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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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Dec 17, 2011, 02:27 PM
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Kit Built :

30" Invader from Aeroworks Comet SRK by : LenBFP

38" WS P38 Lightening from Laser arts/ Mountain Models by: srt8madness

42" DeHavilland Rapide from Dumas Kit by : jeffh22037

64" Bugatti 100P from short kit by : aerophilia

DC-6B ( C-118 ) from Pats Custom Model kit by : payne9999

C-310 ( L27-B ) from Pats Custom Models short kit by : payne9999

34" Ford Tri-Motor from Sterling kit by: redlite

Guillows B17 by : Spitfire1954

Guillows B25 by: milesperpound

50" DH-88 Comet from T&J Models kit by: danrc

Plan Built

52" Beechcraft D-18 by: pmullen503

51" Avro Lancaster by: Steve85

Martin P5N Marlin by: mrdj

36" Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 Pipstrello by: Smokin' Beaver

40" Convair 340 by: Acme Aircraft

22" Vought V-173 "Flying Flapjack" by: Roland L

Piper Apache by: Modelholic

Burnelli CBY-3 by : jsfrench

Dornier Do - 18 Flying boat by: Rotatorus

Stinson Model A Trimotor by: glewis

68" HC144 Ocean Sentry by: Shock & Awe

B17 from Pat Tritle plans by: payne9999

65" Grumman Goose by : warhead_71
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Mar 23, 2012, 04:58 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.

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Jun 30, 2012, 10:56 PM
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Foamie 59" RC Grumman Goose (4 min 55 sec)
Jul 02, 2012, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by jofrost
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 .


Here are mine:

C-310 (L-27B):

DC-6N (C-118):

Jul 02, 2012, 01:39 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"

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

Jul 03, 2012, 02:51 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.


Special thanks to John and everyone else who participated. It's been great watching so many interesting projects come together.
Jul 04, 2012, 02:53 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...

Jul 05, 2012, 07:17 PM
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Voting is now open for Funbuild 5

Go to the official voting poll thread here :

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

Jul 14, 2012, 06:24 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 !!!

Jul 14, 2012, 07:59 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!)
Jul 15, 2012, 10:02 AM
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Ata-boy to all that entered this contest, great job!!!!

Jul 15, 2012, 02:30 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!

Jul 15, 2012, 08:30 PM
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Thanks for hosting the fun builds, Its a great incentive to start a new model.

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.
Jul 16, 2012, 01:02 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


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