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Old Aug 10, 2012, 02:59 PM
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I've got a MM Lucky ACE sitting waiting to be built, so I think I'll be in for this as well. I'd put myself in the basic category, since I've built two other planes.
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 05:01 PM
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Frank: I ask again, how will this work? How do we "build a plane together" over the Internet? Do we just make a big build thread with hundreds of folks posting? What did you have in mind?
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 02:33 AM
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I've got a MM Lucky ACE sitting waiting to be built, so I think I'll be in for this as well. I'd put myself in the basic category, since I've built two other planes.
Got it CU! Thanks for joining in the fun. Nice choice of an airplane as well.

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Old Aug 11, 2012, 02:39 AM
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Frank: I ask again, how will this work? How do we "build a plane together" over the Internet? Do we just make a big build thread with hundreds of folks posting? What did you have in mind?
My bad, I thought I had explained this well enough. (unless you are just pulling me leg with the above).

I have decided to host an online tutorial to teach folks how to build a model airplane. Myself and a number of experienced builders have combined our talents to teach anyone interested in learning how to build an airplane right here on RCG.

You can build whatever you want to build for this clinic and if you need some ideas let me know. I know you cannot go wrong with anything from Mountain Models or Stevens AeroModels since they make such great quality kits. I have yet to build anything from those two companies that I did not like.

For this clinic, you can be a total beginner to building model airplanes or you can even be an experienced builder, the more the merrier since the more people we get involved the more enjoyable this clinic will be. I think the idea of having a bunch of folks all building an airplane at the same time as well as teaching newcomers to this hobby will be a heck of a lot of fun and very enjoyable experience.

My thoughts are that people would start building their planes on 29 Sep and post pics (if they wish) of their build process in a seperate thread that I will start when the time comes to start building. I need to check with Jim to see where the thread should go. If the "students" have questions, myself, aero104, and others will be there to answer them.

Does that answer your questions?

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Old Aug 11, 2012, 07:12 AM
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Thanks for the reply, Frank. Anything that encourages folks to build kits is a good thing. I guess I'll just wait till this thing gets underway and see how it develops. I'm usually on hand to respond to questions if I have an inkling of the answer.

I suggest that the thread(s) be broken up by category. For example: framing, covering, installing servos and linkages, power systems, setting up CG, etc.

A kit from a top-notch vendor (eg. Stevens Aero or Mountain Models) will minimize the issues that builders are likely to encounter along the way. I imagine the covering issue will engender a lot of questions and frustrations. There's a big sticky thread here on RCG that's already addressed that topic.
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 08:31 AM
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There really is no "finish date" so to speak. That will all depend on how much time one has to put into their model each week. For me, I do not have much time to spare so mine will probably be the last few to finish up.

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Iduno Frank I am very guilty of dragging my feet I am dragging my feet right now on the one I need to finish up. And I *might* be starting a new job that will really kick my butt. But I plan on participating One way or the other.
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 10:19 PM
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Kinda scanned through the thread here Frank and saw lots of interest about some nice looking kits. I figure I might have missed the topic but, what about just building from plans?

I found a set of PT-19 plans I've been chomping at the bit to build.

Course I also have a large set of B-17 plans I'd love to do, but can't afford it right now (I might start playing with it anyway. kinda like the Johnny Cash song, "One piece at a time")

Just might give me an excuse for the boss to to start on another project.
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I'm with Offtom. I want to do another plans build.

I have in some cases multiples of Mountain Models planes. I just finished up yet another Mini-Flash. I've done 9 SwitchBacks. I LOVE building Mountain Models kits but it's time for me to do a plan build again.

I've built three Eastwind Models Gemini twins from his plans. LINK I also have his plans for the Ampmeister. LINK I made the cutting templates a few years ago and have them around here somewhere. It's a pretty basic design that anyone could easily cut and build. If a plans build is OK then put me down for the Ampmeister and I'll start looking for the templates or cut out new ones if need be.

I don't think it should matter what you build whether it be a kit build, plans build or scratch build. With it all in one place the amount of knowledge shared will be invaluable. I've been doing this for a LONG time and I always seem to learn something new when I read a build thread. Looking forward to this taking off!

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Old Aug 12, 2012, 12:26 AM
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Thanks for the reply, Frank. Anything that encourages folks to build kits is a good thing. I guess I'll just wait till this thing gets underway and see how it develops. I'm usually on hand to respond to questions if I have an inkling of the answer.

I suggest that the thread(s) be broken up by category. For example: framing, covering, installing servos and linkages, power systems, setting up CG, etc.

A kit from a top-notch vendor (eg. Stevens Aero or Mountain Models) will minimize the issues that builders are likely to encounter along the way. I imagine the covering issue will engender a lot of questions and frustrations. There's a big sticky thread here on RCG that's already addressed that topic.
You are welcome rafe_b. We'll do our level best to make these threads clear and concise for our newbie builders so they will understand the guidance provided. Although we can never ever control off topic and irrelevant posts, I hope folks respect what we are trying to do here to keep that to a minimum.

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Old Aug 12, 2012, 12:30 AM
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Kinda scanned through the thread here Frank and saw lots of interest about some nice looking kits. I figure I might have missed the topic but, what about just building from plans?

I found a set of PT-19 plans I've been chomping at the bit to build.

Course I also have a large set of B-17 plans I'd love to do, but can't afford it right now (I might start playing with it anyway. kinda like the Johnny Cash song, "One piece at a time")

Just might give me an excuse for the boss to to start on another project.
Hi Tom! Glad you found us here on RCG.

Joe and Tom,

I think that is a great idea. I'd love to do a clinic on building from plans. I think that would be an excellent follow up to this clinic. I have been meaning to build a Sig Somethin' Extra from plans for quite some time now.

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Old Aug 12, 2012, 12:32 AM
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Iduno Frank I am very guilty of dragging my feet I am dragging my feet right now on the one I need to finish up. And I *might* be starting a new job that will really kick my butt. But I plan on participating One way or the other.
Fred
I know how that goes Fred, that's for sure. Stepping out to the garage right now to balance a prop that I needed to do this afternoon.

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Just came across this thread today and thought I would add a kit to the build. The link is http:retrorc.us.com. I tried to link it to the product page but I'm not computer literate yet. Its under radio control and the model is the e'moth under the sub title sports airplane kits. The 32" wingspan is the one.
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 01:59 AM
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Just came across this thread today and thought I would add a kit to the build. The link is http:retrorc.us.com. I tried to link it to the product page but I'm not computer literate yet. Its under radio control and the model is the e'moth under the sub title sports airplane kits. The 32" wingspan is the one.
Here you go. Just copy and paste the URL in your post.

http://retrorc.us.com/retroemoth-1-2.aspx

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Just came across this Astro-Hog. http://store.laser-design-services.c...roducts_id=176

I have been looking for something like this for a long time.

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subbed possible 3D balsa kit comin up

Skill level builder- Master ?
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