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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:13 PM
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I've got 35+ planes, what's my next one


Alright, I've finished building my last one and now itching to get another one, but I can't seem to put my thumb on the next one.

I do have 1 more in a box; but it's like a 118" flying wing...and it's a kit, so I'm reluctant to build that one.

Pls suggest some...

I'm thinking something balsa, something BIG (~70"), something that can do 50mph, something that looks nice and makes people's jaw drop....

i've already got a 73", 63" cub
55" P40
stryker
79" sailplane

thanks much
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:43 PM
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Do a B-52 with 8 ducted fans......That should keep you busy for a while!
Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:07 PM
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Alright, I've finished building my last one and now itching to get another one, but I can't seem to put my thumb on the next one.

I do have 1 more in a box; but it's like a 118" flying wing...and it's a kit, so I'm reluctant to build that one.

Pls suggest some...

I'm thinking something balsa, something BIG (~70"), something that can do 50mph, something that looks nice and makes people's jaw drop....

i've already got a 73", 63" cub
55" P40
stryker
79" sailplane

thanks much
you have way to many ! Sell me one or two that can be shipped then ill have 14 and youll have more room
Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:42 PM
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Build the kit. It may slow you down some and help you control your addiction. It did me. John
Old Jan 31, 2013, 02:56 AM
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Well you said big but you didn't say cheap... As far as I know these are still available: http://www.srbatteries.com/eindeckr.htm
Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:31 AM
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Try a 1:1 Wright Flyer.
It'll present some original challenges in converting bicycles into flying machines.
Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:25 PM
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118" Flying wing? I am very intrigued...
Old Jan 31, 2013, 01:28 PM
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118" Flying wing? I am very intrigued...
Sorry; it's been such a long time since I've looked at it. Last time I pulled it out was to take a pix. anyhow, I lied, it's 100"

https://static.rcgroups.net/forums/a...2-P4189866.jpg


I can't even remember how long I've had this thing...must be at least 5+ years, and the fellow that gave it to me must of had it for 10+
Old Jan 31, 2013, 02:24 PM
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Have you been watching You Tube videos, it takes a lot to make jaws drop.If you have bought and "assembled" 35 mostly foamie ARF's, no wonder you are getting a little bored. Sugggest you spend some time on the other forums including Scale Electric Planes and get a clearer idea of what you want to actually build based on your building experience, budget, availability of work space, and tools. If you are not a veteran builder, suggest you start with something easier and learn basics of building, selection and mounting of motors, speed controls, battery packs, and RC gear, soldering, servo linkage, tip-washout, covering and finishing, dealing with warps, final CG etc., setup, maiden and trim flights. Take a look at "Pat's Custom Models" and "Mountain Models/Laser Arts" scale and sport models.
Old Jan 31, 2013, 02:48 PM
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Only 35 planes ?

By the end of the year I should have 365





Ok, so my son gave me a 'fold a paper plane a day' calendar.
Old Jan 31, 2013, 03:00 PM
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 03:06 PM
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Have you been watching You Tube videos, it takes a lot to make jaws drop.If you have bought and "assembled" 35 mostly foamie ARF's, no wonder you are getting a little bored. Sugggest you spend some time on the other forums including Scale Electric Planes and get a clearer idea of what you want to actually build based on your building experience, budget, availability of work space, and tools. If you are not a veteran builder, suggest you start with something easier and learn basics of building, selection and mounting of motors, speed controls, battery packs, and RC gear, soldering, servo linkage, tip-washout, covering and finishing, dealing with warps, final CG etc., setup, maiden and trim flights. Take a look at "Pat's Custom Models" and "Mountain Models/Laser Arts" scale and sport models.
Actually with the exception of the FMS P40, most of my planes are woodies, anywhere from 18" to 70"+; but yes they've been all ARF.

Not really a newbie on electronic selection, mounting motors etc; but would be a newbie when it comes to building from a kit.

maybe a small kit might be the next new thing for me to do.
Old Jan 31, 2013, 03:07 PM
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Scratch build an airplane. Go find some balsa trees and go from there. Should keep you busy for a while.
Old Jan 31, 2013, 03:09 PM
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Actually with the exception of the FMS P40, most of my planes are woodies, anywhere from 18" to 70"+; but yes they've been all ARF.

Not really a newbie on electronic selection, mounting motors etc; but would be a newbie when it comes to building from a kit.

maybe a small kit might be the next new thing for me to do.
if you want to enjoy building and appreciate fine engineering and don't mind park size, Stevens Aero and Mountain Models kits are just a joy to put together, and the 5 I've built so far have all flown great.
Old Jan 31, 2013, 03:12 PM
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