In today’s fast-paced world we are surround by many things that give you instant satisfaction, and the RC community is not immune to this reality. At any given flying field on any given day, you will find a majority of aircraft are assembled from an ARF (Almost ready to Fly) kit. Occasionally you will find a plane that is made from an actual kit (box of balsa with plan blueprints include in the package). The first though that comes to your head is “this guy has a lot of time on his hands”. On very rare occasions you find one plane that is made up from just the plans (like the ones we feature in Model Airplane News every month), and now your jaw drops. I know you guys are out there and I see a number of scratch built planes at scale and other contest I attend each year.
Our question for you is do you think is it good that we have plans in Model Airplane News every month? Or do you think that maybe 4-times a year would be good? Maybe you’re the person who believes we do away with them altogether. Now you have your chance to stand-up and let us know what you think. Do you think building aircraft from plans a dying craft, or is it very much alive?
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