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-   -   $50.00 Scratch Build Contest, It has Begun :) (https://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71752)

CHELLIE 09-03-2013 01:47 AM


Originally Posted by tobydogs (Post 922115)
great idea for pulling together wattflyers Chellie!!:D when does the process Begin officially:confused:.not sure I'd compete with the master builders here but will certainly watch. will the builders be showing there progress and techniques in scratch building winning birds? i hope so.

also ,can we use any thickness foam:confused: i see a lot of 2mm talk and wonder if the thick stuff is included.[popcorn][I'm guessing anything goes,as long as under 50 is achieved].

Hi :ws: you can use any size Depron that you want :ws: yes the builder will make a building thread on their Project.


Originally Posted by Tsavah (Post 922131)
Cool idea. Reminds me of the contests by Experimentalair. His contests had restrictions of mostly fuselage design. The builder had to use the squared foam tube, or tubes to stuff the electronics into and an Armin wing design. Other than that there was a lot of freedom. His You tube video show all the construction methods and concepts using Dollar Tree store foam core poster board (Readi-board). He tends to leave the paper on for strength, but as any who work with the poster board will know, the paper likes to come off the first chance it gets. His reward was a box of colored packing tape from a specific store. Packing tape is the primary skin for the foam board, other than the paper it comes with.

This contest has more design and material freedom. It is something I would like to get into, but a recent robbery got off with my collection of RC equipment and parts. I don't have RC gear to use, or motor options like before. In short, I will have to start over after I come up with a secure storage structure. Don't have the extra coins at the moment, so it will be a while before I can get back into RC projects.

Bummer, Sorry to hear about that, hope you get back into rc soon, Take care, Chellie


Originally Posted by quorneng (Post 922146)
Chellie
What I was trying to show is that you can build a complete RC plane for less than $50.
In the above case the foam is actually less than $5. Wheels and canopy included! ;)

The prices are taken from the internet this morning.

I did say it was a bit of a cheat as I have already built it! :D

:D yes you can build a rc plane for about 50.00 total, But I wanted to give a lot of Freedom from Restrictions.


Originally Posted by 1geo1 (Post 922161)
Hey crash, why not make second plane out of other stuff with those m.a.n. plans :)
Also when will it start, I could build a "sorta snipe" lol

Hi :ws: it will start in about 2 to 3 weeks, I want to get as many people Involved as possible, get all of your building stuff together to get ready to build your snipe with :ws:

BroncoSquid 09-03-2013 02:47 AM

Would building off an old set of rolled plans be concidered cheating?:concern:
Everything would be hand cut n glued.

CHELLIE 09-03-2013 02:57 AM


Originally Posted by BroncoSquid (Post 922204)
Would building off an old set of rolled plans be concidered cheating?:concern:
Everything would be hand cut n glued.

That will be fine, as you are going to more than likely have to convert it to E Power, so it wont be 100% as per plans. Go For it :D

Just added to the Rules =

10. the use of plans and kits is ok as long as they are altered a little, convert from Glow to e power, bigger ailerons, add ailerons, add flaps, etc. I want to make this contest easy for the new builders, I dont care how you cut out your parts, laser, knife, etc.

pmullen503 09-03-2013 06:03 AM

Got a start date in mind?

CHELLIE 09-03-2013 06:55 AM


Originally Posted by pmullen503 (Post 922237)
Got a start date in mind?


Hi :ws: If I get enough people interested, I am Thinking about starting the contest on Sept 6 or Sooner :)

CHELLIE 09-04-2013 01:14 AM

Contestants
 
Looks like we have a few Contestants already, when 10 People are in, I will start the contest, Anybody can join in at any time too, i went over to RCG to steal some Builders from There :D :D :D LOL

Pilot Error

Abuelo Ladybug

hayofstacks

mclarkson Antonov An-2

dgjessing

tobydogs

BroncoSquid

pmullen503 - F7F Tigercat

CHELLIE - F-20 Tigershark

Wrench66

Bill Gibson

quorneng -Fokker V25

dahawk

Alpea42 Great White Polaris Bipe

Crashalott

Wrench66 09-04-2013 01:37 AM

Thanks Chell', this is gonna be fun :D
--Ray

CHELLIE 09-04-2013 01:40 AM


Originally Posted by Wrench66 (Post 922351)
Thanks Chell', this is gonna be fun :D
--Ray

Hi Ray :) I Know this is what you Live for :D :D :D Take care, Chellie

CHELLIE 09-04-2013 02:05 AM

Ok, It Looks like we Got 10 + Builders Now,

Soooooooooo Lets Start Now :D Official Start Date is Sept 6, But you got a couple of extra days to Order and get what you need, A Head Start never hurts :D :D :D

Don Sims 09-04-2013 02:57 AM

Wooohooo Chellie! If someone forgot their log in information, drop me an email or click on the "Contact Us" button at the bottom of the page.

CHELLIE 09-04-2013 03:16 AM


Originally Posted by Don Sims (Post 922370)
Wooohooo Chellie! If someone forgot their log in information, drop me an email or click on the "Contact Us" button at the bottom of the page.

:D Ok Will Do, they are Wattflyer members too, the ones I contacted, but they spend a lot of time at RCG ,Yea, You Guessed it, Its those Pesky, Redneck Chino Renegades, That I happen to be one of :D Take care and have fun, Chellie

pmullen503 09-04-2013 03:22 AM

OK, I'm in. 60 days will be pushing it for me but I'll give it a shot. I've got a F7F Tigercat on the drawing board that's almost ready to start.

CHELLIE 09-04-2013 03:23 AM


Originally Posted by pmullen503 (Post 922374)
OK, I'm in. 60 days will be pushing it for me but I'll give it a shot. I've got a F7F Tigercat on the drawing board that's almost ready to start.

Cool :) That should be a Very nice build :$

Bill Gibson 09-04-2013 03:25 AM

Welp , ive never built an E powered airplane before, so ive never entered a build contest either.....so what the heck........ill give it go!!!!

CHELLIE 09-04-2013 03:27 AM


Originally Posted by Bill Gibson (Post 922378)
Welp , ive never built an E powered airplane before, so ive never entered a build contest either.....so what the heck........ill give it go!!!!

Great :) Glad to Have you on Board Bill :D If you have any Questions, please feel free to contact me. In fact, if anyone has any Questions, Please contact me.

hayofstacks 09-04-2013 06:26 AM

I'm actually shipping out to Oregon for two weeks or so for work. I won't be able to bring much with me as I am flying down with work tools.

I will still participate, hopefully it doesn't take me a full 60 days ;).

quorneng 09-04-2013 03:37 PM

Chellie
Please put me down as well.
It won't be very big as I simply haven't the space but I have one in mind.

BroncoSquid 09-04-2013 04:42 PM

I have 45 days or so to build mine, I will be at sea for 15+ days during the next 60. :mad: I am keeping my build simple for that reason.

CHELLIE 09-04-2013 05:35 PM


Originally Posted by quorneng (Post 922419)
Chellie
Please put me down as well.
It won't be very big as I simply haven't the space but I have one in mind.

Done :D


Originally Posted by BroncoSquid (Post 922425)
I have 45 days or so to build mine, I will be at sea for 15+ days during the next 60. :mad: I am keeping my build simple for that reason.

I bet you can bash out a nice plane in 30 Days :D

CHELLIE 09-04-2013 05:39 PM

It has begun, The Official Start Date is Sept. 6, But a Head Start never hurts :D

I Made a Thread Pattern to show how to make your $50.00 contest build thread, I wont start untill Sept 6,

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71810




Everyone, Go Ahead and Start Now that will give you a couple of extra days to order and get what you need, Good Luck To All, Take care and have fun, Chellie



rcers 09-05-2013 12:58 AM

I'm close...but have a couple of issues. I am getting a kit cut and it is $32 but with shipping it will be just over $50 does shipping count in the cost?

And....I have old (15 year old?) covering - I won't be able to find a receipt - does that count? :) It is covering I have on hand... ;)

The rest will be "on hand" stuff....

Mike

CHELLIE 09-05-2013 05:09 AM


Originally Posted by rcers (Post 922462)
I'm close...but have a couple of issues. I am getting a kit cut and it is $32 but with shipping it will be just over $50 does shipping count in the cost?

And....I have old (15 year old?) covering - I won't be able to find a receipt - does that count? :) It is covering I have on hand... ;)

The rest will be "on hand" stuff....

Mike

Hi Mike :) Shipping does not count, just give an estimation of what you paid for the covering 15 years ago :ws:

dahawk 09-05-2013 06:33 AM

Chellie,

Put me on the list.

I'll see if I can slam something together . Any points for being the cheapest ? LOL

CHELLIE 09-05-2013 06:41 AM


Originally Posted by dahawk (Post 922487)
Chellie,

Put me on the list.

I'll see if I can slam something together . Any points for being the cheapest ? LOL

Great :ws: Glad to have you on board :ws: you cant beat me for being Cheap :D LOL

rcers 09-05-2013 02:39 PM

Cool sign me up - My O My electric conversion (from the 1980's!).

Mike


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