|Colin Leighfield||04/06/2013 16:51:12|
5993 forum posts
I consistently fail to do all of the things I intend to do, almost because I tend to try and do too many! My flying time has been abysmal in the last year and through lack of practice, some of what should have been build time became repair time! However, to be fair the weather was a key factor and largely has been this year as well. However, I had some great flying yesterday and even managed no bad landings. So hopefully this year I will achieve a 50/50 split and in the meantime pray that I won't totally disgrace myself at Greenacres!
1552 forum posts
I like to think of myself as a builder first and a flyer second but reality tells me that I am a repairer most of all
76 forum posts
i dont buy a new car to smash it up so why should i go flying?
|Tim Hooper||04/06/2013 20:59:17|
2892 forum posts
Funny one, this.......
I see myself as a reasonable builder, and a less capable flier.
However, if I couldn't build anymore then I would fly ARTFs. On the other hand, if I couldn't fly at all, then I wouldn't waste my time building.
Like others have said, though, it's the mental challenges that get me through a dull day. Thinking of alternative ways to tackle an upcoming part of the project keeps me amused for hours on end!
|Paul Adams||05/06/2013 02:42:15|
217 forum posts
If I had a choice of going flying or building, Flying always wins.
|bouncebounce crunch||05/06/2013 03:11:23|
1739 forum posts
Tim, I think you undercut yourself with only "reasonable" as a builder, i think your past exploits would attest to greater than reasonable from what i have seen posted by you.
|Peter Miller||05/06/2013 08:26:22|
10963 forum posts
I have to be building something or thinking about the next project. I love flying but these days a few flights on a Sunday and , very rarely, a session in the week is enough.
If I couldn't fly and couldn't,t get anyone to fly my models for me I would have to build something else. If I couldn't build but could fly I suppose I would have to fly ARTFs.
I have to say that I am not a particularly good builder because I am always in too much of a hurry to finish the model and start the next. Nor am I a very good pilot. Most people seem to fly my models better than I do.
|David Molineux||05/06/2013 10:35:07|
123 forum posts
I only started flying because I fancied having a go at building and then wanted to see it in the air once I'd finished. Unfortunately, recently seems to have seen a fair amount of re-building.......
|bouncebounce crunch||05/06/2013 11:24:43|
1739 forum posts
Now we have Peter Miller telling us he is not a particularly good builder?? Am i losing my mind? I have seen magazine covers when i was a boy and he was 20-30 range (a guess) So some credence to his building skills have been aknowleged in the past by other skilled modellers.
|Lee Damms||05/06/2013 16:29:55|
222 forum posts
I like building as much as flying, which is why I tend to get lots of damaged repairables passed on to me, I do however feel totally incompetent now Peter Miller says he's not paticularly good, wish I was have as good and as fast at turning the models out.
|crispin church||05/06/2013 16:44:41|
442 forum posts
should have crash / repairer on there
then i belong to that
do a poll if people bin or repair
|Peter Miller||05/06/2013 18:32:42|
10963 forum posts
Lets put it this way. I CAN build well but if you examine my models you will find an awful lot of rough edges, slightly missaligned parts, ragged edges to the covering. YOU can ask any of my clubmates and they will tell you the same.
In fact if anyone has the old Radio Modeller with Aztec Two Step the editor makes the comment that he hopes other builders will do a better job of the covering round the nacelles.
At least they don't fall to pieces in the air.
Next project will be one of my better efforts.
818 forum posts
Spend more time flying than building. Saying that I do enjoy building but when I get started I tend to get very in it and get lots done until something snags the build. Of course do a few minor repairs as well.
Edited By MikeS on 05/06/2013 23:06:21
|2699 forum posts|
Build build build...
Months of workshop time down the drain should things not go right! However my son is fly fly fly...
|Jeff Powell||06/06/2013 18:25:16|
|18 forum posts|
There should be a category for maintenance as this increases with the number is models one has. Things like charging batteries, re-sealing covering and minor repairs all take time out of flying and building. The category could also include rebuilding!
|Dylan Reynolds LaserCraft Services||06/06/2013 21:08:23|
1704 forum posts
I actually only learned to fly because I had already started building my Stampe some months prior.
I didn't buy it as my first rc plane, just as a model as I have sepnt most my life building allsorts, mainly billings boats., But once she started to take shape I just had to learn to fly.
Now, I fly so much I struggle to get my head down to do some building, but I suppose I'm still in that honeymoon period as I only passed my A in Feb, and built up quite a collection of artf's, 14 in fact, but they just make it so easy!,
But in my mind I am still a builder, I have 5 projects started now on the board, with plans to start another 3, maybe 4. The target is to have as many 1/4 and 1/3 scale self builds as I do artf's.
462 forum posts
design,build,fly, crash, clean up the mess, an all encompassing hobby!
|Mike Etheridge 1||07/06/2013 13:27:40|
|1544 forum posts|
Well years ago if you could not build you could not fly. So I build more than I fly and after 50 years my flying is not up to much!
287 forum posts
Build to fly. Fly till I need to build
|David Davis||07/06/2013 20:20:42|
3686 forum posts
I do more building than flying, but that includes repairs, the errant Super Sixty for example.
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