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Old Sep 29, 2014, 08:26 AM
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Here are some of my SPADs

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Old Nov 07, 2014, 01:21 AM
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Hi everyone, have always had a interest in flight, more recently I have had the time to scratch build a plane out of simple materials.

Made some simple sketches and came up with this twin engine model with 3 channels, It was a lot of trial and error, and I've learnt a lot during the build. Its made out of 3mm coroflute, and I have to say this is a wonderful material.

I taught myself to fly using the plane, and its taken crashes fairly well, a bit of hot glue, and I'm back in the air. The thing I might change is the nose, its a bit slab sided.

Really enjoying this thread, members have built some amazing planes.
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Old Nov 07, 2014, 11:57 AM
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Jetset44's F22 in correx

After the success of the Plastic Polaris, I decided to try and build one of Steve Shumate's (Jetset44) foam parkjets in correx. So here is my version of the Corroraptor. Its a relatively complex build given the blended wing-fuselage and includes vectored thrust .

This is the original build thread in case anyone wants the plans: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=628812. The big challenge is in keeping the correx version light enough to retain the original's performance.

Span: 660mm
AUW: ~625g - 650g, depending on motor and Lipo (about 100g heavier than the lightest foam ones, but some foamies have been heavier)
Power: Standard 2826-2200KV 'parkjet' with 1300mAh Lipo and 6x4 prop (or slightly smaller Keda Thumrun 2800KV motor)

No idea of what the WL and CWL are, since its hard to decide what area to include as wing in this design.

Its got a very distinctive silhouette in the air. Here is a short video:


F22 (2 min 42 sec)
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Old Nov 19, 2014, 04:31 AM
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Two versions of the F16

About 2 years ago I built a very "SPAD" F16 - foamboard wings and pool noodles for the fuselage. It looked OK and flew pretty well, but from certain angles looked a bit too much like a pool noodle and a piece of foamboard

I've just completed V2, this time built from 2mm correx. Its got a small increase in wing area (600 to 680mm), but otherwise the dimensions are the same. But with the correx build I was better able to reproduce the complex curves of the F16, and ended up almost 100g lighter.

So it looks great and flies great. Its built from correx, but a simple SPAD build it is not !

Span: 680mm
AUW: 600g
Power: Keda Thumrun 2826 2800KV with a 6x4 prop and 1300mAh Lipo (the motor is really a 2824, so its smaller than the normal 2826/06 parkjet motor)

Here is a short video cut from the first two flights. Unfortunately the weather is rather gloomy.

Correx F16 maiden (2 min 41 sec)
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Old Nov 19, 2014, 08:05 AM
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A couple of beauties! Nice work!
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