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Nov 26, 2010, 10:36 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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Nov 26, 2010, 10:38 AM
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Entries :

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

Sterling Tiger Moth 33.5" Span by : mrdj

DPC Models Fokker DVII by : danrc

34" Rearwin Skyranger from Airtrails plans by : Mapco

17" Beech Staggerwing from Dumas by: Tony Fletcher

30" Rearwin Speedster from Earl Stahl plans by : GeoffinIN

Bolton Defiant from Earl Stahl plans by : WLJayne

31" Avia BH-3 from Dare kit ( Mike Midkiff design ) by: jofrost

Hannover CLIII from Aerowerkes kit by: Rekitter

Albatros DVa from Golden Age Reproductions kit by : csherman

FW190 from Guillows kit by : Smokin' Beaver

Musso Special from Sterling plans by : vp46

Comet JU-87 Stuka from Aero-werkes kit by : glewis

18" Piper Tri-Pacer from Herr kit by : shrub wacker

18" Guillows SE5 w/ Aero-werkes parts by : milesperpound

13" Wedell Williams from Walt Mooney plans by : Scaledown

40" Monocoupe from Easybuilt Models kit : Greg D

22" Boeing F4B-4 from Golden Age Reproductions kit by: jonquinn

Aeronca LB from Gene Dubois kit by : Megowcoupe

Guillows PT-17 by: Slow Buzz

Ryan PT-16 from Herr Engineering kit by : Prowler901

F6F Hellcat from Bill Hannan plans by: mkeveney

30" Fiesler Storche from Dumas kit by: LenBFP

SBD-3 Douglas Dauntless from Guillows kit by : Jugjock

16" JU-87 Stuka from Guillows kit by:Tuctronics

Guillows Bf-109 from Guillows kit by: Tuctronics

20" Mr. Mulligan from Sig kit by : redlite

16.5" Hellcat from Guillows kit by: JasonG

36" Aeronca C3 from Sterling Kit by: crawlspace

Albatros DII from Aeroworks kit by : LenBFP

ME 109E-3 from Guillows kit by : Smokin' Beaver

Albatros DVa from AeroWerkes/Guillows kit by : LenBFP

Plan Built -Modified ( Enlarged or Reduced)

40" Sopwith Pup from Cleveland plans by : hoffboy

Laird LC-DE Speedwing Junior from Mike Stuart plans by : Zephyr41

30" Hawker Hurricane from Earl Stahl plans by : Steve85

150% Culver V from Berkeley plans by: evvo

39" Beech Staggerwing from enlarged Dumas plans by: 56S

30" Aeronca from Comet plans ( reduced ) by: LenBFP

34.5" Wright RB 1 from Jetco plans by : Onna Vakkation

45" Stuka JU-87B from Guillows plans by : milesperpound

28" Lockheed Air Express from Svensons plans by : pburress


Cessna Caravan by: HawkerTyphoon

Aviatik Berg D.I by : gupi

36" Art Chester Sweet Pea by : Mapco

30" Schwade Kampfeinsitzer Nr 2 by : Lon Enloe

35" Westland Racer by : Sopwith Mike

20" Howard Ike by : Jim Young

Howard DGA-3 "Pete" by : Longhorne

1/12 Sopwith Snipe by: nageljc
Last edited by jofrost; Jun 27, 2011 at 06:42 PM.
Jan 09, 2011, 05:47 AM
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I'm in - kitbuild, Storch.

Last edited by LenBFP; Apr 03, 2011 at 12:12 PM.
Mar 08, 2011, 12:58 PM
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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...

Mar 13, 2011, 12:27 AM
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Here is my completed ME-109.
Apr 07, 2011, 07:39 PM
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Yet another Funbuild 4 - kit category

Me too...

Last edited by LenBFP; May 29, 2011 at 09:44 AM.
Apr 08, 2011, 12:27 AM
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Finished shots of Sig Howard DGA-6 Mr. Mulligan

We will maiden as soon as weather permits.

Thread link...

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


Maiden Video...

Mr. Mulligan Maiden Flight-lift off (0 min 25 sec)
Last edited by redlite; Apr 10, 2011 at 11:18 PM.
Apr 08, 2011, 11:13 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,

Apr 11, 2011, 01:56 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.

I finally had the perfect evening to get the Aeronca up and got a better video showing how well it really flies
Last edited by crawlspace; May 08, 2011 at 02:05 PM. Reason: Added content
May 23, 2011, 06:44 AM
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Here is my completion post for my 13" Wedell Williams 22.

The build thread is at:
May 27, 2011, 09:08 AM
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Here is my completed 24" span Comet Stuka kitted by Aerowerks.
Build thread is here.

May 28, 2011, 06:03 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
May 29, 2011, 04:35 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.

Last edited by glewis; Jun 26, 2011 at 03:45 PM. Reason: added link to video
Jun 07, 2011, 12:43 AM
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Hi John, finally (!) flying pics of the Culver. Regards, Dick
Jun 13, 2011, 01:42 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.


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