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Old Apr 20, 2015, 11:09 PM
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yet another one for the fleet
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Old Apr 30, 2015, 02:04 AM
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Looks great, how are the U?C fixed and how is the wing fixed (detail of reinforcing?) thanks
Sorry, I did not see this.

Suggest that I post some details in the 'Beyond yardsticks and gutterpipes' thread so as not to mess with the purpose of this one.
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Old May 09, 2015, 05:09 AM
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New Nitro Delta

Nitro Delta SPAD "Sledge Hammer" aka VFT (Very Fast Triangle)

OS 46 AX II
10X6 APC prop.
3 X Hextronik HX5010 twin bearing digital servos (Elevons + Rudder)
1 X Turnigy 50090M metal gear 9g servo (Throttle)
Spektrum AR6255 Rx
5Cell Eneloop 6V Rx pack
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Old Jun 11, 2015, 02:52 AM
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Updating a classic

I suspect that many current SPADDERS fondly remember the 1/2A Airtronics Q-Tee that was a very popular first plane in the late '70's and '80's. I decided to give mine an update by building it from correx and converting it to electric. I had to lengthen the nose to get the balance right, and the wing is just a spar-less 'curved plate' made from a single piece of 2mm correx.

Span: 910mm (36")
AUW: 330g
CWL: 5.1
Power: Blue Wonder (1700KV) with an 8x4 prop on a 2S 800mAh Lipo

For comparison, my original balsa version with 1980's gear and a TD .051 weighed in at over 600g. Needless to say, this feels like a very different plane!

QTee in correx 2 (2 min 24 sec)
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Old Jun 11, 2015, 11:48 PM
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Very nice little flier!
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Old Jul 18, 2015, 06:23 PM
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I'm so delighted to have found this thread. I've been flying SPADs for a couple of years now. A couple of us decided to try them as a way of enticing a fellow flier to build a plane that could deal with his profuse crashing. Started flying combat together with Demons, switched to Dominators, and have built a Debonair for yet another flying buddy who has really slow fingers. Best part about SPADs though is the rapidity with which one can build project planes. This latest one is inspired by the Balsa Nova 40, and I have a 120 size that I'm now flying. My SPAD-A-Nova is related to the Debonair in that it shares the 40" fuse tube, tail feather dimensions and around 800 squares of wing area (wingspan 57"). Maiden flight was Memorial Day weekend 2015, with the Evo 10cc gasser shown. That proved way too weak for the 9lb flying weight, so I swapped in a .91 Surpass with a 14 x 8 prop and that livened it up a bunch. Comes off the ground in about ten feet. With the aid of flaperons coupled to the elevator it does outside loops and snaps just fine with the traditional flat-bottom SPAD airfoil, though this one has been stretched two inches in front and back at the root. The flat pattern layout was wonky looking, but it worked out just fine. The plane doesn't come close to the favorable wing loadings of its balsa namesake, but it'll still hold a knife-edge as long as you want, and lands slower than it has a right to given the weight. Like it's balsa brother the ground handling is rock solid. Turtle deck is 2mm coro, all else is 4mm. Trim markings are all Duck tape and the wheels are off of a baby stroller. I call them my RC tundra tires.
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Old Aug 12, 2015, 06:15 PM
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need to understand what I need to assemble gutter pipe in right way as fuselage...
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Old Aug 13, 2015, 11:13 PM
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Very nice Wildhair!

SilentArt, if you go to www.spadtothebone.net, all the free plans listed there tell you pretty much step by step how to cut out a gutter pipe fuselage depending on which plane you want to build. Basically, all you need is stick of PVC downspout and then you just cut it out with a hacksaw, dremel tool, or my favorite, a multi-tool.

http://www.harborfreight.com/oscilla...ool-62279.html

http://www.spadtothebone.net/SPAD/De...ge3/page3.html
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 09:07 AM
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Avro Vulcan Twin

This one is not a genuine SPAD...it took me about 3 months to build. But it is made from correx. The wings are correx and the fuselage is correx wrapped with 3mm Depron - this makes compound corves possible with a neat finish.

Span: 1.4m
AUW: 1575g
WCL: ~3.1
Power: 2 x Emax 2812 1550KV motors with 8x6 props off a single 2200mAh Lipo.

It's got a lot of presence in the air (and on the ground!)
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 12:12 PM
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Well done, Extreme Sports, that's a fabulous looking model! Regardless that it isn't strictly PVC and coro, it does make use of alternate materials and construction techniques. That, I think, is part of the spirit of SPADs.
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 05:28 PM
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Let's see the S.P.A.Ds

Amazing work ES! 3 months… how many build hours I wonder???

A two person launch? Look forward to the flight video.
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