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Old 02-01-2015, 08:30 AM
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I also make my own cowl molds. Have one for a Chipmunk and P-51. Soon will start forming the cowls for a 1/7th P-61. Will also try my hand at forming canopies. The only thing I have yet to figure out is making wheel pants. I have the molds done, but joining them together is where I am stuck. I'll figure it out some day.
Old 02-01-2015, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by HoundDog
Plenty of Kits here on RCU they just want an arm and a leg for them because they are all "Rare Kits"

This is why I try to collect and save my plans. You can scratch build these old kits for hardly anything. Some old kit prices are pretty ridiculous.
Old 02-01-2015, 08:41 AM
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I prefer building. You get exactly what you want from a builder that really wants it done right! I understand the ARF popularity. I personally get more satisfaction from flying something I spent time building.
Old 02-01-2015, 10:20 AM
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Default bottom of the hill lol

Had 6 inches of snow last night but the snow plows had plowed the streets already this morning, . Some one most have said free drinks at the bottom of hill :-) Iam happy i dont have to pay for this kind of entertainment all i have to do is drink coffe from my porch lawn chair,lmao No accidents yet but its still ealry lol I would have filmed this but they move way to SLOOOOW ! lmao joe
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by HoundDog
Plenty of Kits here on RCU they just want an arm and a leg for them because they are all "Rare Kits"
Hi, you know that's really not why they're expensive. I have just become the new owner of the Cambria Funfighter range. www.Funfighters.co.uk At present the likely sales this year will be about 100 kits. I am trying to improve these figures but the only way of currently doing this is to distribute to shops. I have to pay tax on the cost of the kit then the shop has to charge 20% tax on the sale. If I go down this route I'll make 10 per kit. I then get income tax to come out of that. I'll leave you with the maths but I'm only doing this for my own enjoyment and to keep a bit of aeromodelling history alive for people who still get pleasure from the models.
I'm willing to bet that many other small firms do the same. I agree the costs are high and being in the USA postage puts this range out of reach for most of you guys. But the only way to get the prices down is to get the sales up. These kits and many others of the like are home grown and not made in China.
Old 02-01-2015, 12:31 PM
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Where have all the builders gone ,


Where have all the builders gone, long time passing?
Where have all the builders gone, long time ago?
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Young girls have picked them everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the Kit builders gone, long time passing?
Where have all the Kit builders gone, long time ago?
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Gone for ARF / RTF everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the ARF / RTF gone, long time passing?
Where have all the ARF / RTF gone, long time ago?
Where have all the ARF / RTF gone?
Gone for soldiers everyone
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the scratch builders gone, long time passing?
Where have all the scratch builders long time ago?
Where have all the scratch builders?
Gone to graveyards, everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the graveyards gone, long time passing?
Where have all the graveyards gone, long time ago?
Where have all the graveyards gone?
Gone to flowers, everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the builders, long time passing?
Where have all the builders gone, long time ago?
Where have all the builders gone?
Young girls have picked them everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Old 02-01-2015, 12:36 PM
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My first thought was complete Fruitcake, then I read it again and agree but once would'vew done
Old 02-01-2015, 01:30 PM
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You where right, complete fruitcake!

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Old 02-01-2015, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by HoundDog
Where have all the builders gone ,


Where have all the builders gone, long time passing?
Where have all the builders gone, long time ago?
Where have all the builders gone?
Young girls have picked them everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the Kit builders gone, long time passing?
Where have all the Kit builders gone, long time ago?
Where have all the Kit builders gone?
Gone for ARF / RTF everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the ARF / RTF gone, long time passing?
Where have all the ARF / RTF gone, long time ago?
Where have all the ARF / RTF gone?
Gone for soldiers everyone
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the scratch builders gone, long time passing?
Where have all the scratch builders long time ago?
Where have all the scratch builders?
Gone to graveyards, everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the graveyards gone, long time passing?
Where have all the graveyards gone, long time ago?
Where have all the graveyards gone?
Gone to flowers, everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the builders, long time passing?
Where have all the builders gone, long time ago?
Where have all the builders gone?
Young girls have picked them everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?
HoundDog, I loved it.
Old 02-01-2015, 01:59 PM
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When I asked the question, where have all the builders gone, I kinda figured that this would turn into answers hardly related to the question, I never expected to see some posting over 20 times, the Beard and grimmace are running neck n neck and joebahl is moving up fast. Must be really hard to stay on track and it's hard finding a good sounding board where anyone really cares what some have to say, "OH WELL".
Old 02-01-2015, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Leroy Gardner
When I asked the question, where have all the builders gone, I kinda figured that this would turn into answers hardly related to the question, I never expected to see some posting over 20 times, the Beard and grimmace are running neck n neck and joebahl is moving up fast. Must be really hard to stay on track and it's hard finding a good sounding board where anyone really cares what some have to say, "OH WELL".
In spite of what you think, almost all of the posts are relating well to your question, and the current situation at hand. You should be proud that you have created a thread with this much interest.

Maybe that is the answer. The only builders left are right here. Or did you ask your question wrong? You seem to touch on the fact there is a lack of build threads. Is that what you want to know?
Old 02-01-2015, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by vertical grimmace
In spite of what you think, almost all of the posts are relating well to your question, and the current situation at hand. You should be proud that you have created a thread with this much interest.

Maybe that is the answer. The only builders left are right here. Or did you ask your question wrong? You seem to touch on the fact there is a lack of build threads. Is that what you want to know?
I have done 3 or4 build threads on another site and people say its hard to get time to build but starting a build thread and taking pictures and explainging what you cut and how you cut it ,the way you glued it in that way for just takes up twice my time to get my new plane done. If builders here are like me i have 10 to 15 builds picked out already and hope to get 3 or 4 done a year so doing a build thread eats up a build or 2 each year and iam not getting any younger ! . Yep its nice to show others and help them learn but just like raising our kids its our turn to build now. BTW i build very slow .lol joe
Old 02-01-2015, 04:15 PM
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Craftsmanship will always be something I look up to .. whether its custom cars, buildings, furniture ,paintings or airplanes... There is nothing more interesting than the creations of someone that is skilled with their hands. Thats why people are still fascinated with objects from the masters of many ancient civilizations.
When it comes down to it ,every arf and kit exist because of a builder. Some of them just live on different continents and work in factories. I am sure they get very tired looking at the exact same covering schemes by the end of a model run like the rest of us.
Old 02-01-2015, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by foodstick
Craftsmanship will always be something I look up to .. whether its custom cars, buildings, furniture ,paintings or airplanes... There is nothing more interesting than the creations of someone that is skilled with their hands. Thats why people are still fascinated with objects from the masters of many ancient civilizations.
When it comes down to it ,every arf and kit exist because of a builder. Some of them just live on different continents and work in factories. I am sure they get very tired looking at the exact same covering schemes by the end of a model run like the rest of us.
This is very true ... but there a lot of people that embellish their accomplishments Like not crashing for the last 30 years ect.
Old 02-01-2015, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by HoundDog
This is very true ... but there a lot of people that embellish their accomplishments Like not crashing for the last 30 years ect.
I think your in the wrong thread, like the "I don't crash" thread not the " where are all the builders"! What the hell are you talking about?

TB
Old 02-01-2015, 06:28 PM
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Rcu!

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Old 02-01-2015, 07:19 PM
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Did someone just compare a balsa wood toy to an Etruscan urn?
Old 02-01-2015, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by HoundDog
Where have all the builders gone ,


Where have all the builders gone, long time passing?
Where have all the builders gone, long time ago?
Where have all the builders gone?
Young girls have picked them everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the Kit builders gone, long time passing?
Where have all the Kit builders gone, long time ago?
Where have all the Kit builders gone?
Gone for ARF / RTF everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the ARF / RTF gone, long time passing?
Where have all the ARF / RTF gone, long time ago?
Where have all the ARF / RTF gone?
Gone for soldiers everyone
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the scratch builders gone, long time passing?
Where have all the scratch builders long time ago?
Where have all the scratch builders?
Gone to graveyards, everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the graveyards gone, long time passing?
Where have all the graveyards gone, long time ago?
Where have all the graveyards gone?
Gone to flowers, everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the builders, long time passing?
Where have all the builders gone, long time ago?
Where have all the builders gone?
Young girls have picked them everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?
This is your brain when you live in a desert.
Old 02-01-2015, 07:38 PM
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I think someone is feeling a bit insecure.

One thing I noticed on this thread is the ones who tried to start the builder/ARF argument were the non-builders.

Let it go!!!
Old 02-01-2015, 08:17 PM
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I've got kits to build but having a job takes most all of my time. Last time I built something was about 7 years ago before I got my current job. Went to ARF's so I could have something to fly without spending 80 to 100 hours building a kit.

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Old 02-01-2015, 10:33 PM
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Send those kits my way! lol
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Got this kit for a steal on 'ebay, the seller most not have realized it's true value. Struggled through the build, can't lie, I might have made some mistakes along the way. At the end of the day, I can proudly say I have my first balsa build under my belt. Yes, it was laser cut and i worked with a set of plans, but a guy's gotta start somewhere.

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Old 02-02-2015, 04:53 AM
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When is the maiden? Video???

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Old 02-02-2015, 04:56 AM
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Soon...very soon. We're getting another foot of snow as I type this, so it might be a little while. I'm excited about the maiden though. Might need one of my club pros at my side.
Old 02-02-2015, 06:08 AM
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Put some skis on that bad boy!

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