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Old Dec 17, 2011, 08:04 AM
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Funbuild 5 - "Multi Engines" - Winners Announced !!!


Funbuild 5 Contest " Multi Engines"
This thread is for messages to participants in the FunBuild 5 contest . Other messages will be deleted by the moderator .

Ground Rules for contestants :
Summary : To build a sport scale electric powered multi-engine model from readily available plans or kits in the following categories :

1. Kit built

2. Plan built

Definitions :

Definition of Multi-Engine : Any multi engine aircraft ( Civilian or Military of any era ) having more than one engine ( prop driven or jet )

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 , Manzano Laser , Aerodrome RC , Mountain Models ( Laser Arts ) Parkscale Models , Easybuilt Models ...

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

Time frame for entries :Beginning registration : December 17 , 2011 ( Model builds and threads can begin as soon as registered )

End Registration :April 1 , 2012

Contest End Date :June 30 , 2012

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 5 ( 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 )

Comments : Please submit all comments to me via PM
Thanks to all who participate and good luck .

-John Frost ( Moderator )
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 02:27 PM
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Kit Built :

30" Invader from Aeroworks Comet SRK by : LenBFP
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1553923

38" WS P38 Lightening from Laser arts/ Mountain Models by: srt8madness
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1551195

42" DeHavilland Rapide from Dumas Kit by : jeffh22037
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...7#post20273894

64" Bugatti 100P from sparclaser.com short kit by : aerophilia
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...6#post20377859

DC-6B ( C-118 ) from Pats Custom Model kit by : payne9999
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1579311

C-310 ( L27-B ) from Pats Custom Models short kit by : payne9999
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...6#post20505336

34" Ford Tri-Motor from Sterling kit by: redlite
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...3#post20560697

Guillows B17 by : Spitfire1954
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...3#post20647206

Guillows B25 by: milesperpound
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1609039

50" DH-88 Comet from T&J Models kit by: danrc
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1619347


Plan Built

52" Beechcraft D-18 by: pmullen503
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1549389

51" Avro Lancaster by: Steve85
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1550827

Martin P5N Marlin by: mrdj
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1548570

36" Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 Pipstrello by: Smokin' Beaver
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...3#post20250502

40" Convair 340 by: Acme Aircraft
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...3#post20314118

22" Vought V-173 "Flying Flapjack" by: Roland L
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1567361

Piper Apache by: Modelholic
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...4#post20344216

Burnelli CBY-3 by : jsfrench
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1570366

Dornier Do - 18 Flying boat by: Rotatorus
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1575322

Stinson Model A Trimotor by: glewis
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1582034

68" HC144 Ocean Sentry by: Shock & Awe
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1585895

B17 from Pat Tritle plans by: payne9999
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1590408

65" Grumman Goose by : warhead_71
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1575675
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 05:58 PM
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Songbird done... I'm not much for scale detail, but it looks good to me.

The Dragon is kicking my butt, it's so darned fragile. Should be done soon though.

Chris
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 11:56 PM
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Foamie 59" RC Grumman Goose (4 min 55 sec)
Old Jul 02, 2012, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by jofrost View Post
To all contestants that completed their respective builds , I am giving you till July 3rd to get your entries in . Great job by all !!!

Simply posted a photo ( or video ) of your completed model with a link to your build

Thanks again to all for participating , and to those that watch and help out with your knowledge .

-John
John,

Here are mine:

C-310 (L-27B):
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...6#post20505336



DC-6N (C-118):
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1579311

Old Jul 02, 2012, 02:39 PM
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It's not really finished and only has tenths of seconds of flight time, so I can just hope it's ok that I'm posting this.

Here is the build thread for my Vought V-173 "flying flapjack" https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1567361

And as attachment you can find a pic from first taxi and flight tests.

Ronald
Old Jul 03, 2012, 03:51 PM
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Here's my (nearly) finished Beech D-18. Didn't quite get it completely painted. It did take off under it's own power and flew (briefly). Gravity, graciously handled the landing for me.

It has since been repaired and is ready to fly again.

Thread:https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1549389

Special thanks to John and everyone else who participated. It's been great watching so many interesting projects come together.
Old Jul 04, 2012, 03:53 PM
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No luck on the maiden, but when the opportunity arises, we'll be ready.

Ok...why settle for one Trimotor when you can have two? The twin was built by me about 25 years ago, using the same method. It has LED nav, landing and cabin lights. Hand wound outboard D. Reese kit motors and a .020 Astroflight on the center. Flew on a tether

The model has been at a Ford museum that eventually became the 'California Auto Museum' for the last 23 years and is now going to another museum that is aircraft related called the 'Aerospace Museum of Calif.'

Though the ratio of F/DNF is high, what's been submitted is so cool and I'm glad to be in company. The rest I'll be watching and cheering from the sidelines...

Joe
Old Jul 05, 2012, 08:17 PM
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Voting is now open for Funbuild 5


Go to the official voting poll thread here :https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1685425

Please cast a vote for your favourite kit & plan built models

-John
Old Jul 14, 2012, 07:24 AM
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Congratulations to our winners !!!


First and foremost I would like to thank all of you for participating ( and watching ) this years Funbuild . The mulit-engine subject this year was not an easy task , and would like to congratulate all that finished ( and those that are still wating to fly their models or complete them )

With that , I'd like to announce the winners :

Plan built winner : Grumman Goose by : Warhead_71

Kit built winner : DC6N by: payne9999

Most honorable mention goes to redlite for his outstanding build of a Sterling Tri-Motor and is waiting for a suitable time to maiden .

Great job guys !!!

-John
Old Jul 14, 2012, 08:59 PM
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Congrats to the winners!

Redlite's Tri-motor is awesome!

But if we are going to do honorable mentions, I'd like to give a shout out to jsfrench's excellent Burnelli CBY-3. A beautiful model of an unusual airplane that, like mine, crashed on the maiden. (His CBY-3 flew a lot longer on it's maiden than my Beech did!)
Old Jul 15, 2012, 11:02 AM
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Ata-boy to all that entered this contest, great job!!!!

Bill
Old Jul 15, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Thanks John! It is an honor being mentioned and I'm very surprised!

Congrats to the winners and thanks for playing to all other fellow contestants and spectators alike!

Joe
Old Jul 15, 2012, 09:30 PM
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jofrost:
Thanks for hosting the fun builds, Its a great incentive to start a new model.

pmullen503:
Thanks for the plug, and I am glad you got your beautiful Beech to fly.
When I get back from the road, I'll give mine another try.
I have received plenty of suggestions for improving flight.

We stopped at Maloof Memorial Airpark in Albuquerque and I gave my trusty Eflight T-34 a few laps. This is an outstanding facility and the people were most friendly.
John
Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:02 AM
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Well done to the winners – great builds, great fun and thanks to John for organising – hope to fly the B17 in the not too distant future

Charles


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