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$100 EDF Semi Scratch Anything Goes! Contest

Old 10-21-2014, 08:15 AM
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Sounds like a Short Kit to me too, No Problem, it fits right into the Rules of this Contest
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Old 10-21-2014, 12:01 PM
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That's good! it will be nice to get the thing built after all that time gathering dust. I'm sure i have a fan for it somewhere too. It will need a bit of 'kit bashing' as the design was made for NiCad batteries and speed 480 brushed motor, so the fan will have to be moved back to get a good CG with LiPos, and I would want to add a working rudder where the plan shows fixed.

I'll start a thread in a week as I'm away from home for the next few days.

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Old 10-21-2014, 04:40 PM
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Cool! This makes us the International $100 EDF Semi Scratch Anything Goes! Contest. Thanks for joining and good luck.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:18 PM
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:18 PM
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What a performer! Never expected something that looks like that to fly that well and that fast. Great work! Glad you'll be joining in. Just start your build thread titled '$100 EDF Build Contest' followed by your projects name, and I'll add it to the list. I'll have to visit your site and see what other planes you've designed. Good luck!
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:42 PM
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It just so happens I have a couple of 30mm EDF in the draw..........
Did think about a Lightning but I suspect a Canberra would be a better bet. Shorter ducts and more wing area.
Put me down although I won't be able to start for a couple of months.

Are there any extra marks if I do the whole thing for $100!
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by quorneng View Post
....Are there any extra marks if I do the whole thing for $100!
Well, that will be up to the judges. A Canberra is a unique project. Well watch for your thread. Good luck!
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Old 10-30-2014, 05:12 PM
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Up to 6 entrants now! All interesting subjects in their own way. Good luck to all!
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Old 11-23-2014, 03:37 AM
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I am going to give this a try... thread coming soon.
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Old 11-23-2014, 06:00 AM
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Thanks for joining in, ummm, Mr. Idiot, sir... Your screen name makes this really awkward, you know! In any case, your project is very un-idiot-like, so your reputation is safe! Will watch it's progress, as I love the unique planes. Best of luck!
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Old 01-31-2015, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by xmech2k View Post
4. 150 days to get her done. So let's go with an ending date of March 2, 2015. That's a Monday, so you'll have the weekend to fly and post the video if it gets that close!
The way things have been going with the weather, that just might happen.
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Old 01-31-2015, 07:29 AM
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Well, as embarrassed as I am to say this, weather had nothing to do with my failure to start. I haven't cut a piece of foam yet... I'd list my excuses of real life, but we all have real life to deal with so it's no excuse. At this point, I think my chances of getting remotely close to getting my plane done in time are zilch. But even if I don't make the contest deadline I intend to build it.

Hopefully the weather will cooperate for everyone else. You guys (and gal!) have and are making some really cool planes. Maybe if it would start snowing in San Diego I'd get a real start!
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Old 02-01-2015, 07:08 PM
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As it looks like I should get it finished in time can I add my 25" Vampire to the competition? (As well as the Canberra!)

Hopefully the weather will improve before the end date so I can get videos!
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by quorneng View Post
As it looks like I should get it finished in time can I add my 25" Vampire to the competition? (As well as the Canberra!)

Hopefully the weather will improve before the end date so I can get videos!
Seeing as this is a contest with no real prizes, I don't see why not. But I'm new to these and not familiar with precedent, or if there is any. Any input, anyone?
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Old 02-02-2015, 12:29 PM
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I would be quite willing to withdrawn one if its a problem.
It is just that the Canberra although unusual for an EDF is built in a similar way to my other Depron jets.
On the other hand the Vampire although quite often modelled will have a rather more unusual 'composite' Depron/balsa construction technique.

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Old 02-02-2015, 07:52 PM
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Well, no one has spoken up about past precedent, so I say go for it. If someone has the time and motivation to do a second one, why not? I'll add the link to the list.
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Old 02-05-2015, 06:38 AM
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I think I'll add the Sipa Minijet as a backup entry. Looks like it should be done in time.
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:02 AM
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Lol! Ok. I'll add it asap.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:12 AM
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I've removed myself from the contestants since I've made practically zero progress, while others are building their 2nd entries! Spent too much time thinking about it and not just doing it, and now other priorities are popping up. I still intend to build it, I just won't be in time for this contest.

I'm still watching everyone's cool creations coming together. Enjoyed seeing McClarkson's Jetbat and Crispy's Batwing already flew. Biil G and Quorneng each have 2 in the mix now! And they are some cool subjects! Speaking of which, The Village Idiot's (I'll never get used to calling anyone that...) Beriev Ekranoplane is gonna be a cliff hangar to see how she flies! And of Course, there's Chellie's wing she's making with her home-brewed foam cutter. Good luck to all of you!
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:37 AM
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Well, one week to go in the contest. Looks like a possibility of an extension due to the weather. In the meantime, here's links to the videos of the ones that have flown so far.

Crispy's Batwing
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMQpg7JDaHM[/media]

mclarkson's Jetbat
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kbzgRX9I1g[/media]

quorneng's EE Canberra
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWFTxi8ehTE[/media]

Good luck to the remaining entrants, and please let me know if you need time due to weather. Still a week to go.
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Old 02-27-2015, 01:59 AM
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Well one week won't help me.
Work has gotten really busy and I'm moving my Daughter to Omaha this weekend so I've fall way behind.
So good luck to the rest of you.
I'll be watching and living vicariously through your projects.
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:16 AM
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Sorry to hear it. I know how you feel. Better luck next time. I'll remove your entry from the first post here.

For the other participants, please let me know if you need that weather extension for the deadline.
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:22 AM
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I do at least have the video(s) for the Canberra 'in the bag' so to speak but at the moment the Vampire is grounded by the weather.
Gusty 12 mph today - a bit high for a 4oz plane maiden - rising to 24 mph over the weekend!!!
Does not look good.

But I am thinking about my next plane.......
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Old 02-27-2015, 05:32 PM
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Ok, does an extra week sound good? March 9th? Is that the usual weather extension, or 2 weeks?
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:34 PM
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As the Vampire is my second build and my first did fly quite successfully within the original time scale I think it would be unfair to the others to extend the dead line on my behalf.
So unless some one else needs the extra time to complete their first I am quite happy to accept the Vampire will disqualified by close on the 2nd for not achieving a maiden.
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