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Post  duke.johnson Sat 29 Jun 2013 - 5:11

Who is having this problem? I have several airplanes started and can't seem to finish anything.  I've posted pictures of some and others like the new Bob Hunt 'Holeshot' I just started Tuesday.  I'm a little ashamed of the projects that I've posted pictures on and still have not finished, like the No-Cal P-51, my new P-51 carrier plane for NW Sport 40 carrier, and that little 1/2A flapped job.  All planes I'd like to finish but I always need to run to the hobby shop of something, then I find another one to start while I'm waiting. Anyone else have this problem right now?


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Post  WingingIt74 Sat 29 Jun 2013 - 5:57

I have 1 ARF to finish building, another plane to fix, a BOT to get in the air, another ARF to start, 3 kits, a jeep to fix and two mini bikes to fix up. Besides that, I want to build a coraplast CL plane to learn how to fly CL.

Nope.... Duke, I think your the ONLY one...
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Post  Kim Sat 29 Jun 2013 - 13:33

Yeah...know the feeling. I got projects started three decades ago. Thing is, when I have tried to force myself to work on these things, my already questionable workmanship REALLY takes time off, and I wonder who the heck has been in my shop, messing with my gear.

Figure that I'll have to set it up so that, when I croak, Stewardess Susie distributes my projects across the forum! Now THAT would keep my memory alive...if nothing else through aggravation !!!
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Post  duke.johnson Sat 29 Jun 2013 - 18:34

WingingIt74 wrote:I have 1 ARF to finish building, another plane to fix, a BOT to get in the air, another ARF to start, 3 kits, a jeep to fix and two mini bikes to fix up. Besides that, I want to build a coraplast CL plane to learn how to fly CL.

Nope.... Duke, I think your the ONLY one...


lol! lol!

Go to Stunthanger and search the ET-1 Trainer, You can add that to my list to complete before the air fair at the end of July. I told everyone I would build one to give free lessons to the kids or whoever else. I'm going build one electric first for ease of operation for the kids and then a Cox pusher for the Castor Oil Odyssey.
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Post  pkrankow Sat 29 Jun 2013 - 19:18

I HAD my Bootstraps (payload freeflight or 1 ch escapment) converted to 3 channel electric.  I didn't convert the nose wheel to steerable.  Now I have Bootstraps on the project list with a snapped spar (repaired) multiple broken glue joints in the fuse (repaired) needing re-covered (wing is, fuse isn't) converted it back to a removable horizontal stab (easier, but also needs re-covered)  THEN I need to build a new motor mount for the electric motor, (took the brunt of the post it crashed into taxiing, slight tailwind and it accelerated into the post without any throttle) I have the new nose wheel to convert it to steerable needing set up.

So it is going to be converted to 3 channel electric again.  

I also have a Hobby King Decathlon RX ready in the box, just arrived.  

Tower 40 is now half-SPAD and waiting for re-maiden.  Might need control adjustments prior, but it is balanced and ready to go otherwise.  I am just waiting for my neighbor to join me because I want it to have at least 1 successful flight.

Then there are several CL airplanes... Super Ringmaster (painted, ready for engine finally) a couple flying wings, need to put flaps and engine on another that is getting a Tee Dee, probably on bladder...

Naw, ain't nobody has unfinished projects.

Phil
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Post  duke.johnson Sun 30 Jun 2013 - 7:03

I hate posting pictures of projects anymore, they just never seem to get done. I need to take the pictures and post them after I'm done.
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Post  Cribbs74 Sun 30 Jun 2013 - 7:38

I am good at finishing projects. The trick is to pick one, start on it and do a little each and every night. Even if it's only a couple minutes. Never start another if one is underway.

If I wreck a plane it gets top priority then back to the build. I only have one unfinished project. It's the one I am working on.

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Post  dinsdale Sun 30 Jun 2013 - 11:25

duke.johnson wrote:I hate posting pictures of projects anymore, they just never seem to get done.  I need to take the pictures and post them after I'm done.
I decided that years back. For me it's boats, but I currently have 7 unfinished projects, one of which is more than 16yrs in the making - and still counting!
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Post  duke.johnson Sun 30 Jun 2013 - 18:09

Model boats or real boats?
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Post  dinsdale Sun 30 Jun 2013 - 18:20

Model boats. Airboats now-a-days. That's why the interest in a Cox forum. I like small ones, and Cox do the best small engines. I'm only into r/c though. I'll eventually finish a project and post some pix. I got rid of my last water prop boat some time ago.
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Post  OVERLORD Sun 30 Jun 2013 - 19:27

duke.johnson wrote:I hate posting pictures of projects anymore, they just never seem to get done.  I need to take the pictures and post them after I'm done.

Duke,

Posting pictures on the forum just gives me the right amount of pressure to continue building and to get on with it.

My building table is located in my house at the corridor upstairs. As I am my own boss, I have my office at my home. When I'm writing reports and I'm stuck with something, I just glue or cut some parts to change the ideas.

Regularity, as Ron says, is the key word. It'll bring you to the finished model, never mind how slow or how fast you build. At the same time, I dream about future projects: as a lot of specific parts are only easily available in the US, I order parts in advance.

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Post  MrGoodwreck Sun 30 Jun 2013 - 23:25

If that is all it takes to give you the blues,



Thank goodness you dont have my building room....





With all of the unfinished Airplanes, and Ham Radio projects....





You just might hang yourself lol! 
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Post  duke.johnson Sun 30 Jun 2013 - 23:38

dinsdale wrote:Model boats.  Airboats now-a-days.  That's why the interest in a Cox forum.  I like small ones, and Cox do the best small engines.  I'm only into r/c though.  I'll eventually finish a project and post some pix.  I got rid of my last water prop boat some time ago.

We have been looking at r/c airboats, there's a pond at the r/c field. The guys there only run electric, I thought it would be fun to run the cox engines on them. Do you have plans for an airboat or did you buy a kit?


I think I'll go to the craft store and look for some plywood, they were out at the hobby store. Picked up some covering though, I'd like to cover and finish the 'Holeshot' for Friday's fun fly.
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Post  duke.johnson Mon 1 Jul 2013 - 6:59

Ok, had a little build time today before we took the dogs swimming. I'll post on the other thread.
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Post  dinsdale Mon 1 Jul 2013 - 13:05

duke.johnson wrote:
dinsdale wrote:Model boats.  Airboats now-a-days.  That's why the interest in a Cox forum.  I like small ones, and Cox do the best small engines.  I'm only into r/c though.  I'll eventually finish a project and post some pix.  I got rid of my last water prop boat some time ago.

We have been looking at r/c airboats, there's a pond at the r/c field.  The guys there only run electric, I thought it would be fun to run the cox engines on them.   Do you have plans for an airboat or did you buy a kit?


I think I'll go to the craft store and look for some plywood, they were out at the hobby store.  Picked up some covering though, I'd like to cover and finish the 'Holeshot' for Friday's fun fly.

There's a wealth of airboat info over here ...
http://www.rcairboats.net/phpBB/index.php
... but be aware that they all use far, FAR too heavy construction.  Airboats don't need to be any more robust than aircraft, though really light ones take a lot of fine tuning to keep on the water.  There are guys approaching 100mph with some of the more serious models.

I have the plans for one these ...
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXE388&P=ML
... and am building a modified version of it.  The Big Swamp Buggy is a tunnel hull, the likes of which are quite prone to flipping in corners, so I'm building a similar boat with a flat bottom.  I could NOT recommend buying Dumas kits AT ALL.  The quality of the wood is utterly abysmal (kindling at best), the die cutting is really die crushing, they're far too heavy and they're thoroughly over priced for what you get.

I also have 1 each of these 3 ...
http://www.pacificbalsa.com.au/gallery/Boat%2BKit/challenger/58880?view=list&order=default
http://www.pacificbalsa.com.au/gallery/Boat%2BKit/challenger/58880?view=list&order=default
http://www.pacificbalsa.com.au/gallery/Boat%2BKit/sabre-boat-kit/53462?view=list&order=default
... which I picked up complete, in box for $10 (the lot) from a garage sale.  These things are actually kids toys which I'm in the process of modifying to become Cox powered airboats.  They're each tunnel hulls, which they will remain, but I'm making the centre section a bit wider and a bit deeper out of 1/16" ply to accommodate  the batteries, Rx, servos and the engine tower.  These will absolutely fly with an .049 reedie.  I'm expecting around about 80+ KPH.  Real problems keeping these on the water.  You really do need to go R/C for boats.

Finally, I have 3 different scratch build models which I've designed myself.  On one I'm putting 2 x .10 OS, another will have a .21 ASP and one a .46 OS.  The BSB will have a .46 Leo.

So, there you have it.  Seven models, all in various stages of construction.  Years ago I had made a few airboats as well as water propped boats.
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Post  duke.johnson Thu 4 Jul 2013 - 20:33

Finished the Wing Master! One down, many to go.

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Post  pkrankow Thu 4 Jul 2013 - 23:29

duke.johnson wrote:Finished the Wing Master! One down, many to go.

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That looks really good!

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Post  duke.johnson Fri 5 Jul 2013 - 6:24

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