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Old 09-14-2008, 09:58 PM
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I just saw the Avro thread. I knew it would happen. I might as well finger paint my entry (:
Here's my thread: LINK.
Finger paint.... Now thats funny! My builds look like that.
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:15 AM
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Finger paint.... Now thats funny! My builds look like that.
So you say, Bruce. Now you will have to show us by entering the contest.
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:32 AM
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Talking Successful Maiden Flight on EDF scratch Built JET

Hi Everyone The EDF Jet Flies great, Maiden it today at our clubs BBQ Flyin in Chino Calif, here is a video of the flight, its about as fast as a Stryker, I was Videoing the Flight, Steve flew the plane, and Ray helped to Launch, Thanks Guys, Take care, Chellie


http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38890




[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJQMk9FKSHU&feature=user[/media]
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:49 AM
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Well I won't be doing a Projeti but something else more unique.
It's a concept that was drawn up by a guy on RCG but never built by anyone so I'll have to work out all the little details that get me into trouble.
And it will be the 2nd plane of it's kind I ever built.

The 1st didn't fly and by the time I figured my stupid mistake I had already stripped the gear out of it.
I had fun throwing it around the yard though. It amazed me that the plane glide so nice with it CG having to be so far off without the gear.
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted by fr4nk1yn View Post
Well I won't be doing a Projeti but something else more unique.
It's a concept that was drawn up by a guy on RCG but never built by anyone so I'll have to work out all the little details that get me into trouble.
And it will be the 2nd plane of it's kind I ever built.

The 1st didn't fly and by the time I figured my stupid mistake I had already stripped the gear out of it.
I had fun throwing it around the yard though. It amazed me that the plane glide so nice with it CG having to be so far off without the gear.
Looking forwards to your unique build Frank, Take care, Chellie
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:23 AM
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Dawg Gawn It! Wish I would have read this thread 2 weeks ago. Oh well next time.
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:45 AM
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Can folks still join in on the contest now?
I missed out on the first contest, like to get on this one

I read the rules but maybe I'm just thick headed and can't understand........go ahead and post or nope sorry boy?

thanks,
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Wrench66 View Post
Can folks still join in on the contest now?
I missed out on the first contest, like to get on this one

I read the rules but maybe I'm just thick headed and can't understand........go ahead and post or nope sorry boy?

thanks,
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Sure you can post a pic of the plane that your going to make, or some thing like it, and start a build thread, I belive thats right Take care, Chellie
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:13 PM
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check with the contest director...

technically you had a deadline as to when you had to start your build threads...
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post
check with the contest director...

technically you had a deadline as to when you had to start your build threads...
I thought it was that if you had started a build BEFORE the start of the contest, you had to send a photo of your progress to prove that it wasn't very far along yet. Am I wrong about that?

I was still thinking of entering. I know what I want to build but I haven't lifted a finger to start it yet.
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:07 PM
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ah.. what do I know, did you see MY entries?
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:19 PM
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OK...I'll just post up a build thread and see what they say

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Old 09-24-2008, 05:40 PM
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Muroc, if your still viewing this thread, Im assuming from the chatter that its still ok to enter this contest? I need a spark to get me fired back into RC flight, this contest sounds like a great motivation tool (outside of 3 kids asking me when Im building again).

Whats the word
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by starcad View Post
Dawg Gawn It! Wish I would have read this thread 2 weeks ago. Oh well next time.
No need to wait till next time, now is the time.

Originally Posted by Wrench66 View Post
Can folks still join in on the contest now?
I missed out on the first contest, like to get on this one

I read the rules but maybe I'm just thick headed and can't understand........go ahead and post or nope sorry boy?

thanks,
Ray
Get that build started, Ray. I want to see it.

Originally Posted by Fly Time View Post
I thought it was that if you had started a build BEFORE the start of the contest, you had to send a photo of your progress to prove that it wasn't very far along yet. Am I wrong about that?

I was still thinking of entering. I know what I want to build but I haven't lifted a finger to start it yet.
Come on Fly Time, get those fingers going.

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Muroc, if your still viewing this thread, Im assuming from the chatter that its still ok to enter this contest? I need a spark to get me fired back into RC flight, this contest sounds like a great motivation tool (outside of 3 kids asking me when Im building again).

Whats the word
Pburt, Muroc took care of the last contest and I, in a weak moment, volunteered to be the CD on this one. So I get all the complaints. You can't let those kids down, so, as they say in the movies. "Show me the plane."



All you need to do to enter the contest now is just start building. Then post a link to your build thread in this thread. You can start building up to the last day of the contest, if you can build and fly a plane in one day.

The date of September 12 was set as the date to enter any build that was already started. Since we are past that date, you can't enter any build that was already being built, so that date has no meaning now.

You can enter as many builds as you wish, as long as they are finished and flown by the last day of 2008.

So there are over three months to get your beauty built and flown.

I have really enjoyed following the builds already under construction. Some have already been flown, but it certainly not too late to get in on the fun.
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:58 PM
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I'll start mine as soon as I get my buttercup finished up . Was gonna use a .020, but decided on a cheapie little out runner.
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Rabbitcreekok View Post


All you need to do to enter the contest now is just start building. Then post a link to your build thread in this thread. You can start building up to the last day of the contest, if you can build and fly a plane in one day.
Thanks RC, looks like I'll be starting up some plans tonight then
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:41 AM
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Jim
I read the above post # 64 - twice - and my head ain't stopped hurting.

Some down in the scratchbuilt thread suggested I should enter my latest OD in this project. However, I published a shot of its mostly completed woodwork on 08-07-2008, post # 486 in 'show us your scratchbuilts'

Does that rule this one out, or what?

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Old 09-25-2008, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Dereck View Post
Jim
I read the above post # 64 - twice - and my head ain't stopped hurting.

Some down in the scratchbuilt thread suggested I should enter my latest OD in this project. However, I published a shot of its mostly completed woodwork on 08-07-2008, post # 486 in 'show us your scratchbuilts'

Does that rule this one out, or what?

Regards

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I'm sorry Dereck, but we had to have a cutoff date for builds already in work. There were one or two folks that had just started a build a few days before we got the rules posted, so we allowed entries up to the 12th. Your build was quite far along, since it was already framed up in early August.

I hope you will start something else, since there are over three months left in the contest.
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:48 PM
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Cheers Jim - sounds reasonable to me.

A new design? You haven't seen my 'doodles' pile ... You want the 50" 4S aerobatic sportster, of the 3S shoulder wing aerobatic, or maybe its tailless cousion? What about the 36" span Ford Flivver, or 60" Watkinson Dingbat (a what? you might well ask!) The latest itteration of my long-running 'Bit' series tailless, the 'Bit o'Quiet'

All I need now is some spare time! Maybe I'll make next year's comp by really paying attention - but am looking forward to seeing this year's entrants.

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Old 09-25-2008, 05:29 PM
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I would love to see the Ford Flivver. You don't see it much.
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Old 09-26-2008, 03:28 AM
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Rabbitcreekok, so that means if I haven't started a build yet, then I can still enter by starting a build? I'm rubbing my head -
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Old 09-26-2008, 04:29 AM
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Originally Posted by starcad View Post
Rabbitcreekok, so that means if I haven't started a build yet, then I can still enter by starting a build? I'm rubbing my head -
Yes
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by starcad View Post
Rabbitcreekok, so that means if I haven't started a build yet, then I can still enter by starting a build? I'm rubbing my head -
Thats correct starcad. You can enter as many builds as you wish and can enter up until the end of the contest time period. The entries must be completed and flown by the closing date of the contest. And you should use a separate build thread for each build.

And be careful about rubbing your head with CA on your fingers. It could cause problems.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:57 AM
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Please visit my new build at http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...d=1#post481285 .
It's a Supermarine Spitfire Mk24 in profile flat wing style, FFF construction.

Thanks and good luck everyone!

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Old 09-26-2008, 02:29 PM
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Kool! Thanks Guys. Maybe this will get me back into 'Area 51' and get it organized. With the summers around here it's so hot you really don't want to build. However, now that things are finally cooling off, it's time to dust off the building board and have some fun. I'll post later this weekend and get it started.
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