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Sep 28, 2016, 12:34 PM
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"TBD" or "The Baker's Dozen" Build Off . THE POLL IS OPEN, GO AND VOTE!

Quite a few people seem to be chomping at the bit to select their entries for this so I thought I would put the thread up a few days early.

The build off is for ANY model (no cut off date) whose design is credited to one of the following 13 leading designers:

Vic Smeed, Phil Smith, David Boddington, Bill Dean, Eric Fearnley, Carl Goldberg, Ken Willard, Don McGovern, Bill Winter, Dave Platt, Emmanuel Fillon, Karl-Heinz Denzin, Hoh Fang Chiun

So....the build off will run from 1st Octoberl 2016 to 31st March 2017. 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.

Please head the first post of the build log "(Model name) for TBD Build Off". If the build log is posted in a forum other than this one (Vintage and Old Timer Designs) please put a post on this thread as I may not automatically pick it up otherwise.

Lots of choice - must be 500 or so on OZ alone - so let's see if we can beat the extraordinarily successful Fifty Plus B. O entry of 58.

OK, off we go - let's show that model aeroplane BUILDING is still alive and well. Enjoy.


Sundancer - Scorcher (Willard). Build log at Finished 14/03/2017
AndyKunz - Dreamboat (Willard). Build Log at Finished 24/12/2016 Flown 20/02/2017
slow_flier - Navigator (McGovern). Build log at
KittyWu - Pik As (K-H Denzin). Build log at Finished and Flown 18/12/2016
JeffMac - Tranquilizer (Mc Govern). Build log at Finished and Flown 28/03/2017
IslandVizsla - Mini-Pronto (Boddington). Build log at
Flyced - Paageboy (Smeed)
FlyingTyger - Hemiptere (Fillon). Build log at Finished 02/11/2016 Flown 06/11/2016
tshin_ho - Schoolboy (Willard). Build log at
tshin_ho - MK Sportster (Ho-Fang Chiun). Build log at
dgliderguy - Cadet (300%) (Dean) Build log at Finished 25/03/2017 Flown 31/03/2017
Owlsabie - 23 Sportster (Winter). Build log at
HarryD - Popsie (96"!) (Smeed). Build log at Finished 03/03/2016
Rabidrue1 - Skylark Twin (Goldberg). Withdrawn
Colonel Blink - Tiger Moth (Boddington). Build log at
pulserudder - Interceptor (Goldberg). Build log at
brokenenglish - Bandit (Dean). Build log at
Robt - Vulture (McGovern). Build log at
Aeronca52 - Sunday Fighter (Willard). Build log at Finished 30/03/2017
remitt - Schoolgirl 48" (Willard). Build log at Finished 16/01/2017
Ian Dale - Mini Tyro (Boddington). Build log at
SuperGlider07 - Courtesan (Smeed). Build log at Withdrawn
SAslinky - Pageboy (Willard). Build log at Finished and Flown 10/03/2017
SAslinky - Cannonshot (Willard). Build log at Finished 21/03/2017 Flown 26/03/2017
RFJ - Simitar Slow Motion. Build log at Finished 10/11/2016 Flown 24/11/2016
Colibriguitars - Pushy Cat (Smeed)
John38 - Vagabond (Winter). Build log at Finished 31/03/2017(!)
JeffMac - Blazer (Goldberg). Build log at Finished 30/1/2017 Flown 05/02/2017
Alpha Whisky - Tumbletot (Smeed) Build log at Finished and Flown 27/11/2016
-Balsa- Coupe (Smith). Build log at
Gere Sport - Tinker (Boddington). Build log at Finished 02/01/2017 Flown 11/03/2017
Patzpaint - Piper Super Cruiser (Dean). Build log at Finished 27/11/2016
Owlsabie - Tomboy (Smeed). Build log at Finished and Flown 27/11/2016
Patzpaint - Magister (Platt). Build log at 11/12/2016
Tepid Pilot - Mam'selle (Smeed). Build log at
Fubar123 - Barnstormer (Boddington)
Sundancer - Privateer 36 (McGovern). Build log at to CAP2017
AndyKunz - Blazer (Goldberg). Build log at Finished 02/12/2016
Footrrot - Captain ("sortov" Dean!). BuildLog at 26/03/2017 Flown 31/03/2017
Patzpaint - Stinson Model O (Fillon). Build log at Finished 08/12/2016
AlphaWhisky - Soubrette (Smeed). Build Log at Finished 20/03/2017
Belli - Tipo (Boddington). Build log at
Uram9 - Deacon (Smith). Build log at Finished and Flown 28/12/2016
Jungmann1 - Mam'selle (Smeed). Build log at Finished and Flown 09/01/2017
Remitt - Kirby Motor Tutor (Fearnley). Build log at 14/03/2016
Russ944 - Sporty Forty (Willard). Build log at
Scaledown - Mam'selle (Smeed). Build log at Finished 29/01/2016 Flown 03/02/2016
Patzpaint - Stampe (Boddington). Build log at Finished 25/01/2016
Gere Sport - Tinker Major (Boddington). Build log at 18/03/2017
DaveB69 - Wildcat (Fearnley). Build log at
WarrenB - DH Moth (Boddington). Build log at 29/03/2017
Flying Tyger - Lil Satan (Goldberg). Build log at Finished 04/02/2017
Patzpaint - Miss 38 (Smeed). Build log at Finished 04/02/2017
PGregory - Mini Tyro (Boddington). Build log at
_AL_ - Chatterbox (Smeed). Build log at
Patzpaint - Bird Dog (Fearnley). Build log at Finished06/03/2016
mlbco - Ranger 28 (Goldberg). Build log at Finished and Flown 02/03/2017
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Sep 28, 2016, 01:02 PM
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You forgot me already?!?!

Sep 28, 2016, 01:45 PM
I like real wooden aeroplanes!
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Nope, not forgotten Andy, just had to break off because dinner was ready!
Sep 28, 2016, 01:59 PM
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March may be a little early for a maiden here in the northeast, but I'm in!

McGovern Navigator 52"

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Sep 28, 2016, 02:14 PM
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Seaplane build off? Willards "Islander", my choice.
Sep 28, 2016, 05:10 PM
I'd rather be flying.....
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George, I'm going to build the Berkeley Privateer 36 from my plans copy with outerzone's parts patterns.... I think Don McGovern designed this one but will double check..... ( EDIT - Yes he did )

a build log starter will be posted tonight


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Sep 28, 2016, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by KittyWu View Post
Seaplane build off? Willards "Islander", my choice.
It's beginning to look like it!
Sep 28, 2016, 06:37 PM
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I'll be building Boddo's Mini Pronto, and if time allows I'll double up with his Elf-16 delta.
Sep 28, 2016, 06:47 PM
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You will be very pleased with the Scorcher's performance. Fast, flies like it is on rails. Electric will not be a problem, glow can have problems with fuel flow. Hand launching requires a strong throw often resulting in leaning out the engine.

I was a teenager when I flew mine - just loved it!

Sep 28, 2016, 10:00 PM
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I'm in with the Paageboy ( Vic Smeed) electric powered and RC (RET)!
Sep 28, 2016, 10:17 PM
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I was going to skip this one and finish other projects, but Fillon's little Hemiptere sucked me in.
Build log HERE.
Sep 29, 2016, 02:31 AM
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I am going for Ken Willard's Schoolboy first, to be followed by Hoh Fang-Chiun's MK Sportster.

Tet Shin
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Sep 29, 2016, 06:48 AM
So I'M meant to be in control?
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I'm 99% certain that I will be doing a David Boddington design; probably a Barnstormer, though I may be swayed by a Tiger Moth (I need to dig out the plan I have) or a Cirrus Moth. If the latter I may even make it from a kit...
Sep 29, 2016, 07:17 AM
So I'M meant to be in control?
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Originally Posted by slow_flier View Post
March may be a little early for a maiden here in the northeast, but I'm in!
Hey Tom - March will still be the season of horizontal rain here in the UK! That's the main reason why all of Sundancer's build offs do not require the model to be flown to qualify as completed. The pressure to maiden in unsuitable conditions could cause the catastrophic loss of the model, which would defeat the purpose of the build off - which is to get MORE traditionally built models flying!
Sep 29, 2016, 07:34 AM
Where's the lift?
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Count me in for a Keil Kraft Cadet glider (Bill Dean), enlarged to 300%.


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