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Old May 21, 2006, 04:48 PM
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Ugliest Tiger Moth Contest


Okay here are the rules

1) You cannot nominate / post your own Plane, it must be a fellow flyers plane. If you don't have another friend who can nominate your plane PM me and I will nominate you. You can also ask any other friend to join RC Groups
and nominate you whether thay are a regular flyer or just mildly interested.

2) There is no prize for winning other than the fact that you have won

3) Pics that led to the uglyiness are not allowed, just the final repaired and flyable plane (wanna keep the photos to minimum and not over tax the Server or the dial up users.)

4)Tiger Moths can be from any manufacturer, foam or Balsa, homemade are welcome too

5)The plane must have been flown, and must still fly

6)The photo posting will last for two weeks at which time I will nominate the three plpanes that look the best.....err worst and post a follow poll for voting by all.

7)The judges decisions are final and irreversible

8) Have fun

all posts that are deemed to be non conforming shall be deleted unless prior approval by me is received (I'm pretty felxible PM me first)

9) No animals may be harmed in the filming of your pics

10) Photos only, no links to photos, no long winded oratories, after all it is a photo contest

11) Limit of 5 pics per plane......make'm count



ready.....set.....Go!!!!




1st Nominee

Basketcases Red Moth
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Old May 21, 2006, 05:49 PM
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Hi
That Moth looks like most of the newness has just about worn off!
I bet there are more seasoned flyers out there yet though!
I wonder how many can find a camera ?
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Old May 21, 2006, 06:12 PM
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Ha ha ha ha ha!

Crikey Chuck, you're going to get me kicked out of the Tigermoth Squadron.

At least it looks better in the pics than it does in person.

669 flights and 170.3 hours flying time. And a (ahem) few crashes.

Thanks for the pics and for posting them, I think.

BC
Old May 21, 2006, 06:29 PM
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Half of that plane is Probond!
I was going to post a nominee until I read that they must be flying, I'll look around for one later on.
Old May 21, 2006, 08:06 PM
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Holy crap Wayne, that baby still going? Unbelievable. I wish there was somewhere we could host the He's no Fool video with that baby weaving between the trees at SFC.

Nice contest Chukie but, I think no one's going to beat Basket's old tiggie.

BTW, I am flying out of Plant City as of two weeks ago and having a blast.
Old May 21, 2006, 10:00 PM
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Hi Luis, good to hear from you. Great news that you're out flying.

The video you made has been in my gallery since way back when you first did it. Of course, now RC Groups stopped using the galleries and made them hard to find. Guess I should repost it in the new video forum?

https://static.rcgroups.net/gallery/...om_Osceola.WMV

and the other vid
https://static.rcgroups.net/gallery/...21TMSlalom.WMV

Wayne
Old May 21, 2006, 10:24 PM
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MY EYES!! MY EYES!!! That, for sure, must be the UGLIEST still flying TM on the planet. I think its so ugly now that gravity is repelling it. But aint that what makes it SOOOOO cool! Awesome plane. Hope she lasts ya 170 more flying hours.
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Old May 22, 2006, 10:29 AM
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I remember when that plane was new! Just proves you can't kill a moth.

Wayne's a good pilot.... I would put the 25ft. Moth on here..... but it isn't ugly enough yet.
Old May 22, 2006, 11:48 AM
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25'!! dang, I'd like to see that!
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Old May 22, 2006, 12:23 PM
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25'!! dang, I'd like to see that!
It's a long story.... in the two years since I built the plane, no matter what I've tried....it will not fly higher than 25'. It has over 100 flights on it... It's not ugly.... still looks great.
Old May 22, 2006, 06:41 PM
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Wayne, that poor little moth just makes me want to cry!

Poor little thing.. *sniff*

K
Old May 22, 2006, 07:44 PM
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It's a long story.... in the two years since I built the plane, no matter what I've tried....it will not fly higher than 25'. It has over 100 flights on it... It's not ugly.... still looks great.
Ok, well that makes more sense. Odd, but it makes sense.
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Old May 23, 2006, 07:41 AM
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It's a long story.... in the two years since I built the plane, no matter what I've tried....it will not fly higher than 25'. It has over 100 flights on it... It's not ugly.... still looks great.
Buzz:

Fly it thru a mulcher, reglue then maybe you will have a chance in the contest.

...Keith...
Old May 23, 2006, 11:29 AM
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Buzz:

Fly it thru a mulcher, reglue then maybe you will have a chance in the contest.

...Keith...
Hahahahaha! No way! I'll keep this plane forever! You know as well as I do, if I change it now.....it will hunt me down in my sleep and well.... Moth me to death!
Old May 23, 2006, 02:58 PM
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I'd have to say that BC's moth is now FULLY amortized.
less than 7 cents a flight, assuming everything electric works ok...
Past time for a fresh airframe.


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