That plane is the shizzo! Feels like it has been a year since they released any planes or plans that were new or interesting. Built the FT-3D and loved the concept but always thought the flight characteristics were questionable and after several "hard landings" it lost a wing. Also forgot how hard that wing and spar were to put together.
This thing looks beautiful, beefy, and can't wait to get the plans and build!
So the rules / guidelines from the youtube video are below. I PM'd Stefan to see if we can get clarification on the closing dates for the entries. The winners announced on or before August 15th is a little confusing. If Stefan responds I will post the info here.
From the Video:
This is a contest that draws the creativity and ingenuity of the Flite Test community to design radio control aircraft and models inspired by Red Bull Air Race. A beautiful Red Bull themed Edge 540 aircraft (like Andres’s) would not be turned away from the competition but we are looking for more creative entries! Entries that answer questions like: - What would a Red Bull Air Racer look like in the golden age of aviation? - What does the air racer of the future look like? - How could you make an air race pylon fly? - Could you 3D print an “invisible” or transparent air race model? The more creative the design the better!
However, those who document their process thoroughly with VIDEO, AUDIO, PHOTOS, and written material will have an Edge over the competition.
How to enter:
- Create something that flies with the theme “Red Bull Air Race”
- Submit an article on flitetest.com detailing your build process.
- Include any photos and build plans and AS MUCH VIDEO AS POSSIBLE. Think of it like you’re making your own Flite Test episode.
I'm doing a futuristic one - I already kinda had a design going before, so I'm just modifying it. Here's my goal for the project; I hope it gives you some ideas to help you decide. It'll be a pusher prop.