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Old 03-21-2011, 09:50 PM
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How old does it have to be before it's vintage
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:51 AM
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You guy's crack me up this is a Vintage thread and no one has an answer to my question.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:12 AM
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Hi Gregory
Pleased to meet you
Thats a hard one to answer, as the term "Vintage" has different meanings to different people
Imho Vintage aircraft are from the eras of the late 1930s to the early 1980s
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:20 AM
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Thank you thats what I was looking for
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:23 AM
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It is very subjective. Its not like cars which can be classified as antique when they reach a certain age. I personally consider anything from before my birth as vintage. For those keeping score that is anything from mid sixties and older.
Yet do a search on ebay and vintage can mean from 10 years ago.
It is whatever you want it to be.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:26 AM
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If its an Automoble its 25 years to be antique,not sure on a RC airplane.I did sell some years ago that would be Vintage or antique today.Have a Good one.Dean
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:28 AM
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Hi Gregory
Do check out this site
http://www.vintagercsociety.org/cms/
Take care
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:29 AM
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vintage.....when a company ceases to exist or a beloved kit is no longer produce,of coarse old age helps. when it takes a lot of searching the inet to locate a discontinued old kit..vintage
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:55 AM
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Originally Posted by stuart View Post
vintage.....when a company ceases to exist or a beloved kit is no longer produce,of coarse old age helps. when it takes a lot of searching the inet to locate a discontinued old kit..vintage
Hi Stu
Good point and one i forgot all about
Some vintage aircraft in my hanger Her in doors states " it looks a lot like a hobby shop in here"
Do enjoy
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:05 AM
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Personally, I think anything before 1980 as some still have copyright issues. However, anything before 1960 is almost far game. Also long forgotten companies as someone, somewhere will have a copy of there designs. It takes a lot of work to restore some of these designs and there are now quit a few people involved in the preservation and restoration of these designs.

As these designs are being presented over at the other place, both Steve ( The Outerzone ) and I are trying to catch up and load our websites with these designs. In early December last year, I started to rebuild StarCadPlans.Net to include these designs. It is slow work as I am the only one doing my site, but I have the pleasure of knowing how it is being done as does Steve. We both feel the same in the direction of presenting these designs as a free service to the modeling community.

All of the designs we present can also be downloaded from this thread, Vintage & Old-timer Designs .

To get a good idea of what this whole project is about please visit The Vintage RC Society (VR/CS) for more information.

If you have designs that qualify and have access to a scanner, please scan them in gray scale at least 600 dpi and start posting.
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:42 AM
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Originally Posted by starcad View Post
As these designs are being presented over at the other place, both Steve ( The Outerzone ) and I are trying to catch up and load our websites with these designs. In early December last year, I started to rebuild StarCadPlans.Net to include these designs. It is slow work as I am the only one doing my site, but I have the pleasure of knowing how it is being done as does Steve. We both feel the same in the direction of presenting these designs as a free service to the modeling community.

All of the designs we present can also be downloaded from this thread, Vintage & Old-timer Designs .

To get a good idea of what this whole project is about please visit The Vintage RC Society (VR/CS) for more information.
Also take a look at:
http://www.outerzone.co.uk/vinplandex/
where Steve has an index of the plans posted in the RCG Vintage and Old Time Designs Plan thread that links back to the page the plan was posted in. The first link that Starcad listed for
http://www.outerzone.co.uk/
also has a searchable database but you can download the plan from there.

Hope you find the 2 sites useful.
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Old 03-09-2016, 04:42 PM
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Hello! I agree that everything dating back to at least 30 years ago can be termed 'vintage', as can be this little replica of the legendary Russian WWII vet:
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Old 03-09-2016, 04:43 PM
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http://www.rcfair.com/en/blogs/view_entry/13303/

Sorry, that was my first post here so I had to move the link to this second one

Here you can see it flying and download drafts.

Good luck and thanks for reading and watching)
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Old 03-09-2016, 05:17 PM
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Interestingly, I just bought this one lastnight. According to the Vintage Radio Control Society...

"Any airplane that was designed radio control and was kitted, published or flown 35 years ago or earlier, as of Jan 1, of the current year is eligible under VR/CS rules."

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Old 07-14-2016, 12:08 PM
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HI! Everything dating back to at least 30-35 years ago can be termed 'vintage'.
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Old 07-14-2016, 04:00 PM
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Here's is what many clubs consider the official classifications........:

http://www.vintagercsociety.org/cms3...gible-aircraft
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:07 PM
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I know this is out of vernacular context but:

Simple Definition of vintage


  • : the grapes or wine produced during one season
  • : a period in which something was made or was begun
So, everything is vintage in one way or another. I have a vintage 2016 Jaguar Bass.


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Old 09-27-2018, 02:52 AM
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Well, I am over 70, so I consider myself vintage if that helps!
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:55 PM
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Iím 75 this month...been building models since 1957. Guess I qualify as vintage as well. Currently building a Zipper. Next will be a Red Zephyr.

I love the smell of dope in the morning....it smells like....old time modeling.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by starcad View Post
I are trying to catch up and load our websites with these designs. In early December last year, I started to rebuild StarCadPlans.Net to include these designs.
Is Starcadplans.net still active? Did it move somewhere else?
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Old 10-09-2018, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Fishlips View Post
Iím 75 this month...been building models since 1957. Guess I qualify as vintage as well. Currently building a Zipper. Next will be a Red Zephyr.

I love the smell of dope in the morning....it smells like....old time modeling.
I know what you mean. Love that dope. Solarfilm spoilt that. LOL
I am also vintage 70.
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Panther View Post
I know what you mean. Love that dope. Solarfilm spoilt that. LOL
I am also vintage 70.

I too am 70, been modeling since 1960.
I keep a few cans of dope and tubes of Ambroid glue, around just so I can remember the aromas of the old days.
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