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Old May 05, 2004, 08:02 AM
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I use plywood exclusively so that it will break out. I believe this saves the engine from damage and doesn't damage the fuselage. I can cut out a new firewall from plywood in about two minutes. Matter of fact, I keep a couple of spares on hand just in case.
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Old May 06, 2004, 03:48 PM
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Jim,
Never thought of it that way, I ripped mine out on a nose wheel first hard landing, thta is why I switched but you area probably right. It probably samed my engine.
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Old May 13, 2004, 05:50 PM
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Anyone have any ideas on attaching said nosewheel?
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Old May 13, 2004, 06:42 PM
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Here are a couple of my SPADS



The top one is a Hot Canary and the bottom is the Viper II
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Old May 13, 2004, 07:07 PM
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Nosewheel

Get a motor mount with the nose gear mounting blocks made into it. That's what I did. Works great.


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Anyone have any ideas on attaching said nosewheel?
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Old May 13, 2004, 07:10 PM
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Spads

As we speak I have got a 120 Stinger, A 120 size Extra 300XS, A Weevil(spad), A Debonair(Spad), A Demon(Spad) 90% done, need receiver, and a Pizazz, all in the garage waiting for the weather to break so I can fly some of them. All are ready to go except the Demon and it's trying its' best to get into the van so it can go also.
We are socked in with rain right now and for the next few days so I guess I'll just charge batteries and clean up til it breaks.
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Old May 13, 2004, 07:18 PM
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Get a motor mount with the nose gear mounting blocks made into it. That's what I did. Works great.
I'm using cutting board mounts. I'm XXXtremely cheap!

Where is mount to be had? .40 motor.
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Old May 13, 2004, 07:20 PM
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Here are a couple of my SPADS
A bipe! Cool!
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Old May 14, 2004, 12:33 AM
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Spadplanter,
Any local hobby shop that sells RC gear will have a .40 size motor mount with the built in nose gear blocks and prebent nose gear for it. Or go online, Towerhobbies.com has everything RC that you could want.
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Old May 14, 2004, 02:50 AM
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I know that I can buy the mount. Has anyone done it with cutting board?
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Old May 14, 2004, 03:02 AM
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My SPAD.

http://w1.rob.com/pix/slowstick_x2
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Old May 14, 2004, 11:00 AM
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I built a motor mount out of cuttingboard with a nose wheel mount. What I did is laid it flat and cut a U shape for the motor and behind the motor, drilled and attatched the nose gear. It worked out fine!

***************
***** *
MOTOR------ * * --Nose gear
***** *
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Sorry for the crude drawing
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Old May 16, 2004, 07:37 PM
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Was a single thickness OK? Or did you double it up somehow?
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Old May 16, 2004, 08:19 PM
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It's just a single thickness...about 1/2 inch walmart cutting board.
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Old May 16, 2004, 08:57 PM
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this is my spazzler. I put an ASP .52 on it and it has unlimited vertical. very fast and responsive also
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