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Old Aug 05, 2012, 11:04 AM
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I think I have to agree. Getting everyone to agree on one plane is going to cut down the number of participants greatly. If we all started a "project" at the same time though it would still be a lot of fun and we would get more people. And I also agree price is a major factor. I have been unemployed since may. And I cringed when I saw that price. I think since Mountain Models a Stevens Aero are a lot alike. Both companies planes might fit. Alien also,I have never looked at them.
I have to admit this one is tempting.
http://www.alienaircraft.com/k107.htm
Iduno, I'm keeping an open mind and just going with the flow.
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I agree.
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 04:57 PM
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That is a brilliant idea. I think we'll just forgo the same model build and leave it open for whatever anyone wants to build. I'm sure that will open up the field for more folks to be involved. I'll change post #1 to reflect that.

Thanks for the suggestion!

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Old Aug 05, 2012, 05:22 PM
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This looks interesting. I won't be able to manage actually participating in the building part because soon I'll be living in a dorm 2500 miles from all my tools and gear, but I'm happy to hang around and offer general input or advice where I can.

I'd consider myself a "builder". I have quite a few Speed 400 balsa racers under my belt as well as the plane in my avatar (scratch-designed and built) and the more recent mini version of it. Never had a balsa ARF, never built a balsa kit.

I think this is a good idea. I've been noticing a rather extreme anti-balsa, anti-building attitude in lot of beginner help threads. If I was brand-new reading some of the "advice" I've seen lately, I would probably mentally confine myself to RTF foamies and never even look at balsa. With a group of experienced builders to help things along, I'd say this could be a good way to get new balsa builders started but could also serve as a way of generally showing that balsa isn't the Devil.
You make a good point about that. Reading through the beginner forum leads me to believe that one should be buying ARFs and to stay away from anything balsa related. But I guess the beginner forum is for people that just want to fly and not build and whatever means they can to that end, that is the goal.

But perhaps with this clinic, we can introduce another aspect of the hobby to others and show them how fun building can be and like you said, balsa isn't something to be afraid of or evil.

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Old Aug 05, 2012, 05:27 PM
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http://www.easybuiltmodels.com/erc01.htm


Please consider this model.
Wow, very nice! I may consider building that one myself.

Thanks for sharing that.

Frank
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 07:02 PM
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http://www.aerodromerc.com/Goldenage...lligan_48t.htm
http://www.aerodromerc.com/Goldenage...rrowII_36t.htm

Two more for Murocflyer to chew on.

whatever kit you decide on is ok with me.
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 07:10 PM
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http://www.aerodromerc.com/Goldenage...lligan_48t.htm
http://www.aerodromerc.com/Goldenage...rrowII_36t.htm

Two more for Murocflyer to chew on.

whatever kit you decide on is ok with me.
Two more good choices.

From the discussion before, everyone is going to be building whatever they want to build since it will probably be tough for everyone to decide on a single plane to build. Shoot, it was hard enough for us to decide on what plane to use for the WAA-08 adventure and we only had to fly that plane one time.

Frank
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 08:06 PM
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Hi,

I'm in!

I hadn't built a kit in quite a long time until recently. I built a Todd's models Diva Delta on a wim and really enjoyed the experience. I don't have time for anything complicated, but I 'm looking forward to another build.

Can anyone out there post a link here on how to attach digital pictures to a post in a thread? If I'm gonna build it, you guys are gonna get to see it!

Any one care to share what they are going to build?

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Old Aug 05, 2012, 08:16 PM
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Just go to advanced and go to manage attachments.
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 08:57 PM
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http://www.parkscalemodels.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=47
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 09:37 PM
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Hi,

I'm in!

I hadn't built a kit in quite a long time until recently. I built a Todd's models Diva Delta on a wim and really enjoyed the experience. I don't have time for anything complicated, but I 'm looking forward to another build.

Can anyone out there post a link here on how to attach digital pictures to a post in a thread? If I'm gonna build it, you guys are gonna get to see it!

Any one care to share what they are going to build?

Mickydee
Great! Glad to hear it. I updated post #3 with everyone that said they would be interested in building a plane. Let me know if that if that does not ring true.

I am not sure what I am going to build. I have been wanting to build an Astro-Hog for a really long time. I might go that route.

Thanks,

Frank
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 09:56 PM
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FWIW dept.

For an easy first build it's hard to beat the MM EZ Scout.
It has a foam and balsa wing, hard to go wrong.
http://www.mountainmodels.com/produc...roducts_id=544

I built one as an aileron trainer and covered it with packing tape/wing tape.(blue & white)

Just built another as a schoolyard flyer, covered the plane and just painted the ailerons and tail feathers.
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 07:56 AM
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It might be cheating if I were to do this,but I started on this plane in about 2005. http://www.parkscalemodels.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=6 Thanks for the reminder IWC
I put it on the back burner,and all but forgot about it. I bought one of the very first kits. There were guys putting this together in a very short time. But it was taking me forever. It's not for beginners. There were at least 5 500 post build threads about it back in the 'good old days" http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=390868 I have the wings roughed in and have a way to go on the fuse. Cheating ,or not, I think it will be my "project". Because this thread is what reminded me of it. And it will really be like starting over,because i don't remember where I left off. And I really do need to "git-R-done"
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 12:55 PM
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Gentlemen,

I put a list of required tools together. See if this makes sense to you and if I need to add anything else: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1691768

Thanks,

Frank
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 03:42 AM
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Please let me know what you guys will be building and I'll add it to post #3.

We have 10 people participating so far in the clinic not counting myself. That's pretty good! I wonder if we can get 25 by Sep 29?

Thanks,

Frank
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FWIW dept.

For an easy first build it's hard to beat the MM EZ Scout.
It has a foam and balsa wing, hard to go wrong.
http://www.mountainmodels.com/produc...roducts_id=544

I built one as an aileron trainer and covered it with packing tape/wing tape.(blue & white)

Just built another as a schoolyard flyer, covered the plane and just painted the ailerons and tail feathers.
Because the wing is where most beginners will make mistakes the MM EZ series is the best of both worlds. A foam wing to lessen the chance of mistakes yet still a balsa build with the fuse and tail feathers. I have the EZ Cub and the EZ Sport. Easy to build and boy do they fly! I've never flown the Cub really hard but the EZ Sport I've beaten to death. Very good low speed yet will rip up the skies at full throttle. Easy to grow in to and great aileron trainers. They're well priced kits with a USABLE hardware package. Cheap to outfit as well.

I have a spare wing kit. I'd be willing to buy a fuse kit to join in the build clinic. While I'm not a newbie and I don't really need any more planes I think a slow paced build that may help beginners would be fun. I do have other kits laying around but the EZ series is what I would recommend to a first time builder. Of course an all balsa build would bring an MM SwitchBack Sport nod.

Joe
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