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Old Aug 19, 2004, 09:29 PM
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Here is my latest that I just finished today.....No stickers yet and it is built using JJ Carter's plan from Spadworld.net.
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Old Aug 20, 2004, 02:04 AM
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My Electric SPAD
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Old Aug 20, 2004, 01:42 PM
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What power do you use?

I saw some pix in another thread where some fellow had covered the wing with solar cells! Infinite flight times.

(at least until crashed)
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Old Aug 20, 2004, 08:44 PM
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Heres a couple I have built lately.







I used a plumbers pipe hanger on the qhor for a skid. Works great and it makes hanging the plane up a snap. All three planes use a bug juice botlle for a fuel tank, ( thank my 6 year old for them)! The BUHOR has a 68" wing span.
The plastic cup on the fuse is for the barbie paratroopers!!
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Old Aug 21, 2004, 01:51 AM
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What power do you use?

I saw some pix in another thread where some fellow had covered the wing with solar cells! Infinite flight times.

(at least until crashed)
Spadplanter,

My Electric is powered by:

Kyosho Endoplasma 16 turn (truck motor)
GD600 gear box w/ 3.8:1 pinion gear
12 x 8 MAS electric prop
7 and 8 cell sub "C" 3300 mAh battery packs

everything is coroplast except for the wing. It is balsa w/ covering. I tried a coro wing but it was too heavy.

Jerry
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Old Aug 21, 2004, 11:37 PM
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Would that be similar to a speed 600 motor? I need help crossing these motors over.
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Old Aug 22, 2004, 04:37 AM
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Spadplanter,
Yes it is equivelant. Here is the URL for this motor.

There is also a thread pertaining to this motor as well as the Hobbico Super Star EP and other electric planes weighing up to over 5 Lbs.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXW933&P=ML

Hope this helps?

Jerry
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Old Aug 22, 2004, 05:42 PM
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You bet! My Spectra has a speed 600 motor that is definitely on the wimpy side at 5600 feet. I'm ready to try almost anything!
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Old Aug 22, 2004, 07:03 PM
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You bet! My Spectra has a speed 600 motor that is definitely on the wimpy side at 5600 feet. I'm ready to try almost anything!
Spadplanter,

I am no expert. But I should let you in on how to set this Endoplasma up for your Spectra.

Your going to have to upgrade this to a larger battery as well. I recommend the GP3300 mAh sub "C" battery. Most of us whom fly large electrics use this battery. Depending on the weight of your plane all depends on how many cells you ought to run in series.

Also you need to use a gear reduction gear box. Most of us use the GD600 gear box with a 3.8:1 pinion. This ensures enough RPM and helps to keep the amperage down so you don't burn out your ESC or motor.

As far as the prop size is concerned. I personally use a Master Aircrew Electric 12 x 8 and 11 x 8. If you look at the thread on the Super Star EP you'll see that most of us are in that general range of props. It all depends on what you want out of your plane.

Here is the URL for that thread.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1&page=1&pp=15
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Old Aug 24, 2004, 10:29 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.
Are you kidding? It was great. Since I know absolutely nothing about this stuff, I was amazed. I've seen this 'coroplast' before, but I'd never think that you could get it fly! And, on top of that, the finished product is a knock-out!

But, I do have to ask, how long did it take you to build the whole thing?

Amazing!

Gary
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Old Aug 24, 2004, 11:12 PM
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Gary,

Looking at the dates of the pictures, about 2 mo! However, I only worked on one piece at a time. I would glue a part together, set it aside for a day, waiting for the household goop to dry. Could have worked on the fuselage at the same time as the wing, but didn't. Didn't want to get confused. Sometimes, I would work several days in a row, then not do anything for several days. Manhours? No Idea. I added a picture to the slideshow at the end, today. (proof of flight)

Chuck.
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Old Sep 11, 2004, 07:16 PM
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I gotta say guys , you's are building some of the uggliest rc planes i've ever seen, keep up the good work... :O) Actually not the trainer in the above shot, as far as trainers go, that's a thing of beauty.
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Old Sep 11, 2004, 09:20 PM
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Here is my first spad a V tail How do ya'll think its gonnsa fly.(OS 46 AX)
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Old Sep 11, 2004, 11:40 PM
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Here is my first spad a V tail How do ya'll think its gonnsa fly.(OS 46 AX)

SCARY !!!!
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Old Sep 11, 2004, 11:41 PM
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Here is my first spad a V tail How do ya'll think its gonnsa fly.(OS 46 AX)

SCARY !!!!
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