Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > Giant Scale Aircraft - 3D & Aerobatic
Reload this Page >

You know your model airplane is too big when......

Notices
Giant Scale Aircraft - 3D & Aerobatic Discuss all your 3D & Aerobatic giant scale airplanes right here!

You know your model airplane is too big when......

Old 02-11-2004, 09:21 AM
  #1  
Ryans Rebel
Senior Member
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (12)
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: St. Martinville, LA
Posts: 1,188
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default You know your model airplane is too big when......

and finish the snetence. I thought this would be a funny and interesting topic as it will bring out the best and worst of events that were caused by the size of your model.

Ryan
Old 02-11-2004, 09:31 AM
  #2  
Hammbone
My Feedback: (309)
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Loveland, CO
Posts: 1,682
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

You build it in the basement, and then can't get it up the stairs and outside.

This has not happened to me, but I can see it happening.

Jim
Old 02-11-2004, 09:39 AM
  #3  
Ducted Fan Dan
My Feedback: (2)
 
Ducted Fan Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Grove City, OH
Posts: 497
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

expensive when you go out for groceries and come back with $100 of plane supplies and a can of tuna.
Old 02-11-2004, 09:43 AM
  #4  
SMALLFLY-
Senior Member
My Feedback: (19)
 
SMALLFLY-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 2,156
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

You cant get it in the cargo hold of a c-17
Old 02-11-2004, 09:50 AM
  #5  
patternflyer1
Senior Member
My Feedback: (11)
 
patternflyer1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Tracy, CA
Posts: 2,074
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

when it fits you, your dog, and your WIFE in it!!!!!!!!!
Old 02-11-2004, 10:13 AM
  #6  
jongurley
My Feedback: (29)
 
jongurley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Goldsboro, NC
Posts: 2,834
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

when Lycoming sends you sponsorship offers.
when you arrive at your rc field, the first thing you do is get on the cell phone and call the nearest Class B airport for clearance to take off.
when you crash it, the FAA sends out a accident investigator,
when you have to call Boeing for replacement parts[8D]
when your props cost more than your house payments[X(]
Old 02-11-2004, 10:13 AM
  #7  
P-51B
Senior Member
My Feedback: (5)
 
P-51B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: An Iceburg in, ANTARCTICA
Posts: 6,747
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

its shadow reaches from the east coast to the west coast...while its still on the ground.
Old 02-11-2004, 10:37 AM
  #8  
TLH101
My Feedback: (90)
 
TLH101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Elephant Butte, N.M.
Posts: 6,707
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

when a spectator at the field asks, "Can you give my puppy a ride?"
Old 02-11-2004, 11:10 AM
  #9  
AJF--2
Senior Member
My Feedback: (119)
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Snow Hill, NC
Posts: 2,089
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

When it costs more than the vehicle that takes it to the field!!!!!!! (very sore subject with my wife)
Old 02-11-2004, 11:17 AM
  #10  
F1race79
Senior Member
My Feedback: (6)
 
F1race79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Hensley, AR
Posts: 604
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

When it won't fit in your trailer you have been setting up the past year!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 02-11-2004, 12:18 PM
  #11  
evan-RCU
Senior Member
 
evan-RCU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 3,911
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

Terry- you have no idea how many people ask me how much to give their kids and/ or dogs a ride. And as for not fitting in vehicles.... Here's a pic from the trip to Deland last week and at the field.

I built this thing in my attic and it had to fit down the pull down stairs...


ORIGINAL: TLH101

when a spectator at the field asks, "Can you give my puppy a ride?"
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Sq45950.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	57.8 KB
ID:	99808   Click image for larger version

Name:	Uq49625.jpg
Views:	9
Size:	55.6 KB
ID:	99809  
Old 02-11-2004, 03:16 PM
  #12  
kcflyboy2
Junior Member
My Feedback: (1)
 
kcflyboy2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Shawnee, KS
Posts: 28
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

Your cutting the ultracote long-wise & you still have seams.
Old 02-11-2004, 04:06 PM
  #13  
H. Wayne S
My Feedback: (18)
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Gray, GA
Posts: 1,173
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

It has two 12 volt batteries and an onboard starter.
Old 02-11-2004, 04:59 PM
  #14  
Silvanskii
My Feedback: (17)
 
Silvanskii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 784
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

when you have to buy a new vehicle just to haul it around in.

And yea I love my new 2001 GMC Sierra with the 8 foot bed of course! Don't love the payments though....
Old 02-11-2004, 05:48 PM
  #15  
2fast4u
Senior Member
My Feedback: (5)
 
2fast4u's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: LITTLE ROCK, AR
Posts: 940
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

Every time you go to the hobby shop for 1 item, it costs you over $100.

You find yourself looking around the shop for something to sell, just to get another part.
(Been there done that. [:'(])

You order the wood for the scratch build project, and the bill is $750...!
Old 02-11-2004, 05:57 PM
  #16  
Jim Flannigan
 
Jim Flannigan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 344
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

When you sit under the wings for shade.
Old 02-11-2004, 07:16 PM
  #17  
b-mccor8
Senior Member
My Feedback: (3)
 
b-mccor8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: hegins, PA
Posts: 271
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

When you have more time into putting it together and taking it apart at the field than actual flying time.[>:]
Old 02-11-2004, 07:25 PM
  #18  
3DFLYERBG89
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NO WERE, KY
Posts: 180
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

When you love it more then your wife.....lol
Old 02-11-2004, 08:38 PM
  #19  
cliff600
Senior Member
My Feedback: (3)
 
cliff600's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: palmyra, VA
Posts: 382
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

you have to angle it just right between the bed room, kitchen and living room to have enough space to put it all together.
Old 02-11-2004, 08:44 PM
  #20  
3DFLYERBG89
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NO WERE, KY
Posts: 180
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

When you built a $100,000.000 Barn for it and Have a 10 inch by 2 inch wing bolt.......And a 30 gallon gas tank and a specail truck with a big tank on the back to fill the gas tank up!! .......And when your 90 years old your still making $453746 dallor paments each month..........And finally when your wife leaves you....[:@].....Just say bye!!!
Old 02-11-2004, 08:44 PM
  #21  
Ken-Ohki
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Lewiston, ME
Posts: 20
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

When your neighbor tries to buy round trip tickets to Hawaii from you
Old 02-12-2004, 12:58 AM
  #22  
Wayne22
Senior Member
My Feedback: (2)
 
Wayne22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Strathcona county, AB, CANADA
Posts: 5,391
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

- 747's go around you when you are flying......
Old 02-12-2004, 01:15 AM
  #23  
bn120
Senior Member
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Gaston, OR,
Posts: 715
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

when the police come out to investigate wreckless, low flying aircraft

Darin
Old 02-12-2004, 02:58 AM
  #24  
Scott Claboe
Senior Member
My Feedback: (9)
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Burien, WA
Posts: 298
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

When you do ground power test and it takes off(with your four buddies)!
Old 02-12-2004, 03:43 AM
  #25  
Patriot
Senior Member
 
Patriot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Posts: 687
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: You know your model airplane is too big when......

you need a power plant, so you look at your wifes old Ford station wagon as a possible source.

Patriot

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.