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Old 04-07-2014, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by dahawk View Post
Me thinks working from existing plans should be acceptable. Just pick a theme to abide by such as twin, bipe, f3a, warbird, etc. I agree that kits or arfs would not be acceptable. As in: just add motor/esc/servos. True scratch, from an idea to paper to cutting foam or balsa, to assy, to air might narrow the playing field too much.

Added my 2 cents / 1 pence.
I agree with the last statement. The number of folks that can go from a photo or 3 view to a finished model is small, especially in a relatively short time. Plans would increase to number of participants.

(I vote for multi motor so I can do my Gotha 244.)
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Originally Posted by dahawk View Post
Me thinks working from existing plans should be acceptable. Just pick a theme to abide by such as twin, bipe, f3a, warbird, etc. I agree that kits or arfs would not be acceptable. As in: just add motor/esc/servos. True scratch, from an idea to paper to cutting foam or balsa, to assy, to air might narrow the playing field too much.

Added my 2 cents / 1 pence.
I agree with this ... an existing plan is fine ... the point as I see it is the build.

My previous post was to illustrate the difference and to show why I am against Kits in a contest.

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Great. Whew ! Had me wondering. I've got beginner level A-cad skills but Geoffrey DeHavilland , Jack Northrup or Kelly Johnson I'm not. Plans okay but pre-cut kits are not. Gotcha.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:10 PM
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+4 on Accepting plans. Heck, a 3 view to buildable plans would take 3 of the 4 months.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:50 PM
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Ok, No Kits, Got it The reason I had suggested kits in the past is to get more people involved that would not normally enter a Scratch Build contest. The Word Scratch Build, tends to scare a lot of Folks from entering a Build Contest, Plans are good, they will help the New scratch builder to be successful, Keep the Ideas Flowing Folks Take care and have fun, Chellie
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:11 PM
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Hi Everyone I just wanted to Say that a Multi motor Aircraft does not have to be expensive, HK has some $6.00 motors that work very very well, they are a 1800KV micro motor that will turn a 7x6 APC prop on a 3 cell lipo, dont worry about the amp draw on these motors as they have Thick windings, i use them at 20+ amps 200 +Watts all day long and they love it, If your interested, here is the HK Link, and below are some Multi motor Planes that barry built using this 1800KV Micro motor, once you have used this motor, you will not be able to stop using it its such a fun little motor that thinks its a big motor. use at least a 25 amp ESC with it.

The little motor that thinks its a big motor only 3 mods need to be done to it, epoxy the 3 motor wires to the windings so they dont vibrate and break off, epoxy the motor to the motor mount so it does not twist.turn and pull and break the motor wires, cut the long motor shaft down so that a prop collet will push on the shaft and stop at the bell, that helps to heep the motor shaft from bending, Ok Now you have a Bullet proof $6.00 motor after those mods



http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...cro_Motor.html

Barrys 4 Motor Landcaster using the $6.00 1800kv micro motors.


[media]http://vimeo.com/61730176[/media]and a 2 motor Wellington using the $6.00 1800 kv Mirco motors.



[media]http://vimeo.com/22757213[/media]http://vimeo.com/22757213

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Old 04-07-2014, 11:22 PM
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here is Kosh with that 1800kv Micro motor on his plane with a 3 cell and a 7x6 apc prop. as you can see, its has Goobs of power for a Cheapy $6.00 Micro motor

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgV17GlLMlI[/media]
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
Hi Everyone I just wanted to Say that a Multi motor Aircraft does not have to be expensive, HK has some $6.00 motors that work very very well, they are a 1800KV micro motor that will turn a 7x6 APC prop, dont worry about the amp draw on these motors as they have Thick windings, i use them at 20+ amps 200 +Watts all day long and they love it, If your interested, here is the HK Link, and below are some Multi motor Planes that barry built using this 1800KV Micro motor, once you have used this motor, you will not be able to stop using it its such a fun little motor that thinks its a big motor. use at least a 25 amp ESC with it.

The little motor that thinks its a big motor only 3 mods need to be done to it, epoxy the 3 motor wires to the windings so they dont vibrate and break off, epoxy the motor to the motor mount so it does not twist.turn and pull and break the motor wires, cut the long motor shaft down so that a prop collet will push on the shaft and stop at the bell, that helps to heep the motor shaft from bending, Ok Now you have a Bullet proof $6.00 motor after those mods



http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...cro_Motor.html

Barrys 4 Motor Landcaster using the $6.00 1800kv micro motors.


[media]http://vimeo.com/61730176[/media]and a 2 motor Wellington using the $6.00 1800 kv Mirco motors.



[media]http://vimeo.com/22757213[/media][media]http://vimeo.com/22757213[/media]
Hi Chellie
I agree, heres a ultra micro twin of mine that uses 6mm coreless pager motors and she flys wonderfully
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/atta...2&d=1279594909
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:34 PM
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Hi Hank I am Unable to view Your You Tube Video, it says its a private video even though I am Signed on to You Tube, something is messing up, and i dont think its me this Time LOL
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:39 PM
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When you say Twin or Multi, my mind goes HERE!

I know, no kits but I am going to do one of these one day.

Why not make the motor the factor in the build? just make sure they are USA wharehouse and available.

Finally, Lets do this thing!!!
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
Hi Hank I am Unable to view Your You Tube Video, it says its a private video even though I am Signed on to You Tube, something is messing up, and i dont think its me this Time LOL
Hi Chellie
Hmm dont know why none of my video uploads are private
Can you view this one?
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zBgJ4RZEtDk
Take care dear friend
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Old 04-08-2014, 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by kenchiroalpha View Post
Hi Chellie
Hmm dont know why none of my video uploads are private
Can you view this one?
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zBgJ4RZEtDk
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Hi Hank Not able to view that Video too, it says its a private Video, even after logging in to You tube. you may need to change some of your settings on You tube.
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:04 AM
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Originally Posted by BroncoSquid View Post
When you say Twin or Multi, my mind goes HERE!

I know, no kits but I am going to do one of these one day.

Why not make the motor the factor in the build? just make sure they are USA wharehouse and available.

Finally, Lets do this thing!!!
I Think that would be a simple build using Dollar tree Foam Board with the paper remover so you can bend the foam, a 40" W/S would work great, the bulk heads and ribs can be foam board with the paper still on to make them stronger, and can be covered with the Foam Board too with the paper removed and some 3/8" square basswood for the wing Spar Brace, the stabilizer and rudder can be 1/8" Balsa sheet, I already Built that Plane in my Head LOL, Just my 2 cents worth, Chellie
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
Hi Hank Not able to view that Video too, it says its a private Video, even after logging in to You tube. you may need to change some of your settings on You tube.
Hi Chellie
Very strange none are set to private what about this one
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=banoAdXtIN8
And are any of you others having problems viewing my videos?
Take care dear friend
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by kenchiroalpha View Post
Hi Chellie
Very strange none are set to private what about this one
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=banoAdXtIN8
And are any of you others having problems viewing my videos?
Take care dear friend
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Ok That one works, You look very Handsome in that Video Hank LOL
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:06 PM
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Oh my,

Wellington, Lanc ? Those were not just slapped together. Now I'm thinking B-24 Lib. But looking at these great models makes me wonder how much time would be involved.

May the force be with you! LOL

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Old 04-08-2014, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by solentlife View Post
I'm a believer that Kits and similar can give an unfair advantage and I would propose NO KITS. The last contest - I really liked because it brought out the SCRATCHBUILD aspect ... starting from literally zero.

To me half the work is arriving at the design and plan ... a Kit - that's done and you drop into putting together someone else's design work.

Just my 2p's worth ...

Nigel
So what you're proposing is a scratchdesign plane. Many folks consider any build in which the builder selects and purchases their own wood (none is supplied) and builds from plans even if those plans originally came from or was at one time a kit.

Am I right on this?
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:33 PM
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To me , it's like cooking.

If you follow a recipe, go to the store and buy the ingredients, then mash everything together and throw it in the oven , that's cooking from scratch.

However, if you buy a TV dinner and throw it in the oven or a can of spaghetti-o's and heat it up on the stove, that's not scratch.
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Originally Posted by FlyWheel View Post
So what you're proposing is a scratchdesign plane. Many folks consider any build in which the builder selects and purchases their own wood (none is supplied) and builds from plans even if those plans originally came from or was at one time a kit.

Am I right on this?
I think the Contestants should vote on whether a kit can be used or not, plans are Ok to use, I dont want to Scare anyone away that may think that a scratch build may be too difficult and not want to enter this contest, the thing I am trying to do is to get More people involved, its about having fun and being able to be successful at building a Aircraft, not to many people are scratch builders, I want to encourage more people to build and learn and to become a scratch builder, May the force be with you

Originally Posted by dahawk View Post
To me , it's like cooking.

If you follow a recipe, go to the store and buy the ingredients, then mash everything together and throw it in the oven , that's cooking from scratch.

However, if you buy a TV dinner and throw it in the oven or a can of spaghetti-o's and heat it up on the stove, that's not scratch.
Stop it, Your getting me hungry Hawk
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by dahawk View Post
Oh my,

Wellington, Lanc ? Those were not just slapped together. Now I'm thinking B-24 Lib. But looking at these great models makes me wonder how much time would be involved.

May the force be with you! LOL

-Hawk
Hi Hawk those 2 planes can be built quite quickly, with a box build technique, although they would suffer from detail, it all depends on how much detail a person wants to put into them, its the detail that takes the time, a B-25 can be built quite quickly, for the wing you can use some 3/8" square basswood or build a simple I beam for the Spar, and cover it with dollar tree foam, the leading edge can be a piece of 1/2" square balsa, with a piece of 1/4" wide x 1/16" thick basswood in the middle on one side to help hold the foam board while gluing for the leading edge, the trailing edge can be a piece of pre formed aileron stock balsa, just a few balsa ribs will be needed at the ends, middle and center to help hold the leading and trailing ends aligned, foam board ribs can be used for the rest of the ribs, a balsa stick build for the fuselage, covered with foam board with the skin off or heat shrink covering, 1/8" plywood for the motor mounts and landing gear mounts, 1/8" or 3/16" balsa sheet for the elevator and rudder,

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Originally Posted by FlyWheel View Post
So what you're proposing is a scratchdesign plane. Many folks consider any build in which the builder selects and purchases their own wood (none is supplied) and builds from plans even if those plans originally came from or was at one time a kit.

Am I right on this?
Trying to understand your post there !!

What I am saying : I don't agree with people able to go out and buy a kit to build for proposed contest.
But use a published / downloaded / own drawn / ex kit plan - fine.

The main point is that the contest should look for ability to create the parts ... put them together to look like the intended article ... finally to fly in reasonable manner.

Not everyone can draft up their own plans ... so we let them one slide and allow plans in from all manner. But the materials and build is own - not kit.

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Originally Posted by BroncoSquid View Post
.............Why not make the motor the factor in the build? just make sure they are USA wharehouse and available.........
Are you serious ? Not everyone lives under the Stars and Bars ....

This is an International Forum and actually has quite a following outside USA ...

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Originally Posted by solentlife View Post
Are you serious ? Not everyone lives under the Stars and Bars ....

This is an International Forum and actually has quite a following outside USA ...

Nigel
Sorry Nigel, got a little full of myself huh? I have never ordered from Hobby King, mainly due to the horror stories about shipping times and all of the "make sure it comes from the USA Wharehouse" warnings.
No offence implied.

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I have only used the International Warehouse...over 20 for shipping is too much to have a shorter wait time. How about a contest using specific materials, like making a bridge from spaghetti, but make a plane from spaghetti instead?
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Nigel,

We're Colonists! LOL

Bronc- HK has improved significantly over the last year especially. No worries there.

We're all talking the same thing here. Plans acceptable, ready-made pre-cut kits not. Having a friend with a laser or 3D printer okay? Select ingredients, cut out parts, make plane, Have a cocktail !

Maybe one requirement could be: Must re-use parts from existing stock. Naw.
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