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kevin b22/09/2018 16:54:05
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Ok. So you have managed to perfect the art of hitting the ground without damaging anything (generally). So what is next ?

Most of us enjoy all aspects of the hobby. Building, flying, socialising etc. Some prefer specific parts of the hobby. Where do you go from here ? What do you want to achieve from your hobby ?

Let's go back to the beginning. You are reasonably competent flying your trainer, but you have ambition. Is it flying more complicated models ? That is fine as there are a whole stack of readily available off the shelf models you can buy as your ability improves. This is ok if flying is what it's all about.

Many of you have the dream. "I want to build and fly a Sp****** (not me!)". If you are one those then you will need to start somewhere.

So my question is. Where do you want to start ? You realise there is a learning curve, but what are your thoughts and questions as a new builder ?

There are many of us on the forum who have and would like to share there experience when it comes to model building, but we need you to ask questions. As they say the only stupid question is the one you don't ask.

For the last few years the forum has run a "mass build" thread, particularly aimed at new builders. However there is currently a discussion going on as to its future.

So I am asking you as newbies, what would you like to build ? I don't mean a specific model. just what type of model. High wing, low wing, vintage, sport, scale...…… ? The list goes on.

Let's get the ball rolling !

Kevinb

Edited By kevin b on 22/09/2018 16:54:19

Stephen Smith 1422/09/2018 18:34:58
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I would like to build a red plane, because red's the fastest colour.

Keith Evans 322/09/2018 18:47:49
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A low wing trainer with mild aerobatic performance .Along the lines of Tony ' s high wing trainer, SKY 40 , published a few years back and now available from SLEC as a kit .SKY is still the model I start the year off flying again .

Mark Woodroffe24/09/2018 19:35:10
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I still love my twin boom pusher plane and I'm looking to rebuild it entirely of correx. Fuse and rear stab are currently correx but really want the same durability with the wings. Made a few dummy sections to experiment and I reckon I've got a plan.

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