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Old 05-06-2015, 10:31 PM
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Here are the rules for the 2015 design contest.

Due date to be decided soon.

All entries must meet the following criteria:

  • original design or scale model from own plans
  • must be flown
  • contestants may enter designs in each of the following classes


3 Classes
  1. 1/2A: any combination of 1cc or smaller internal combustion engines (I know 1/2A is .049, but there are a lot of guys with .061s.)
  2. Electric: any combination of motors to a total of 200 watts
  3. Small: Single internal combustion engine of up to .15 2-stroke or .26 4-stroke


The restrictions on the total electric power and the larger glow engines is to keep the designs in the spirit of small models.

1 winner for each class and 1 overall winner. The winners each get a new model of their own design. All other contestants get the same prize!

The most important rule - HAVE FUN!

When you've created a build thread, post a reply here with a link.

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List of contestants:
combatpigg
Bipe Flyer - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/1-2-...ss-cygnet.html
Andrew
Pond Skipper - Lil Miss Butter Knife
BMatthews - Roger Dodger
H5606 - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/1-2-...irrow-two.html
Cross Check - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/1-2-1-8-airplanes-70/11617406-rudder-only-design.html
MJD
A. J. Clark - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/1-2-...half-wing.html
hllywdb
newtech
Av8rsodt - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/1-2-...ell-x-1-a.html
MJD - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/1-2-...ld-thread.html

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Old 06-17-2015, 06:57 AM
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Hi,

I've carefully studied the rules (twice!) and can't see any exceptions re. method of "control".

Would you guys mind a control-line entry joining the fun? specifically a profile scale Pitts Model 12 for a .15 Diesel.

cheers

Jon
Old 06-17-2015, 07:59 AM
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I thinks it's a good idea. It's really about designing small planes more than anything else.
Old 06-20-2015, 07:33 PM
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Bipe-Flyer - Are these all single-engine designs?
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Just the .15 class is single engine.
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Hello
Can the plane be a scaled down scratchbuilt of a bigger model? There is a model that I would like to scale down to fly with an .049 engine and 4 channel radio.
Wing area would be around 209 sq inch.
Juan
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A lot of the past contest planes are scaled down from larger scale. I scaled a contest plane "sideways" [the same scale as a Guillows Mustang] but used an entirely different building technique. It required some amount of design work for me to execute the project and that's what this is about.
I'll admit that I place a higher value on originality instead of "scale work". My favorite 1/2 A Contest entry was called the Norvellian Starcruiser [by Phuffstatler], because it was such a daring, creative and as far as I know original design. Another great looking entry was by Die Fluggeister..a 1930's type racer with some modernistic tweaks. It was the most handsome plane ever entered, I think.

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Build whatever makes YOU happy. Rog scaled down a Four Star Forty one year.
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Hello Combat pigg and bipe flier
I`m thinking about it,I built a 4 channel mini sport aire and a livewire trainer both .049 from my own drawings. I might do a drawing of the mini sport aire again since Ioaned the drawing and it was not returned or the Midwest strikemaster. I`m building a BMJR Sioux at this time, when I finish it I will decide which plane to do. Here are some pics of my mini sport aire. It is a scaled down north east aerodynamics .40 sport aire.
Juan

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Very nice Juan..!
You have an eye for what looks good..your .049 Mini Sportaire belongs on a magazine cover.
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Thanks Combat, You are right I think I do have it. I like to take my time while doing things. The pics are about 30 years old, my kid is 34 years old! Thanks again.
Juan
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Did you decide on a finish date?
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Hello soarrich
I`m sorry an illness in the familiy has stopped me from doing anything,I wiil have to travel and my mind is not into modeling at this time.
Juan
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I note there are several international posts here . Is this contest still current? Where can I find the details ?

Thanks.

Alan W
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Alan - Contest is still in process. Rules are at the top of this post.

I believe the due date is in October, I can't remember if beginning or end of...

Brian
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When is the due date on this it has not been posted???
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Originally Posted by av8rsodt View Post
Alan - Contest is still in process. Rules are at the top of this post.

I believe the due date is in October, I can't remember if beginning or end of...

Brian
Would this comply...? 30" span, Depron fuz and tailplane, balsa and film wing, Park 300 motor, 10A ESC, 2 x HXT 500 servos and 2S 500 Mah lipo .... Flies great .....

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Great looking plane.
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Alan you should be able to summit your design and build log - I think the jest of the design contest is to have started and completed within the time frame and summit a proof of flight video. From there folks will be able to judge your entry
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Hi Alan,
Does that Beauty have a name?
I think the goal is, to all be able to pick up our own 'Trophy's', just like your's.
Sharing projects, we all learn...

I gotta re-read the Rules...
I thought Oct.1st was a 'suggestion'.

Cheers,
Dave'crosscheck'Fallowfield
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Originally Posted by Cross Check View Post
Hi Alan,
Does that Beauty have a name?
I think the goal is, to all be able to pick up our own 'Trophy's', just like your's.
Sharing projects, we all learn...

I gotta re-read the Rules...
I thought Oct.1st was a 'suggestion'.

Cheers,
Dave'crosscheck'Fallowfield


Hi Dave,

This is another take on Ken Willard`s 'CAVU' design from back in the 1930`s I think. I seem to recall his original was a lightweight rubber powered model around 42" span. I produced a 60" version of this model about 7 or 8 years ago. That was powered with an OS .25 glo engine and performed great.

I did this one about a month ago with the idea of flying it indoors. However, our indoors isn`t big enough for my flying skills with this. Test flew it outside for the first time just a few weeks ago. Not able to post any video of it,but did get a couple of stills of it yesterday...

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