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    F2 World Championship winning craft - a 'home built' aluminium craft with a wooden propellor for thrust and a wooden propellor on his lift engine



    that throws the 'home built are never competitive' and 'props or fans' arguments wide open again



    plus he drove like a man possessed - well done



    comments please



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    Okay i'll bite!



    Pretty much everything that races is 'homebuilt' - or at least manufactured by an individual.



    F1 - A bespoke racer, currently unique, designed and built by Paul Hibby.

    F2 - As discussed.

    F3 - I belive John Bucknall's Storm was built by Jamie & Himself - albeit using a 'manufactured' hull.

    F25 - Tricky one! Is it a Griffon?

    F50 /FS Sirius Hulls - bought complete, off the shelf and running? Probably not. I don't know much about them.



    What I'm saying is that virtually nothing is not 'Home built' - depending on your definition of the term.



    Chris B's craft wasn't the prettiest craft at the Worlds by a long way but I don't believe you can catagorise it any differently to 80% of the paddock.



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    Ok i'll clarify my definition of homebuilt



    made from plans or own design from wood or aluminium against being made in a mould



    and it had a bag skirt !!!














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    It was definitely a bag skirt course tho!

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    What would classify as a bag skirt course and a finger cource.



    I thaught that the finger would be best on all surfaces.




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    Quote Originally Posted by tonybroad
    F2 World Championship winning craft - a 'home built' aluminium craft with a wooden propellor for thrust and a wooden propellor on his lift engine



    that throws the 'home built are never competitive' and 'props or fans' arguments wide open again



    plus he drove like a man possessed - well done



    comments please



    Tony
    Hehe -we knew Chris Barczynski Jr. was going to do well at the worlds. He dominated F1 and F2 at the US nationals two months ago. His dad knows how to build 'em, and jr's been racing since he was pretty young (he's only 19 now). Super lightweight craft, big duct, wood prop, everything dialed in for max thrust. He certainly made in impact!

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    is there any pics of his craft about?

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    Have a look on Paul Taylor's website for craft number 211, there are plenty to chose from.

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