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Old 11-29-2014, 12:59 PM   #1
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So have been finding planes a lot more fun than my helis so now doing 2 builds over the winter.

#1. E-Flite Shoe String, this will be my first "serious" build and am so looking forward to putting her in the air when the weather allows.

#2. E-Flite Habu 32X, now this one will take a bit longer to build as I am a bit of a perfectionist and want to make sure it is 110%.

Now afraid of the builds as I have lots of experience with helis having built 10 or so over the years. So if anyone has any insight to these and any hints they may want to pass along then please do so

I can't believe I just posted in the "plank" forum

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Old 11-29-2014, 01:06 PM   #2
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All Heli pilots eventually figure out where the real fun is.
Seriously, E-Flite are great ARF's to build and the instructions are very good. Take your time and read instruction twice for each build step and you will have a great flying airplane. I have built approx 15 of their planes and have not found a bad one in the lot.

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Old 11-29-2014, 10:57 PM   #3
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Welcome back to the good side. Helis are for kids lol. The habu with the Reccomended setup has issues on grass runways. My neighbour had to put larger wheels on to get it in the air but then couldn't use the retracts lol.
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Old 11-30-2014, 03:33 AM   #4
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Save yourself the time and money and buy a 3dhobbyshop or aeroplus plane. This is where we all end up! Check out:
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Old 12-01-2014, 07:17 AM   #5
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If it doesn't come with a full set of plans, and a box full of wood, it's not a build! It's an assembly! lol Having made that poke, I've been impressed with the few EFlite birds that I've had.
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Old 12-01-2014, 07:26 AM   #6
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thought this thread was about your talking assemblies

welcome to the fun side Wizzard....

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Old 12-01-2014, 10:09 AM   #7
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Building all the components straight and true with the proper angles and incidence is always a problem. To start with a box fuselage and a straight wing. Like an Ugly Stick. They are a real good flyer. Fill Kraft designed so you could install the radio, fuel system and engine while it was still pinned to the building table and the glue is still drying. The same goes for his Kwik Fly pattern ships.

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Winter Projects would be the all inclusive title!

I just ordered a couple of Flite Test kits, not sure where they fit in the built/assembly spectrum but they will fit my time budget this winter!
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I bought back 3 planes from a guy that had started to build them and abandoned the hobby. There was two Sig Kadet Mark II and a Unionvillehobby Tiger Moth .46.
The squeletons where done but had to be finished, and I modified both Kadets so the wing is bolted on instead of rubber bands. The white/red one is sold and the other one waits for a new family. Now to the Tiger Moth and it will need a lot of wood work before finishing it. More pics to follow.
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Hey Wizzard, building is fun, especially when your stuck inside being its -33 C out there.
Let me know if you come up against any issues, I cant offer any insight yet as im not familiar with those planes. But the basics are the same, read first, test fit, then read again, read ahead a bit in case your not supposed to glue something yet, then glue or secure.
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