that so few "instant gratification" youngsters will never know that feeling. Our club has over 85 members and I am the only scratch builder left, but then I'm an old fart and we have long winters.
Hey now! I'm only 21 and I build. I just finished restoring a Joker and am currently building a Fresh Aire. Not all of us are lazy self-absorbed "I want an Oompa-loompa now" babies.

PS: It's a great feeling. When you fly it's like you are investing in your own skills as a builder. Nothing like it.