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Old Oct 13, 2010, 09:47 AM
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RCGroups.com Pumpkin Carving Contest

It's that time of year everyone! Time to get out a giant pumpkin, some knives of various sizes and get to carving!

Contest Rules:
1. You must carve your own pumpkin.
2. You must submit a photo of you with your pumpkin by Halloween night.
3. You must have fun!

Winners will be chosen by RCGroups.com staff.

HobbyKing is providing the prizes this year!

Please post your pumpkins in this thread.

1st Prize
Dassault Alpha Fighter 70mm Ducted Fan EPO Plug-n-Fly (USA Warehouse)

Highly scaled, large size aerobatic fighter jet with a big 70mm EDF system.
The Alpha EDF jet comes 97% pre-built and includes a powerful 55A brushless 70mm EDF system and steerable nose wheel.
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2nd Prize
Minimoa 2mtr R/C Glider EPO w/ Motor, ESC, Servos Plug-n-Fly (USA Warehouse)

Our Minimoa is a large (2mtr) RTF glider made from super strong reinforced EPO foam.
This model comes pre-built with motor, esc and servos already installed. All you need to do is include your own receiver & battery to be ready to fly in 10 minutes.
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3rd Prize.
HobbyKing YAK 54 Brushless EPO Plug-n-Fly (USA Warehouse)

The YAK54 is a very neatly designed EPO 3D parkflyer. With smart features such as side-flip canopy for super fast battery & wing removal, 1 nylon bolt wing brace and unique rudder hinge system. This YAK54 doesnt borrow hinges or horns from the parts bin, its all totally new, resulting in a plane comprised of parts that work together better, reducing weight, increasing strength and ultimately making it a more enjoyable plane to fly and work with.
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 10:46 AM
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Here are some examples of great entries from the past...







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Old Oct 13, 2010, 11:03 AM
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This is going to be fun.
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 11:41 AM
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Almost time to get out the knifes and bandaids. Now the real challenge is how to do a great carving and get the second prize? I love the Minimoa! Well based on my past efforts an honorable mention is above my carving talent level. But I do have fun so I meet that requirement. Mike H
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 01:40 PM
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what is the judging criteria?

If it is artistic abilities then I'm out
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 01:41 PM
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Michael, not that I am any good at carving, but those were my thoughts as well. Shoot for #2. ha ha.
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 02:42 PM
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I think I might just give it a go this year. I would be happy with any of those three prizes, but I think I like the Yak the best, simply because I love aerobatic flying. I probably won't end up with anything though. The last time I even attempted to carve a pumpkin was... umm... let's see... Oh yeah, probably about 4th grade, lol! I'll see what I can come up with though.
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 03:09 PM
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this is BS and totally unfair. we don't have those kind of pumpkins in Cyprus...
how about a Halloween prank video???
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 03:10 PM
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Do you have any gourds?
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 04:14 PM
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"With its ever widening range of fruit and vegetables, Cyprus has quite justifiably gained a reputation in international markets as "the garden of the Mediterranean". Production of fruit and vegetables has been further enhanced by the completion of a massive irrigation scheme which has opened up an additional 40.000 acres of fertile coastal land."

Surely you can find something similar to a pumpkin. I wouldn't think it would have to be exactly a pumpkin in order to follow the spirit of this contest if you don't have access to pumpkins in your part of the world.


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What about a watermelon? I assume the pumpkins in Cyprus are long and skinny, not round?
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 04:26 PM
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this is BS and totally unfair. we don't have those kind of pumpkins in Cyprus...
how about a Halloween prank video???
Seriously... If you don't meet requirements for a contest don't call it BS. Carve a watermelon. a gourd.
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 04:53 PM
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I know merchandise is different in every country, but are their craft stores in Cyprus that sell the fake pumpkins for whatever reason?
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 05:23 PM
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I know merchandise is different in every country, but are their craft stores in Cyprus that sell the fake pumpkins for whatever reason?
If not I'm sure you could buy one online. I bought a carvable fake pumpkin at a local craft store a few years back. It was like $5.

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Old Oct 13, 2010, 05:24 PM
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if I buy a fake pumpkin that there are millions around the world what's the prototype and fun thing to do?
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 08:14 PM
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Woohooo!!!

Finally time to dust off my carving kit and get to work.
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