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Mar 18, 2016, 12:35 PM
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Fifty plus build off - Started 1/4/2016. Build Off Ended - POLL THREAD OPEN!!


OK, the poll to decide the "theme for this build off starting 1st April 2016 has closed, 58 people voted and the results were as follows:

ANY model published or kitted before 31/12/1965 - 31 votes
Any model by a specified (TBD) Designer - 3 votes
Any SCALE model published or kitted before 31/12/1965 - 5 votes
Any "unconventional" model published or kitted before 31/12/1965 - 2 votes
An own design "retro style" model - 6 votes
Any model built from a kit you have had for over 20 years - 4 votes
Any U.S. kit design kitted before 31/12/1965 - 4 votes
Any European (exc. UK) model published or kitted before 31/12/1965 - 3

So, the people have clearly spoken.

One slight change; instead of "before 31/12/1965" the qualification will be "published or kitted over 50 years ago on the starting date of the build off - i.e. before 1/04/1966".

So....the build off will run from 1st April 2016 to 30th September 2016. Any model published or kitted before 1st April 1966 is eligible. Models may be scaled up or down, power unit changed - e.g. IC to electric, rubber to IC or electric, glider to IC or electric - and also type of flying - control-line to R/C, F/F to R/C, R/C to control-line etc. Constructional methods and materials can be changed but the external appearance of the model should be retained. To qualify for the final poll a model must be finished but not necessarily have flown. A build log is much preferred, but as a minimum a photograph of the finished model is acceptable.

I will post the entries on this thread and add a link to the build log when opened, also mark them as Finished and Flown.

Given that models covered by categories 3,4,7 and 8 will also qualify, I optimistically expect 45 entries - 46 actually as I didn't vote!

Entry List

cpmcgraw - 1.7x Mam'selle. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2620566
slow_flier - KK Fleetwing. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2620070
Gere Sport - Malmstrom Midget x 2. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2634475 Finished 22/04/2016 Flown 25/05/2016
JeffMac - Roaring 20. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2634581 Finished and Flown 29/05/2016
AlphaWhisky - Bi-Play. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2636754 Finished 02/08/2016
Monza Red - Veron Cardinal. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2645020
albertofkent - Hepcat. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2656353 Finished 30/09/2016(!!)
PGregory - Miss America 36". Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2641549
adamtc - Edmond Hummitt Aerocar
dgliderguy - Breathless. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2715303 Finished 24/08/2016 Flown 27/08/2016
WMD - Megow Cardinal. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2636808Finished 25/09/2016
Patzpaint - Aeo Flyte Invader. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2635680 Finished 16/04/2016 Flown 19/04/2016
FlyingTyger - Livewire trainer build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2654373 Finished 28/09/2016
RobtP - KR56. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2636513 Finished 29/09/2016
Dave B69 - Junior 60. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2657136
Sundancer - Swannee. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2637111 Finished 3/07/2016 Flown 7/07/2016
Mark Winstanley - Half Tone
Ronald L - Frog Jupiter. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2639421 Finished 17/09/2016 Flown 21/09/2016
Gere Sport - KK Robin (x2.5). Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2636466 Finished 20/08/2016 Flown 17/09/2016
pulserudder - Sniffer. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2636529
NoMatta - Aristo-Cat. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2636737
tshin_ho - Saracen. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2638678 Finished 13/09/2016 Flown 26/09/2016
Owlsabie - Battling Boxcar (x2.5). Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2638694 Finished 10/08/2016 Flown 10/09/2016
JohnAV8R - Comet Sparky. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2639068 Finished and Flown 09/09/2016
pulserudder - Sharkface. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2641238 Finished 26/06/2016
Bargle - Phantom Fury. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2647416 Finished 20/6/2016
Pardshaw - Lanzo record Breaker. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2648720
Patzpaint - Wittman Super Tailwind. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2652878
AndyKunz - Musciano Stunt Trainer. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2651331 Finished 22/05/2016 Flown 30/05/2016
Flyinglog . Bandboy. Build log at www.rcgroups.com/showthread.php?t=2654789 Finished 14/08/2016 Flown 15/08/2016
Low and slow - Quaker. Build Log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2653456Finished and Flown 25/06/2016
SAslinky - Quaker Flash. Build thread at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2659437 Finished and Flown 27/08/2016
raycamel - Gross flying wing. Build thread at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2661339
RFJ - Scientific Cyclone. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2672848 Finished 27/06/2016 Flown 20/08/2016
AllanK1 - Megow Cub. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2681621 Finished 10/09/2016
mlbco - Comet Sikorsky R-6. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2674746 Finished and Flown 31/05/2016
Boomerang1 - Frog Zephyr. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2677138 Finished 20/08/2016 Flown 27/08/2016
JeffMac - Ranger (H A Thomas). Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2678440 Finished and Flown 06/09/2016
Colibriguitars - Bi-Hawk. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2681241 Finished 26/6/2016
Sundancer - Size 9 (Holland). Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2685362 Finished 05/08/2016 "Sort of" Flown 07/08/2016 Re-trimmed and flown properly 23/08/2016
Fubar123 - KK Gipsy. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1645875 (Starting at Post #152)
Colibriguitars - Korda. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2690596 Finished 10/07/2016 Flown 11/07/2016
KittyWu - ABC Robin (130%). Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2694337 Finished 28/09/2016
WarrenB - Kandoo R/C. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2694740 Finished 24/07/2016 Flown 04/08/2016
Kruzr11803 - Livewire Trainer. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2695006 Finished and Flown 07/07/2016
Aeronca52 - Thermic 18. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2695040 Finished 20/07/2016
PGregory - Ringmaster S1A. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2700056
achiii - Pageboy (Willard). Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2700516 Finished and Flown 23/07/2016
Uram9 - Perigee. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2711547 Finished and Flown 10/09/2016
AlphaWhisky - Deacon. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2713582Finished and Flown 01/09/2016
WarrenB - Chatterbox. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2717178 Finished 301/08/2016
mlbco - Shoestring. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2723210 Finished and Flown 27/08/2016
Sundancer - Sharkface. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2724074 Finished 17/09/2016 Flown 21/09/2016
Gere Sport - Frog Speedy x 2.75. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2726532 Finished 25/09/2016
JMP_Blackfoot - Bombette. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2728196 Finished 19/09/2016
SAslinky - Falcon 56. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2728555
HarryD - Sharkface (150%). Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2747232 Finished 28/09/2016 (!!)
pulserudder - Babcock DQA. Build log at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2747843
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Mar 18, 2016, 03:48 PM
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Sounds good George. Thanks for hosting.
I'll be in, I just have to decide on what model I'm going to build.
I was hoping a BUSA cub would make 1965, if not then, maybe the Shark 45 (U/C to R/C) or an older kit from my "stash".
A new short kit from Pat Trittle, but of the old Comet kit, the Sparky, 1955 or there about.
I built 2 back then.
John
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Mar 18, 2016, 04:10 PM
Steel by day,Balsa by night
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I will participate.....don t know what with....yet
maybe my very first R/C model... a SC AeroFlyte Invader.
My original had an escapement(rubber driven) and a Silvertone rx , the old type with a valve!!and a .09 enya with a 2 cc tank.
Last edited by Patzpaint; Mar 18, 2016 at 04:18 PM.
Mar 18, 2016, 07:59 PM
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Count me in. It will be an uphill battle as there are many other commitments in train over the next few months but I`ll give it a go. ...

I`ve had a soft spot for Pete Holland`s 'Bi-Play' - published Aeromodeller April 1955 - for quite some time, so will treat all this as the motivation to do something about it.

It will be r/c , possibly small OS fourstroke powered. There will definitely be no Depron involved, but I haven`t ruled out purple - early days yet ...

Alan W
Mar 19, 2016, 12:27 AM
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Count me in too. I'll be building a replica of my first really successful model aeroplane, a Veron Cardinal.

This time however, I will be building the version which was modified by Phil Smith for radio control. It has a taller fin and less dihedral on the wing. It will be powered by the same Mills 75 which I bought with the proceeds of my paper round when I was twelve years old.
Mar 19, 2016, 02:08 AM
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Count me in to

My Schiffermuller is making very slow but steady progress so need to pick something not too complex... list at the moment comprises of:

Hepcat ( have two kits for this one!)
Astrohog
Peerless Panther
Mar 19, 2016, 04:23 AM
I like real wooden aeroplanes!
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Originally Posted by albertofkent
Count me in to

My Schiffermuller is making very slow but steady progress so need to pick something not too complex... list at the moment comprises of:

Hepcat ( have two kits for this one!)
Astrohog
Peerless Panther
Hepcat would be a good choice Albert, nice and straightforward after the more demanding Schiffy, and they always fly really well.
Mar 19, 2016, 06:12 AM
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Count me in George , Prolly with a 1.5x Cirro-sonic that has been rc-o-fied.

P.s. No sign of the cowl yet off the Radio Roger
Mar 19, 2016, 06:56 AM
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Got two plans printed and ready to go..... Will decide later which one to build .
Mar 19, 2016, 02:25 PM
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Sign me up SD.
At the moment I have my mind about 80% set on Project #5 of the Five Giant Steps series designed by Peter Chinn from 1961 Model Airplane News. Thinking of enlarging it to about 60 inch span. (152 centimeters).

http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=3070

It sort of reminds me of a North American Sabre which I've always had a soft spot for.

I'll be sending for the plans on Monday.

Jim
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Mar 19, 2016, 05:52 PM
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Count me in - so many plans from my youth - I might have to build 2

Mark.
Mar 20, 2016, 04:45 AM
I like real wooden aeroplanes!
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Originally Posted by Mark Winstanley
Count me in - so many plans from my youth - I might have to build 2

Mark.
The more the merrier Mark! I'll start adding the entry list to Post #1 in a few days.
Mar 20, 2016, 07:11 AM
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Put me down too. DeBolt Pursuit.
Mar 20, 2016, 09:56 AM
I'd rather be flying.....
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George, I'm in also , model to be decided yet....

thanks,

jeff
Mar 20, 2016, 10:11 AM
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Seems like lots of interest, thanks guys. As I said I'll post the entries of those who have decided on a model in a few days, those still thinking let me know when you have decided.

Back to the Interstate Cadet - wrestling with the detachable motor cowling, wing struts and undercarriage at the moment. I'd forgotten how many extra "fiddly bits" there are on scale model!


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