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Old Dec 22, 2013, 10:59 AM
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Forum Name: World War One Aeroplanes

Category: Scale World War One Aeroplanes

Description: A Forum Topic specifically for WW1 modelers and a Forum not delineated by propulsion systems and accommodating of Gasoline, Electric and Glow Powered propulsion systems.

Justification: Would be a place for a growing segment of the hobby to congregate, discuss, ask and answer questions about and show off their World War One projects. With the growing interest in Dawn Patrol type Fun Fly ins, this Forum Topic will be very popular and the category is under represented. Although they are Warbirds, people with this interest tend to post in many other locations. This would be a central location where people with this interest would be able to go and a central location for this subject.

List of yes votes: If I am incorrect in your vote, please let me know and I will delete from this list.
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12 yes, as of 12/24/2013
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 11:28 AM
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I am all for this! Being a big fan of WWI planes I think it would be a great place to share info about this aspect of our hobby.
Unfortunately there is little in the way of support for WWi and this forum may help that along, I say we go for it!

A side benefit is drawing more vendor support from thelikes of BalsaUSA, GTM, and Williams Brothers!

Tony
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 12:06 PM
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Yes I also would like a WW1 forum .
BUT , I question the need for it to be ...........Category: Scale World War One Aeroplanes

I question the need for it to be "scale" , because that would be a very narrow focus for many of our most purchased WW1 biplanes .

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Old Dec 22, 2013, 12:16 PM
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I agree. We've been having this discussion in another thread the concept being that there needs to be a targeted WWI forum that makes no distinction between power sources. Scale is scale no matter what form of energy turns the prop. For many if us it's the building, detailing and painting aspect that holds our interest and the sharing of that information. A secondary benefit will be the sharing of expertise from both the wet power and battery powered adherents. In the recent past it was the electric powered gurus sharing their knowledge of power packages and such to those wishing to transition from glo/gas to electric but now that most new pilots come to RC through electric powered models (an assumption on my part) the knowledge of how to power a glo/gas model is needed. I think that a forum of this sort would be valuable.

It would be much like the Forum: Aircraft- Exotic and Special Interest, then Waterplanes
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 01:06 PM
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I like WW1 models though, as I don't like big models, I'm pretty sure that all those I'll build in the future will be electric powered.

So I can't personally think of a single good reason to water down the several existing useful Scale forums by moving much of their current content into a new forum. Count me as a "No".

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Old Dec 22, 2013, 01:25 PM
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I don't see how condensing the knowledge would "water-down" anything but to each his own. I find myself searching both the electric and glo forums when interested in a plane. For example, my next project is a BUSA 1/4 scale Dr.1. I've done the same for my smaller models as well. For any amount of meaningful information I have to spend time in the glo forums even though I've been stictly electric for more than a decade. In broaching the subject of a combined forum I used the website RCScaleBuilder.com as an example of how scale is scale without definition or separation of power sources.
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 01:30 PM
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World War One Aeroplanes

I agree an all encompassing forum dedicated to pre -1919 aeroplanes would be of interest to me.

I also wonder about the whole division of modelling into various methods of propulsion that is a relic of RCGroups.com initial formation from an electric only forum to what it is today. But that is a totally different kettle of fish

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Yes I also would like a WW1 forum .
BUT , I question the need for it to be ...........Category: Scale World War One Aeroplanes

I question the need for it to be "scale" , because that would be a very narrow focus for many of our most purchased WW1 biplanes .
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Not clear what this means, if your flying a WWI model it is scale, isn't it ?
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 01:32 PM
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Would sub to a WW1 section. Especially with to 100 year annivesary coming up. Would have extra interest from towns around the world remembering.
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 04:01 PM
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I like WW1 models though, as I don't like big models, I'm pretty sure that all those I'll build in the future will be electric powered.

So I can't personally think of a single good reason to water down the several existing useful Scale forums by moving much of their current content into a new forum. Count me as a "No".

Steve
Steve, you are certainly entitled to your opinion; but, I too have a hard time understanding how having a central location where most information can be found would water down; or, make it more difficult to find information!
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 04:52 PM
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I'd like to see a dedicated forum for WWI aeroplanes!
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 04:55 PM
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Maybe we could have separate fora for 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917 and 1918, plus separate fora for monoplanes, biplanes, sesquiplanes, triplanes, quadraplanes, single seater scouts, two seater recce aeroplanes, multiengined bombers and so on and so forth?

There are already fora for scale aeroplanes, warbirds (including WWI), parkflyers, indoor and micro, etc etc etc. Adding one more forum has been demonstrated time and time again to just dilute the content by putting yet another place for the information to be posted.
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 05:53 PM
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Maybe we could have separate fora for 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917 and 1918, plus separate fora for monoplanes, biplanes, sesquiplanes, triplanes, quadraplanes, single seater scouts, two seater recce aeroplanes, multiengined bombers and so on and so forth?

There are already fora for scale aeroplanes, warbirds (including WWI), parkflyers, indoor and micro, etc etc etc. Adding one more forum has been demonstrated time and time again to just dilute the content by putting yet another place for the information to be posted.
I just visited the Fuel Warbirds forum. In three pages of posts, not one World War One Airplane post was found. So, that is not a forum used by WW1 advocates. Therefore, people by their own choice, have decided that at least Fuel Warbirds does not include WW1.

There are all kinds of bias in these forums, stupidly some WW2 guys hate WW1 aeroplanes, or vice verses! Still other people feel only the type(s) of aircraft they are interested in, should be included in the specific threads they visit.

Leccy, your entitled to your opinion, and a simple "NO" probably would of sufficed.
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 06:01 PM
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I just visited the Fuel Warbirds forum. In three pages of posts, not one World War One Airplane post was found. So, that is not a forum used by WW1 advocates. Therefore, people by their own choice, have decided that at least Fuel Warbirds does not include WW1.
Not true. As a matter of demonstrable fact, I will hereby predict, prior to checking, that there will be WW1 aeroplanes in that forum.

Lo and behold, there are

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1749010

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There are all kinds of bias in these forums, stupidly some WW2 guys hate WW1 aeroplanes, or vice verses! Still other people feel only the type(s) of aircraft they are interested in, should be included in the specific threads they visit.

Leccy, your entitled to your opinion, and a simple "NO" probably would of sufficed.
Nope, a simple "No" would not have sufficed, IMO, an explanation and a presentation of a logical argument against the continued needless splitting of the content was my choice as a contribution to this thread.

It is simply not for you to decide what anyone else should choose to post and attempting to front load against any contrary opinion has not been a successful strategy to adopt, in regard to these sort of proposals.
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 06:18 PM
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leccyflyer in some ways you are correct there are too many fora but this request actually moves in a different direction. If all WWI scale posts migrated to one location and all Golden age posts to another location and all WWII posts and so on. The various other fora such Scale Fuel, Scale Electric, Fuel Warbirds, Warbirds, Giant scale could be eliminated.

Mind you this would entail a complete restructuring of the site to change everything that has become bloated over the course of its evolution.
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 06:22 PM
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I agree an all encompassing forum dedicated to pre -1919 aeroplanes would be of interest to me.

I also wonder about the whole division of modelling into various methods of propulsion that is a relic of RCGroups.com initial formation from an electric only forum to what it is today. But that is a totally different kettle of fish

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Yes I also would like a WW1 forum .
BUT , I question the need for it to be ...........Category: Scale World War One Aeroplanes

I question the need for it to be "scale" , because that would be a very narrow focus for many of our most purchased WW1 biplanes .
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Not clear what this means, if your flying a WWI model it is scale, isn't it ?
OH NO , scale is often considered to be a scale size build and everything has to be correctly done , and finished as the eal one .

I have the Flyzone , and Electrifly and Parkzone and Eflite WW1 biplanes , but they are not scale , well maybe stand way off scale , 10 foot distance , or more .

WW1 planes are a great interest of many .
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