I have guests coming tomorrow to stay for the next couple of weeks. So the house gets cleaned today (top to bottom). While going from room to room preparing my list of things to do I realized that I have airplanes everywhere. That prompted this question. How many are ready to fly
Upon counting here's what I found.
Hanging from the ceiling: 6 ((1) SS (1) kit basically in ARF stage, need to add the tail feathers and controls. (2) Balsa needing motors and controls. (1) Balsa old timer with a glo engine. (1) Foam ready to fly.)
Awaiting repairs: 2 (Both foamys that "landed suddenly")
I have 10 ready to go. (5 electric and 5 glow) I also have 1 electric needs a new motor mount, 2 kits in the bones, (1) 40 size needs motor and electronics, (1) 1/4 scale needs a good overhauling, (1) 50 year old - oldtimer needs part of the wing rebuilt along with motor and electronics, (1) 20 size kit, (1) 1.60 size arf and a 40 size arf.
These are just the ones that I can see. I am sure I am forgetting a few.
Since I just got into this mess...errr...hobby, all I have is a HobbyZone Super Cub LP in need of some battery box reinforcement and a HobbyZone "The Champ" that Santa brought today. The latter I will maiden tomorrow if the winds stay calm.
I am ALWAYS prepared for flying weather. Of my 25 planes at least 8 are always in good flying order ready to go. Another 6 could be ready after an hour or two of work.
There are always a couple down for repairs.
One or two that could use some kind of upgrade. Currently I ahve a 3.4M glider that is going to get a covering change to improve visability so I can read orientation better. Currently it has an all transparent red wing. No top or or bottom contrast. Not good.
And I currently have a new kit for a Bird of Time glider that is waiting for repairs to be cleared from the table so I can get it started.