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FTFC23: Buildruary Build-off Challenge

FoamyDM

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

Hi All, Lets welcome another flying season, ready to go!
Once Again, 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. Since I have become involved here in the forums and this challenge in 2018, there has been in incredible influx of new Classic Balsa designs turned Foam, 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 the FTFC Classic to Modern Challenge, as well as any plans listed by SPONZ and other forum members. and this last while with Covid-19, has brought in a number of new designers and designs. This Challenge is expected to be conducted in conjunction with a April Showers - Design-Build Challenge I will co-host starting March to end in May. A submission that fulfills both challenges my be submitted.



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. (8 pts for entry, and 23 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 (8 pts):
Start a Thread - "FTFC23: Build-ruary by (Builder)" with your linked build list. Include your estimated Build Skill and Piloting Skill (1=New, 5=Expert)

Example:
FTFC23: Build-ruary by FoamyDM (Build Skill: 4 Skilled, Pilot SKill: 3 Novice)
  1. FT- Mustang
  2. FDM MM Explorer
  3. Depron to the Rescue <250g Autonomous FPV Searching Rig
  4. FTFC23 - Aquatic Design & Build: Flying Boat
BUILD POSTS: (23pts each)
Set aside Posts 2 - 5 and title them "FT-Build-Ruary: (plane) Build by (builder)"
Each build post will be scored as follows on March 1st 2022 Midnight EST (-5GMT):
  1. 5pts Picture of the plane with Plans link and/or Forum link (for other community members to find them) and your reason for choosing this plane.
  2. 8pts 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. Include your take on how the build went (1 Simple -5 Complex) and how it flew (1-easy to 5-Hard). [2 pts basic, 4 pts helpful, 6pts detailed and helpful, 8pts article ready.]
  3. 4pts Color Scheme - A decorated plane is more fun.
  4. 4pts Maiden Video *Due before March 8th*
  5. 2 pts Post-project reflective statement. (Summary of Do's, Don't and tips)
*Planes started prior to February 1st will take a 10 pt. deduction.*

The Build Challenge Begins February 1st and Ends on the 1st of March 2022!
Maiden Videos must be posted before March 8th 2022.

Parts 1, 2 and 3 posts as of March 1st will not be judged
Parts 4 and 5 dated as of March 8th will not be judged
*That means You will have 1 additional weeks to get your maiden flights edited and posted*

The Winner will receive (Supplied by FoamyDM):
  • Bragging Rights!
  • 1 plan set cut from DTFB*
  • Trophy (maybe)
Runner Up will receive
  • Full Size Printed Plans*
*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
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2023 Entrants (14):

@FlyingTyger entries are: My thread can be found here. Linky
1 - Foam RC version of the Cox PT-19 CL model
2 - Park Scale Models Mini Drake
3 - Great Planes Electro Streak foam build
4 - TBD (probably an unused entry 😁)

@ligbear -
1. ft spitfire (or mustang not sure)
2. beech bonanza
3. 13th squadron zero
4. idk maybe ft guinea with some mods

@Matthewdupreez -
4 of this list:
Nucking futs 3d printed pylon racer
50size Cessna 182
50size Cherokee
Bush Hawk RC Cherokee
Bush Hawk RC classic era pattern plane
Scaled up 13th squadron zero
Bush Hawk RC Corsair
Bush Hawk RC PT-17 Stearman
Bush Hawk RC Maule m-7
Bush Hawk RC Spitfire

@JasonK (welcome back)
  1. FT Tenet (going to see if I can get it sub 250g)
  2. FT Tenet (dido, not sure if same or different wing - got 2 kits, building both)
  3. Wildcard slot
  4. Wildcard slot
for the 2 wildcard slot, I have a handful of ideas that I am pondering:
  • a few speedbuild kits from flite fest [Dart, FT Long Ez, Tiny Trainer
  • Backpacking Delta Wing (custom design that is in my head)
  • scaled down race wing for similar WCL but <250g
  • <250g MQ-9 Reaper
@MaxTheFliteFreak - supporter

@Taildragger
1. TBD
2. TBD
3. TBD
4. TBD

@Yankee2003 - Challenge page Link (Yankee2003 Builds )
1 MS Spitfire
2 Noob Wonder gaggle plane (and after gaggle combat fodder).
3 High Visibility Combat Turbo Tudor for FF2023
4 Another twin of some sort.

@DJSomm1
1. The Evangel 4500
2. A Wittman Tailwind
3. A 2 Meter Sailplane
4. 3x Beechcraft Bonanza variations (V-35, F-33, and A-36)
5. A Master Series L-13 Blanik
6. Rockwell Twin Commander

FTFC23: Build-ruary by FoamyDM (Build Skill: 4 Skilled, Pilot SKill: 3 Novice), Build Page Here
  1. FT- LongEZ
  2. FDM DTFB Prandlt-D (swept back)
  3. Perdona - Depron B2 Bomber - or EPP 3d flyer
  4. Video Aerial Systems - Gremlin - FPV rig!
@mastermalpass
  1. RCPowers Su-35 V5: Glue fuselage back together
  2. Half-Pipe Delta: Give Rx and fix Wing Tip
  3. BipePipe Pro: Replace busted rudder servo
  4. GT-M530: Diagnose and fix connection issues.
@hankflies03 I'm still very much a beginner so my list is just some chill flyers/trainers:
1. simple cub with floats so I can take it to a lake and fly in the snow.
2. ft flyer (already have the nutball so might as well...)
3. AP easy nice pusher trainer
4. either a ft f-22 or a bloody wonder mk lll or a mathewdupreez slow flyer. can't decide

@Inq
  1. Flite Test Mighty Mini DR1 Triplane - from Flite Test speed-build kit with Inq embellishments. :eek:
  2. Fokker D.VIII - custom design using Flite Test design concepts with Inq embellishments. :rolleyes:
  3. Boomerang - custom design flying wing, self powered, minimal weight, motor launch, maximum wingspan sailplane. :sneaky:
  4. Spitfire - custom design, using Flight Test Spitfire Speed and Spitfire Master Series techniques with Inq embellishments. o_O
  5. F-23 Black Widow - custom design using Flight Test F-22 Raptor techniques with Inq embellishments. :sleep: - I'm adding this 5th model because it's already started and I'll lose 10 points, but I may not get one of the others in and need to use this instead.
@Zetoyoc - Build post link
#1 Zydeco Zinger
#2 Foam Wonder
#3 Yin Yang
#4 - I know I had a 4th one in mind a second ago.. oh! maybe a foam Viejo

@Mutley - Build Page Link
1. RCM Magnum 40 - FT foam board conversion.
2. TU-95 (144" wing span) already stort of started, possible point deduction, must check with the judges - hot wire foam cut with carbon skeleton
3. FT spitfire VIC - 3 FT spits connected via carbon tubes all flying as 3 airplanes in formation (counts as three planes?)
4. not really qualified: 96" Balsa Monokote Trainer - Telemaster Ultra
5. flying AIM-7 - powerplant, flight controller, and stabileons conversion.

@agupt108
  1. FT Simple Cub
  2. FT Commuter
  3. FT Versa or Arrow
  4. FT Viggen
  5. FT Spitfire
@luvmy40
2week Handicap - Entrants to be declared
 
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Ligbaer

50 Percenter
#7
I'm in! (and im actually gonna do it i swear)
the list might change last minute but here is what i plan to do
1. ft spitfire (or mustang not sure)
2. beech bonanza
3. 13th squadron zero
4. idk maybe ft guinea with some mods
I've been busy with school so I haven't had much hobby time so yea
 

Matthewdupreez

Legendary member
#8
I'm in. ...

I'll build 4 planes each of them will need a motor.

(I'm not joking I'm just not sure what I'm gonna build) lmao


Probably 4 of the following

Nucking futs 3d printed pylon racer
50size Cessna 182
50size Cherokee
Bush Hawk RC Cherokee
Bush Hawk RC classic era pattern plane
Scaled up 13th squadron zero
Bush Hawk RC Corsair
Bush Hawk RC PT-17 Stearman
Bush Hawk RC Maule m-7
Bush Hawk RC Spitfire

And maybe another ultra stick???
Or a glider if sorts



Long list lol
 

JasonK

Participation Award Recipient
#12
probably in:
  1. FT Tenet (going to see if I can get it sub 250g)
  2. FT Tenet (dido, not sure if same or different wing - got 2 kits, building both)
  3. Wildcard slot
  4. Wildcard slot
for the 2 wildcard slot, I have a handful of ideas that I am pondering:
  • a few speedbuild kits from flite fest [Dart, FT Long Ez, Tiny Trainer
  • Backpacking Delta Wing (custom design that is in my head)
  • scaled down race wing for similar WCL but <250g
  • <250g MQ-9 Reaper
 
#13
I'm in. ...

I'll build 4 planes each of them will need a motor.

(I'm not joking I'm just not sure what I'm gonna build) lmao


Probably 4 of the following

Nucking futs 3d printed pylon racer
50size Cessna 182
50size Cherokee
Bush Hawk RC Cherokee
Bush Hawk RC classic era pattern plane
Scaled up 13th squadron zero
Bush Hawk RC Corsair
Bush Hawk RC PT-17 Stearman
Bush Hawk RC Maule m-7
Bush Hawk RC Spitfire

And maybe another ultra stick???
Or a glider if sorts



Long list lol
Would like to see the Maule M-7.
 
#14
I'm in! (and im actually gonna do it i swear)
the list might change last minute but here is what i plan to do
1. ft spitfire (or mustang not sure)
2. beech bonanza
3. 13th squadron zero
4. idk maybe ft guinea with some mods
I've been busy with school so I haven't had much hobby time so yea
Not alone on the school part...
 
#15
Not entering but looking forward to spectating! Make sure to post pics in the RC Plane Catalog which is a thread which will have picture of loads of peoples' RC planes, which will hopefully inspire many people to build something cool. It's a small thread, so check it out and help it grow!
Happy flying, building and goodluck to all the contestants!
 
#17
I’m in.
I need to build a MS Spitfire for FF2023 yet. So here is my list.

1 MS Spitfire
2 Noob Wonder gaggle plane (and after gaggle combat fodder).
3 High Visibility Combat Turbo Tudor for FF2023
4 Another twin of some sort.
Yankee2003 Builds
 
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#19
Count me in.

I just got my needle cutter running well, so I have a backlog of ideas, including, but not limited to:
1. The Evangel 4500
2. A Wittman Tailwind
3. A 2 Meter Sailplane
4. 3x Beechcraft Bonanza variations (V-35, F-33, and A-36)
5. A Master Series L-13 Blanik
6. Rockwell Twin Commander
Welcome aboard and good luck.
 

FoamyDM

Building Fool-Flying Noob
#20
My Declarations:
FTFC23: Build-ruary by FoamyDM (Build Skill: 4 Skilled, Pilot SKill: 3 Novice), Build Page Here
  1. FT- LongEZ
  2. FDM DTFB Prandlt-D (swept back)
  3. Perdona - Depron B2 Bomber - or EPP 3d flyer
  4. Video Aerial Systems - Gremlin - FPV rig!