Funbuild 5 - "Multi Engines" - Winners Announced !!!
Funbuild 5 Contest " Multi Engines"
This thread is for messages to participants in the FunBuild 5 contest . Other messages will be deleted by the moderator .
Ground Rules for contestants :
Summary : To build a sport scale electric powered multi-engine model from readily available plans or kits in the following categories :
1. Kit built
2. Plan built
Definition of Multi-Engine : Any multi engine aircraft ( Civilian or Military of any era ) having more than one engine ( prop driven or jet )
Kit Definition : Any kit or short kit model ( of any age ) that supplies the needed formers , ribs , plans etc . eg : Guillows , Dumas , Herr Engineering , Comet , Dare Hobby , Manzano Laser , Aerodrome RC , Mountain Models ( Laser Arts ) Parkscale Models , Easybuilt Models ...
Plans Definition : Anything where you start with "plans only" and need to supply all needed materials for your build . This includes your own "plans"
Time frame for entries :Beginning registration : December 17 , 2011 ( Model builds and threads can begin as soon as registered )
End Registration :April 1 , 2012
Contest End Date :June 30 , 2012
Notification of entries : All entries must submit by via PM to the moderator a link to a build thread of their respective entries with the lead title : FunBuild 5 ( name / type of model ) Note : A detailed build thread is NOT required .
Minimum Build Thread Requirements :
1. Photo of the framed "un-covered" model
2. Finished photo of model
3. At least one good inflight photo of model ( or video )
Comments : Please submit all comments to me via PM
Thanks to all who participate and good luck .
-John Frost ( Moderator )
Kit Built :
30" Invader from Aeroworks Comet SRK by : LenBFP
38" WS P38 Lightening from Laser arts/ Mountain Models by: srt8madness
42" DeHavilland Rapide from Dumas Kit by : jeffh22037
64" Bugatti 100P from sparclaser.com short kit by : aerophilia
DC-6B ( C-118 ) from Pats Custom Model kit by : payne9999
C-310 ( L27-B ) from Pats Custom Models short kit by : payne9999
34" Ford Tri-Motor from Sterling kit by: redlite
Guillows B17 by : Spitfire1954
Guillows B25 by: milesperpound
50" DH-88 Comet from T&J Models kit by: danrc
52" Beechcraft D-18 by: pmullen503
51" Avro Lancaster by: Steve85
Martin P5N Marlin by: mrdj
36" Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 Pipstrello by: Smokin' Beaver
40" Convair 340 by: Acme Aircraft
22" Vought V-173 "Flying Flapjack" by: Roland L
Piper Apache by: Modelholic
Burnelli CBY-3 by : jsfrench
Dornier Do - 18 Flying boat by: Rotatorus
Stinson Model A Trimotor by: glewis
68" HC144 Ocean Sentry by: Shock & Awe
B17 from Pat Tritle plans by: payne9999
65" Grumman Goose by : warhead_71
Songbird done... I'm not much for scale detail, but it looks good to me.
The Dragon is kicking my butt, it's so darned fragile. Should be done soon though.
Here are mine:
It's not really finished and only has tenths of seconds of flight time, so I can just hope it's ok that I'm posting this.
Here is the build thread for my Vought V-173 "flying flapjack" http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1567361
And as attachment you can find a pic from first taxi and flight tests.
Here's my (nearly) finished Beech D-18. Didn't quite get it completely painted. It did take off under it's own power and flew (briefly). Gravity, graciously handled the landing for me.
It has since been repaired and is ready to fly again.
Special thanks to John and everyone else who participated. It's been great watching so many interesting projects come together.
No luck on the maiden, but when the opportunity arises, we'll be ready.
Ok...why settle for one Trimotor when you can have two? The twin was built by me about 25 years ago, using the same method. It has LED nav, landing and cabin lights. Hand wound outboard D. Reese kit motors and a .020 Astroflight on the center. Flew on a tether
The model has been at a Ford museum that eventually became the 'California Auto Museum' for the last 23 years and is now going to another museum that is aircraft related called the 'Aerospace Museum of Calif.'
Though the ratio of F/DNF is high, what's been submitted is so cool and I'm glad to be in company. The rest I'll be watching and cheering from the sidelines...
Voting is now open for Funbuild 5
Go to the official voting poll thread here :http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1685425
Please cast a vote for your favourite kit & plan built models :)
Congratulations to our winners !!!
First and foremost I would like to thank all of you for participating ( and watching ) this years Funbuild . The mulit-engine subject this year was not an easy task , and would like to congratulate all that finished ( and those that are still wating to fly their models or complete them )
With that , I'd like to announce the winners :
Plan built winner : Grumman Goose by : Warhead_71
Kit built winner : DC6N by: payne9999
Most honorable mention goes to redlite for his outstanding build of a Sterling Tri-Motor and is waiting for a suitable time to maiden .
Great job guys !!!:D
Congrats to the winners!
Redlite's Tri-motor is awesome!
But if we are going to do honorable mentions, I'd like to give a shout out to jsfrench's excellent Burnelli CBY-3. A beautiful model of an unusual airplane that, like mine, crashed on the maiden. (His CBY-3 flew a lot longer on it's maiden than my Beech did!)
Ata-boy to all that entered this contest, great job!!!!
Thanks John! It is an honor being mentioned and I'm very surprised!
Congrats to the winners and thanks for playing to all other fellow contestants and spectators alike!
Thanks for hosting the fun builds, Its a great incentive to start a new model.
Thanks for the plug, and I am glad you got your beautiful Beech to fly.
When I get back from the road, I'll give mine another try.
I have received plenty of suggestions for improving flight.
We stopped at Maloof Memorial Airpark in Albuquerque and I gave my trusty Eflight T-34 a few laps. This is an outstanding facility and the people were most friendly.
Well done to the winners – great builds, great fun and thanks to John for organising – hope to fly the B17 in the not too distant future
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