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I hope I'm not the only one like this...

bicyclemonkey

Flying Derp
Mentor
#1
I've noticed that various ARF's get produced for a while (maybe a couple years) then go out of production never to be made again. Since I've only been in the hobby for two years I see planes that are out of production that I wish I had.

I find myself stockpiling planes (I have at least six in que to build) and I've noticed that if one goes on sale at a drastically reduced price it's probably about to be discontinued. If it's even one I think I'll ever be even remotely interested in, I'll buy it. I keep telling myself that my kids will want to fly these some day and we can build them together...That's probably just an excuse though. I think I need help...but I really don't want it. :p
 

FlyingMonkey

Stuck in Sunny FL
Staff member
Admin
#5
You sure seem to like the big stuff!

I don't have the room to stockpile. Also, chances are if I want to promote within my job, I'll have to move. I have enough stuff to try to haul from A to B, without adding a warehouse of unbuilt planes. (Although, they would be a lot easier to transport than my built ones...)
 

pgerts

Old age member
Mentor
#6
I've noticed that various ARF's get produced for a while ..... (I have at least six in que to build) ... I keep telling myself that my kids will want to fly these some day and we can build them together..... :p
I am confused - ARF, do you build them? Arent they already built for you?
Excuse if i am wrong. I do not have a lot of experience in ARF....:)

Mayby kits have a longer life and is a little more to build?
I checked the SIG Astrohog kit. It startad shipping 1957 according to the internet and is still shipping today!
You can select any color and scheme you want yourself.
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JimCR120

Got Lobstah?
Site Moderator
#9
Bike,

You have some nice WWII fighters there. The 82" Zero, wow, nice size and so is the Messerschmitt. If you ever get them in the air they could make a nice video. You could use some effects like making it B&W along with some sound. Regardless, seeing something of those sizes with those body styles and history would be quite a sight.