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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #45 on: June 24, 2019, 02:50:35 am »
Ugliness, or otherwise, is not a factor that's important in the Whiffness of any entrant.  ;D ;)

Not in the whiffness, no.  But it is an important factor nevertheless.
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #46 on: June 29, 2019, 07:10:02 am »
Still some questions to understand the rules:

1) Is it allowed by the jury, board and committee to use an old build model which will be taken apart and reassembled totally different then before to meet the GB requirements?

2) Is it allowed to build an aircraft which is entirely new from parts of existing models? I mean; rules of the GB could be understood that only a conversion of an existing model is eligible.
An new and entirely different aircraft (kitbash whif build from parts of two or three different models) was just not known before and could have had any engine arrangement as it was not existing. Therefor it might get unclear what the engine arrangement was and how it got whiffed by re arranging the engines, Risk is to get disqualified for the GB.

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #47 on: June 29, 2019, 12:37:59 pm »
Hm, could you make that MORE complicated please, it won't be much of a mental trial for us as it is..............  ;D ;)

The mods will mod and get back to you in that...............eventually.  :o
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #48 on: June 29, 2019, 11:12:22 pm »
Sorry for causing headaches. I guess i'll proceed with it anyway. And see if it eligeable or not.

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #49 on: June 30, 2019, 04:05:44 am »
We've done our moderating thing and decided you're OK to go with this so long as :-

a) You don't start re-assembling the bits until July 1st and

b) No one kit can constitute more than 25% of the resulting build.
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #50 on: June 30, 2019, 02:06:29 pm »
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #51 on: July 03, 2019, 10:15:48 am »
I can't remember if this was discussed, but on the topic of re-engining, would converting something from Alison T56 engines to RR AE2100 (that's not a C-130) apply? It's a whatif, I promise.
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #52 on: July 03, 2019, 10:21:37 am »
Converting is fine, you just have to change the overall number of engines. If the original aircraft has four engines, in order to qualify for the GB, it will now need to have 3 or 5 (or 1, 2, 7, 54, etc, just not 4 like the original.)  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #53 on: July 03, 2019, 02:51:57 pm »

Converting is fine, you just have to change the overall number of engines. If the original aircraft has four engines, in order to qualify for the GB, it will now need to have 3 or 5 (or 1, 2, 7, 54, etc, just not 4 like the original.)  :thumbsup:

It's not the type of engines, it's the number that counts.  ;D   (pun intended)


Well at least SOMEone has figured out what it's all about!  :thumbsup:

And even zero engines would be fine, so long as the original design had one or more.
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #54 on: July 03, 2019, 02:58:03 pm »
Converting is fine, you just have to change the overall number of engines. If the original aircraft has four engines, in order to qualify for the GB, it will now need to have 3 or 5 (or 1, 2, 7, 54, etc, just not 4 like the original.)  :thumbsup:

It's not the type of engines, it's the number that counts.  ;D   (pun intended)

A most succinct and appropriate definition!!  I'm rather hoping that someone will take up your suggestion of 54 engines, I'm assuming VTOL with lots of lift cells.................... but it might be something else entirely.
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #55 on: July 03, 2019, 03:28:21 pm »
The minds boggles at either......... 54... or ZERO.  I find that fascinating; I'd like to see someone totally remove the engines from something....
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #56 on: July 03, 2019, 03:55:34 pm »
Dornier Do X with 54 Genet Major 1A (Civet I) @ 145hp each. ;D

Or perhaps 66 Pobjoy Niagara.  :wacko:
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #57 on: July 03, 2019, 04:44:02 pm »
The minds boggles at either......... 54... or ZERO.  I find that fascinating; I'd like to see someone totally remove the engines from something....

You mean like the XCG-17?   ;D

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #58 on: July 03, 2019, 05:15:39 pm »
The minds boggles at either......... 54... or ZERO.  I find that fascinating; I'd like to see someone totally remove the engines from something....

You mean like the XCG-17?   ;D



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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB :The Rules
« Reply #59 on: July 03, 2019, 06:49:47 pm »
 :o :wub: :wub: :wub:

Now that is cool!

It would be pretty neat to model.  :mellow:   

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