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So you have everything you need as an aeromodeller BUT ?

If you had 1000 or more suddenly available,what would you buy?

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Myron Beaumont15/06/2012 23:51:09
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Fully equiped workshops /own flying field luckily ('er indoors's actually) /several Tx& Rx combos finally after scrimping and scraping for many years.

I'm not really into electrics that much (two planes & lipo charger wattmeter etc) but have just about the complete range of aircraft from trainer to aerobatics & recently scale &/or semi-scale powered by engines the biggest span being 64" . So what should I buy ?.I like building from traditional materials,in fact it's all I've ever done but would not exclude an ARTF especially if Seagull made it (I have one ARTF & it's an Extra 300s with an Irvine 53 up front ). Any suggestions please that might push me into another dimension so to speak ?. Open to any suggestions

bouncebounce crunch16/06/2012 05:34:05
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G'day Myron, sounds like you need a couple of mates that, build, fly, try, laugh and carry on like young guys. A bit of building from plans if you have a workshop. Sometimes inspiration comes from a pilots history eg Who was the pilot that flew his Hawker Hunter through the Tower Bridge? he even said there was a double decker bus crossing at the same time. I'm only using this an example but famous pilots and their planes make good reading and might inspire you to research and build a range of scale models.

Cheers

Big Bandit16/06/2012 06:15:39
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Hi Myron,

How about a nice big multi engine job such as a Mossy or Lancaster.

Cheers,

Chris.

Hugh Coleman16/06/2012 07:28:52
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Well, I just bought the Lathe (one of those little Seig C2 jobbies).

So I guess the answer would be a Milling machine to match along with a rotary table and dividing head.

Or, a Hitec Aurora 9 and a bunch of Rx's... Then my spectrum gear would be on Ebay real quick.

Hugh

Allan Bennett16/06/2012 08:11:45
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A heli? A T-Rex 500e plus a few batteries and then a few crashes would consume your £1,000 quite quickly, and give you an interesting challenge. Buying as a kit might satisfy your building urge.

Ernie16/06/2012 08:23:49
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Bonjour Myron, What about a proctor WW1 kit from the USA ...they really are excellent. Especiallty the Albatros with that lovely curved fuselage

ernie

Alan Cantwell16/06/2012 08:25:06
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A HOLIDAY AT RC HOTEL,

Peter Miller16/06/2012 08:45:27
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Hi Myron.

Buy an AO size drawing board, add Compufoil to your computer and start designing. You don't even need Compufoil if you go with parallel chord wings and a TLAR wing section.

cymaz16/06/2012 22:01:04
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Fully equiped workshop.............and a damn good heater for the winter

John Olsen 117/06/2012 07:18:47
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If you are not sure what to do why not take a little break to think about it? You could go somewhere nice like Linkoping in Sweden, or Sinsheim in Germany, or any number of other places where they happen to have good aviation museums. Take a few photos and see what grabs your fancy. If you want to go further afield the Aussies have a good collection at their War memorial in Canberra.

John

Peter Miller17/06/2012 08:08:28
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Or even the Shuttleworth TRust in Bedfordshire followed by a short trip up the road to Duxford and the IMperial War Museum.

Ernie17/06/2012 08:23:11
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It has to be La Ferte allais Myron

Guess who

bouncebounce crunch17/06/2012 08:34:41
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John Olsen 1 and Peter Miller are right, The Wackett Boomerang check it out on google, Shuttleworth collection, any museum of flight that you can visit, maybe a Military airbase, the problem becomes what to leave out, or, as roald Dahl said "so much to do so little time."

Big Bandit17/06/2012 15:03:16
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Posted by Peter Miller on 17/06/2012 08:08:28:

Or even the Shuttleworth TRust in Bedfordshire followed by a short trip up the road to Duxford and the IMperial War Museum.

Spot on Peter, nothing like a trip to OW and Duxford to get the old building juices flowing, or even a trip to East Kirby, followed by a pint or two in the squadron bar at the Petwood hotel in Woodhall Spar, stay over and make it a few. Or even the Dam Busters in Scampton Village, now wheres that plan for that Lanc teeth 2.

Cheers,

Chris.

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