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FTFC20 - April Showers Challenge


Building Fool-Flying Noob
FTFC20 - April Showers Challenge
Simple - Build a Waterproof Plane and Fly in the Rain or on a waterbody!

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Make a Build log that contains the following: (100 pts)
  • Plane name (10 pts)
  • plans link (5 pts)
  • statement of why you chose it (5 pts)
  • stats (5 pts)
  • build log - (40 pts)
    • highlighting how your plane is waterproofed (15pts)
    • tested (10 pts)
    • any unique build techniques, (5 pts)
    • a few general build pics. (10 pts)
  • maiden Video (10 pts)
  • Paint/Tape Job (10pts)
  • Take-away - Feedback and advice to future builders. (15 pts)

Bonus points if it's new to FT community/custom (+15 pts) Upload your plans as a resource (+10pts)

End of April (Thursday the 30th - Midnight)

How to Enter - in scratchbuilder's corner add a thread Forum/General RC Topics/User Generated Challenges: FTFC19 - April Showers by [entrant], [plane name]Then reply Here with a link to the build-log.

Winner will Receive a full sized print set (PDF supplied by winner) and a "Winners" logo!


The Hangar

Well-known member
Alright - I'm totally in! I'll be putting out one of my own designs for this challange - probably the "Simple Stick" as this will give me the kick I need to get the plans done and posted by the end of the month... :p Hopefully we get some rain to fly it in, and if not, I'll pop some floats on and try to find some water to fly off of!

The Hangar

Well-known member
So put me down for the Simple Stick. If that doesn't work out for some reason, I have a sea angel SBK I started but never finished... Maybe both! :p

FTFC20: April Showers by The Hangar, Simple Stick


Well-known member
Okay, plus it looks more like a seaplane too. I'll probably build your L-39 for fun and then do the grunjet for the April Showers Challenge.

Let all who see this post serve as witness to my intent to build a grunjet and enter it into the Challenge.:LOL:


Well-known member
Show us pictures. Please
OK, you asked for it. A few sea planes that not you basic TT, Cub, Scout etc. on floats
Only the Polaris has plans converted to DTFB/FTFB, the rest of the plans are for balsa or Depron.
Down the rabbit hole we go!

RCGroups thread: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?922465-Polaris-Seaplane-Parkflyer
Polaris DTFB Plans by @jpot1: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1x9BFCOhLlnKD3ArWnYgQXY9f89BXdBfl

North Star (Inspiration for Polaris)


Aquabird (same designer as North Star and very different)

Mako Sea Plane
Plans (Depron) available in Nano, Standard (B size motor 2212 1900-2200kv), and XL sizes
RCGroups thread: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/sho...lyers-New-Mako-Sea-Plane&highlight=mako plans

Sea Dart (prop-slot Possible candidate for edf Grifflyer or "Corpse" ? )
RCGroups thread: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/sho...aDart-easy-build-waterplane-parkflyer-*PLANS*

RCGroups thread: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/sho...-Depron-pusher-water-plane-park-flyer-*PLANS*

If these don't get the foam flying (and floating), I don't know what will.