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Old 08-24-2006, 07:58 AM
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My shop space is limited, you can't swing a dead cat in it; I have to store my planes where I build them. All my racks are full. But I keep buying kits. It's like eating potato chips, once you start, you can't stop. 7 flying planes, one on the boards almost finished, and 6 1/4 scale kits stuffed here and there. So what do I do? I buy 2 more kits yesterday, one of them already half built. I couldn't resist, the price was too good (FunAero 1/5 SE5a with all the Wms. Bros goodies, $140, and the half built BUSA Phaeton 90, complete with a G-23, for $175) I plan to bash the Phaeton to something round-cowled that resembled a mail plane, as well as setting it up for floats. The SE5a will join my squadron of DR-1, D-VII, Pup, Nieuport 11 and Bristol M-1C. Big question is---where the hell will I put them when they're built?
Old 08-24-2006, 08:12 AM
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Um, buy a bigger house?
Old 08-24-2006, 08:48 AM
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Default RE: It's a SICKNESS, stop me before I kill....

Hang 'em from your garage rafters. Or maybe in the entrance to your house...That might cause divorce issues, though. Then think of how much space you would have!


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Old 08-24-2006, 09:20 AM
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Default RE: It's a SICKNESS, stop me before I kill....

If you fly them all enough, it won't be a problem. You will eventually crash a few.
You should have the problem I have. I am really bad about getting one framed-up, then hanging it up and starting a new one. Now I have 1/2 finished projects (about 10 or 11) hanging all over the shop. And I can't fly & crash them to create more room.[sm=72_72.gif]
BTW, the problems you have are good problems.
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What kits you got unbuilt?? Maybe you could feed my sickness, as i still got a little room left.
Old 08-24-2006, 09:41 AM
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Default RE: It's a SICKNESS, stop me before I kill....

My first thought is... Are you married? If not, what the hell, keep them in the kitchen

If you ARE married, I'm sorry.

You can always keep them at my house
Old 08-24-2006, 10:26 AM
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Default RE: It's a SICKNESS, stop me before I kill....

I got the same problem, The family still dosn't get why I get that look on my face when they sugest I keep my squadron in the barn.
Old 08-24-2006, 01:19 PM
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yep, just re-did my area to "pack em in tighter". i dont have to many, just a small house

/out of room also
//shop is full, basement full, spilling into spare bedroom
///I tell my wife we have to avoid having a kid untill new house with bigger model room is built
////couldnt imagine living in an apartment.
/////slashies have a way of takin up space too.
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Hey I ran out of room four years ago but still manage to find
a little room for just one more kit especially if it's a real good
buy. I just can’t pass on a kit that I feel is a good deal. I did a
count of the kits I have a few months ago and if I started
building today and could get one ready to fly every two months
I would be 108 after 53+ years of building. I might need to sell
some kits. What do you guys think?
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Old 08-24-2006, 04:08 PM
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ORIGINAL: roncoleman

What do you guys think?
What do I think? What do I THINK?

I think I am going to show this picture to my wife, it will make me look like a bastion of sanity and restraint.

That's what I think.


Mark

P.S. - great pic, Ron.
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Mark don’t you dare show that to your wife.
She might try to retrain my wife. lol!
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Default RE: It's a SICKNESS, stop me before I kill....

roncoleman,

Could you do me a favor? Take another pic of your 'stash' straight on.....there are many memories (fond ones no less) in that pile - and I'd love to use your pic as my (computer's) wallpaper.

Thanks!

Jerry

PS Make it a BIG picture, don't cut off any kits
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Tailskid, That's kind of hard to do in one photo. There's only about 4 ft
between the kits and the wall on the other side of the room. There are
few memories in there that's for sure.

Ron
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Do your best, or...if all else fails, send them over to me and I'll take the picture(s).....
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Okay I'll send you the photos tomorrow.
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Holy Smoke!
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ORIGINAL: roncoleman

Hey I ran out of room four years ago but still manage to find
a little room for just one more kit especially if it's a real good
buy. I just can’t pass on a kit that I feel is a good deal. I did a
count of the kits I have a few months ago and if I started
building today and could get one ready to fly every two months
I would be 108 after 53+ years of building. I might need to sell
some kits. What do you guys think?

Dang!![X(] I thought I was bad, I only had 25 kits still in the box and I sold a few because of lack of space, Now I wont feel so bad. I wish I had the room for storage or I'll be some serious competition

Joe [8D]
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.........uh.........i don't guess you've got a GP big stick 40 kit you'd part with in that do you??? LOL

.....i was speechless......i couldn't think of anything else to say!!!
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ORIGINAL: roncoleman

Hey I ran out of room four years ago but still manage to find
a little room for just one more kit especially if it's a real good
buy. I just can’t pass on a kit that I feel is a good deal. I did a
count of the kits I have a few months ago and if I started
building today and could get one ready to fly every two months
I would be 108 after 53+ years of building. I might need to sell
some kits. What do you guys think?
If that's a sickness, I don't want to have anything to do with the cure!

Wouldn't happen to have a Top Flite Bearcat in there would ya??? [sm=greedy.gif]
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.........uh.........i don't guess you've got a GP big stick 40 kit you'd part with in that do you??? LOL


Sold one about 2 months ago.

Joe
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Default RE: It's a SICKNESS, stop me before I kill....

Ron,

Don't guess you have much room left for HH goods when you ship out? Or is that the HH goods?

Diz
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Default RE: It's a SICKNESS, stop me before I kill....

Hey Khodges.....Build or buy a shed...they are a snap to build and then you wont have to mow all the grass. If the wife complains, ask her how many pairs of shoes does she have. Don't give up the sickness, even if you never build/fly them, its fun just to buy them, especially if you get a deal.
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"Okay I'll send you the photos tomorrow."

And SO MANY are in brown boxes...hummmmmm wonder what they are???????


Jerry
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Sickness, Ron, we have a cure for you. Ron are you taking orders? I'll take the Tiporare, a Midwest Mach 1 and a Strikemaster. What Bridi Koas do you have? What do you mean the're not for sale?

Know wonder everyone is flying arf's. Ron has all the kits in the North American market.

Jim
ORIGINAL: roncoleman

Hey I ran out of room four years ago but still manage to find
a little room for just one more kit especially if it's a real good
buy. I just can’t pass on a kit that I feel is a good deal. I did a
count of the kits I have a few months ago and if I started
building today and could get one ready to fly every two months
I would be 108 after 53+ years of building. I might need to sell
some kits. What do you guys think?
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NO!!!! I saw the Strikemaster first !!!

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