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« on: March 27, 2020, 06:45:05 PM »

For those of us who are trapped at home and looking for something challenging.  I have just the thing.

Here is the link to the Homefront Corona Combat challenge.

https://volareproducts.com/blog/?p=5717

FAC FB group and Cloudbuster FB group is full of those attempting this unique challenge.

Challenge will last from now until end of April.

Please read through the rules and have at it.

Archie Adamisin
Burlington, KY 

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2020, 06:52:58 PM »

Here are the rules:

1/2-Scale NoCal WWII Home Front Corona Combat

Any WWII Combat eligible aircraft
FAC NoCal Rules, excepting
a. maximum 8″ wingspan
b. maximum 4.5″ propeller
c. must use a LOOP of 1/16″ rubber (only this size)
d. minimum wood size: 1/16″ square (laminations ok, all-sheet build ok at 1/32″)
e. minimum motor stick: 1/8″ square (no rolled)
Flying – inside your home only
Scoring
a. unlimited attempts and submitted scores
b. flight time in seconds (no max)
c. weight multiplier: flight time x grams w/o rubber (penalizes ultralight models)
d. video multiplier: subtotal x 1.5 (shared video bonus)
Submission must include
a. Builder Name
b. Model Name
c. Weight in grams
d. Flight Time
Since we are all home-bound, photos of any stage of construction, finished models, weights, and videos of flights will be most welcome.  Contest will run through the end of April.

I will do my best to share submissions and keep track of times.  It is best to post on one of the Contest Posts on the Facebook Groups, or on my post on my web site.

PRIZES!!!!

a NoCal Short Kit from my Production (winner’s choice)
a 3D-printed Prop-Form or Winding Stooge from Archie Adamisin
Let the (isolated) fun times begin!  Share this (virtually and online) with as many as you like!  The more the merrier!

Background and Explanation:

Archie and I were talking and, in light of the Indoor group’s “Scraps” contest, Archie casually mentioned a 1/2 Scale NoCal event.  Not having enough to do, my mind started planning – and the rules were born.  Note that the rules are designed for FUN – no real benefit of building ultra-light or being super-competitive.  Here are explanations:

Follow FAC NoCal rules.  Any dihedral or covering or coloring or marking or such questions are referred to the FAC NoCal rules.
Must be half size:  8″ max span.  This is to fit in your living room.  Some of us will suffer with our smaller rooms and some will have huge multi-story rooms, but so be it – IN YOUR HOME ONLY.
Max 4.5″ propeller – this is plenty big enough for a 8″ plane.  You can make it smaller, if you like
Use a LOOP of standard size 1/16″ rubber only.  No single strands, no stripping rubber (this levels the playing field for those without strippers).
all wood needs to be a minimum of 1/16″ square.  You CAN laminate to get that dimension.  Any sheet wood needs to be 1/16″ thick UNLESS your ENTIRE model is sheet – then you can use 1/32″ sheet.
the Motor Stick must be no smaller than 1/8″ square – NO Rolled Tubes
Flying must be done inside YOUR HOME – i.e. Home Front, participating in self-isolation due to the current health situation
You may make unlimited flights.  You may submit as often as you like, but each time must be a separate submission
Flight time to be submitted in SECONDS with no maximum flight time
Since some of us are heavy-handed builders and not indoor artistes, there will be a weight factor applied.  Your flight time in seconds will multiplied by your weight in grams.  A 4-gram plan flying for 10 seconds will beat a 1 gram plane flying for 30 seconds.
Since everyone is alone and cannot see others flying, there will be a video submission bonus.  The above sub-total will be multiplied by 1.5 if a video of the flight is submitted.

Fun is the important factor here.  There are some nice models already built.  Look forward to seeing more.  Important to get videos!!!

Archie Adamisin
Burlington, KY
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2020, 09:09:29 AM »

 Grin  looks like fun

jim Grin
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