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How many build projects (ARTF and trad') do you have running?

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Q: How many build projects (ARTF and trad)do you have running?























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David Ashby - Moderator18/06/2013 10:21:44
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So, come on, own up, how many projects ARTF and trad' do you have scattered around? wink 2


Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 18/06/2013 10:33:07

will -018/06/2013 10:23:13
587 forum posts
19 photos

Ha hA Faaaaaaar too many. But I am concentrating on finishing a few before I start another blush

Martin Quigley18/06/2013 11:28:00
38 forum posts

I'm gonna build my first ever one in July. I'm scared I'm gonna break it! surprise I have a feeling that you guys will be building it for me through photos and comments

Andy Green18/06/2013 11:32:53
2279 forum posts
67 photos
2 articles

I like to have a few underway, some large, some smaller. The way I work is if (when) I mess something up, I can move to another project while I think about it.


Danny Fenton18/06/2013 11:45:03
9711 forum posts
4546 photos

I try not to have to many on the go, ie only one really as being a simple person can only concentrate on one at a time. Though having said that I am similar to Andy, if I get a bit stale and need a break, i will build something simple as a change of pace. So although I say one, it is sometimes two lol



Jon Laughton18/06/2013 12:02:33
1226 forum posts
72 photos

It would be more if I had the space!

Pete B - Moderator18/06/2013 12:07:15
7674 forum posts
734 photos

Just two under way at present, the Panther and Cirrus Moth, both stalled, but busy with fettling/flying other models - and of course there are half-a-dozen more boxes awaiting my attention when I get a round tuit......teeth 2


Rob18/06/2013 12:18:48
235 forum posts

Two kit builds at the moment and I got handed a DB Piper Cub for a rebuild on Fathers day.

Always busy and same as Jon would have more if I had the space.


Andy Green18/06/2013 12:19:14
2279 forum posts
67 photos
2 articles

Here you go Pete, no excuses now.


Rene Wallage18/06/2013 12:22:44
131 forum posts
60 photos

Not counting 2 Unicorn EPP flying wings (they're test beds for trying out new techniques) and my Riva Models Tango (flyable, but I realy should smooth out the repairs I did on the pod):

"Extensive" repairs and/or modifications: a Art Tech Pitts, a TopModels Nike2, a GP Fling 2meter

Building board: a Slingsby Swallow, a Fiu sloper.

Bearair18/06/2013 12:26:27
386 forum posts
22 photos

After many years of having lots and lots of half built models on the go at the same time I have finally got the discipline to have just the one on the go at anytime. I find that doing a lot of flying means I have to do lots of maintenance. I no longer have models grounded for periods because I cannot find space to do minor repairs.

Andy Blackburn18/06/2013 12:57:55
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I've just counted 13 part-finished projects (and at least half a dozen kit boxes), and have probably missed a few. Must try and get organised.

Paul Adams18/06/2013 13:01:37
217 forum posts
22 photos

Presently I have 4 on the build, a Control line model (just got a new control line strip at our club, so want to give it a go again), Weston Obsession (just trying to obtain a flexible exhaust manifold for the DLE30 petrol engine), Phase 5 (just putting the radio gear in) and a scale Pat Teakle glider I am in the process of repairing / furbishing.

Do models purchased but not yet started included in the numbers? If so I also have a EDF Tiger Shark, FMS Fomosa, Hanger 9 Katana and a Funtana that are sitting waiting to be started.

And the wife says I have to many models surprise, But i suppose she may be right.

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator18/06/2013 13:09:38
15748 forum posts
1460 photos

Just three at present - which is surprisingly low!

I'm just coming to completion on the Tucano. I have the Elf staring at me making me feel guilty (actually its Steve and Pete that make me feel guilty about the Elf!) - 95% built it just needs covering really. And I have a Sopwith Pup half covered.

How can you tell that while I love building I have a more ambiguous relationship with covering.embarrassed Now if I could find someone that loved covering but was not so keen on the structural stuff then we'd really be cooking on gas!


Lindsay Todd18/06/2013 13:11:02
1754 forum posts
1822 photos

Mmh, having voted two, I could claim it to be more but I count builds as when they are actually on the bench so that is currently two, one kit DB 1/4 Spit and one ARTF YT Trojan both nearing completion (couple of weeks) Two designs in progress one just having the cnc parts done by Slec but the parts have not arrived yet so I am not claiming it has started yet and the other is still on the computer only.

I do however have a couple of part builts I acquired but as I have not started on them myself I am not counting those either, so its two, four or six? Linds

Chris Jones 718/06/2013 13:12:57
282 forum posts

A Paul Ramsey Gloster Gladiator that is my slow time, it'll get done when it gets done project and just getting the bits together to start my mini Frantic night flyer.

Of course, there is a trip to Wings and Wheels at the end of the month so it may all change!

Olly P18/06/2013 13:21:05
3215 forum posts
181 photos

I voted 3 - and they will reamin part done for a whle...

Vecchio Austriaco18/06/2013 13:41:42
1515 forum posts
728 photos

Extra Super Bettini, started that when I was still living in Italy embarrassed

The Cygnet, started but did very little. Should display the engine I bought for it last summer on the mantlepiece, may be this helps to finish it...

The Tucano, had to have it, but I should also buy some time together with the model embarrassed

And finaly even an ARTF is waiting - Curare 60, OS max 55 engine is there, waiting for retracts and exhaust (well, waiting is not the right expression, waiting until I find the money to order them...)


Bob Cotsford18/06/2013 13:45:45
8746 forum posts
489 photos

I've got bits cut out for a Sharkface and a Swannee but priority is going to the Frog Mustfire kit. Then there are the day to day repairs that get in the way of things, just little maintenance tasks for the most part but there always seems to be something waiting in the wings.

At some point this week I need to check out some models ready for Greenacres.

Pete B - Moderator18/06/2013 14:29:15
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Posted by Andy Green on 18/06/2013 12:19:14:

Here you go Pete, no excuses now.

Thanks, Andy - spoilt for choice now - more prevarication whilst I decide upon one, I suppose! teeth 2

BEB - can't you drag the SWMBO away from the needlework or whatever and convince her that covering is far more satisfying? I'm sure Pete Lowe could advise you....wink 2


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