|Beth Ashby Moderator||30/08/2018 17:39:07|
261 forum posts
Thanks to Kevin for this new poll idea.
Which part of building do you enjoy the most? Discuss below!
|Phil 9||30/08/2018 18:14:21|
4278 forum posts
best part is the maiden
|Kevin Fairgrieve||30/08/2018 18:16:22|
1566 forum posts
All of it.
Some bits more than others but I do like to research, build and fly.
708 forum posts
definitely not wings,that said im just finishing off my 1/4 scale pup but it did get postponed for a while because of the wings.
|Tom Sharp 2||30/08/2018 18:32:38|
3313 forum posts
As I voted, let some one else do it.
|Kevin 216||30/08/2018 18:59:32|
190 forum posts
Difficult to chose one as I enjoy most of those activities listed - with the exception of covering!
826 forum posts
Starting a project.
|5820 forum posts|
Starting a new model is the exciting bit.
|Bob Cotsford||30/08/2018 20:08:08|
7732 forum posts
The covering stage is enough to put me right off self-builds lately though I do still enjoy the rush of enthusiasm that comes from starting a new project. Finishing it - not so much.
|McG 6969||30/08/2018 20:39:37|
2434 forum posts
If I may add a comment here.
There are so many different 'parts' involved to finally get a model together, that making a 'single' choice can be quite difficult to many of us.
Hence, why not having this kind of poll with a 'multiple-choice' allowance ???
Simples & more efficient, me thinks.
|Martin McIntosh||30/08/2018 20:48:04|
2741 forum posts
Bob, I find covering the easy bit. Film, glassing, tissue etc which I am willing to do but at a price--------!
|Geoff Sleath||30/08/2018 20:51:07|
3202 forum posts
That's the worst part. It's the second flight that's the best - provided it follows the first in short order without extensive rebuild.
I like building the fuselage best because I'm usually having to adapt it to electric power from liquid fuel which involves a bit of thought and design. I find wings a bit stressful because they are so critical to a successful outcome and they are all very similar. A bit odd, really because I like bi-planes.
|Peter Miller||30/08/2018 21:06:11|
9743 forum posts
All of it when I think about it, although I did not really enjoy applying almost 80 capstrips to the wings of my MAK 15 MP.
One thing that I have learned over the years. ONLY WORK ON ONE MODEL UNTIL IT IS FINISHED or they will NEVER be completed.
|Frank Skilbeck||30/08/2018 21:07:21|
4311 forum posts
Covering and painting is the bit I like the least, maybe we should have another poll on what you like the least
Edited By Frank Skilbeck on 30/08/2018 21:07:52
|David Davis||30/08/2018 21:54:56|
3252 forum posts
I have voted for the fuselage because I have always started with the fuselage then the wings, then the tailsurfaces. The tailplanes do not take very long and when I get to that stage I know that I do not have long to go until I have finished the basic construction.
I enjoy covering too, covering up my mistakes! I hate painting because I cannot paint accurately enough to decorate a model properly.
|Percy Verance||30/08/2018 22:01:12|
7573 forum posts
I prefer building the fuselage too, because fuselages are often what characterises the model and makes it what it is. I usually see the wings as incidental, although they must of course be built accurately, as must the tail components.
The most time consuming part (or does it just seem that way?) is the fiddly fitting out part. Installing pushrods/snakes, control horns, servo trays etc.......
|Nigel R||30/08/2018 22:28:25|
2483 forum posts
|All of it. Some bits more than others just as Kevin f says. |
I'm with Mr Miller on the multiple projects. Get the current one done before starting the next!
|Martin McIntosh||30/08/2018 22:37:20|
2741 forum posts
I find it best to get the boring wings out of the way first. You will need them anyway to get the fuselage wing seat just right and to check the alignment and incidences.
|Geoff Sleath||30/08/2018 23:27:35|
3202 forum posts
Me too, Martin. It's like saving the best bit of a meal 'til last and eating the stuff you like least (but is good for you) last Get the wings done then it's all lovely.
|Tim Hooper||30/08/2018 23:34:37|
2851 forum posts
Concur on that, Pete!
My favourite stage is the mental scheming, planning and plotting. The actual build is nearly incidental!
Worst stage? The endless fannying about getting all the details sorted. takes far longer than it should.
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