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2021 mini scout challenge!

The Hangar

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Who’s to say everyone has to compete every month? Wait for a plane to come up that you want to build and get started, considering that each month is a new plane.
True, but I feel like it would lose interest if it happens that often. Plus, there are many challenges and group builds that happen too, like build-ruary next month.
 
Who’s to say everyone has to compete every month? Wait for a plane to come up that you want to build and get started, considering that each month is a new plane.
Oh of course! I don't intend to forbid more frequent challenges. I just think you might get less participants-per-challenge that way; a higher rate of people who'd like to take part, but time and resources don't favour them at that moment - possibly 'cause they're already engaged in another challenge.
 
okay i can't believe this is true but itis..

i am getting a chainsaw (in parts) Free!!!
and a ryobi bushcutter (the clutch is slipping but otherwise it is practically brand new...free!!!


yayaayay now i can make a 1/4 cub... and a neiuport 17 ..... awesome..........


and all for free
oops this may have been the wrong place to post this... my apologies @The Hangar
 
While we're debating on who can build the most planes, I don't think they should count unless you actually finish them! If I could count every plane I half built, (or keep telling myself I'll finish EVENTUALLY) then I'd have built nearly 30 planes in 2020!

That being said, although I haven't even started I keep thinking about this challenge.. enough that I picked up a toy helicopter at the store the other day to cannibalize the motor and gearbox it uses to use in a mini scout. I also got some real thin slats of balsa.

I have 2 conclusions. I will either build an incredibly light scout that works better than expected...
OR more likely something that looks like a scout, but the second it leaves my hand to maiden it, turns into a small pile of firewood and kapton film.


In the spirit of trying to make it as light as possible I think I'm going with 2 channel. rudder/throttle. got to give it more throttle to achieve lift. Arguably it's still a functional scout, and still flies that way no? Or would you argue it needs to be 3 channel to be a true mini-scout.
 
While we're debating on who can build the most planes, I don't think they should count unless you actually finish them! If I could count every plane I half built, (or keep telling myself I'll finish EVENTUALLY) then I'd have built nearly 30 planes in 2020!

That being said, although I haven't even started I keep thinking about this challenge.. enough that I picked up a toy helicopter at the store the other day to cannibalize the motor and gearbox it uses to use in a mini scout. I also got some real thin slats of balsa.

I have 2 conclusions. I will either build an incredibly light scout that works better than expected...
OR more likely something that looks like a scout, but the second it leaves my hand to maiden it, turns into a small pile of firewood and kapton film.


In the spirit of trying to make it as light as possible I think I'm going with 2 channel. rudder/throttle. got to give it more throttle to achieve lift. Arguably it's still a functional scout, and still flies that way no? Or would you argue it needs to be 3 channel to be a true mini-scout.
I think that a 2 channel should be fine. If you can make the thing out of balsa then removing an elevator should be ok I think.