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Old 01-30-2017, 07:52 PM
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It's just the essence of the hobby.

The payoff is the thrill or the satisfaction we get from finishing and flying, not the worth of the final product

For that, we are suckers. We pay more for the components than the worth of the finished product, and if you start counting labor costs, it gets laughable

As I get older, I get more conservative and/or skilled, so I crash less and less badly and the models pile up over the years.

Seriously, I can only fly about 4-6 planes per year WELL, so the rest I try to keep the batteries cycled and worry what happens to balsa after a decade on the shelf

An Alternative Answer would be to fly in a riskier manner, the end effect being to reduce inventory faster, but that seems counter to my ego structure: I really HATE to crash

So I tend the museum, usually make a winter list of the planes I'd like to fly next summer
Old 06-27-2017, 01:51 PM
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Mark,
I was doing the same on conservative flying do to the time and expense on these planes.
A few weeks ago, I bought a top flight (turn key) real cheap and got back to doing aerobatics.
I've had a lot of fun flying these inexpensive planes with 'no skin in the game'.
I've just ordered another top flight: the P-47 razorback, due in the middle of July.
I've got spare DA-50's so no engine cost but gear and plane are pretty cheap compared to the ziroli stuff, plus building.
I've got tons of servos and air stuff in my 'hobby shop'.
It's also nice to take planes to smaller fields where I'm more comfortable flying the top fliight.
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I plan on taking the P-61 to the next flyin.
One of the top hinges on one of the rudders was broken. The hinge in 1/8" thick ply. I used some JB weld on the area and re-drilled the hole for the wire rod.
Three of the 4 bolts holding one of the two elevator servos were missing.
Everything else seems good.
I'm disappointed in that I've got to use a 24volt battery to start the G-62 engines.
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Old 06-27-2017, 03:04 PM
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Sam, are you running the G62s with the magneto? Dan.
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Yep.

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