What are you planning on building??
|dave parnham||10/10/2015 19:29:51|
190 forum posts
As its time to get in the shed and start building I was wondering who is planning on starting a new project from scratch, be it plan or kit build....Or is it mostly ARTF builds for the new season?
Or again is it rekindling old unfinished scale projects that have been gathering Dust at the back of the shed.
Personally ive a 1/4 D7 that's still unfinished and a DB 77inch Pup......perhaps I shouldn't have started the Albatros either.
|extra slim||10/10/2015 22:07:57|
|498 forum posts|
Just started my first plan build it's a Dan Santich original Hots...I had one dad built when I was about 11 in the early 80's...and I remember it very fondly as it taught me a lot and was great fun...it is a risk to go back in time, but with the English weather, I wanted a single piece, fly in anything, tear about machine, and nitro...hope it's as good as I remember...if I can build it!!
|Ben Kenobi||10/10/2015 22:56:55|
53 forum posts
TopFlite Cessna for me (not the ARTF one), doubt I'll finish it in one winter but who knows - not sure about some aspects of the build, still researching, many changes needed based on some build threads that I've read.
|Martin Harris||10/10/2015 23:56:38|
9502 forum posts
I've tidied and reorganised my workshop, completed a mammoth clear out and board-out of my loft which has earned me quite a few brownie points plus freed up more workshop space as I've shifted some of the long term "refurbishments" into there so once I'm home from holiday (even more brownie points) in (at the moment) a rather damp Italy, I hope to get my teeth into my Tempest plan build.
I now have a very nice nice cowling (see **LINK** for my tale of woe) courtesy of Chris Benoy of Carbon Copy, who made me a substantial and beautifully finished "proper" glass fibre moulding from my glorified yoghurt pot at a price that I really couldn't refuse!
Earlier in the year, I started the build rather unconventionally with the undercarriage legs! As many here will know, they are a rather unconventional parallel leg design which seemed suitably interesting to model, so as I'm lucky enough to own a lathe and small milling machine, I set about hacking some ali into suitable shapes. I also got as far as building the structure of the centre section where they mount so I have few excuses not to carry on on my return...
|Martin Harris||11/10/2015 01:17:59|
9502 forum posts
|Phil Winks||12/10/2015 21:10:44|
2674 forum posts
This winter I've promised myself I'll finish the luscombe silvaire, the Blohm and Voss P170 and convert my E-Pioneer to a twin so I can fit an FPV system into her with the camera in the nose where the original motor lived quite a challenge when work rears it's ugly head as things are manic there for the foreseeable future so probably no mass build for me this year
570 forum posts
I will be getting on with my 1/4 scale Tiger Moth, fuselage is pretty complete apart from detailing, no progress on wings yet.
|Jack Banner||12/10/2015 21:29:43|
332 forum posts
I have a list as long as my arm but really want to finish repairing Amy (Derek Woodward) and then I can start one of:
Crescent Bullet (to replace the one i Killed a few months ago)
38cc GeeBee Y
Cambria FW190 Funfighter
plenty to keep me going
|2699 forum posts|
|Maybe even the Be2c in 2016...|
|Daren Graham - Cambria Funfighters||13/10/2015 07:31:31|
480 forum posts
I only have one FW190 left.
|Tony Bennett||13/10/2015 08:05:12|
5082 forum posts
back on the trent meteor for me.
|Martyn K||13/10/2015 08:25:40|
5088 forum posts
I don't recognise a building season, I build all year round, but my plans for the next 6 months:
1. Complete the Aurora
2. Build a Bubble Dancer RES Thermal Soarer
3 Continue with Chippie
4 Assemble the Ionos
|Frank Skilbeck||13/10/2015 08:34:54|
4819 forum posts
1) Keith Humber Tow Rag (club build underway)
2) Wiggo (but put to one side while Towrag is built)
3) Chris Williams ASK 11, next to go on building board at home
4) Pat Teakle Vega (unstarted)
5) Mike Trew Fauvette (only had the plans for over 25 years................)
Plus finish off the CAP Jungmeister
Should keep me going
|Graeme Poke||13/10/2015 08:46:18|
180 forum posts
Staudcher, Thunder Tiger, nearly there, 2 weeks to first flight should do it. Saito 115
Zlin, Great Planes, electric
Chipmunk, scratch still going, as per Danny Fenton, Laser, probably another 2 years, (at least)!
Mick Reeves Focke Wulf, Probably a Saito
Supermarine Spiteful scratch
Followed by a massive dream list. Probably retire next year so that may help a bit!!!mmmmmm
|Bob Cotsford||13/10/2015 09:56:46|
8748 forum posts
I've finally got myself motivated to start covering the Maher's Thunderbird, but I'm still dithering over the scheme. The base pale tangerine is going on, but blue or black for the trim? Then I need some stickers, 'Chunderbird' in a nice outlined script and a few sponsor type decals? Race number 3 (Max Biaggi/Joey Dunlop) 22 (Sam Lowes) or 38 (Brad Smith) - too many decisions
I'm spoiled for choice for choice for a winter project - Sig EAA Biplane, Pica Jungmeister, TopFlite Corsair or Sea Fury, David Oxilia's DirtyBird 40, South York Model's Extra 230?
|Martyn K||13/10/2015 10:51:33|
5088 forum posts
mmm Forgot about the mass build as well.
add that to the list..
|3034 forum posts|
As the winter building season begins........................I'm decorating our living room and hallway!
However, there is the encouragement of having a Brian Taylor 69" Mk1a Spit, full kit of laser parts, cowl etc due to be delivered this week.
|Jack Banner||13/10/2015 12:59:49|
332 forum posts
|Ah, I already have it Darren. It's a 'vintage' kit from when Paul Bardoe was kitting them. It's been in a loft for a few years but is in good condition. Got a west 36 and tuned pipe for it too|
|extra slim||13/10/2015 14:05:16|
|498 forum posts|
Hey jack, a contact 140??...a pal of mine picked one up from a swap meet and we cant find anything on it anywhere, so wondered whether it was legit. It flys nicely on a Rossi 40 though.
|Steven S||13/10/2015 15:02:06|
369 forum posts
Hi – I like the old homebuilts and have just finished a scratch built Volksplane. Now I’m starting on a Woody’s Pusher **LINK** that will probably take me all winter and winters are very long here in the middle of Canada.
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