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Old Oct 08, 2012, 10:45 AM
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I have said it before and I will say it long after my next 5 reincarnations:
Aeromodelling as a hobby is 80% building and 20% flying. To prove this, how much time you spend building in the nice surroundings of your home? How much time you spend flying on a Sunday afternoon? I think you spend building 80% of your free time building and 20% of it flying. SO the hobby is mainly building which incidentally brings the most satisfaction. Foams and ARFs (dog's bark) have a place in our hobby, naturally, BUT there's nothing like building one's own model being from kit or plan and watch it flying!!!
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 12:40 PM
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I have said it before and I will say it long after my next 5 reincarnations:
Aeromodelling as a hobby is 80% building and 20% flying. To prove this, how much time you spend building in the nice surroundings of your home? How much time you spend flying on a Sunday afternoon? I think you spend building 80% of your free time building and 20% of it flying. SO the hobby is mainly building which incidentally brings the most satisfaction. Foams and ARFs (dog's bark) have a place in our hobby, naturally, BUT there's nothing like building one's own model being from kit or plan and watch it flying!!!
I agree with you absolutely.

Elijah.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 01:07 PM
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Oh, goody, just what the hobby needs, purists coming out and making the world safe for the 'real' modelers...

Some get more joy from piloting and holding the control stick than from holding an x-acto knife.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 07:37 PM
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Well this is a plans thread, meaning it's most likely for builders....



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Old Oct 08, 2012, 07:48 PM
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Perhaps there is a misunderstanding about the thread's name. You state Pre 1977 plans only. The other thread states Pre 1960 only. In Pre 1977. all models previous to 1977 and passing back 1960 can also be included because you did not say on what year to stop.
No, you did not misunderstand. My intent was anything prior to 1977 but I also did not want to destroy the pre 1960 thread. I did expect more duplication in both threads.

Since I mostly prefer modern general aviation planes I started this thread. I do not own this thread and I do not moderate it. Moderation, if any, is done by RCG admins/moderators but I have not seen any moderation or any need so far.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 12:45 AM
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Edubarca wrote: Aeromodelling as a hobby is 80% building and 20% flying.
I think:
Any modelling is a passion.
Passion - in order to realize their dreams, but not in order to be better than others.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:38 AM
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Andy Lenon's Swan

Hello everyone,

I have a particular request.

Andy Lenon's Swan canard design featured on October 1989 Model Builder.
Should this plan not be posted here, would you, please, send me a PM?

All the best.


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Old Oct 12, 2012, 03:10 AM
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Hello everyone,

I have a particular request.

Andy Lenon's Swan canard design featured on October 1989 Model Builder.
Should this plan not be posted here, would you, please, send me a PM?

All the best.


Ar.
Id like to second that
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Here's one. I tried to salvage the whole issue but it was crumbling in my hands and I didn't want any crumbs or dust on my scanner. I managed to save one full sized plan.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 12:28 AM
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That was a very real problem for me also. Litteraly had to sweep the remains of several pages off my scanner after saving the info. Somehow, a couple mags from a given year, like say 1946 are still in good condition, but one just a month later or earlier fall apart if you breath too heavy on a page. Just wish I had the scanner about 5 years ago when I first had to start purging my collection. I had to throw out about 3 times as many mags as I got to scan. Had the better part of almost 60 years of model plane and train mags, but age and pests like mice and silverfish got into some of them. I especially regret losing a couple from the late 30's, and an old Air Trails from Dec 1941 that had a bicture of a B-17C and a caption that said "With Planes like these, no one would dare attack us!" I almost cried when I went to the box in my garage rafters, saw the hole in it, and opened the box to find a recently abandoned mouse nest. The little monsters also invaded a Top Flite red box F4-U I had, wrecking and contaminating most of the balsa and plans.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 05:20 AM
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 12:11 PM
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Just thought I'd bump this to see if this thread it hasn't completely died. I like seeing the plans. Especially the scale plans. Better than goin thru a stack of old magazines.
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 03:04 AM
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It is a shame this thread is not more active, there have been some very good designs from the 1970s. I think it would also be nice to see designs that other people have done and never had published, not just foam but the real thing (wood). be it FF, RC, or CL.
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 06:52 PM
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It is a shame this thread is not more active, there have been some very good designs from the 1970s. I think it would also be nice to see designs that other people have done and never had published, not just foam but the real thing (wood). be it FF, RC, or CL.
This thread was partly scuppered before it got going by the dreaded CP. Pre 1960 thread had lots of 70`s designs before the pre 1960 tag was added, that thread has also slowed to a trickle. The FF and CL threads are still fairly vibrant but the majority of pans posted are from the UK magazines with a few contributions non english magazines and the very occasional one from an american magazine. For plans from the Americian magazines you have to either go to hippocket or to outerzone were lot of plans from american magazine are direct submissions to the site. Although widly used Vintage only applies to wine , so what constitutes an old timer is an open ended question. Perhaps the thread need renaming without the 77 only tag.
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 04:00 AM
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Lets hope this thread does not become last of the summer wine. This was an interesting time for R/C model flying. It started with single channel and ended up with cheap`ish two channel propo prompting some good designs. PS. Thank you Aeromeddeler for your input to these threads.
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