View Poll Results: How Many Models Do You Own?
1 to 10 18 12.24%
11 to 20 60 40.82%
21 to 30 27 18.37%
More than 30 42 28.57%
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Dec 31, 2019, 05:35 PM
Team Futaba
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How Many Planes/Helicopters Do You Own??

Let's get some data. Simple question. How many models do you have?
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Dec 31, 2019, 05:51 PM
R/C Addict for Life!!
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More than 30 flyable, and kits for 20+ more. That was my retirement plan........ just one year into it and now this crapola. Sweet��
Dec 31, 2019, 05:53 PM
BFMA #13, aka Rogue 13
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yeah, someone needs to include this data in their response to the nprm, and data on how many models we each use per "ground station"
give them an idea just what they are actually dealing with.
Dec 31, 2019, 06:00 PM
Team Futaba
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Originally Posted by mongo
yeah, someone needs to include this data in their response to the nprm, and data on how many models we each use per "ground station"
give them an idea just what they are actually dealing with.
That was my intent.
Dec 31, 2019, 07:35 PM
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Hmm. Flyable I have 7 above the 0.55lb threshold, plus 4 toy-grade. Three not flyable.
Dec 31, 2019, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by mongo
yeah, someone needs to include this data in their response to the nprm, and data on how many models we each use per "ground station"
give them an idea just what they are actually dealing with.
Done and done.
Dec 31, 2019, 08:42 PM
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80ish RTF
Dec 31, 2019, 08:46 PM
If it flies, I can crash it.
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There should be a "too many" choice. I've got about 75 models in my newest radio, and probably better than a dozen more I haven't flown since I got the new radio, so I haven't moved them over yet.
Dec 31, 2019, 08:57 PM
I’m not telling just in case the feds are watching!!!!
Dec 31, 2019, 09:14 PM
Registered User
This poll will provide great data for a comment that I am developing - thanks guys - keep it coming.

Jim Davet
Dec 31, 2019, 09:21 PM
1Corinthians 13:1-8
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this is an inventory I did back in May 2019
it is buried in my blog
so here is a cut and past of my RC stuff for info for this poll

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I decided to go through all of my gliders and do a full inventory and record the wingspan and all up weight & figure out my Operational Readiness

1. P-51 Red & Silver foam 66 inches 65 ounces
2. P-51 Old Blue foam 66 inches 75 ounces
3. P-51 Green & Silver foam 66 inches 84 ounces
4. LEG P-40 foam 60 inches 70 ounces
5. LEG Airacobra foam 48 inches 34 ounces
6. LEG ME-109 foam 48 inches 36 ounces
7. Focke-Wolf FW-190 foam 33 inches 11 ounces
8. P-47 foam 41 inches 23 ounces

9. ME-109 glass 48 inches 27 ounces
10. DC-10 glass 61 inches 65 ounces
11. P-40 glass 56 inches 64 ounces
12. Zero glass 52 inches 42 ounces
13. Big BD-5 glass 48 inches 47 ounces
14. Small BD-5 glass 44 inches 18 ounces
15. P-51 glass TFLG fuse 48 inches 47 ounces
16. Small Tucano glass 46 inches 48 ounces
17. Big Tucano glass 54 inches 56 ounces (((needs a new wing)))
18. Spitfire glass 44 inches 44 ounces
19. P-51 glass Dutchy fuse 49 inches 42 ounces (((needs to be maidened)))

20. Weasel Evo foam 35 inches 24 ounces
21. Weasel Trek foam 35 inches 10 ounces
22. Ahi foam 47 inches 18 ounces
23. Libelle foam 47 inches 10 ounces
24. Alula foam 35 inches 6 ounces
25. Le Fish foam 65 inches 30 ounces
26. KA-8 foam 88 inches 31 ounces
27. Fox foam 65 inches 15 ounces
28. Hobie Hawk Purple 98 inches 42 ounces
29. Hobie Hawk Orange 98 inches 41 ounces
30. Hill Racer glass 42 inches 19 ounces
31. Mamba Combat Wing foam 48 inches 22 ounces
32. Easy Glider foam 71 inches 29 ounces
33. ASW-28 foam 63 inches 38 ounces --my only motorized glider--

34. Xplorer2 3.8 meter 149 inches 60 ounces
35. Trinity 3.3 meter 129 inches 98 ounces
36. Trinity 3 meter 118 inches (((need to finish building)))
37. Aris HN 3 meter 118 inches 83 ounces
38. Wizard 2x Compact 2.5 meter 98 inches 70 ounces
39. Erwin 5 2 meter 80 inches 60 ounces
40. Opus 2 meter glass 75 inches 52 ounces
41. Opus 2 meter carbon 75 inches 54 ounces (((needs new battery)))
42. Opus 2 meter carbon 75 inches 62 ounces (((needs new battery)))
43. Carbon Bird Blue 59 inches 32 ounces
44. Carbon Bird Yellow 59 inches 31 ounces
45. Ventus 2c scale ship 3 meter 118 inches 54 ounces
46. Carbon Jester 60 inch 26 ounces

All are flight ready unless stated otherwise by ((())).

And this is what I have unbuilt still new in box.

Windrider Fox foam glider
LEG P-51 60 inch foam glider
DAW Schweizer 1-26 foam glider
2 Dreamflight Ahi foam gliders

I have gotten out of all electric power park flyer airplanes. I only fly gliders now. And drones some, but not as much as gliders

46 in current fleet. All flyable other than a couple of listed that need repairs or need to maiden. . And 5 new in box. So 51 total RC gliders.

All aircraft are in my Spektrum DX18 and all are backed up to an external hard drive.

Rather than buying new airplanes what I’m trying to do is just make sure everything I do have is ready to fly.
In other words (in military terms ) I’m working on my “operational readiness”! Operational Readiness is defined by the Department of Defense (DOD) as “The capability of a unit/formation, ship, weapon system, or equipment to perform the missions or functions for which it is organized or designed.”

So right now I have 41 ready to fly out of the 46 in current fleet not counting New In Box I don't know if I should count New In Box because some of those are just backups. So they will not be built unless I destroy the one they back up.

take 41 divided by 46 = 89% Operational Readiness
or if we consider everything
take 41 divided by 51 = 80%

My end goal is to be at 100% Operational Readiness.
I know that is a elusive number.
And even if I get the fleet to 100% it’s unlikely it will stay at 100% for very long. maintenance issues will come up that take a aircraft out of service now and then, or a crash that will need repairs will also take a aircraft out or service until repairs are made
But staying in the high 90s should be doable.

I am also a Drone pilot
as far as drones I have
1. DJI F-450 quad
2. Phantom1
3. Phantom2
4. Phantom3Advanced
5. Phantom4Pro
6. Mavic1Pro
7. Mavic2Pro
8. Inspire1Pro with X5Raw
9. Inspire2 with X5S
all flight ready

I used to have 2 more F450 and 3 of the F550 and a P2Vision and P2Vision+ and a Mavic Air but I gave those away, except for the Mavic Air that I returned because of a bad camera.

And then for both the gliders and drones I have more spare parts and accessories than I care to inventory. But I should for insurance purposes.

Grand total 60

So yeah, I have some skin in the game!

Last edited by DWA; Dec 31, 2019 at 09:33 PM.
Dec 31, 2019, 09:21 PM
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I usually keep between 4-5 models ready to fly at all times and sometimes may have a few
others in need of repair.
Dec 31, 2019, 10:05 PM
1Corinthians 13:1-8
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Originally Posted by jiggiba
80ish RTF
Imagine us trying to get individual serial numbers and remote ID systems in all of our aircraft!
Dec 31, 2019, 10:13 PM
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24 total fixed wing from park flyers to turbine jets. Zero "drones".

Jan 01, 2020, 01:23 AM
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4 flyable, 3 in the works.

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