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Old 09-06-2012, 06:25 AM   #1
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Default Design challenge -- The Political Flyer

I would like to propose a design challenge.
Given the time of the year and political cycle, the streets are full of signs for every one hoping to get elected.

Here's the deal, design and fly, a plane built with the plastic core-board political signs, then post a picture of it.

Any type of plane, but it has to be able to fly.

Some of these may rise to great heights, like some politicians, while some may crash and burn, again like some politicians.

I am not sure that I will be able to find the time to do my own idea, but I hope some others can.

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Old 09-06-2012, 10:27 AM   #2
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One of my poker buddies is running for office right now. I've got one of his signs in my yard.

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Old 09-15-2012, 08:20 PM   #3
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Isn't there anyone that will try this??

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"Some of these may rise to great heights, like some politicians, while some may crash and burn, again like some politicians."

Not a political but an actor/writer, we once had a Paul Masson wine ad with Orson Wells glued around an F engine powered model rocket, as kids. Those engines will take a 3" diameter tube to great heights, and then continue to burn while transitioning to horizontal flight for much longer than a few seconds until out of sight. Assuming the parachute worked, someone probably found it intact and wondered why Orson was on the rocket.
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I'm so fed up with the lying, backstabbing, stupidity, misleading journalism, political propaganda passed off as news and other shenanigans in this campaign that I'm way too fed up with it to devote any time to honoring any of the candidates with a plane. Sorry...

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Lightbulb Ideas

Why not take two opposing canidate's signs (or more) and build a couple of bashers/combat models and fly them against each other. Then you vote for the winner

Here's some ideas,
http://www.google.com/search?num=20&....1.aZowcTHOqAE

BTW, I have a 6' ws Ugly Stick style S.P.A.D. that is downright heavy
It was given to me to electrify. He had a gas eng. on it so maybe I can do something with it after I get caught up with all my builds & projects

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*NOW* we're talking!

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Originally Posted by NJSwede View Post
I'm so fed up with the lying, backstabbing, stupidity, misleading journalism, political propaganda passed off as news and other shenanigans in this campaign that I'm way too fed up with it to devote any time to honoring any of the candidates with a plane. Sorry...
I hear you. Even so, you gotta admit that it's still marginally better to honor candidates, versus being like some folks at another place that named a plane after the site, in attempts to bring honor to themselves. Key word there, marginally.

Referring back to my previous post, maybe we should go with the Orson Welles Flyer theme?
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I hear you. Even so, you gotta admit that it's still marginally better to honor candidates, versus being like some folks at another place that named a plane after the site, in attempts to bring honor to themselves. Key word there, marginally.
Hmmm... You're not talking about my latest plane with some references to another site, are you?


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I might be able to do something like a pizza box plane.
If all the legal BS I have to do doesn't take too long.

NJSwede, I don't know what Bill is referring to, but that is a nice plane, no matter what site name is on it.

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Originally Posted by Wildflyer View Post
NJSwede, I don't know what Bill is referring to, but that is a nice plane, no matter what site name is on it.
I wish I knew so I could decide whether I should be offended!

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I know that this is an electric power only site, but as the idea is to use political ads/signs I think it would be appropriate if the craft were powered by hot air.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:33 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by furgifab View Post
i know that this is an electric power only site, but as the idea is to use political ads/signs i think it would be appropriate if the craft were powered by hot air.:d
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:22 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by NJSwede View Post
Hmmm... You're not talking about my latest plane with some references to another site, are you?

Not at all. Hadn't seen that one, but it looks really nice. Beautiful aircraft! I've been thinking about some type of 3D monoplane design for a build, since I have none.

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I know that this is an electric power only site, but as the idea is to use political ads/signs I think it would be appropriate if the craft were powered by hot air.
Good one!

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I might be able to do something like a pizza box plane.
If all the legal BS I have to do doesn't take too long.

NJSwede, I don't know what Bill is referring to, but that is a nice plane, no matter what site name is on it.
No you don't, but a question for both of you, since you decided to chime in on this one also:
Do you guys really think I would say something offensive and direct it to Swede?
Seriously, I have no history of doing that to forum members. I'm offended.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:30 AM   #15
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I built a case for my EZ* out of a large political sign, one for a candidate I definitely did not want to win, so there were no bad feelings about appropriating it before the election was over.

I would think with all the hot air that goes into a political campaign that anything made from the signs should have absolutely no problem getting airborn

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I'm so fed up with the lying, backstabbing, stupidity, misleading journalism, political propaganda passed off as news and other shenanigans in this campaign that I'm way too fed up with it to devote any time to honoring any of the candidates with a plane. Sorry...
The politicians are honoring RC by donating coroplast
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I live in MO so how bout a Todd AKIN sailplane transport box out of coro???
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Do you plan to fund these models by scrounging lots of money off people you don't really give a hoot about, or by having dinners and the like for Very Self Important People?

Sorry...

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Do you plan to fund these models by scrounging lots of money off people you don't really give a hoot about, or by having dinners and the like for Very Self Important People?

Sorry...

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Just make sure that they actually pay, and don't sneak in.

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I finally got ahold of some Coroplast signs from the election and have started a build.

Build thread here.

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It's finished and flying.


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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.

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Looks great! Can you tell it to stop being a baby and getting us a deficit reduction deal before the new year? I don't really care about the details, just get something done.

Ok?

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That is great!!

I guess we can't touch the signs until after the person has been defeated or the final election is over, then they are trash, before those times it is against some law.

I figure they will sign something late this evening, if they do , it will be funny as I told my wife, 3 months ago the politicians wouldn't sign until the last moment.

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