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Old Jul 24, 2009, 02:14 AM
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Swiss Spark

Here is my story. I sold my green Spark to a buddy coming visit me on sunday.
I start working on my new Swiss Spark on monday night. After 4 nights. It done.
This one I go all out with gear doors and full cockpit.
It little heavier than my green one. It weight 11.7 lbs with 11s 5000mAh.
The UP-2 valve, extra airline, air cylinger, doors, and full cockpit weight a pound heavier.
But for the nice look. I can live with that.
Hope with less drag make up the speed been a pound heavier.
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 02:34 AM
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VERY NICE TAM!!!
I love the new trailing struts, I gotta get me a set of those!
The gear doors really clean it up don't they? Where'd you get the extra pieces to cover the nose gear opening?

Harry
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 03:34 AM
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VERY NICE TAM!!!
I love the new trailing struts, I gotta get me a set of those!
The gear doors really clean it up don't they? Where'd you get the extra pieces to cover the nose gear opening?

Harry

Thanks Harry,
All the parts for struts just send out to anodize (natural color) this afternoon. Tomorrow pick up. Monday when I'm back in the office and start the assemble. Mid next week should be ready to ship.

The extra pieces come with the kit. I laminate with G-10 to made is stiffer for gear door.
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 04:59 AM
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LOOKS GREAT! Your latest ride has the fit and finish of an "all winter long building" sorta project! Not common in a 4 day build. Nice. Are you using air valves for the gear doors or sequenced servos?
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 06:46 AM
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Hey Tam, good job on the new Spark. The landing gear doors add a nice touch. I like the "Tamjet Made - USA" (Tamglish for "Made in the USA") on the front strut. If you have time, get some video of the landing gear/doors working. Have fun flying it, won't be long before someone buys it.
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 07:00 AM
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I like your LG setup Tam....very nice and I will purchase a set later on for a build I have coming up.
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 08:03 AM
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wait a minute, thought you didn't have any more spark cockpit kits.

4 days... hmmm. so you could have my spark done by the end of E-Jets
the plane looks great.
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 09:28 AM
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Very nice Tam!

I will steal some of your ideas
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 10:17 AM
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Wow Tam!!
that looks so good... really like the paint job

but really the landing gear and gear doors look so nice... mines 11 pounds and flys like a dream... so I don't think you will have a problem

very fast build job .... I agree that one won't last long someone will buy that bad boy from you

later
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 11:00 AM
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Are you bringing it with you today?
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 11:58 AM
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Speaking won't last long.
I had an offer with my Skymater F-86 last night. Now it a hard call. Should I selled today or wait until monday?
Let me see.....what is Tam trade mark? Everything forsale.
So some of you guys in LA might be disappoint I'm not show up with the F-86.
I don't want to fly customer new ride.


Eddie,
I'm using UP-2 right now for gear door sequencer. The UP-2 weight 5.2 oz .

Kevin,
The cockpit are 1/8 scale F-16. It weight 5.2 oz. The light version sold out.

Ron,
Hope see you tomorrow evening sometime.
Tell your wife you are taking the kids to the parks.

Bob,
Good things that you online chatting.
That just remind me to bring the inlet lips for your A-4.


I'm pretty sure I might forget something on the way to LA.
I got another Spark to delivery to Basin.
Whom this guy might want my turn key Swiss Spark.
I'll sell it very cheap with a lot of money.
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 12:16 PM
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"cheap with alot of money" Priceless!
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 01:29 PM
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Calssic Tamlish!

I flew just west of Apollo feild yesterday (LA Jets) at about 5:45pm and was watching it slip behind the plane... I thought I could just barely hear the upcoming echoes of all the So Cal boys doing Tamlish immitations and whooping it up at his tent for this weekend No, I don't have a mental condition. But I do wish I could have gone to LA Jets! Y'all have fun out there!
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 01:32 PM
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I was hoping to meet you Eddie. See the rest of you there today and tomorrow
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 01:32 PM
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Tam, you would be better off (weight wise) using micro servos and a controller, this is what I am doing with my Spark. Total weight is less than 2oz for 3 servos and controller. No air tank or cylinders required.
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