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Old May 17, 2004, 10:13 AM
Spad Builder/Basher
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Nice lookin Spazzler!!!
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Old May 17, 2004, 10:58 PM
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Hey guys, here's a few pics of my bird dog, a brand new bipe, and my good pal, Isaiah.
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Old May 19, 2004, 12:51 AM
I can TOO fly!
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Beautiful examples. Maybe someday I'll be that good, too.
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Old May 19, 2004, 08:15 AM
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Old May 19, 2004, 07:44 PM
I can TOO fly!
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Now THAT'S cool!
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Old May 28, 2004, 10:41 PM
4 Point Landing
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Here Is Mine

My SPAD

Motor: Super Tigre 45
Weight: 5 lb, 6.5 oz
Span: 43" x 14"
Length: 45"
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Old May 29, 2004, 12:58 AM
I can TOO fly!
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I'm Starstruck
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Old May 29, 2004, 03:54 AM
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So that's a fuselage; the minimum structure to stop the tailplane overtaking the wings
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Old May 29, 2004, 10:03 PM
I can TOO fly!
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Just 1/2 inch aluminum channel. Sometimes the tail feathers look like a fat lady doing a Hula dance, though. I've also managed to get the tail in front (unintentionally)
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Old May 29, 2004, 10:22 PM
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It's easy to get the tail in front of the wing..............that's called a "waterfall" and is real easy with this plane. With oversized control surfaces, it is truly amaizing I can even get a harrier and do a little prop hanging. Got to love it. Best thing is that it will still dead stick real well, ask me how I know


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Old May 30, 2004, 05:13 AM
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Just 1/2 inch aluminum channel. Sometimes the tail feathers look like a fat lady doing a Hula dance, though. I've also managed to get the tail in front (unintentionally)
Aren't there any designed as canard spads. The idea of a fat lady doing a hula dance is aesthetically disturbing to someone such as me, who has led a sheltered existance
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Old May 30, 2004, 02:53 PM
I can TOO fly!
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Sorta like an ugly nudist living next door?

You can design anything your heart desires. Some guys are using plastic bats (baseball style) for a fuse. I've seen a canard version of that as a pusher.
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Old Jun 06, 2004, 03:56 PM
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Spadet LC-40

Soloed a few weeks after finishing it. 6-1/4 lbs. ($9.18 for coroplast & PVC gutter downspout - still lots left over) (Used 2 whole tubes of Household Goop on it.) To see step-by-step construction: http://photos.yahoo.com/chkacin Click on picture, select "slideshow" on the left side of the screen. Brief description below photos.
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Old Jun 06, 2004, 07:49 PM
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You know, that is one really pretty bird balsa, and I really (really) liked your build slideshow. That plane just looks... I dunno.. "clean." Maybe it's all the white.

It was exciting seeing how simple one of these babies is to put together, as long as you measure twice and cut once.
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Old Jun 06, 2004, 09:51 PM
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Wufnu, thanks for the comments. I was wondering if anybody would go to the trouble of viewing my build slideshow. Thanks for taking the time.
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