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Gary Manuel24/09/2018 14:11:26
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Why not loosely schedule the build to help keep the blogs aligned. i.e. March = wings, April = whatever .....

Just a suggestion.

Nigel R24/09/2018 14:48:04
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I seem to take about six months for the average sport model! Small kids, limited time, etc...

I won't muddy the waters whatever happens.

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator24/09/2018 15:09:54
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Thanks Nigel, that's great.

Yeap, been there with the career ladder to climb, a lot of overseas travel, two small kids and an elderly infirm relative who was very dependent on us. It wasn't easy, so I sympathise. But you know I found the shed an escape in those days - even if only for 30mins!

BEB

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator24/09/2018 15:14:47
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Thanks Gary, we'll look at that nearer the time - could have potential.

The problem is of course that a lot of us more experienced builders are a bit stuck in our ways! Some insist it has to be fuselage first "how can you fettle the fit of the wings if you don't have the fuselage?" Others are the opposite, the wings must be done first! etc. But as an idea its certainly worth tinking about. It could be vountary "follow this suggested order if you want alongside some others" etc.

BEB

supertigrefan24/09/2018 15:28:40
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I find the posts on the topics regarding this as a reflection of what the previous generation complain about the present generation and how things have changed due to self entitlement; the attitude of, "...I want to play with your ball but only by my rules"

Shouldn't the mass build simply be a case of, "These are the rules, join in if you wish if not then keep out and let us get on with it and enjoy ourselves"?

Edited By supertigrefan on 24/09/2018 15:30:03

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator24/09/2018 16:13:56
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Er,...yeap SuperTigre. I'm not quite so blunt as you, but that is what the 2019 MB amounts to.

1. We (the mods along with the mag) select the model and we tell you what it is. There is no "second choice" you build this or you're not in the MB.

2. We (mods and mag) set the start and finish dates. Again if you don't like it, you don't have to play. But that's what it will be.

Now all this might sound a bit aggrogant - but just look at the chaos of "do whatever you like" got us into - it simply wasn't a Mass Build. So we're sort of "providing it as a complete package for you, a finished item for you guys as members" - you can buy into that package or not as you choose. But you take the whole package or none - if you want to be considered to be "doing the MB". No one's making anyone take part, no one is stopping anyone from taking part. But if you take take part you play by RCM&E's rules. Which, let's face it, aren't that dreadful!

Now there is just one complication here, what folks do in the privacy of their shed is out of our control (Oh Missus! Shades of Frankie Howard) - but we ask them not play a spoiler. If they do decide to do their own thing, and we hope that when we get down to it very few people will play outside the game because the rewards for playing inside will too great, at least don't spoil it for others.

That's the theory anyway!

BEB

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 24/09/2018 16:16:10

john stones 124/09/2018 16:22:21
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Will there be Oatcakes ? PSSA lads had em. wink

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator24/09/2018 16:26:07
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Oatcakes? Oatcakes???

Listen mate, Graham is talking Hog Roast!! I'm not joking!

BEB

supertigrefan24/09/2018 16:46:54
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Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 24/09/2018 16:13:56:

Er,...yeap SuperTigre. I'm not quite so blunt as you...….

I tend to say it as it is, it's got me on the naughty step many times but for me a spade is a spade. I have been described as a straight talker......I took that as a compliment as there's no fudging to cause confusion. wink

Good luck with the MB, I shall follow with interest to enrich my building, I may even take part in the future.

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Edited By supertigrefan on 24/09/2018 16:51:39

trebor24/09/2018 16:49:11
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Hog roast smile p I'm watching with interest.

john stones 124/09/2018 17:00:44
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I'm saying nowt. crook

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trebor24/09/2018 17:05:27
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That pigs got better nashers than me surprise

Geoff Sleath24/09/2018 17:20:31
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Posted by john stones 1 on 24/09/2018 16:22:21:

Will there be Oatcakes ? PSSA lads had em. wink

There'll be oatcakes at the Ashbourne scale day! Hog roast? Think about we vegetarians

The mass build sounds interesting even though the proposed build period coincides with what is for some of us is the 'repair season' (otherwise known as the flying season). I haven't decided on my winter build yet I have options of Hurricanes (2 kits) Ryan ST100 or continuing my DH Moth theme - a Moth Minor from Belair. So 2 builds in 2019?

Geoff

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator24/09/2018 17:54:44
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We're breeding special vegetarian Hogs!

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Sparks01/10/2018 19:44:05
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From the previous posts, an Astro Hog would be appropriate build!

Astro Hog

Low pass Pete10/10/2018 06:00:25
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Hi everyone.

I built Ballerina (MB2016) and Skywriter (MB2017). The format worked well for me I must say. I did not join the 2018 MB as the choice of models was not for me. Also Skywriter build and maiden was not until May 18 so I dragged my heals a bit. However I have 2 super models which I love flying.

Skywriter is a great size model as she stays made up and has done since 1st flight. I flew her at the Hobbyking flyin a month or so ago.

Will follow this thread with interest. I really like the idea of a meet at Buckminster.

Cheers

Peter

Martyn K10/10/2018 09:21:40
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I have done every MB except for one (Skywriter). If the model choice is right then I'll be up for this one as well. My favourite by a long way was the Ballerina - scaled up by 115%. It is still my go-to model for days at the club.

The Astro Hog would be a good choice but its not a cheap build. It is a very big wing/model. I actually built one for the vintage Mass Build many years ago but it was 'lost' after a Rx switch failure crying

ROBERT BURLACE11/10/2018 22:16:31
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I’m interested in taking part- just finishing off a 60 inch Stick, modified to be low wing and experimented with foam wing cores. Interested to see what model is chosen and what everyone manages to do with it.

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