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RCG Scale Build-Off 5

Welcome to RCG's Scale Build-Off 5!


Summary:

Participants will build a “Sport Scale” electric motor driven, radio-controlled airplane model and demonstrate that it is capable of controlled flight. At the end of the competition, RC Groups E Zone members will be invited to select “Peoples’ Choice” winners from completed and flight-proven models.

Build-Off objectives are to:

o Foster interest in building sport scale electric-powered models
o Promote the RCG Electric Scale Kit/Scratch Built forum as one of ongoing interest to scale designers and builders
o Practise our craft, learn from others and do the best we can
o Have some fun

Build-Off Rules:

1. Models entered (“entries”) must resemble a full-sized aircraft design that was either built or proposed to be built (ie. designs that were produced as engineering, feasibility or other conceptual studies but which were not ultimately constructed). In keeping with the Sport Scale nature of the Build-Off, scale outlines may be changed within reason to improve flight characteristics or for ease of construction. Colour schemes for entries need not depict an actual full-sized aircraft.

2. Entries must be powered by at least one electric motor. The propulsion system of the entry need not resemble the propulsion system of the full-sized aircraft.

3. Building and covering materials may be of any type the participant chooses.

4. To be eligible for consideration as a “Peoples’ Choice” winner, entries must demonstrate that they are capable of controlled flight before the Build-Off closing date. Photos or videos of the entry in flight will be considered proof of flightworthiness.

5. Already started builds may be entered providing they have not been covered or painted by the start of the Build-Off.

6. Entries will be grouped into one of three categories as well as a special Novice Class, each of which will be considered for separate “Peoples’ Choice” awards. Categories are as follows:

a. Scratch Built – An original model designed and built by the designer “from scratch”. Existing design work may be entered as long as the design has not previously been built, published or sold.

b. Plan Built – A model built from plans by a builder other than the designer, or by the designer himself if the design has previously been built, published ot sold. Builders in this category must supply the parts and materials required to build the model.

c. Kit Built – A model built from a commercially available kit or short kit containing plans and at least some of the parts required to build the model.

7. In addition to the three entry categories, entrants in any category may ask the moderator to be considered part of a special “Novice Class” intended for builders who are building their first or second model.

8. Participants may submit more than one entry.

9. The Build-Off moderator may participate, but is ineligible for consideration as a "People's Choice" winner.

10. Any disputes will be brought to the attention of the moderator (Steve85) by private message, who will resolve the dispute at his sole discretion.

Coordinating Instructions:

- Registration for the Build-Off will be by posting participant members’ RCG user name, the proposed category for the entry (Scratch, Plan or Kit Built), requests to be considered for the Novice Class, the model to be entered, and a link to a build thread on this thread.
- Build threads will be entitled using the following format "Scale Build-Off 5 – Guillows 27" span Spitfire "

- Registration for entries will open and the Build-Off will start on November 1st, 2015.
- Registration will close on April 1st, 2016.
- Build-Off will close on July 15th, 2016.

Prizes:

To be determined.

Good luck and happy building to all participants!

Steve

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List of registered entries as of 30 January 2016:

Scratch Built Category

Gloster Sea Gladiator - 64.5" span by Guy Fawcett:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2533513

Kawanishi H6K Mavis - 76" span by Wormboy:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2401473

Mooney Mite - 54" span by Dennis Sumner:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2533763

Avro Canada CF-100 Mk.4 "Clunk" - 40" span by Steve85:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2524851

ORACLE Pitts Challenger III - 58" span by wilmracer
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...9#post33090466

Saunders-Roe Princess - by Sopwith Mike:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...2454011&page=5

Bleriot 125 - 82"span by jsfrench:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2533861

Skoda-Kauba V4 - by mrittinger:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2534907

DeHavilland DH103 Hornet - 60" span by balticS2:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2535522

Grumman Agcat G-164A - 60" span by 62pilot:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...3#post33135020

De Havilland Mosquito - 65" span by JornWildt:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2536766

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk - 49.5" span by mrjoshua:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2359972

Savoia S 51 Schneider Racer - 65" span by mistairjoe:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2294321

Culp Special - 32" span by rotccapt:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2385944

Boeing X-48C - 60" span by nickchud:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...4#post33393547

Pitcairn PA-18 Autogyro - 30" span by Paul Susbauer:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2559998

Fairchild-Republic A-10 Warthog - 63" span by Dirty Dee:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1778689

Yakovlev Yak 50 - by Frankh78:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...0#post33710819

Mitsubishi MU-2 - 64" span by ps2727:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2583640







Plan Built Category

Jim Ryan P-47 Thunderbolt - 40" span by azmcarroll:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2236773

Brian Taylor Hawker Tempest Mk.V - 61.5" span by thnilsen:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2236773

RCM Plans Cessna UC-78/T-50 Bobcat - 68" span by campbelltf:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2265642

Paul Kohlman Messerschmitt Bf-109D - 45" span by JIMA:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2436183

Robin Fowler Casa 212 Aviocar - 80" span by cwrr5:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2537475

JM Greenland DHC-1 Chipmunk - 51" span by Patzpaint:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2535345

RG Moulton/Aeromodeller Plans Auster AOP.9 - 44" span by mrdj:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2535598

Walt Mooney"Crackerjack" - 50" span by slow_flier:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2542023

Peter Rake Bellanca Skyrocket - 36" span by Patzpaint:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2547624

Modified Pavel Bosak/RCM McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II - 37" span by CryHavoc:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...6#post33447795


Kit Built Category

Mansell Models Piper Tomahawk - 41" span by CF105:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...8#post30295206

Aerodrome RC/Manzano Albatross D.II - 36" span by Bf109G:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2533628

Sterling A6M3 Zero - 24" span by gmwahl:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2522299

Fly2Build Aeronca Champ 7AC - 60" span by Pattern64:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...7#post33437456

TWM Piper PA-25 Pawnee - 72" span by bettsmums:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2563964

Guillows DHC-2 Beaver - 24" span by AtomicFlyer:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2578076

Wowplanes Hawker Hurricane - 60" span by jbrooks01:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2581940

Diels Engineering Grumman F7F Tigercat - 26" span by meltor:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2575114

VK Model Aircraft Nieuport 17 - by shoelessjoe:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2585209

Flying Dutchman Plans Dornier Do J Wal - by Ramses:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...2#post33864636





Novice Class

Beck-Mahoney Sorceress - 40" span by airkooled:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2545962





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Prizes

- To be confirmed
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Hi Steve

I propose to scratch build a DeHavilland DH103 Hornet, 1/9 scale, i.e. around 60 inch span. Probably starting from a vector outline drawing if it proves to be any good. Still to decide between balsa-sheeted foam and fibreglass for the fuse. I will spool up a build thread over the next few days.

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Hi Steve

I am scratch building a Gloster Sea Gladiator at 1/6 scale, 64.5" inch span.
Design work is finished and building of the fuselage started as of the 22nd of October 2015.

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I'll get my thread started up tomorrow. I'm going to be doing a 1/4 scale ORACLE Pitts Challenger III.
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I'll be carrying over my Mansell Piper Tomahawk in the kit-built category..
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I'll be entering my already started Kawanishi H6K Mavis at 76" in the scratch built category
Just as soon as someone tells me how to move a thread from one forum to another.
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Hi Steve

I propose to scratch build a DeHavilland DH103 Hornet, 1/9 scale, i.e. around 60 inch span. Probably starting from a vector outline drawing if it proves to be any good. Still to decide between balsa-sheeted foam and fibreglass for the fuse. I will spool up a build thread over the next few days.

All the best

Alec
Congrats, Alec, you're the first entry to SBO 5! I'll add your build to the top thread once you kick off your build thread.

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I am scratch building a Gloster Sea Gladiator at 1/6 scale, 64.5" inch span.
Design work is finished and building of the fuselage started as of the 22nd of October 2015.

Guy
Welcome aboard, Guy! I've added your build to the top post in the thread. Nice subject, too. Hard to believe brave young men did battle with Bf-109s in Gladiators.

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I'll get my thread started up tomorrow. I'm going to be doing a 1/4 scale ORACLE Pitts Challenger III.
Welcome aboard, wilmracer! I'll get your entry added to the top post once you get a build thread started. Have you got a first name we can use?

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Welcome back, Kevin! I've added your build to the top post.

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I'll be entering my already started Kawanishi H6K Mavis at 76" in the scratch built category
Just as soon as someone tells me how to move a thread from one forum to another.
Welcome aboard, Mat! Looks like a fabulous build. To move your thread, go to the first post in the thread and click on "Report" in the upper right-hand corner. Once the new page opens, click on the drop-down list under "What do you want a moderator to do?" and select "Move this thread". A new drop-down menu appears and asks "Please select forum", from which you can select "Scale Kit/Scratch Built". You'll have to add a few words of justification, something along the lines of "Move to Scale Scratch/Kit Built forum to enter Scale Build-Off contest." A moderator should move the thread within a day or teo.

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Welcome aboard, Mat! Looks like a fabulous build. To move your thread, go to the first post in the thread and click on "Report" in the upper right-hand corner. Once the new page opens, click on the drop-down list under "What do you want a moderator to do?" and select "Move this thread". A new drop-down menu appears and asks "Please select forum", from which you can select "Scale Kit/Scratch Built". You'll have to add a few words of justification, something along the lines of "Move to Scale Scratch/Kit Built forum to enter Scale Build-Off contest." A moderator should move the thread within a day or teo.

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Thanks Steve, I've put the report in and changed the title to the correct nomenclature.
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Steve,

I'd like to enter my AerodromeRC/Manzano 36" Albatros D.II in the kit built category.
My entry thread is HERE.

Thanks,
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Steve I retitled my P-47 build to enter Build-Off 5

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