FTFC20 - April Showers Challenge


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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

Fly harder!
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

Fly harder!
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


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I'm going down the rabbit hole looking at all the cool seaplanes that are available. The Polaris, Mako Sea Plane, Drongo, Seadart, and many others all look great. I don't think I'll be able to stop at just one or two.


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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:


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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.

The Hangar

Fly harder!
So if we don't get rain can I maiden it in our back yard and get someone to spray it with a hose the whole time? It looks we might get a little rain on Friday but no gaurentees...