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« on: April 03, 2019, 07:23:50 PM »
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Hi everyone,
I had proposed this contest a month or so back, but delayed it at the request of young members facing exams. I was told that the exams end on 3rd April.

So here we go...
Start date: 4th April. Closing date 30th April midnight.

Early Bird prize in each category for the FIRST member to post a video on RCI of a flight meeting/exceeding the minimum stipulated goal, flown during the contest period. The model may have been built earlier, but the flight must be on or after 4th April, ie, tomorrow onwards till 30th.

The prizes, categories and goals are:
1. Rs 1000 for the first 10+ second flight by a hand launch chuck glider
2. Rs 2000 for the first 20+ second flight by a hand/catapult launched glider
3. Rs 3000 for the first 60+ second by a rubber power/hand/catapult launch free flight mode
4. Rs 4000 for the first 120+ second flight by an RC/FF glider (50m towline or 10m rubber histart)
5. Rs 5000 for the first 120+ second flight with solar power motor/controls (no onboard battery)

Note that these goals are not hard to achieve! So newbies should try.

Happy to report that Saikat sir and ssk320 (Suman sir from the US) offered to co-sponsor.
So we have 2 additional prizes in each category.

After the Early Bird prize, equal prize to the two highest duration flights (in the category) with flight video posted on RCI by the deadline. The only condition is that the duration must exceed that of the Early Bird winner of that category.

So, ladies and gentlemen, best of luck. On your marks, get set, go!

Disclaimer: This has no commercial connection. Iím an old aeromodeller and a pensioner doing what I can to encourage grassroots low cost aeromodelling. Iím grateful that two members offered to co-sponsor. I know that there a few old time aeromodellers waiting to sponsor, if such contests generate enough interest...
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Guys who plan to participate could post ďIím inĒ, so Iíll know if anyoneís interested at all...
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2019, 11:19:07 AM »
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82 views and only one response in 24 hours!
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Sir, every 12th standard guy is having some very important exams in April and may, so they might not be active as of now...
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I will donate a prize too, for the most innovative rubber powered scratch build. The prize will depend on the location of the winner, ie if he is local in my area it may be a model airframe, or if outstation some goodies. Winner to be decided by Mr. Iyer

Nidheesh does have a point - many competitive and entrance exams in April May. Request Mr. Iyer to extend
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Sir, I agree with Nidheesh.
I just Got through 12th standard. Even though I am not appearing for any competitive exams, all other friends are quite busy with them. So will be the case with other Senior Secondary Students.
I'm in Though.
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2019, 01:07:22 PM »
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As desired, CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO 30th JUNE.
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willing to sponser one prize for 1k Iyyer Sir.Please let me know if i can contribute to the community.Thanks
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You are welcome.
Since performance is already covered, you may like to consider a category like youngest participant, most beautiful model, ladiesí prize etc...
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willing to sponser one prize for 1k Iyyer Sir.Please let me know if i can contribute to the community.Thanks
Sure sir.since there are very few ladies/girls in the field.i suggest to sponsor a prize for ladies.the problem statement you can decide iyer Sir.
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Problem statement, eh?
We are getting affected by the SAE High Lift competitions, where all Indian teams have great Ďproblem statementsí and other paper work, but NO ONE RECORDED A FLIGHT, as far as Iím aware.
My requests to SAE teams have produced no response.
http://www.rcindia.org/rc-events/sae-contests/

So you can even consider a prize for the Best Problem Statement NOT Supported by a flight!
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Problem statement, eh?
We are getting affected by the SAE High Lift competitions, where all Indian teams have great Ďproblem statementsí and other paper work, but NO ONE RECORDED A FLIGHT, as far as Iím aware.
My requests to SAE teams have produced no response.
http://www.rcindia.org/rc-events/sae-contests/

So you can even consider a prize for the Best Problem Statement NOT Supported by a flight!
Ha Ha, never meant to offend anyone here. This is the trend now a days and no harm picking up some new slang Sir.
I mean to say you can decide the category, it would be great if the prize is given to a female so that girls can also come forward in this hobby.
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Dada, welcome.
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As a contestent.. Will try an f1... Just reaching home at kolkata from pune rcbazaar purchasing balsa.. What a coincidance...
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prize to a female so that girls can also come forward in this hobby.
Sponsored by madforflying (whoever that is  Grin)
Good idea.
Iíll try to prevent my wife, the RCAunt, from participating...
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EARLY BIRD, EARLY BIRD,
4 days, and not even one? Even for chuck glider?
Come on guys and gals.
Last date extended, but that doesnít affect Early Birds!
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To inspire entrants, hereís a sample hand launch.
10 seconds is easy.
20 seconds not so easy!


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And hereís a 2 minute attempt

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Wonderful videos sir,
Unfortunately, I won't be an Early bird as I plan to attempt the Solar Aircraft Challenge after May 17th (Board Result) 😄
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hello sir

In category number 2 and 3 are you talking about chuck gliders made up of balsa wood or even foam based gliders will work as i have already started to work on foam glider

2. Rs 2000 for the first 20+ second flight by a hand/catapult launched glider
3. Rs 3000 for the first 60+ second by a rubber power/hand/catapult launch free flight mode

and sir i even tried to pm you but your inbox is full
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@priyanshu@,
No restriction on materials.
Though target may be harder to achieve with foam gliders  Grin
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11 days gone.
Not even one 10 sec flight entry for the first Early Bird prize?
Surely not everyone is into exams or JEE etc!
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Remember that there are several (older) members in this forum who have easily surpassed these goals in the past...
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I came to the forums to catch up with RC after a long time, and I thought I wont get to see any competitions happening but I was happy to be proved wrong by you Iyer sir.  Great to see that you are still pro actively engaging newbies and old members.  Bow
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@pranavk09,
Welcome.
Are you into the final round of Boeing 2019 at IIT Delhi on 20th, ie this weekend?
If so best of luck!

When you get time, please do post the story of your journey through the competition...
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Hi everyone,
Repeating the original post for those who missed it.
If you go through the thread youíll find a few more prizes offered by members

Hi everyone,
I had proposed this contest a month or so back, but delayed it at the request of young members facing exams. I was told that the exams end on 3rd April.

So here we go...
Start date: 4th April. Closing date 30th April midnight. Extended to 30th June

Early Bird prize in each category for the FIRST member to post a video on RCI of a flight meeting/exceeding the minimum stipulated goal, flown during the contest period. The model may have been built earlier, but the flight must be on or after 4th April, ie, tomorrow onwards till 30th.

The prizes, categories and goals are:
1. Rs 1000 for the first 10+ second flight by a hand launch chuck glider
2. Rs 2000 for the first 20+ second flight by a hand/catapult launched glider
3. Rs 3000 for the first 60+ second by a rubber power/hand/catapult launch free flight mode
4. Rs 4000 for the first 120+ second flight by an RC/FF glider (50m towline or 10m rubber histart)
5. Rs 5000 for the first 120+ second flight with solar power motor/controls (no onboard battery)

Note that these goals are not hard to achieve! So newbies should try.

Happy to report that Saikat sir and ssk320 (Suman sir from the US) offered to co-sponsor.
So we have 2 additional prizes in each category.

After the Early Bird prize, equal prize to the two highest duration flights (in the category) with flight video posted on RCI by the deadline. The only condition is that the duration must exceed that of the Early Bird winner of that category.

So, ladies and gentlemen, best of luck. On your marks, get set, go!

Disclaimer: This has no commercial connection. Iím an old aeromodeller and a pensioner doing what I can to encourage grassroots low cost aeromodelling. Iím grateful that two members offered to co-sponsor. I know that there a few old time aeromodellers waiting to sponsor, if such contests generate enough interest...

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Aah,
Perhaps the prizes are too small!

Ok.

Letís raise the stakes.

5000 for the first 20+sec flight by a hand launched chuck glider between now and midnight Sunday 26th
10000 for the first 30+sec flt by a hand launched chuck glider between now and midnight Sunday 26th

Any takers?
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One day gone.
One day remains! The whole of tomorrow.
This prize closes midnight 26th...
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Can u add a category for like a recycled chuck glider or a cardboard one??
Cus i dont know how to make a professional-ish one?
And i dont have any balsa or foam..
I made these without any plans or blueprints



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How about I send you a glider balsa kit. Would you make that fly ?!
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Maybe later, thankyou.first ill try again with some foam(thermocol) tomorrow.NEVER GIVE UP
And i designed and built about 5 rc planes ,hover they did not fly very well now found out that the lateral balance was off and i didnt hava aerolns on it so after a short flight it banked right and crashed,
But im building a new one now WITH AEROLONS, so lets see.
By the way i started designing rc planes when i was 10yrs old,but that didnt fly.i didnt know about brushless motors or hobby grade tx/rx then,so i tried to make iy from a toy rc car.i've come a long way since.i now have a working,flying rc quad(450) that i designed and built from scratch,i also have a working rc boat that i built.
Soooo....


Yeah.
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Can u add a category for like a recycled chuck glider or a cardboard one??
Cus i dont know how to make a professional-ish one?
And i dont have any balsa or foam..
I made these without any plans or blueprints

Mansel, you miss the point. Why another category?
The objective is to record a flight above a minimum duration target of 20, 30 seconds,
Irrespective of the material or design.

You have a little over 2 hours to record and post on RCI, a hand launch chuck glider flight.
After midnight today, these special prizes are withdrawn.

But you have till 30th June for the main contest.
If you donít have any balsa or foam, get some.
Or use some innovative material!
Try, try. Else weíll never Make in India!
Everyone is designing all great things, but no one has demonstrated a simple 10 sec flight...
Why not accept docsreeís offer, and attempt a 10 sec flight?
Best of luck.
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Pl see videos in reply # 21,22,25 to see examples of what is possible...
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I think ill try to make my own,i mean i designed and built a quad,many rc planes so how tough could a glider be?
And thanks for the support and quick reply
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Why is our life full of doubts?
Did you see any mention of size?
You can claim the early bird prize by doing a 10 sec flight even with a frisbee
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In case you are asking about MINIMUM size, you should look at this.
Less than 2.5Ē and below 1.5gms. And remote controlled too!
By one of our young members, kiran rc.

http://www.rcindia.org/electric-planes/smallest-rc-plane/msg274146/#msg274146
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For an INDOOR flight of 2min 40sec, by Glidiator, one of our senior members, see this

http://www.rcindia.org/kites-trains-free-flight-and-all-others/introducing-myself-an-indoor-free-flight-addict/msg259360/#msg259360
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Cool
I guess the sky is the only limit.....
And my budget...
Kidding
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Less than Rs100 investment needed to try for Rs 1000-2000 prizes!
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Aah,
Perhaps the prizes are too small!
Ok.Letís raise the stakes.
5000 for the first 20+sec flight by a hand launched chuck glider between now and midnight Sunday 26th
10000 for the first 30+sec flt by a hand launched chuck glider between now and midnight Sunday 26th
Any takers?

THIS CLOSES IN A FEW MINUTES.

The original contest is open till midnight 30th June.
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Do u think this will fly for 10s +?


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@mansel,
Donít depend on opinion of others.
Experiment. And go by your own observations.
Did you try out your model?
Was it stable or went off to one side or the other?
How long did it fly?
How far did it go?
Does it have too much drag?
Can we build a less draggy model with depron?
Or even with disposable dinner plates?

a) For successful flight we need stability in (1) pitch (up/down), (2) yaw (straight flight forward) and (3) roll (ability to recover from one wing down)
Roll stability is provided by dihedral, which is absent on your model.

b) For duration, we need a clean, low drag design. Not thick wings, tail, fuselage.

Can you please see this thread?
http://www.rcindia.org/kites-trains-free-flight-and-all-others/1st-chuck/msg290917/#msg290917

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Thanks for your reply and advice.ill try to make it more aerodynamic,
And it flies straight,but only tried it indoors
Will try it outside tomorrow
And will try to add dihedral...
Biu what do you think,for a beginner in gliders how does it look,considering i designed and sanded the wing(its not bent) and did not use any plans?
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Check this out:
My old rc plane,electronics removed and converted to a glider.what do you think?

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Opinions canít add duration to your flight.
All you need is to exceed 10 seconds for the first prize.
Just try it yourself!
Can your models manage a 10+ sec flight?
You donít need opinions of others to check that.
Go ahead and fly.
In case you find they canít do even 10 seconds, youíll have to rethink your approach.
(Hint: Cleaner, slimmer models with a lot less drag. Iíve given you several pointers earlier, no?)

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No entry yet...
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Sir, Much as i would like to participate, i can't! I have got plans for the solar plane ready and i am confident that it will do over 5-6 minutes for SURE! However, my DGCA CPL papers are coming up in June end and after that, IndiGo selections in august...
I haven't flown a RC Plane in almost 2 years!
I just wish i could participate in all of the categories at the same time Sad
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Im in,but my model only flies for about 3-4s...will try harder
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Any suggestions on a material to make the glider from,one which is easily available?
Please suggest one.
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Any suggestions on a material to make the glider from,one which is easily available?
Please suggest one.

You could try depron, glass fibre covered thermocol, carbon fibre fuselage etc.
But the simplest is balsa.

Try whatever you have, till you cross 5 seconds. Then try balsa.
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Sorry for delayed reply.
Will start building soon.
Did made some with balsa meanwhile
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I just bought some foam for my glider..its like a thicker(8mm) version of styrofoam(the one used in disposable plates)can anyone please tell me what this foam is like what is it called?
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Hi,
Thereís hardly any response and not a single entry.
But for those who may have missed the thread, and may be interested, here are the main points again. Closing date for posting videos is midnight 30th June.


Early Bird prize in each category for the FIRST member to post a video on RCI of a flight meeting/exceeding the minimum stipulated goal, flown during the contest period. The model may have been built earlier, but the flight must be on or after 4th April, ie, tomorrow onwards till 30th.

The prizes, categories and goals are:
1. Rs 1000 for the first 10+ second flight by a hand launch chuck glider
2. Rs 2000 for the first 20+ second flight by a hand/catapult launched glider
3. Rs 3000 for the first 60+ second by a rubber power/hand/catapult launch free flight mode
4. Rs 4000 for the first 120+ second flight by an RC/FF glider (50m towline or 10m rubber histart)
5. Rs 5000 for the first 120+ second flight with solar power motor/controls (no onboard battery)

Note that these goals are not hard to achieve! So newbies should try.

Happy to report that Saikat sir and ssk320 (Suman sir from the US) offered to co-sponsor.
So we have 2 additional prizes in each category.

After the Early Bird prize, equal prize to the two highest duration flights (in the category) with flight video posted on RCI by the deadline. The only condition is that the duration must exceed that of the Early Bird winner of that category.
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See this!

http://www.rcindia.org/kites-trains-free-flight-and-all-others/1st-rubber-power-model/msg300657/#msg300657
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Really sad to see this contest close without a single entry

Conclusion:
1. Prize money too low toattract interest
2. No one is interested in such stuff
3. THERE IS NO ONE IN INDIA WHO CAN PUT UP EVEN A 10 SECOND FLIGHT!

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Very Nice effort Iyer sir.
Don't get disheartened.

Your motivation will surely help someone.
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