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Old Jan 14, 2013, 01:21 PM
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Final Wrap-up for the 2012 Britkit Build Off

Time to wrap up last year's Build Off and get on with the new Britplan one - join in, all welcome!

Votes in the Britkit Build Off poll were well scattered over the 24 entries, but the final results for the top three places were:

Joint 1st (6 votes each) KK Junior 112 by WarrenB: KK Sportster x 1.8 by Sundancer

Joint 2nd (4 votes each) Veron Phoenix by RFJ: KK Dandy by HarryD

3rd (3 votes) KK Senator by Froglube

Thanks to everyone who took the trouble to participate, looking at the excellent standard of the entries, everyone was a winner and I hope that all the models continue to give flying pleasure to their builders for a long time to come.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 04:56 PM
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A big vote of thanks and congratulations to Sundancer on a very enjoyable build-off.

Quite a few people, including myself have a new plane they would otherwise not have got around to building.

I flew Junior again on Sunday (sorry forgot to arrange a video) and started to explore it's very relaxed aerobatic potential. It can loop so slowly it seems to almost stop over the top ...lovely!

I'll be in for the BritPlan too, but other jobs are in the way first, so maybe a small and simple design just before the deadline.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 12:29 AM
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What a nice planes and PEOPLE around !! love the love of this people for the building and flying. Hope some of then had chidden and teach them to build.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 10:18 AM
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I can only repeat my thanks to Sundancer, Colonel Blink and all the friendly people who encouraged me back onto the path of proper building. I've had so much fun re-discovering skills from the past and learning a few new ones.
Hearty congratulations to the winners and to all who built so many lovely planes.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 11:13 AM
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Thank you George for setting up this build-off and for your patient interest in those of us that need some guidance in our modelling. Congratulations to all who took part, without you it would be meaningless. whether we got lots of votes or none matters not for we all learned something and enjoyed the interchange of views and experience.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 11:42 AM
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One more vote of thanks here, George, to you and all those who participated. I enjoyed doing it, learned a few things, and have a new model to play with.

I think the biggest benefit to me personally was probably that having made a (sort of) public commitment, I had a little extra incentive to keep focused and get the model finished. I have the bad habit of starting a model, then coming across another one that I like so much I just have to get started on it right away. The result is that I have several (too many) models in various stages of construction at any one time. The commitment and firm completion date help a lot with that.

Thanks again, and I'm looking forward to getting going on my Britplan entry. But first...
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 03:01 PM
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I would also like to add my thanks for the BritKit comp. It provided me with many evenings of good quality entertainment watching you chaps create lovely models from yesteryear and my youth during a rather stressful time for me.
I hope to be joining in on the BritPlan.

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Old Jan 15, 2013, 06:16 PM
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It's been fun watching this build-off. What a great collection of workmanship on display. You guys are an inspiration!
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 05:47 AM
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Dear Sir or Madam:

I should like to complain in the strongest possible terms about the so-called ‘BritKit Build-Off’ which has recently been part of the traffic within the RCGroups forums.

Six months ago I was quite happy with my foam model, and after two years had purchased my second model, thereby doubling the contents of my hangar. However, after allowing myself to become mixed up with the ‘wrong crowd’ hanging about on the ‘Vintage & Old Timer’ street corner, and exacerbated by the addictive properties of balsa I am now in the position where my total hangar contents is four, I have two further models on the immediate build list, and a further build list stretching into the foreseeable future. My building area (which was fine for the occasional connecting of foam pieces) is now woefully inadequate, and I keep considering annexing further space from other family members. My spend with online hobby shops (two in particular) has increased tenfold, and I am not sure how many more times Lady Blink will believe that everything she sees cost ‘about a tenner’. Furthermore, it is also only a matter of time before I lacerate myself with a cheap Turkish razor blade – or Lady Blink will do it for me. Now with the ‘BritPlan Build Off’ this situation is being perpetuated, and my loss of self-determination is sealed.

Originally my plan was to await retirement before returning to aeromodelling......... yet now I am trying to work out when I can retire to fit in the aeromodelling.

In short, you should be bloody ashamed of yourselves, every bally man jack of you!!!

Yours addictively

Lancelot Septimus Tarquin Salisbury Blink, Colonel [Discharged (dishon. - disputed)]
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 05:56 AM
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He he Colonel. To quote the infamous Sun headline - GOTCHA!!!
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 06:30 AM
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 05:37 PM
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You're welcome! :d:d:d:d:d:d:d:d:d:d
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