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Old Mar 08, 2013, 03:29 PM
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Veni Vidi Volavi
Rusty and Andy

Been there, done that both at the same time. Amazing how much blood an Exacto cut can produce!!

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Old Mar 08, 2013, 03:45 PM
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Especially if it lands in your foot!
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...Been there, done that both at the same time. Amazing how much blood an Exacto cut can produce!!
Haha, no kidding, but it's better than, if you're sitting on a stool, reflexively trapping it between your thighs.

Seriously though, waiting a week for paint to cure before decals and clear coat go on. During that time I do touchups that no one but I would ever spot, and invariably cause others, chasing them around like whack-a-mole. I just can't leave it alone. Perfection is maddeningly elusive.
Old Mar 08, 2013, 05:16 PM
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Perfection is maddeningly elusive.
"perfect is good enough"
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Old Mar 08, 2013, 05:17 PM
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Hatters gonna hat.
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The fiddly bits. General construction is quick and enjoyable. The fiddly bits are slow and tedious, albeit necessary.
Old Mar 08, 2013, 06:00 PM
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a friend once told me! John, he says, "we shoot for perfection, and we takes what we get!"
Old Mar 09, 2013, 11:01 AM
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Perfection is easy.........for others


The only time I've seen perfection is in some one else's model.!

But we DO keep trying, don't we ?
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 12:01 PM
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I enjoy the sanding. Brad builds clocks and I started helping with
the sanding. The biggest mistake people make is over sanding.
Knowing when to stop is the trick.



If you look at the left side of the face, there is a brass thing,
The Harley emblem vibrates so bad the clock has to the spring
mounted!
Old Mar 09, 2013, 01:00 PM
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I love to build. I usually have several projects going all the time. Not only planes but ships and plastics as well.
I enjoy all aspects of building. My problem is storage after the build.
Maybe someday Ill solve that problem.

BM
Old Mar 09, 2013, 01:04 PM
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I still cringe when I have to hinge the control surfaces (w/those thin hinges).
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 02:13 PM
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I hate the radio gear part as a coupe others have said. Routing the linkages,wires,fuel line. My favorite part is the wooden stuff.
My BIG problem is I sit on my butt,and read other peoples build threads. Once I get started working on them I do pretty good. But sometimes getting started gets put off till bedtime. But it IS supposed to be a hobby
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 03:58 PM
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Hinging and installing radio/engine/etc. Those are are two least favorite steps. Needless to say, I find very little to enjoy about assembling an ARF since these two steps figure greatly in the overall process. (LOL!).
Old Mar 09, 2013, 04:22 PM
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I enjoy the sanding. Brad builds clocks and I started helping with
the sanding. The biggest mistake people make is over sanding.
Knowing when to stop is the trick.



If you look at the left side of the face, there is a brass thing,
The Harley emblem vibrates so bad the clock has to the spring
mounted!
As do my non rubber mounted V twins
Old Mar 09, 2013, 05:53 PM
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For me, nose blocks and propellors. I sometimes have half a dozen models waiting for those two things.
Old Mar 09, 2013, 06:56 PM
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I enjoy all aspects of building and flying but there is one thing I never look forward to: Sanding Leading Edges!

I just can't seem to make both sides consistent.
Old Mar 12, 2013, 10:08 AM
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Worst part of building?
For me it's waiting for glue or paint to dry. Next is cleaning up balsa dust--oh hell it's cleaning up in general. Cleaning paint tools, cleaning the bench, cleaning spilled glue or paint...

Other than that, it's the times when things go wrong and ruin hours of work.

As for building itself... love it all.


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