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Old Jun 14, 2007, 08:10 PM
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Anyone ever make a SPAD profile plane with flat wings?
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 01:11 PM
Calm winds and CAVU skies
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Well the SPA3D has a profile fuse, and the wing is practically flat. The PBF (pizza box flyer) is completely flat. What are you interested in?
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Old Jun 16, 2007, 02:13 AM
Just one more plane!
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I thought about doing a flat wing jet with a profile fuse and EDF power. I even bought the EDF for it, just never got around to it. Funny how things get in the way of creativity sometimes.

John
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Old Jun 16, 2007, 12:39 PM
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Oh, and I somehow forgot one of my favorite planes. The BullDawg plans are here http://www.spssalesinc.com/spaddawgs_photos.htm and it hauls butt!
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Old Jun 20, 2007, 11:09 PM
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just stumbled across your slide show. OUTSTANDING i learned much by watching it. steve
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Old Jul 21, 2007, 04:28 AM
The Glider Version
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First SPAD. Slope Glider.

This was scratch built. my first SPAD. Certainly room for improvement in building
technique.
It flies ok so far but has some improvements to be made.
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Old Sep 04, 2007, 10:49 PM
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Square Aluminum Tube SPAD

48 inch WS, , 33 inch Square Tube, .40, 10x6 prop, 12 oz tank. Used various dimentions from SPADTOTHEBONE.

Waiting for the temps to go down in Bonsall before flying.

We'll I flew it late this afternoon. It files OK but my engine does not seem to run good. Got to try again tomorrow AM.
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Old Sep 04, 2007, 10:49 PM
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This was scratch built. my first SPAD. Certainly room for improvement in building
technique.
It flies ok so far but has some improvements to be made.

Nice SPAD, how does it fly vice a modie?
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Old Sep 30, 2007, 09:47 AM
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spazzler plans

I was wondering how you came by the plane for the Spazzler. It apears to be a plane I would like to build........thanks, Tom
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Old Sep 30, 2007, 07:47 PM
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Here's my SPAD Debonair.
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Old Nov 05, 2007, 02:23 AM
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E-SPADs

Here are my lightweight E-SPADs. Generally around 600mm wingspan, 400-450g flying weight.

All made with 3mm coro (seems to be the common thickness in Australia).
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Old Nov 05, 2007, 10:45 AM
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Lightweight spads

I was wondering why people weren't building light weight electric park-flyer spads. How well do they fly?
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Old Nov 06, 2007, 12:16 AM
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Light SPADs

Balsabuster,

They fly well - most will take off in around 6 feet/2m, and I get 10-20 minutes out of the batteries depending on how hard you push them.

The white plane is like a monkey on a vine in the air - still suprises me with what it can do - certainly more capable than I am. Will loop as tight as 1m, and has a phenominal roll rate. Yet will slow down nicely to land. Will happily fly inverted, just lerning to hover it, knife edges are next. And I have crashed it hard lots of times and worst thing that has resulted is a broken prop.

The cub is supposed to be a slow flyer, and has a great glide ratio. Relaxed flying.

Hurricane flies fast, and looks fantastic in big banking turns. Got to stay on top of it though, and because you fly it fast and it's not that big you can;t take your eyes off it for an instant.

The SE 5a is relatively new, so still learning what it can do but is quite agile also, and looks fantastic in the air.

So it depends on what you judge as flying well - but I'm pretty happy with all of them. Generally you can build a plane with a 1:1 weight to thrust ratio for next to nothing - so if it doesn't work you just rip all the electrics out and start again.
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Old Nov 06, 2007, 03:36 AM
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Lead Wings: those are some fine looking e-SPADs, thanks for sharing. Can you give me an idea of the motor/esc/battery combo you're using for the cub? Thanks!

Smooth
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Old Nov 06, 2007, 08:26 AM
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Electric spads

Lead Wings - Were these built from any plans, or just off the top of your head? They look great!

Chuck.
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