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Old 02-04-2015, 09:18 PM
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There is a few i he's of snow on the ground. It will be around 55 this weekend plenty warm enough to fly but to answer your question when the wearher is bad. I'll ne in the shop . And most evening's

so far it's been a mild winter when I lived in northern Wisconsin we would fly off a frozen lake in the winter . I have a movie some were I need to find it
Old 02-04-2015, 09:34 PM
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Just to day paid $900 for 4 planes that the guy paid more than $1600 for less than a year ago. I only wanted one but at that price who needs or wants to build ... Now whos got a cheap large trailer ... Bought Too many planes again this year. Might be able to sell the "LECTRICS" and end up with the Utra stick with the DLE 30 and all have spectrum receivers (They gota GO). If I sell the Lectrics I, get the Ultra Stick w/ 30 cc DLE for free.
FREE is gOOOOOOd.

p.s. He stated that he "Had Them Built for him". Letrics are 12 S and 10 S and a little Foam 3S F-18 And all Batteries included. Damn I love this Hobby/Sport. "NO GLUE NEEDED"
Old 02-05-2015, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by HoundDog
...but at that price who needs or wants to build.
Me. But I get enjoyment out of looking at the planes I built, thinking about the mistakes, successes, knowledge, skills, tricks of the trade I learned along the way. It really would not excite me just to look at a collection of toys I bought. From the numerous posts you've made so far, you do. Different strokes for different folks.
Old 02-05-2015, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by smithcreek
Me. But I get enjoyment out of looking at the planes I built, thinking about the mistakes, successes, knowledge, skills, tricks of the trade I learned along the way. It really would not excite me just to look at a collection of toys I bought. From the numerous posts you've made so far, you do. Different strokes for different folks.
Remember ... Every one of these Things we fly Comes with a Number, When the R/C Gods call that Number, it's going in a Garbage Bag,No Sniveling Allowed
When (if) I crash one it's only money not a love affair.


Different Storks U Bet it's what makes the world go round & Round ...

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Old 02-05-2015, 08:38 AM
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Another benefit of building, is you can have anything you want, and are not limited to and at the mercy of what some manufacturer offers. Sure, everybody has a P-51 Mustang, or a P- 47. I always wanted a Das Bipe Stik. Well, I am sol waiting for the ARF to come around, but you know what? I got the plans! So I will have one sometime soon.
Old 02-05-2015, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by smithcreek
Me. But I get enjoyment out of looking at the planes I built, thinking about the mistakes, successes, knowledge, skills, tricks of the trade I learned along the way. It really would not excite me just to look at a collection of toys I bought. From the numerous posts you've made so far, you do. Different strokes for different folks.
...and me. I have a few models which are ARTFs and one or two which I bought ready to fly built by someone else, but I'm much more attached to the ones I've built myself and nothing can beat the sight of your own model, in your own colour scheme if not a scale model, taking to the air for the first time. As for getting upset if one of them is ever destroyed in a crash, they're models not children!

Besides where can I get an ARTF FE8, BE2c,Be2d,Be2e, de Havilland 4, de Haviland 9, Nieuport Bebe, Albatros CI or CIII, Hawker Tempest, Vickers Wellington,... I could go on but you get my drift.

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Old 02-05-2015, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by vertical grimmace
Another benefit of building, is you can have anything you want, and are not limited to and at the mercy of what some manufacturer offers. Sure, everybody has a P-51 Mustang, or a P- 47. I always wanted a Das Bipe Stik. Well, I am sol waiting for the ARF to come around, but you know what? I got the plans! So I will have one sometime soon.
I am waiting for a Balsa USA 1/4 scale Albatros... any Albatros, but 1/3 is too big... Will see Balsa USA people at the Wram show in 2 weeks. Will remind them again:-)

After fishing my DVIII this spring, I will get a DVII is no 1/4 scale Albatros is available...

Gerry
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Originally Posted by vertical grimmace
Another benefit of building, is you can have anything you want, and are not limited to and at the mercy of what some manufacturer offers. Sure, everybody has a P-51 Mustang, or a P- 47. I always wanted a Das Bipe Stik. Well, I am sol waiting for the ARF to come around, but you know what? I got the plans! So I will have one sometime soon.
Verti:
No body is arguing agout your point of view or your superior building skills but
That doesn't make u special or better than me or anyone for that mater. Or does it???

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Old 02-05-2015, 11:16 AM
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Yes it does!

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Old 02-05-2015, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by HoundDog
Verti:
No body is arguing agout your point of view or your superior building skills but
That doesn't make u special or better than me or anyone for that mater. Or does it???
Show me a post I have made where I ever tried to say that? I am just pointing out a benefit of building/ scratch building. Enjoy your hobby as you see fit. It does not make me feel better one way or the other.
Old 02-05-2015, 11:22 AM
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Amazing how so many posts are misconstrued around here.
Old 02-05-2015, 11:27 AM
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Not too many builders where I fly at. Those guys love swap meets and yard sales. If it weren't
for ARF guys I probably wouldn't have a field to fly at, so just keep em flying, doesn't matter if
you build em or Charlie builds em.
Old 02-05-2015, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by cubcrasher
If it weren't
for ARF guys I probably wouldn't have a field to fly at, so just keep em flying, doesn't matter if
you build em or Charlie builds em.
Don't see the logic in that! If there were fewer fliers, there'd be less demand for flying fields, therefore, there'd be less pressure on flying fields.

Having said that most of the models flown at my club are ARTFs.
Old 02-05-2015, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Telemaster Sales UK
Don't see the logic in that! If there were fewer fliers, there'd be less demand for flying fields, therefore, there'd be less pressure on flying fields.

Having said that most of the models flown at my club are ARTFs.
The logic is, take away the ARF's you take away the fields. Less demand for fields means less fields.
Old 02-05-2015, 12:38 PM
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A new build thread just started on a Hadley Page, I had never seen the plane in any of my books but talk about a cool plane, I went to the site posted and read about the build. With a high parts count like that it would take me forever these days. Go take a look at this builders work.
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Originally Posted by Gray Beard
A new build thread just started on a Hadley Page, I had never seen the plane in any of my books but talk about a cool plane, I went to the site posted and read about the build. With a high parts count like that it would take me forever these days. Go take a look at this builders work.
What is the Hadley Page?
Old 02-05-2015, 01:10 PM
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Our field was there before the advent of the ARF, and it would still be there if the ARF went away. I am ambivalent on that topic, as it is a false dilemma. Arf's are not going away, and I do not believe that builders are either. I think that Arf's have brought more to the flying hobby, and helped some of the builders to keep flying. I have several Arf's, and one of them is one of my favorites to fly. But I do prefer the models that I build.
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Originally Posted by cubcrasher
The logic is, take away the ARF's you take away the fields. Less demand for fields means less fields.
Nonsense! Fewer models means less noise for the general public to object to. More models could lead to greater noise, more complaints and fewer flying fields.
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Everybody back to work or Santa will have nothing to deliver!

Let's just say flying is flying and building is building. You can't do both at the same time.

Both are fun.

Sometimes I want to fly and don't want to build, other times I want to build and could care less about flying.

Back to what floats your boat, YOU ONLY GO AROUND ONCE!
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Difference between a builder, and an ARF assembler.



Go find an ARF like this.
Old 02-05-2015, 04:39 PM
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[QUOTE=acdii;11977455]Difference between a builder, and an ARF assembler.

Awesome. One of my favorite planes
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Here is a RTC build, not an ARF, and not a kit but it is being built with more pazaz then most kit builds, RTC are my favoret.





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Old 02-05-2015, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by acdii
Difference between a builder, and an ARF assembler.



Go find an ARF like this.
Many eons ago I was building a Anniversary Goldberg J3. Got distracted and ended with 2 same sides for the fuse (as opposed to one right an one left)... Good thing I was able to trade with a budy that had not started his kit.

Now, I hate to pint this out, but you are supposed to build a right and a left wing! You messed up nicely here! You might be able to fly kinfe edge only... and land in that attitude!

Gerry
PS: Of course I am kidding. But if you really think about it, if there was an airplane that did not need more wings, it is the J3... Heck that thing could barely kill you!
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LOL I get it now. Duh
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I had a spare set of wings! LOL

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