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Posted by davidterrell80 | Aug 12, 2014 @ 11:17 PM | 5,388 Views
The Balsa Builders Conversion Contest (BBCC) has finished its eighth iteration so far.

Through the finish of BBCC 7 (30 NOV 2017), there have been 139 build threads started and 36 aircraft flown.

BBCC 1 - The Kitbash (17 build threads. 5 aircraft flown.) - Contest Thread
01. RMCCOR7737 -- Sopwith Camel - WINNER
02. davidterrell80 -- Blackburn Skua
03. Sopwith Mike -- TA-152
04. XeCutor -- Piper J-3C
05. bogbeagle -- PeeWee Pal

BBCC 2 (20 build threads. 8 aircraft flown.) - Contest Thread
06. PETERRAKE -- Another Knight - WINNER
07. davidterrell80 -- One Knight
08. Deanoseadog -- Frog Vespa
09. pburress -- Pitcairn Fleetwing
10. Ken USA -- Twelve
11. JohnAV8R -- Dallaire Sportster
12. payne9999 -- Piper PA-18
13. Jim_the_Sane -- Lysander

BBCC 3 (22 build threads. 3 aircraft flown.) - Contest Thread
14. Smokin' Beaver -- B-29 - WINNER
15. Tucci -- AT-6
16. Ronald L -- Cessna 180

BBCC 4 (9 build threads. 4 aircraft flown.) - Contest Thread
17. scataolgical -- Supermarine S6B - WINNER
18. Jim_the_Sane -- Bachem Natter
19. Old_Pilot -- Hawker Tempest
20. davidterrell80 -- Stinson 125 Voyager

BBCC 5 (23 build threads, 4 aircraft flown) - Contest Thread
21. victapilot -- Westland Lysander - WINNER
22. xp533d -- T-38
23. builderdude -- Baby Gryphon

BBCC 6 (21 build threads, 7 aircraft flown) - Contest Thread
24. Old_Pilot -- Altagerra - WINNER
25. CF105 -- P-26 Peashooter
26. AndyKunz -- L'il Satan
27. flyced -- Little Monster
28. victapilot -- DeHavilland DH-80 Puss Moth
29. AndyKunz -- Scientific "Stunt Trainer"
30. propaplace -- Rivets

BBCC 7 (9 build threads, 2 aircraft flown) - Contest Thread
31. victapilot -- Bristol Beaufighter - WINNER
32. Old_Pilot -- 1951 Ringmaster


BBCC 8 (18 build threads, 5 aircraft flown) - Contest Thread
33. I-Baga14 34. Electric RC Conversion- Guizz017 - WINNER
35. Max Holste Broussard- Glow FF to RC- Victapilot
35. Cloudcraft Mercury-Rubber FF to RC- CF105 (Rollover)
36. Spirit of St Louis FF Glow to RC Electric Conversion- Victapilot


BBCC 9 (xx build threads, yy aircraft flown) - Contest Thread
Posted by davidterrell80 | Aug 03, 2014 @ 09:09 PM | 5,655 Views
The wind was constant and allowed me for have almost zero ground speed.
I could put down the transmitter and take 3 or 4 photos, before having to pick it up again....Continue Reading
Posted by davidterrell80 | Aug 03, 2014 @ 10:02 AM | 5,153 Views
Tomorrow is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. Some historians mark it as the beginning of the first campaign of a global war that continues to this day.

In the UK, people are being invited to turn out their lights, except for a single candle in the window, from 10pm to 11pm tonight, and to gather in churches to memorialize the event.

Although I am a quarter world away... tonight, I will douse my lights, set a candle in the window, and, by its light, thumb through my books of historical WW1 photos, pondering the faces in them and the generations lost; praying for them, those they left behind, and all of us.