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Just looking for a rule clarification on seat belts pertaining to Out of Box aircraft. Is it correct that you can scratch build belts from tape?  How about using wire for the buckles as well?

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You can use anything for seat belts....they "loosened" that rule a long time ago..below is a quote from the 2021 NCC Rules for OOTB... they removed the wording requiring "Tape" belts and generally allow the builder to use any material, and do not disqualify models with aftermarket belts.

Exceptions vary from Class to Class, but allow for commonly accepted construction
techniques and standards, while still maintaining the general OOB
approach. These include but are not limited to:
● Add antennas, rigging wires, seat belts to Aircraft, as may be
noted in kit instructions;
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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8 hours ago, ghodges said:

You can use anything for seat belts....they "loosened" that rule a long time ago..below is a quote from the 2021 NCC Rules for OOTB... they removed the wording requiring "Tape" belts and generally allow the builder to use any material, and do not disqualify models with aftermarket belts.

Exceptions vary from Class to Class, but allow for commonly accepted construction
techniques and standards, while still maintaining the general OOB
approach. These include but are not limited to:
● Add antennas, rigging wires, seat belts to Aircraft, as may be
noted in kit instructions;
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Yeah, but there's that pesky "as may be noted in kit instructions" thing, though...  🙂

I like thermal receipt paper.  It is thin and strong.  You can make the belt hardware from paper (card stock is ideal) as well. 

Rolled epoxy putty (my favorite is Aves Apoxie Sculpt) can be used, too, for both belts and hardware.

Cheers!
Ralph

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Out of the Box is defunct at the National level; we'll see if it dies out locally.

The new category is Basic Kit Build. No extras allowed, even if in the box. The analogy given was think of it like this: Eduard Weekend edition is OK, Profi-Pack (or above) is not. 

 

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