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CONTEST!!!! Build a STOL Bush Plane.


Stuck in Sunny FL
Staff member
I don't think we've had a user generated contest yet. So let's give it a try.

To help generate a little more participation we're going lax on the "rules".

Make a plane, modify a kit, buy an RTF and slap some ballon tires on it, I don't care. I want to see some creative takes on the "STOL" bush plane style aircraft.

You can use DT foam board, FFF, cardboard, whatever. The more inventive, the better.

With such relaxed regulations, you might be wondering how do you "win" this contest?

I will arbitrarily come up with categories and point systems, somewhat like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and then I'll open a new thread with links to the submitted entries. People will be able to vote for their favorite in a poll.

(I will warn you though, earthsciteach wants to win this really bad, and I hear he will do whatever it takes to beat everyone that tries to take the title here...

This can not, must not happen, so everyone that reads this must enter something, in order to keep that teach guy from fulfilling his evil dreams.)

Contest closing date will be 11:59 pm July 1st

For a little inspiration, check out earthsciteach's thread here...

Liemavick's build thread.

earthsciteach's build thread.

CraftyDan's entry thread.

OutcastZeroOne's build thread.

Crash Recovery's build thread.

Aiidanwings thread to enter the contest. (I hate to say it, but I think he intends to cheat)

Quorneng's build thread, and unintended entry.

hotwax's contest entry thread.

g828 drops an entry at the very last minute.


Muwaaa haaa haaa haaa! I have 5 sheets of Dollar Store foam board on its way to my house at this very moment and pencil and paper in hand to start my design.

Personally, I wanted parameters set on this but the Monkey, being the dictatorial sort that he is, refused. Bah.

Its all in fun, so jump in and build something that is STOL! Now, I'm getting to work on my airfoil...


Is this a beauty contest or does it have to fly? I love to compete, with such a broad set of "rules" its hard to know which way to go. Is there a deadline? Or is it whenever Teach finishes his plane??


Stuck in Sunny FL
Staff member
You want guidelines?

You people and your guidelines...

Build something that looks like it could be an Alaskan bush plane.

Create a build thread, and update with your status.

Submit a video of it flying, or crashing, or even failing to make it off the ground.

I suppose we could have a contest deadline... like July 1st?

I'm sure I'll be able to come up with enough categories to make everyone happy they entered.

Mostly I'd like to see some creativity and forum participation.