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Oct 11, 2012
, 07:14 PM
Spektrum Dev Team
Joined Sep 2001
Your understanding is correct.
"Scratch" means "zip" or "nothing." You have an idea, and maybe a 3-view if scale. You make the plans and go from there.
"Plans' means somebody else drew them but you selected and printed and cut out the wood.
"Kit" means you're building to somebody else's plans and they selected the wood. They may have printed the parts on the wood, and perhaps even cut the parts for you.
Within kits there are "short kits" (they provide the cut parts, you provide the sticks and sheets) and "full kits" (they provide the sticks and sheets too).
Then you have ARC's (almost ready to cover) and then ARFs.
Finally you have RTF's.
So what do you have when you buy somebody else's design that he built but sold to you ready to fly??
Answer: Too much money!