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Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator18/09/2011 00:22:32
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Hi Everyone,
OK, we seem to have sufficient interest to run this project so we need to get organised!
This thread is for those that wish to select their own model. (there is a parallel thread for those that wish to do a common choice of model here). When we come to the build itself we will not separate the threads like this - but for this bit it is easier if will deal with it as two separate groups.
From the voting we know that there are 28+ of you - so what we need now is for you to post your confirmation of intent to take part and to nominate the model you intend to build if you can - like me you may not have decided yet! If you do give a model please try to include a few links to details so we can all see what its like!
Please no general chat on this thread - we need to keep track of numbers and model choices. General chat on the vintage mass build can still go here
Note this is not any form of a committment - all your saying at this stage is that it is your intention to take part.
Off we go...

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 18/09/2011 00:28:34

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator18/09/2011 00:31:26
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I'll start the ball rolling - I'm in and whilke I've not finally decide what I'm going to build yet I'm very drawn by the Ben Buckle Elf
Chris Bott - Moderator18/09/2011 10:05:43
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I'm in. Mercury Matador (Ben Buckle plan) for sentimental reasons. I'm considering going smaller than standard though. Just because we can these days.
The original plan shows a huge receiver, so delicate that it's mounted on rubber bands stretched from the corners of the cabin. So smaller gear will be fine in a smaller model.
IanN18/09/2011 10:18:02
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Yes, I rather fancy this one. Like BEB, I'm also unsure what the model will be yet. Although I have a couple in mind, I also have a few old plans and plans handbooks to trawl through
Plummet18/09/2011 10:36:15
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I'm for it. Model choice as yet uncertain. I've chosen about 12 models so far.

Bob Cotsford18/09/2011 10:55:24
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I'm in with two stock kits-
LiteWorks kit for Vic Smeed's Popsie cabin job
Classic RC's kit for Vik Husak's King Altair aerobatic job
Two completely different styles of vintage model.
Schizophrenic, moi?

Alan Dorrell18/09/2011 11:25:38
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173 photos
Okay, I'm in with a BB Super 60. Alan.
Alan Gorham_18/09/2011 12:20:39
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This sounds really enjoyable. Been meaning to build another vintage model for ages, so this will be the spur I need.
Thinking of a Diamond Demon with either a DC Spitfire or Sabre at the moment...
John Laird18/09/2011 12:46:13
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I'm in with Vic Smeed's Debutante
Ben B18/09/2011 13:47:52
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I quite fancied building a "Good News" but BB only make a kit for "Great News" which might be a bit big for my hangar. So I'm still looking....
sticky fingers18/09/2011 14:13:12
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I,m definately in, I,m a bit like plummet ,loads of ideas but the super 60 hepcat and the red zephr are all options Its going to be a long cold wintter methinks
Ben B18/09/2011 15:19:25
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Oooooh. I've decided! Yey. Flair Black Magic with a 30FS (my first 4 stroke) in it.
Let's hope for some nice weather (IE non windy) for next year!
David Davis18/09/2011 17:56:52
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I'm in. Super 60.
Tom T18/09/2011 18:10:26
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(please delete this mods after an answer, LOL) Would a Sopwith Pup be vintage enough? And please may i have the link to the voting because I can't find it, sorry.
Dean18/09/2011 19:53:44
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I'm in,

Top of my list is the Ben Buckle elf (I have an unhealthy fetish for Biplanes!)

Also like the flair black magic and BB super 60.

It will be my First Biplane, my first vintage model and first go at a built up fuselage.


Big Bandit18/09/2011 20:12:36
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I'm up for it again, and hopefully can make greenacres this year. I would go for a Mercury Matador probably guided free flight with one of my old diesels and maybe an electric powered KK Bandit. Poppet or Tomboy for electric FF with a Derick Knight pro-filer, small brushless ESC and motor.
David Gilder18/09/2011 20:32:23
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Choices, choices, choices........... Not decided on a model yet but will definately be building one!!
Count me IN!!!!!!
Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator18/09/2011 20:55:32
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Posted by Tom is RC mad! on 18/09/2011 18:10:26:
(please delete this mods after an answer, LOL) Would a Sopwith Pup be vintage enough? And please may i have the link to the voting because I can't find it, sorry.
Hi Tom,
I think you've slightly misunderstood here mate.
When we say "vintage" what we mean is the model is vintage - not the prototype.
So what we are looking for is models designed before about 1965 or a recent design model but in a very "retro" style. Take a look here to see the sort of models we mean. These were among the very first types of RC model - so we're going to recreate the pioneering days of our hobby.
Re the voting - you should be able to see a panel in the left column with a heading like "The 2012 Mass Vintage Build" that's the vote!
David Davis18/09/2011 20:57:32
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Posted by Tom is RC mad! on 18/09/2011 18:10:26:
Would a Sopwith Pup be vintage enough?
It would be if the plan or kit was produced prior to 1970

leccyflyer18/09/2011 21:00:34
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I'm in - Ben Buckle Mini Super, in memory of my KK Mini Super, which never flew, over 35 years ago.

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