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Old Oct 14, 2014, 09:17 PM
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RCG Scale Build-Off 4

Welcome to RCG's Scale Build-Off 4!


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 4 – Guillows 27" span Spitfire "

- Registration for entries will open and the Build-Off will start on October 15th, 2014.
- Registration will close on April 1st, 2015.
- Build-Off will close on July 15th, 2015.

Prizes:

Numerous prizes are available for People's Choice Winners in each category and class (see the prize list at the bottom of this thread). Special thanks to Charlie Bice at Manzano Laser Works (portablevcb), Peter Rake, and Jim Young at T&J Models for their generous donations.

Good luck and happy building to all participants!

Steve

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List of registered entries as of 9 February 2015:

Scratch Built Category

Grumman Albatross - 54" span by Sopwith Mike:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...8#post29689993

Lower-Minges LM-1 - by mrittinger:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2266680

Lockheed Super Constellation - 60" span by payne9999:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2241515

CallAir A-2 - 48" span by jonquinn:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2267950

Airtractor 502 - 80" span by No Step:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2260093

Piper PA-36 Brave - 46" span by DonAutogiro:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...9#post28941875

Aero Super Ae-45/145s - 38" span by colinr:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2270826

Quest Kodiak 100 - 54" span by matheweis:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2272387

Fairchild PT-19 - 44" span by Raphael150:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...8#post29790664

De Havilland DHC-2 Chipmunk - 40" span by JornWildt:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...8#post29792344

Boeing B-29 Superfortress - 66" span by Au_Arbiter:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...6#post29805323

Boeing F/A-18F - 24" span by Jim Young:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...7#post29820883

Glenney and Henderson Gadfly -50" span by Alistego:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...7#post29871160

Republic F-105D Thunderchief - 26" span by baltics2:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2285791

Miles M.20 - 45" span by Longhorn:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2306551

American Champion Decathlon - 40" span by Don Autogiro:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2307944

Hamburger Flugzebau HFB 320 "Hansa Jet" - 47" span by Keenan smith:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2039918

Beechcraft T-6 Texan II - 66" span by reaper31:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...2#post27890499



Plan Built Category

Bob Morse/RCM Cessna UC-78/T-50 Bobcat - 67" span by campbelltf:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2265642

Gary Brown/MA Focke-Wulf FW-190 A3 - 58" span by JIMA:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1461361

Fred Reese/RCM Van's RV-3 - 40" span by cbalgra:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2267274

Bob Boucher/RCM Partenavia P-68 Victor - 48" span by tpfing:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2267625

E.F. Fort SE-5A - 13" span by Rocketman209:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2267902

Brian Taylor Hawker Tempest Mk. V - 61" span by thnilsen:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2252549

Vought V-173 - 47" span by invertmast:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2138004

Consolidated B-24 Liberator - 82" span by RyanPSU21:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=662830

Grumman J2F Duck - 77" span by desmo:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2267685

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

Jack Stafford Alon Aircoupe - 63" span by Dennis Sumner:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2289081

Tony Nijhuis Focke Wulf 190 - 60" span by CUBANO8:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2293075

Scott Swanson Just Highlander STOL - 54" span by payne9999:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2294278

Corben Baby Ace - 70" span by rclover23549:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2247833

Fiddler's Green Travel-Air Myster Ship - 10 " span by um nut:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1#post30116467

Beechcraft Starship II - 60" span by nickchud:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2313313

Ken Willard Starr BumbleBee - 19.5" span by jsfrench:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2316326

E. Fearnley Hawker Hurricane IIc - 30 span by Patzpaint:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2310731

Tony Nijhuis P-51D Mustang - 61" span by Typhoon Sam:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2320298



Kit Built Category

Rake/Manzano Ryan PT-22 - 52" span by Lnagel:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2258113

Rake/Manzano SPAD XIII - 36" span by Yoyocafe:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2249602

Fly2Build Grumman Goose - 73" span by falconhob:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...6#post29661590

Aerodrome RC/Manzano Stearman PT Trainer - 48" span by SubManEric:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...8#post29544374

Guillows P-47 Thunderbolt - 31" span by The_LeadingEdge:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2265327

Dumas P-38 Lightning - 30" span by EnginEar:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2266052

Rake/Manzano Andreasson BA-4B - 42" span by blulikecheese:

Rake/Manzano Martin Kitten - 38" span by Shnokey:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2267510

Balsa USA Nieuport 28 - 53" span by cobra16:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2267961

Proctor Nieuport 11 - 61" span by justtreble:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2247401

Tritle/Brodak Lockheed AC-130 - 60" span by campbelltf:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2270101

Short S.23 C-Class Empire Flyingboat: - 83" span by Bart83:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2270125

Guillows SE-5A - 24" span by gupi:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2271519

Progressive Miniature Aviation Messerchmitt Bf-109 - 34" span by rdyklwt:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2252229

Pat Tritle Aeronca Chief 11AC - 53" span by dion9146:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2282172

T&J Models Mig 17 - 28" span by pylot2b:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2286685

Guillows Messerschmitt Bf-109 - 17" span by The_LeadingEdge:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2291133

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

ParkFlyer Plastics P-40 Warhawk - 95" span by wilmracer:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2318431

Guillows B-24 Liberator/PB4Y-2 Privateer - 48" span by LenBFP:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1481819

Guillows PT-17 Stearman - 28" span by PGregory:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2333204



Novice Class

Aerodrome RC/Manzano Stearman PT Trainer - 48" span by modbuilder:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2270637

Peter Rake Fokker D.VIII - by Paul Bonati:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1823277

Wild West Aircraft SuperSTOL Highlander - by jh1985:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1#post29929445

Evangel 4500 - 27" span by um nut:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...3#post29946205

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Prizes

People's Choice Winners in each category plus Novice Class:

- Custom laser-etched plaque from Manzano Laser Works
- Choice of aviation print or plan by Peter Rake
- See some of Peter's designs here:

Scratch Built Category People's Choice Winner:

- To be confirmed

Plan Built Category People's Choice Winner:

- Plan for Steve's Stick-and-tissue Lancaster B.X
- See the build thread here.

Kit Built Category People's Choice Winner:

- Choice of a short kit by Jim Young for the DH-88 Comet, WACO YMF-5, or Hughes H-1

Novice Class People's Choice Winner:

- Choice of any Manzano Laser kit under $50. Kit catalogue is here.
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Old Oct 15, 2014, 02:39 AM
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It is now 12:38 AM on Oct 15 so I guess the contest has started. I have decided to enter my PT-22 build in the Kit Built category. The build thread can be found here.

Looks like I have the first entry. Does that give me any advantage?

Larry
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Old Oct 15, 2014, 06:48 AM
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No Larry, second entry gets an extra 10%. Didn't you see that in the rules?

I'm entering this great competition (thanks Steve) with a scratch-built depron Grumman Albatross. The thread is here.
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Old Oct 15, 2014, 07:29 AM
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Welcome aboard, Larry!

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Looks like I have the first entry. Does that give me any advantage?

Larry
Only if you want to be included in the Novice Class...

Steve
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Old Oct 15, 2014, 07:30 AM
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No Larry, second entry gets an extra 10%. Didn't you see that in the rules?

I'm entering this great competition (thanks Steve) with a scratch-built depron Grumman Albatross. The thread is here.
Welcome back, Mike! Back to Depron, too. This should be good...

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Old Oct 15, 2014, 07:32 AM
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I'm going to throw my hat in the ring with a Peter Rake/Manzano laser 36" SPAD XIII kit. Build thread is here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...2#post29485800

Joe
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Old Oct 15, 2014, 08:48 AM
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Plan built Cessna UC-78

Thanks for opening up the contest to plans.

My submission is a plan built 64" Cessna UC-78 (T-50 Bobcat).

I fired up a build log here.
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Old Oct 15, 2014, 09:14 AM
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I'm going to throw my hat in the ring with a Peter Rake/Manzano laser 36" SPAD XIII kit. Build thread is here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...2#post29485800

Joe
Welcome aboard, Joe! Nice start on a fine kit...

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Old Oct 15, 2014, 09:15 AM
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Thanks for opening up the contest to plans.

My submission is a plan built 64" Cessna UC-78 (T-50 Bobcat).

I fired up a build log here.
Welcome aboard, campbelltf! Have you got a first name we can use? Your entry means we already have entries in all three categories.

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Old Oct 15, 2014, 09:16 AM
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Larry and Mike, could you let me know the wingspan of your creations?

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Old Oct 15, 2014, 09:20 AM
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Welcome aboard, campbelltf! Have you got a first name we can use? Your entry means we already have entries in all three categories.

Steve
Whoops, need to add a signature line, it's Tim.

Thanks for the welcome!
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Old Oct 15, 2014, 09:36 AM
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Larry and Mike, could you let me know the wingspan of your creations?

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The PT-22 has a wingspan of 52".

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Old Oct 15, 2014, 10:15 AM
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The Albatross's span is 54" (but this may be reduced it it won't fit in my box)
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Old Oct 15, 2014, 11:21 AM
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I'd like to participate with the Fly2Build Grumman Goose kit. Thread is http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...6#post29661590
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Old Oct 15, 2014, 05:38 PM
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I would like to enter my kit build. It is the Aerodrome RC 48 inch PT Trainer (Stearman). Here is the link to the build log: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...8#post29544374

I have build 2 AerodromeRC short kits (Pfalz DIIIa ans Special Edition Sopwith Pup) and a Bucker Jungmeister from plans (twice). Before that the last plane I built was in 1983. I leave it to you to bin me in the appropriate category.

Thanks for sponsoring this contest. I am looking forward to it.

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