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Which part of building a new traditional balsa model plane do you enjoy the most?

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Q: Which part of building a new traditional balsa aeroplane do you enjoy the most?

 Research & choosing the model
 Building the fuselage
 Installing the engine and radio systems
 Building the flying surfaces
 All of it!
 None of it. I'd rather someone else did it!

Martin Harris08/01/2019 00:09:38
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Posted by David Mellor on 08/10/2018 19:07:43:

I've been following this with interest.

I haven't filled it in yet, though, because I can't get past question 3 that refers to something called an "engine" which isn't anything I'm familiar with.

The title of the thread refers to "new traditional balsa model plane", so maybe you should extend the question to "engine or motor"?

Or is it really engines only? And yes, I do build radio assist traditionally built balsa free flight models - with motors.

The category is possibly there as there's a definite pleasure in handling a shiny new engine, planning the fuel system, arranging an efficient throttle linkage, exhaust routing, cooling airflow and cowling cutting - all pleasures largely denied to the electric motorist who won't be able to look forward to experiencing the joy of coaxing their engine into life, tuning to perfection and basking in the satisfaction of a completed flight with the engine emitting gentle ticks as the metal cools in the evening sun.

Soldering 3 connectors doesn't really justify a question though.

Timo Starkloff08/01/2019 06:37:03
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All topics mentioned above have ups and downs, but the best thing during the complete build is putting all pieces together to see how the plane looks


SONNY MONKS26/01/2019 17:10:32
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All,except the maiden.

Martin Harris26/01/2019 17:37:16
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Really? The prospect of that first (hopefully of many) flight is what drives me through the repetitive bits and occasional frustrations along the way!

GrahamWh26/01/2019 17:40:05
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The maiden's the best bit!

I get bored of every stage eventually, though the fuselage is the best of those listed for me. I take too long building with long breaks on the way.

fly boy326/01/2019 19:09:40
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Have voted. If poll asked what we disliked most we may have more votes. My dislike is bending thick piano wire for u/c. LoL.

Edited By fly boy3 on 26/01/2019 19:10:21

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