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Oct 11, 2012, 09:06 PM
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It's 5:12 AM central on 10/12/2012. The vote is now 97 for a new thread, 10 against. Is that good enough to get the new forum started? I sure hope so!
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Oct 11, 2012, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by AndyKunz View Post
Your understanding is correct.

"Scratch" means "zip" or "nothing." You have an idea, and maybe a 3-view if scale. You make the plans and go from there.

"Plans' means somebody else drew them but you selected and printed and cut out the wood.

"Kit" means you're building to somebody else's plans and they selected the wood. They may have printed the parts on the wood, and perhaps even cut the parts for you.

Within kits there are "short kits" (they provide the cut parts, you provide the sticks and sheets) and "full kits" (they provide the sticks and sheets too).

Then you have ARC's (almost ready to cover) and then ARFs.

Finally you have RTF's.

So what do you have when you buy somebody else's design that he built but sold to you ready to fly??

Answer: Too much money!

Andy
Are these definitions important enough that they have been written in blood at some strategic, centrally located, model airplane shrine? Do I have to live my life by these definitions? Is it that important?
Oct 12, 2012, 11:26 AM
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No shrine needed, I just worked off dictionary definitions:

See item 32 for "scratch" - http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/scratch?s=b

See items 4 & 5 for "plans" - http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/plans?s=t

See number 4 for "kit" - http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/kit?s=t

Now, if you don't like those definitions, you can just make up your own language. If you read magazines for real builders such as Flying Models, you will find the same terms used in the same manner. Not always consistently, but consistently-enough.

Andy
Oct 12, 2012, 01:06 PM
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Congrats all you balsa builders we did it! Over 90% vote says a lot.

Robert
Oct 12, 2012, 01:52 PM
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Excellent. Let the wood fly.
Oct 12, 2012, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by jcstalls View Post
Excellent. Let the wood fly.
That sounds like an edict from Heaven "LET THE WOOD FLY!"lol
I'm all for that.

I'm perusing the 12' Telemaster plans-prolly gonna be building with a couple of other guys over the winter.
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Oct 12, 2012, 02:22 PM
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Jim--will you post a link, here, once the forum is up and running?
Oct 12, 2012, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by kingconsulting View Post
Congrats all you balsa builders we did it! Over 90% vote says a lot.

Robert
I've never seen that percetage of of Yes vote. That indeed says a ton!

Congrats to those involved in making this happen.

Frank
Oct 12, 2012, 02:32 PM
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I have submitted a request for the forum section to be created and I will post back with a link when it is done. Thanks!
Oct 12, 2012, 03:22 PM
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My 20% Zlin 526 build will go here. It is a plans, short kit, scratch build

It is not a LONG KIT, ARC, ARF, or RTF. I hope it qualifies

Ken
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Oct 12, 2012, 03:37 PM
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I've changed my mind-I'm going to finish the 1/3 scale Super Cub that was highly modified into a mid wing aerobatic aircraft. -Scaled up plans built.

I'm Ready !
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Oct 12, 2012, 03:49 PM
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Marathon.


Thanks to all the interested people who overwhelmingly voted for this new forum.

A special thanks to RCTrainerplane for presenting the idea,and to Muroc flyer for running with it,when I could only crawl.

So many guys formed the nucleous during the discussions,that we're ready to go....Turn us loose.!
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Oct 13, 2012, 10:43 AM
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We got a couple dozen build clinic threads that can go in the new forum right now as soon as it is up and running.

Nice work gentlemen. I'm sure this new forum will be very beneficial for RCG users and I am glad to see a forum dedicated to building model airplanes. This has been a long time coming. I have seen this tried many times in my seven years here and this is the first successful attempt to date. Good to know that building model airplanes is still a viable aspect of our sport.

Frank
Oct 13, 2012, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Murocflyer View Post
We got a couple dozen build clinic threads that can go in the new forum right now as soon as it is up and running.

Nice work gentlemen. I'm sure this new forum will be very beneficial for RCG users and I am glad to see a forum dedicated to building model airplanes. This has been a long time coming. I have seen this tried many times in my seven years here and this is the first successful attempt to date. Good to know that building model airplanes is still a viable aspect of our sport.

Frank
There are already dozens of fora dedicated to the building of model aeroplanes i, which make up the RC Groups website and there have been for many years, This is just yet another forum.

Are we really to believe that folks have been sitting on build threads and not posting them prior to the creation of this duplicate forum which essentially replicates a subset of the topic matter of The Builder's Workshop, as well as many other fora? If that is the case then it is a very sad state of affairs.
Oct 13, 2012, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by leccyflyer View Post
There are already dozens of fora dedicated to the building of model aeroplanes i, which make up the RC Groups website and there have been for many years, This is just yet another forum.

Are we really to believe that folks have been sitting on build threads and not posting them prior to the creation of this duplicate forum which essentially replicates a subset of the topic matter of The Builder's Workshop, as well as many other fora? If that is the case then it is a very sad state of affairs.
Dozens? Really? I see zero dedicated forums for building model airplanes. And before someone says there are two foam forums, this is about balsa built airplanes so that doesn't count.

Frank


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