IMAA “Build a Big Bird” Winners!

May 18, 2011 1 Comment by

The winners of the IMAA’s “Build a Big Bird” contest were announced at Joe Nall last week; congratulations not only to the winners but to everyone who participated.

The IMAA (International Miniature Aircraft Association) is an AMA special interest group dedicated to flying and promoting gian-scale aircraft, and this contest was open to new and existing IMAA members. This contest was intended to be fun, so model cost was limited to $500 (as the rules note, “Special deals from your uncle Bob’s basement don’t count!), and there were three categories: kit or scratchbuilt, ARF and Junior for those 19 and younger. Each winner received a $1,000 check, and there were prizes for second place, too! 

ARF Category Winner: Ken Karpinski’s Stearman

Junior Category Winner: Johnny Aiello’s Phony Fokker Einducker

Kit & Scratchbuilt Category Winner: Carl Schurenberg’s Morane-Saulnier

Details of the winners will be in the fall issue of the IMAA’s official magazine, High Flight.



Debra Cleghorn, Featured News, Scale

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One Response to “IMAA “Build a Big Bird” Winners!”

  1. David W Radley says:

    Would you know who to contact at IMAA to obtain a set of the plans for the “Phony Fokker Einducker” as the link noted in the build article from IMAA Giant Scale Handbook is not active. Any help is welcome and thank you…

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