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WattFlyer Scratchbuild Contest Number Two

Old 09-27-2008, 05:25 PM
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http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39438
here's mine. I'm looking at a 32" one for indoor right now, but I might scale it up to about 45" for outdoor .
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:39 AM
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OK, here is the link to my start of the Scratch build Contest #2.

May I present the BeechCraft Bonanza Profile balsa build up.

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Old 09-29-2008, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
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]
I just gotta say one word, "SWEET", very nice looking design that flies as good as it looks.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by starcad View Post
I just gotta say one word, "SWEET", very nice looking design that flies as good as it looks.
Yup.....Chellie knows her EDF birds, that little pink and checkered monster rips!

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Old 10-03-2008, 01:14 PM
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Going through the thread here are the entries I found with links to the builds. If I left anyone or any build threads out let me know and I will add them to the list.


3Disaster Yakhoi F3P
Larry3215 BUFY v2.0
smokejohnson PD1 Pocketwalker
GreenAce92 Goose 3
GreenAce92 Fairey Swordfish
GreenAce92 Skew
RickAvery CF-105 Avro Arrow
tzyoung Kestrel 3D
CHELLIE Big 3D Katana
CHELLIE EDF pusher Jet
hariustrk Halls Bulldog Racer
RocketMan YADA
fr4nk1yn Quick Build F/A-18F
Wrench66 Spitfire MK24 - Rat Patrol
starcad StarCad's Scratchbuild Contest 2 Entry #1
FlyingMonkey FM's Scratchbuild Contest 2 Entry 001
FlyingMonkey FM's Scratchbuild Contest 2 Entry 002

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Old 10-03-2008, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by starcad View Post
I just gotta say one word, "SWEET", very nice looking design that flies as good as it looks.
Thank you for the complements Starcad and Ray the little jet flies nice, I made the fuselage a little longer and rebraced the motor mounts, as that area was a little weak, This was my first EDF, so I am happy that the design flys well, Take care, Chellie
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:22 PM
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Default Big 3D Katana Profile Scratch build contest Entry #2

Here is my 2nd entry into the contest, its a Big 3D profile Foamy, made from 9MM Depron, 49" Wing Span, approx 46" length, not sure of the power system yet, I have to wait and see how much the bare plane will weigh, Hopefully it will look something like This Take care, Chellie

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39692



Sneak preview, Here She is, Its just pined up for a Photo shoot have some Thick Ca glue on order for it, Engine spins at 30,000 rpm


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Old 10-04-2008, 06:20 PM
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Thanks, James, for that list of builders.

If someone who is building for the contest, does not see their name on James' list, be sure to speak up, or type up, as the case may be.
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:24 PM
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No problem Jim
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:39 PM
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heehheh im getting the hang of sketchup expect plans for a "pocket racer" kind of bird, still gotta work on teh swordfish and twin biplane canard but the powerplatn i have is for speed
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:33 AM
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I know Im way late for this contest, but I do have a question... actually 2.
--You can use parts from existing aircraft right? (ie I have a small collection of main wings which I could use?)
--Electric aircraft is clear, but what about electric without a motor? (gliders?)

Just wonderin..

Yall got some insane 'production quality' aircraft there.. just awesome!!
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by stinkweed007 View Post
I know Im way late for this contest, but I do have a question... actually 2.
--You can use parts from existing aircraft right? (ie I have a small collection of main wings which I could use?)
--Electric aircraft is clear, but what about electric without a motor? (gliders?)

Just wonderin..

Yall got some insane 'production quality' aircraft there.. just awesome!!
Save those wings for a future contest. This one requires a scratch build during the contest time frame. The next contest will be based upon inputs from those entering, and I would expect some contest in the future to be mods to existing airframes.

A glider certaninly would qualify for the contest. Of course we just did not want any slimers entered. Gliders are good.
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:42 PM
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My 2nd build
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39713


Is this change enough to qualify for the competition?
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39704
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Old 10-08-2008, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by 3Disaster View Post
It is hard to tell from that thread, but if you build from plans with modifications, it will be OK. However, the chloroplast will be a problem, since the contest rules say foam, balsa or a combination of both.
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Old 10-08-2008, 12:42 PM
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Well I can do foam . I had to cut a big honkin' hole in it as well for the edf, and I'm changing alot of the bracing, and tail surface sizes.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:07 AM
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Default "38 Special" Wrench's 2nd entry

For my 2nd entry........this time I'm building a little different version of a very proficient, very well known twin engine, twin boom single seat fighter plane. This version is reasonable enough to have possibly reached production, prolly though BEFORE the real P-38 as this version is a single engine model. Definately an experimental model....Xp38? lol

Check my progress here http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...d=1#post487483

Thanks!

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Old 10-12-2008, 12:56 AM
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Okay, got to working on my first entry. Waiting for some epoxy to dry now on a firewall. ( why do they call it a firewall on an electric airplane? Heck most the time the Lipo's right under the canopy.). Still thinking of a name for the thing. Now if it actually does get off the ground I'll try and make up a build thread for it.
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by offtom View Post
Okay, got to working on my first entry. Waiting for some epoxy to dry now on a firewall. ( why do they call it a firewall on an electric airplane? Heck most the time the Lipo's right under the canopy.). Still thinking of a name for the thing. Now if it actually does get off the ground I'll try and make up a build thread for it.
I want to see it, where is your build thread. Huh. Show me the thread.
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Old 10-12-2008, 02:24 PM
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Have to wait for the cold and fog to clear so I can try it out first. Might be a little embarrassing if I did a build thread on something that doesn't work.....
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Old 10-12-2008, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by offtom View Post
Have to wait for the cold and fog to clear so I can try it out first. Might be a little embarrassing if I did a build thread on something that doesn't work.....
Why not?
That's what I did (:
Mines already dead o:

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Old 10-16-2008, 09:03 PM
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My first entry
Yak 50 profile out of FFF

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40161
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by pburt1975 View Post
My first entry
Yak 50 profile out of FFF

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40161
Been awhile since I've asked a stupid question (I think ), but what does FFF stand for? I know Foam is in there somewhere.
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Sorry Fly Time, FFF = Fan Fold Foam..
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by pburt1975 View Post
Sorry Fly Time, FFF = Fan Fold Foam..
Thanks, and no need to apologize. Of course I have no idea what fan fold foam is either. As long as you can make airplanes out of it, then it must be good
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Fly Time View Post
Thanks, and no need to apologize. Of course I have no idea what fan fold foam is either. As long as you can make airplanes out of it, then it must be good
Bluecore? Dow Protection board? you know, its that blue foam every one around here (except chellie) builds their planes out of, lol

comes in a bundle at Lowes for ~40 bucks. 50' long x 4' wide, folded every 2' and is 1/4" thick sheet.
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