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john stones 101/10/2016 18:35:04
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Well then what do the masses think ? i enjoyed last years you up for one ?

John

Rosco02/10/2016 00:20:29
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I might possibly be?....................smiley

Glyn4402/10/2016 07:16:37
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Looking forward to the choices and hoping the winning model tickles my fancy

Martyn K03/10/2016 09:24:34
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Always a strong possibility here. It all depends on the choice of model though and is something bit enough that I can actually see.

I already have a 5 year build plan, what's another model in that lot..?

Martyn

Bob Cotsford03/10/2016 09:36:36
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I too have my winter builds planned, so unless the theme is WW1 fighters I'll go my own way with my BUSA kit Bristol M1 - I'm out teeth 2

Martyn K03/10/2016 11:15:40
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+1 For WW1 fighters. That I would like to do..

A mini dawn patrol for GA 2017.. Sounds like great fun

Jon - Laser Engines03/10/2016 11:30:02
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i have a BUSA 1/6 pup that i could build as a stablemate for my Flair Nieuport 17 but i dont have the space. Dont make me build another model!

Fats Flyer03/10/2016 12:08:46
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A nice early biplane would be great .

Martyn K03/10/2016 13:24:37
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1/8 to 1/6 scale (or thereabouts) gives a nice sized model about 40-60" span and with easy i.c.or electric options. Lots of kit and plan options to choose from.

If we do something like this then my thoughts would be a 'preferred plan' and a free for all.

Geoff Sleath03/10/2016 14:10:11
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How about a DB Cirrus Moth? I already have the kit devil

Geoff

Jon - Laser Engines03/10/2016 15:20:44
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Posted by Geoff Sleath on 03/10/2016 14:10:11:

How about a DB Cirrus Moth? I already have the kit devil

Geoff

Stop! i want one of these as well

kc03/10/2016 15:55:22
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All the experienced builders who have replied so far have different models in mind!   However for the Mass Build perhaps it's better to choose a simple model that would suit first time builders and yet be a useful addition to anybodys hanger. Something that makes it worthwhile for the experts to build to show the way yet easy enough for first timers. Something from a plan - preferably an RCME plan or some online plan that we can print out ourselves.

Martyn K showed a fun fly design in course of construction last week and that is the sort of model we might consider. But it needs to be a design already proven ( Martyn's Kanga is still at the design & build stage I think ) I cannot actually think of an RCME design of fun fly that is really simple to build but there is the Swizzle Stick from RCMW.

Edited By kc on 03/10/2016 15:56:41

Fats Flyer03/10/2016 16:07:26
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How about 2 builds.....

One for novices

one for mid to experienced builders.

Can't see why not.

Martyn K03/10/2016 16:12:27
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That's always the case kc. We can NEVER agree to agree laugh

Sparks03/10/2016 16:44:31
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Blimey, is that time already, I've only just finished my Mini Jazz!

kc03/10/2016 17:26:14
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Because the experienced builders will never all agree on what they want to build perhaps we should be thinking " what design would be simple enough for newcomers yet still interesting and useful enough to get some experts involved"

A fun fly design would seem to satisfy both aspects.

john stones 103/10/2016 19:32:18
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I'm easy to please, what gets built isn't important for me, sumat to do and a bit of banter n jobs a good un smiley

Steven Shaw03/10/2016 23:10:57
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I am quite new to plan building and am just finishing off Max Z’s “Wiggo” free plan from the July, 2015 magazine. Other than gluing in the finished wing it has been a real fun project. I think any beginner could learn a lot while putting this one together.

Piers Bowlan04/10/2016 07:03:13
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Wiggo would be popular, many must have been completed already. Not really a beginners model from a flying perspective perhaps?

The Basic 3D by Mike Keay might be popular, it was a free plan a few years ago so there is a build article somewhere. I remember from the article that you could build it in either two spans, the longer one made a great  trainer with its low wing loading and thick section. The short span one with high rates made a good introduction to 3D flying. It looked like a quick build, even quicker if you bought the CNC set of parts. It's been on my 'must build' list for a while.

Edited By Piers Bowlan on 04/10/2016 07:05:03

Glyn4404/10/2016 09:56:22
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Piers,

I am just moving on from novice flyer and have built two Wiggos for myself, I found it a delight to fly, no nasty vices at all. Not sure I want to build another for the winter build. I fancy a biplane as I have never built one. I have a Wots Wot and it flies beautifully.

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