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Old 01-10-2009, 10:36 AM
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Default Kits sitting in the box...

How many kits (or ARF's for that matter) do you have on the shelf waiting to be built? I have a tendency of buying kits even though I have little time to build and fly, just want to ensure I am not the only one!

I have two on the bench (have been there for a while), and two in the box. Was thinking of buying another one until a little common sense kicked in and suggested maybe I should build what I have first...
Old 01-10-2009, 10:47 AM
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I have one ARF and one kit waiting. The 'kit' is actually just the foam cores for a combat plane.

My brother has 3 kits and 3 or 4 ARFs.

Since models just disappear from the market - if you see something you like, and have the money, you should go ahead and get it.
Old 01-10-2009, 11:05 AM
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I have more kits than any hobby shop you are likely to visit.
Old 01-10-2009, 11:21 AM
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Come on guys, get in the game!!!!!! I think the last count I made was 21 kits in the box, and several half finished. Probably six or seven ready to fly including a Bud Nosen P51 that was built in 1994 and has yet to leave the ground. [ my hanger queen] In my defense I've been in the hobby for 38 years now and really enjoy building. I knew I was going to retire early due to illness so I would buy stuff I liked at swap meets etc when the price was right. I'm glad I did since kits are limited these days. Buy for a rainy day, you'll be glad you did! I've met guys over the years who are collecters who have hundreds of kits stashed away. So I'm sure somebody will post and make my stash look small.........happy buying Sugarfox
Old 01-10-2009, 11:32 AM
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12 ARFs
Sig LT40
H 9 Ultra Stick 60
H 9 Ultra Stick 120
Four Star 60
Four Star 40
(3)Ace Giles
(2)Great Planes Slow Poke 40
Great Planes Big Stick 60
Great Planes Dazzler

10 kits
Great Planes Slow Poke 40
Lanier Stinger 120
4 Star 40
Direct Connection Ultimate Kaos
Bridi Stick
Bridi krafty 60
(2) Great planes Extra Special
Tower Uproar 40
Great Planes Dazzler
Old 01-10-2009, 11:34 AM
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I've been selling off my hangar queens to make room for some new builds. I've got 2 ARF's in boxes and 28 kits waiting to be built. It's a 32 year collection, which has been a revolving inventory for the past decade or so. But, I finally have most of the kits that I "had to have" when I was a kid, and couldn't afford them. They're mine now, HAHA!!!

Of course, then there's the R/C cars, motorcycle, and boats too....
Doug
Old 01-10-2009, 11:38 AM
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This has been on before, some have one or two, others have closets and garages full, like High Plains. I have a 1/6 Proctor Jenny, 1/5 FunAero SE-5, 1/5 Ikon UPF-7 WACO, 1/4 BUSA J-3, 1/4 BUSA Nieuprt 11, 1/4 BUSA SPAD XIII, 1/4 BUSA Sopwith Pup, and a 1/4 BUSA Fokker D-VII. There are a few more I'd like to collect, but I intend to build all these. Some people collect and sell or swap. I've known for a long time what I want to build and fly, and just aim for those kits (or plans). I have plans for a 1/4 Super Decathlon, 1/4 DH-2 Beaver, and my present build, 1/4 L-19 BirdDog. I've been building and flying for about 6 years now. These should last me well into retirement, as I take about a year to build the basic plane, and another 6 months to detail it. Then I have to go and crash it, and rebuild it at least once, then wait 6 months to start the next project.
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Lets see:

1 Douglas Skyray
1 Grumman Panther
1 Wing Manufacturing B-25
1 KMP Me-109E
1 Hangar9 1.50 size P-51
2 Jack Stafford B-24s
1 Royal Fw-190A
1 Skyshark ME-109E
1 Skyshark ME-109F/G
1 Skyshark Aichi Val dive bomber
2 Pica Fw-190Ds
1 Top Flite FW-190D
2 Jemco FW-190Ds
1 Kyosho Zero
1 Douglas Skyraider
1 Pilot Zero
1 Jemco Dauntless
1 Grumman Hellcat (Bob Holman kit)
1 Wing Manufacturing Hellcat

I used to have more but I sold off a few.
Old 01-10-2009, 12:57 PM
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1 ARF, 2 Kits, but I never find time to put them together. I keep dumpster diving and flea marketing these older throw away planes, and trying to savage them. I think in the long run, it would be cheaper and faster to just build a kit. With all the time spend getting the old covering off and making the repairs/modification sometimes it doesn't seem worth the time invested, but for me it's the hobby of repairing, and seeing that airplane fly another day that seems to draw me in.
Old 01-10-2009, 01:52 PM
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I went and looked: 23 R/C kits, 38 sets of model airplane plans, 16 wooden boat kits (R/C and sailing ships) and 121 plastic airplane/car kits. Should last me awhile...until I get to looking around again! My wife says I should send off an order for that R/C Flying Doghouse....and then make it big enough so that I can...ah...er, we'd better not go there right now.....

Soft landings.
Old 01-10-2009, 02:29 PM
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This is absolutely hilarious . I made this post thinking people would come out and say finish what you have before buying more, and here I am thinking I need to buy more kits!
Old 01-10-2009, 02:38 PM
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My wife says I should send off an order for that R/C Flying Doghouse....and then make it big enough so that I can...ah...er, we'd better not go there right now.....
Speaking of Dog Houses, she wasn't talking about this one by any chance, was she?

[link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twivg7GkYts]Dog House[/link]
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3 arfs and 6 kits and a set of foam wings that need a home.
Old 01-10-2009, 03:07 PM
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I buy discontinued and scratch & dent kits/ARF's - I have accumulated quite a few. I admit, probably too many. I think I have somewhere around 70 kits/ARF's in the basement! I would have to "take Inventory" to give you an exact count. They are probably split 40/60 kits vs ARF's. I have some duplicates, for example - I have 3 Kyosho Corsair ARF's (that I am not selling!!!). I hope my Wife doesn't get wind of this.

Steve
Old 01-10-2009, 08:36 PM
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ARF's one; kits 20+.............just don't let my wife know Just picked up a 1/5 Pica T-28 kit
Old 01-10-2009, 08:51 PM
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None. Nada. Zip. Zero. Zilch.

OCD won't let me have a kit sitting in the box.

Of course, I've now discovered drawing my own plans and building from scratch is absolutely the most rewarding experience on the planet. I'm starting work on a 50cc YAK 54. Hopefully for flight next year.

Brad
Old 01-10-2009, 09:12 PM
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Default RE: Kits sitting in the box...

I have around 20 kits in the box... 2 Kit built planes waiting for covering... 1 scratch build waiting for covering... and 3 ARF's. Not counting all my flight ready and retired planes. The best part is that my wife doesn't mind as long as I keep things mostly out of the house.
Old 01-10-2009, 09:14 PM
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Electric: 6 kits

Rubber to convert to electric: 40 kits

Sailplane: 8 kits

Glow and Gas: 15 kits

63 kits and 6 ARF's.

Robert
Old 01-10-2009, 09:17 PM
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there is a thread somewhere showing someone's room or garage. there are dozens maybe hundreds of kits stacked along the walls.
Old 01-10-2009, 09:19 PM
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2 kits untouched
1 ARF for Christmas
just finished an ARF today will maiden tomorrow if thew weather holds
Old 01-10-2009, 09:47 PM
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I've been a builder for about the last 26 years, but in that time have only build and flown one model, a Sig Kadet MK II. This model crashed back in the late 80s and was never rebuilt. I somehow still can't help purchasing new kits. As far as the completed ones are concerned, I have a Hirobo Shuttle ZXX that I bought back in 99' that's done but never flown, a Sig Kadet MK II that was completed and covered with Koverall and Sig Dope, but never painted and reassembled. That one has been in a box since 97' and has just now seen the light of day. The main hanger queen is a Century Jet Models F-100D that I bought in 2000 (like I can fly this once I get it done) and only got the stabilizers finished. In spite of all the delays, I'm going to join the local club again, and see if I can get these birds in the air before I get another kit...I always wanted to build a Sig Kommander.

It's a new year and I'm glad to back in the hobby again.

Brian
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Go for it and good luck
Old 01-10-2009, 09:55 PM
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I'll come clean now. 85+ kits, with just three of them ARF's. A dozen or so are framed up waiting for finishing.

Nothing more fun than finding in the stash one you forgot you bought.

Better returns than my old 401K.
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bchapman said: "I always wanted to build a Sig Kommander."

There is one on flea bay right now and I have the current 'high' bid....so don't go to:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=230317995054
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ARFs:
BH P-36
Great Planes SuperSkybolt
NoName "Ebray" Stick 90-120
World Models TameCat
Kyosho Edge 540
Thunder Tiger Lazy Tiger 51
Hyperion YAK electric (couple of hours till ready)
KITS:
Tower Hobbies Fun-51 (my 2nd one)
Ace Edge for .049

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