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Old Nov 26, 2010, 09:36 AM
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FunBuild 4 "Rubber Conversions" ( Winner of Scratchbuild Category Announced)

Funbuild 4 "Rubber Conversions"

FunBuild 4 Contest " Rubber Conversions"


This thread is for messages to participants in the FunBuild 4 contest . Other messages will be deleted by the moderator .

Opening Statement : After the success of the previous Funbuild contests , and much positive feedback I have decided to continue with a "theme" for this years contest . As with prior contests , the objective is to promote modeling featuring conversion to electric power of rubber power designed models from fellow RC Group members of all skill levels . Contest is open to all registered RC Groups members .

Ground Rules for contestants :

Summary : To build a "Single Engine" sport scale electric powered model ( civil or military )from the existing rubber powered plans or kits in the following categories :

1. Plan/Kit Built - Unmodified ( Built to original size )

2. Plan Built -Modified ( Enlarged )

3. Scratchbuilt - ( Stick & tissue type construction )

Definitions :

Definition of Rubber Powered : Any Single Engine Sport Scale ( Civilian or Military ) model aircraft designed originally for rubber powered flight .

Definition of Conversion : The needed changes required to convert a rubber powered model to electric powered flight ( Motor mount , battery trays , hatches , servo mounts ... Any needed "stregthening" for motor mounting and LG or Wing mounting .

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 , Easybuilt Models ...

Plans Definition : Anything where you start with "plans only" and need to supply all needed materials for your build .

Scratchbuilt Definition : Design of your own making from 3-view drawings . Any drawing method ( CAD , pencil & paper drafting , etc...) In order to stay within the "Rubber Conversions" theme , all Scratchbuilt designs must be of "stick & tissue" type construction to be eligible .



Time frame for entries :

Beginning registration : November 30 , 2010 ( December 21 , 2010 for Scratchbuild entries )

End Registration :April 30 , 2011

Contest End Date :June 26 , 2011 ( July 31 , 2011 for "Scratchbuild" entries )


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 4 ( 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 )

4. Photo or "screenshot" of plans ( For Scratchbuilders only )

Completed Entries : Any contestant which completes their respective entry is encouraged to post their models photos in the "Official" Contest thread at time of completion so as to be credited and included in the final voting .

Comments : Please submit all comments via PM

Thanks to all who participate and good luck .

-John Frost ( Moderator )
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Old Nov 26, 2010, 09:38 AM
It flew once before...
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Plan/Kit Built - Unmodified ( Built to original size )

Sterling Tiger Moth 33.5" Span by : mrdj
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...0#post16655100

DPC Models Fokker DVII by : danrc
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1345198

34" Rearwin Skyranger from Airtrails plans by : Mapco
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1347566

17" Beech Staggerwing from Dumas by: Tony Fletcher
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1347438

30" Rearwin Speedster from Earl Stahl plans by : GeoffinIN
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1347939

Bolton Defiant from Earl Stahl plans by : WLJayne
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...6#post16707236

31" Avia BH-3 from Dare kit ( Mike Midkiff design ) by: jofrost
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1348441

Hannover CLIII from Aerowerkes kit by: Rekitter
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...4#post16770271

Albatros DVa from Golden Age Reproductions kit by : csherman
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1352064

FW190 from Guillows kit by : Smokin' Beaver
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1352979

Musso Special from Sterling plans by : vp46
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1353384

Comet JU-87 Stuka from Aero-werkes kit by : glewis
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1353533

18" Piper Tri-Pacer from Herr kit by : shrub wacker
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...7#post16803150

18" Guillows SE5 w/ Aero-werkes parts by : milesperpound
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1354433

13" Wedell Williams from Walt Mooney plans by : Scaledown
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1357845

40" Monocoupe from Easybuilt Models kit : Greg D
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1360436

22" Boeing F4B-4 from Golden Age Reproductions kit by: jonquinn
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1361061

Aeronca LB from Gene Dubois kit by : Megowcoupe
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1362190

Guillows PT-17 by: Slow Buzz
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1365151

Ryan PT-16 from Herr Engineering kit by : Prowler901
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1331052

F6F Hellcat from Bill Hannan plans by: mkeveney
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...0#post17020795

30" Fiesler Storche from Dumas kit by: LenBFP
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1368521

SBD-3 Douglas Dauntless from Guillows kit by : Jugjock
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...3#post17086179

16" JU-87 Stuka from Guillows kit by:Tuctronics
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...9#post17522817

Guillows Bf-109 from Guillows kit by: Tuctronics
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...2#post17550509

20" Mr. Mulligan from Sig kit by : redlite
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1402876

16.5" Hellcat from Guillows kit by: JasonG
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...2#post17665591

36" Aeronca C3 from Sterling Kit by: crawlspace
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1385588&page=4

Albatros DII from Aeroworks kit by : LenBFP
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1406511

ME 109E-3 from Guillows kit by : Smokin' Beaver
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...4#post17904828

Albatros DVa from AeroWerkes/Guillows kit by : LenBFP
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1420141



Plan Built -Modified ( Enlarged or Reduced)

40" Sopwith Pup from Cleveland plans by : hoffboy
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1347814

Laird LC-DE Speedwing Junior from Mike Stuart plans by : Zephyr41
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1349149

30" Hawker Hurricane from Earl Stahl plans by : Steve85
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1349804

150% Culver V from Berkeley plans by: evvo
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...2#post16801523

39" Beech Staggerwing from enlarged Dumas plans by: 56S
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...8#post16751122

30" Aeronca from Comet plans ( reduced ) by: LenBFP
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1386465

34.5" Wright RB 1 from Jetco plans by : Onna Vakkation
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1396707

45" Stuka JU-87B from Guillows plans by : milesperpound
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1416747

28" Lockheed Air Express from Svensons plans by : pburress
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1431011




Scratchbuilt

Cessna Caravan by: HawkerTyphoon
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1358696

Aviatik Berg D.I by : gupi
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1359733

36" Art Chester Sweet Pea by : Mapco
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1360554

30" Schwade Kampfeinsitzer Nr 2 by : Lon Enloe
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1360927

35" Westland Racer by : Sopwith Mike
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1#post16930664

20" Howard Ike by : Jim Young
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1362036

Howard DGA-3 "Pete" by : Longhorne
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1364090

1/12 Sopwith Snipe by: nageljc
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1416341
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Old Jan 09, 2011, 04:47 AM
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I'm in - kitbuild, Storch.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1368521

Len
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 11:58 AM
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I'll throw in with a Sig Mr M that's 23 years old. It's in need of a major overhaul anyway.

Thread link...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1402876

Joe
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 11:27 PM
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Here is my completed ME-109.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...2#post17550509
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 06:39 PM
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Yet another Funbuild 4 - kit category

Me too...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1420141

Len
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 11:27 PM
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Finished shots of Sig Howard DGA-6 Mr. Mulligan

We will maiden as soon as weather permits.

Thread link...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1402876

Thank you jf for your effort in moderating this contest, I'll have to keep a stick and tissue project going more often now.

Joe

Maiden Video...

Mr. Mulligan Maiden Flight-lift off (0 min 25 sec)
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Old Apr 08, 2011, 10:13 AM
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OK, Thanks John for again running this Fun Build. I have really enjoyed watching all the FF conversions and contest entries.

Here is my SE5 It flies but the Cam went dead and the gear broke off so I am off for a remaiden.

Fun Build 4 - Guillows 18" British SE5, Kit WW-5, with Aero-Werks parts


All the Best,

Mark
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Old Apr 11, 2011, 12:56 AM
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The Sterling Aeronca C-3 is ready to fly. Here's a few pictures on the bench with a photo of the real plane I attempted to replicate. I have added some field shots and a video of the maiden. Read the last few entries of the blog to get a better description of the flight.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1385588

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...9#post18000099

I finally had the perfect evening to get the Aeronca up and got a better video showing how well it really flies

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...8#post18179815
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Old May 23, 2011, 05:44 AM
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Here is my completion post for my 13" Wedell Williams 22.

The build thread is at:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1357845
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Old May 27, 2011, 08:08 AM
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Here is my completed 24" span Comet Stuka kitted by Aerowerks.
Build thread is here.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1353533

Glenn
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Old May 28, 2011, 05:03 AM
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Funbuild 4 Culver V at 150%

Hi John, I decided I'd best post some build pics for the Culver, she's flown a few times now and she flies very well but the flight pics are a non event yet. I took some video on my point 'n shoot but windows movie maker wont edit a quicktime file. We were so intent on movies we took no stills! Next time we both forgot the camera. Now our club field is temporarily closed & anyway I'm recovering from a body repair job. Hopefully it'll all come together in time. Whatever it's been fun, thank you for your organising of this event. Regards, Dick
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Old May 29, 2011, 03:35 PM
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Got some new in flight pics of the Stuka today.Enjoy.

<edit> Wasn't able to get a better video before the contest deadline, so this short one will have to do for now.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1428481

Glenn
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 11:43 PM
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Hi John, finally (!) flying pics of the Culver. Regards, Dick
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Old Jun 13, 2011, 12:42 AM
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20" DGA-3 Pete is Complete

That Culver is sweet like pie!

Alright, John. Here's my project, done as its gonna get by 7/30. The Pete has flown twice and has proven airworthy, if a bitng this undernourished on a 1S Parkzone brushed setup.

Thanks for the challenge! Trying something this small with the brick was alot of fun.

Paul
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