|john stones 1||30/08/2018 23:59:54|
10605 forum posts
Wings without a doubt, no idea why.
Maidens...I love em, it's the whole point of the build, otherwise why fit it out with gubbins ?
|2727 forum posts|
One thing I learned early on is that especially with plan builds is never to put off a difficult part of the job until later - solve the issue when you encounter it, otherwise you'll finish up with half a dozen 'difficult' bits at the end of the job.
|Don Fry||31/08/2018 09:25:14|
3955 forum posts
I enjoy the procrastination bit of the problems, where ideas are turned over in yer head. Fine way to waste time.
|Martin Harris||31/08/2018 09:36:25|
8805 forum posts
I'm a fuselages man and voted for that as my choice - wing building is a necessary evil in my opinion, but I also get a great sense of achievement from the myriad of problem solving opportunities throughout a build. I plan my radio and other equipment installations right from the earliest stages to try to avoid difficulties later.
The maiden is the most eagerly anticipated point of the process and the main driving factor of any build.
|Tim Ballinger||31/08/2018 09:59:14|
545 forum posts
I just get addicted as soon as an idea starts to come into my head. After that I am obsessive and can not leave it alone until it is finished. Love it all especially the ‘bench flying’ .
|Brian Cooper||31/08/2018 09:59:29|
446 forum posts
I quite like building, but the best part is taking them out to fly. . . I can't wait.
|Colin Carpenter||31/08/2018 11:37:07|
|556 forum posts|
None ! That’s what the nice Chinese are for !!!😂😂😂😂Colin
|Bob Cotsford||31/08/2018 12:01:00|
7984 forum posts
Martin, I'm just a poor pensioner or I'd take you up on that! I have a 63" Lavockin sitting there in it's brown paper wrapping begging for a coat of paint, I've put it on the back-burner in favour of some ARTFs and refurbs.
|Danny Fenton||31/08/2018 13:42:08|
9109 forum posts
It appears I am odd, I like the covering, painting and detailing I wonder if there is a local therapy group.....
|The Wright Stuff||31/08/2018 15:59:14|
1381 forum posts
I put 'building the fuselage'. I usually like building the first wing too, but the novelty sometimes wears off before completing the second...
|John Stainforth||31/08/2018 23:04:31|
|310 forum posts|
I prefer the fuselage, simply because there is only one of them. For all the other parts - wings, ailerons, tailplanes, elevators, floats, there are two of them and the construction of the second tends to get a little tedious.
|john stones 1||31/08/2018 23:11:08|
10605 forum posts
Yes Danny, I believe it starts in October.
Edited By john stones 1 on 31/08/2018 23:11:28
|Piers Bowlan||01/09/2018 07:08:01|
1871 forum posts
It may start in October but Danny is beyond help!
Personally I am a 'Wing' man and even stranger, I love cutting out the ribs. Am I the only one?
Edited By Piers Bowlan on 01/09/2018 07:10:41
|Rich too||01/09/2018 08:15:00|
3033 forum posts
Great advice, but no fun and very difficult to follow
|J D 8||01/09/2018 08:19:02|
1264 forum posts
I am at the other end of the scale Piers and hate cutting out ribs, you might be the only one.
I like old time models and am just starting a Veron Cardinal but it is a modern kit with all laser cut parts. John.
1253 forum posts
It's been a long time since I last built a traditional balsa kit, but I'd put it equally between the research part, as I always really enjoy that bit, and the covering. Not so much the painting, but on kit builds I find tissue and dope, or even film covering to be very calming and theraputic. Even though the results are not perfect I do enjoy that bit. The main construction of the airframe is just a means of getting there and the sanding is a chore, made worse by the need to wear a mask.
1253 forum posts
Yes, the detailing is great - what I call Blue Peter modelling, fashioning little bits and pieces from scrap items found around the home. I'm a sucker for cockpit detail which never gets seen again. Love seeing your detailing tips in the column Danny - keep up the good work.
|Former Member||01/09/2018 09:25:59|
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|Dave Hess||01/09/2018 11:19:45|
|303 forum posts|
Where's carving the propeller.I used to do that when I was 11 years old on the rubber-powered planes of the day. There's nothing more satisfying than starting with a block of balsa and ending up with a beautifully shaped propeller. does anybody still do that?
|Graham Ashby (Editor)||05/09/2018 00:07:08|
108 forum posts
I'd have to say all of it. My biggest problem is getting sidetracked, going off on a tangent and struggling to get back. Keeping my existing fleet airworthy is sometimes challenge enough and usually provides the perfect reason to avoid a nasty job. What is it they say? "Never put off till tomorrow, that which you can do the day after" ...Seems perfectly reasonable...
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