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FoamyDM

Building Fool-Flying Noob
#1
February is FT-Build-Ruary Month!

Hi All, Welcome to the new year!
I challenge all here to turn February into FT-Build-Ruary

So Many Planes So Little Time:
I, like most folk in this community, have a LONG build list of planes I would LOVE to build. In the last year and late 2018 there has been in incredible influx of new fantasy Planes, Plans, builds and ideas/inspiration with the Bloody WWII Baby! forum thread and and the FTFC: WWII Design & Build Challenge, and the FTFC: Fantasy Aircraft Design & Build Challenge


Challenge: Spend February building at least 4 functioning RC Foam planes. Make a list and Build-log for each plane on the list. This will be scored out of 100 pts. (5 pts for entry, and 24 pts for each Build)

TO ENTER:
Be sure to post your entry below:
Must have a Declaration of participation with a link to your Build Thread
a list of your four(4) planes.

Build Thread Summary (5 pts):
Start a Thread - "FTFC19: Build-ruary by (Builder)" with your linked build list. Include your estimated Build Skill and Piloting Skill (1=New, 5=Expert)

Example:
FTFC19: Build-ruary by FoamyDM (Build Skill: 4 Skilled, Pilot SKill: 5 Novice)
  1. FT-Storch Kit
  2. 445mm Micro Wing -For the kids
  3. FT-SeaDuck Kit
  4. FTFC - Fantasy Design & Build:
Extras:
  • FT Explorer (lit)
*Extra Planes beyond the submitted four(4) will be counted for 30% value (round up)*
For this entry I would earn - 13pts. Most of these are at or above my build and piloting skill level, the delta is well below.

BUILD POSTS: (24pts each)
Set aside Posts 2 - 5 and title them "FT-Build-Ruary: (plane) Build by (builder)"
Each build post will be scored as follows:
  1. 1pts Picture of the plane
  2. 2pts Plans link and/or Forum link (for other community memmbers to find them)
  3. 2pts Reason for choosing this plane
  4. 6pts Build-log: A brief explanation of your build process, and note difficulties, changes and tips along the way. Be sure include your build pics and a estimated build time.
  5. 2pts Build Rating (1 Simple -5 Complex), Use These Icons:
  6. 3pts Color Scheme - A decorated plane is more fun!
  7. 4pts Maiden Video
  8. 2pts Fly rating (1 Easy - 5 Sketchy) Use These Icons:
  9. 2pts Post-project reflective statement. (Summary of Do's, Don't and tips)
*Planes started prior to Febraury 1st will take a 5 pt. deduction.*

I will keep a running tally in a post below for easy reference!

Challenge Begins February 1st and Ends on the 1st of March 2018!

The Winner will receive (Supplied by FoamyDM):
  • Bragging Rights!
  • Full Size Printed Plans*
  • Full Size color Skin Plan Print*
  • Trophy (maybe)
*plans must be supplied by the winner.

Good Luck FT Community, Get your plans ready and Happy Building!

-FoamyDM
 
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FoamyDM

Building Fool-Flying Noob
#2
ENTRY1: FTFC19 Build-ruary by FoamyDM (Build Skill: 4 Skilled, Pilot SKill: 2 Novice)

  1. FT-Storch Kit
  2. 445mm Micro Wing -For the kids
  3. FT-SeaDuck Kit
  4. FTFC - Fantasy Design & Build: Dragstser
Extras: FT Explorer (lit)

ENTRY 2: FTFC19 Build-ruary by BS Projects Inc.

  1. AP t-45, small
  2. powered glider,
  3. f-16
  4. Plane To Be Announced
ENTRY 3: FTFC19 Build-ruary by SquirrelTail

  1. FT vector
  2. wmpf highlander
  3. mini scout
  4. explorer
Extras:
  • longEZ,
  • simple cub.
ENTRY 4: FTFC19 Build-ruary by Kilroy07

1. FT Seaduck (been on my build list forever, even boiught the Tail Spins DVDs for inspiration (and the kids)) :ROFLMAO:
2. FT Mustang (Because I should ALWAYS have a mustang in my hanger!)
3. FT Legacy (actually a build to give a friend something to learn on) I might build two (just in case...)
4. FT Explorer (replace my FPV platform)

For extra credit My FTFC: Fantasy Aircraft Design & Build Challenge entry the swordfish 2 (they are due at the end of Feb anyway, right?)

ENTRY 5: FTFC19 Build-ruary by Grifflyer, (Build skill 4/5 | Pilot skill 4/5)

Planes:
1. 70% FT Racer
2. Rebuild Grunjet
3. Kfm wing
4. Thresher

Extras:
F-100 Super Saber (last minute change)

ENTRY 6: FTFC19 Build-ruary by BrickRedRock Build Skill 1.25/5 - Pilot Skill 1.5/5
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List of Planes:
1. Explorer - Both Wings
2. Pete's Tiny Trainer
3. Sam's Tiny Trainer
4. Simple Scout

ENTRY 7: FTFC19 Build-ruary by DamoRC (Build Skill 4.5/5, Pilot Skill - better than FoamyDM)

(1) 64mm EDF "mini" Diamond
(2) C-130 repair / refurbish
(3) Parkmaster Pro profile plane
(4) F-100 Super Saber 70mm EDF

ENTRY 8: FTFC19 Build-ruary by Namactual 9 (Build Skill ?/5, Pilot Skill ?/5)

1: F-22 64mmEDF- 99% designed and 50% built.
2: F-35 64mmEDF- 50% designed
3: F-16 50mmEDF- 75% designed
4: YF-21 twin64mmEDF- concept stage

ENTRY 9: FTFC19 Build-ruary by Vimana89

1.)Custom Trainer
2.) FT Mighty Mini Scout kit
3.) Slender Delta
4.) FT Mighty Mini DR1 Triplane kit
Extra possibility: Bombardier Dash 8

ENTRY 10: FTFC19 Build-ruary by JTarmstr

1: FT mini scout
2: FTFC Jackal
3: FTFC X-44
4: FT Vector
Bonus points: FT Spitfire.

ENTRY 11: FTFC19 Build-ruary by Paracodesponder

1: FT sportster
2: FT mini EZ on a 2205 :eek:
3: powered 200% foam board glider trainer
4: FT baby blender

ENTRY 12: FTFC19 Build-ruary by Captain Video

1: FT Goblin
2: FT Mini Arrow
3: HZ Super cub - two broken planes blend.
4:HZ Super cub - flying condition with mods.
 
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FoamyDM

Building Fool-Flying Noob
#7
I am interested......
Excellent! Let me know what you Think you'll tackle and I'll add it to the entry list. This may be a bit fluid. if you look at last year, a couple of us changed some of the builds mid-contest. (sometime one over estimates ones [me] available time)
 

jaredstrees

Well-known member
#8
I'd love to, but I will miss way too much build time with some vacations that month. I look forward to seeing all the entries, though!
 
#9
I'm in, those bragging rights are mine!!! I plane on building an AP t-45, small powered glider, an f-16, and a secret plan I'm not going to tell you about....until my submission
 
#10
Excellent! Let me know what you Think you'll tackle and I'll add it to the entry list. This may be a bit fluid. if you look at last year, a couple of us changed some of the builds mid-contest. (sometime one over estimates ones [me] available time)
I will build the FT vector, wmpf highlander, mini scout, explorer, longEZ, simple cub.
 

FoamyDM

Building Fool-Flying Noob
#12
Remember, Students need only do 2 projects as school takes precedence and Feb. is busy. Points for Student builds are double.
If you change planes mid-contest... that's ok. 4 planes - 4 weeks.

1 more entry and it might be a Contest. 2 more beats out last year.

Last year, we had 4 entries that stuck. we had a lot of fun.
I'd like to re-invite @DamoRC , @foamtest and @Daniel Kezar back to the fray!
 

kilroy07

Well-known member
#16
Alright, who doesn't LOVE a challenge!!

Sign me up (Build Skill: 3 Average, Pilot Skill: 2 Novice) ;

1. FT Seaduck (been on my build list forever, even bought the Tail Spins DVDs for inspiration (and the kids)) :ROFLMAO:
2. FT Mustang (Because I should ALWAYS have a mustang in my hanger!)
3. FT Legacy (actually a build to give a friend something to learn on) I might build two (just in case...)
4. FT Explorer (replace my FPV platform)

For extra credit My FTFC: Fantasy Aircraft Design & Build Challenge entry the swordfish 2 (they are due at the end of Feb anyway, right?)

Link to build log here;
https://forum.flitetest.com/index.php?threads/ftfc19-build-ruary-by-kilroy07.57095/
 
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FoamyDM

Building Fool-Flying Noob
#17
are you changing an entry or changing the challenge? Either way I'm down!
I would be changing my entry #4.

Welcome aboard @kilroy07 first post updated, thank you for the link.

I am guilty as well but please don't forget to start a thread with the entry title so I can link it and we can track your progress during the month and encourage each other

and yes, Kilroy, the Fantasy Design Build is supposed to be done by the end of Feb. (I've been tempted to add any re-builds to the I need to the list instead.)
 

FoamyDM

Building Fool-Flying Noob
#19
@Grifflyer - I hear you have 3 planes builds and one re-build.
YES - I've learned along time ago through running D&D that when it comes to hobbies, the answer starts with YES.

the caveat being full credit for a detailed re-buid. (surgery and remakeing parts, etc.)
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High Partial - show us how to take a "broken wing" and make it fly again -like rebuild the front half. or
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mid partial for a remake of a wing or nose cone. and some reinforment added
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low partial for a glue, tape and fly job.
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Does that sound fair to you? and what should I sign you up for?
 
#20
I'd say Mine falls under the category of full re-build or High Partial, what do you think?
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If you want to see it an undamaged one follow the "Grunjet" link in my signature.