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Jul 11, 2009, 12:54 PM
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Dumas Spad XIII Kit 42"


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Jul 11, 2009, 01:04 PM
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barmonkey has a good build thread going here . Don't know if he finished yet , but worth a look .

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38106

I got this one in my "collection" but have yet to build it

-John
Jul 11, 2009, 04:18 PM
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Has Dumas come out with a larger kit?
I thought the Dumas Spad was 35" with the discontinuous load path spar.

All the best,
Konrad

P.S.
I find that in the link, the source of the confusion is credited to Tower Hobbies (Great Pains)
Jul 11, 2009, 04:48 PM
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Build it as is and it's a good 3ch park flier. I would not over power it by very much.

It does beg to be modified with ailerons, scale dihedral (ie none), and stressed up a bit for more aerobatics. But, if you want something like that you could just buy the one we sell or the one at AerodromeRC.

charlie
Jul 11, 2009, 05:34 PM
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Charlie,
As you know I have a problem with these terms:
"Park Flier" a plane that weight less than 2 lbs and flies slower than 60 mph?
"Over Powered" as measured by what, watts per lbs? And if these are the units what is acceptable for a Park Flier, so the newbie (14 posts) can select the proper power system.

I agree your product is much nicer, but not as well marketed.
http://www.manzanolaser.com/id40.html

All the best,
Konrad
Jul 11, 2009, 07:05 PM
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I agree with Charlie . If you are looking for a easy going 3 channel flier I'd build this one as Pat intended . I would opt for a suitable outrunner ( Park 370ish ) on 2s over the original setup though .

If looking for something with aelerons , go with a Manzano Laser or Aerodrome RC kit .

From what I read in the linked thread I posted earlier , the only "issue" was something like a LG mount . Worth reading the thread if seriously considering this one .

-John
Jul 11, 2009, 07:44 PM
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Yep Konrad, I know you have a problem with that. Most people don't.

And we purposely don't widely "market" as we refuse to discount for Hobby Lobby, GP, Tower, etc. We also don't have a staff and factory to support like Dumas, nor do we want to commit to hundreds of kits.

charlie
Jul 11, 2009, 07:50 PM
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Oh NO, not that again!
Jul 11, 2009, 07:59 PM
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That's OK, it's my last post in this thread.
Jul 11, 2009, 08:19 PM
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Don't worry not going there ether. Just giving the OP something to think about.

I too was surprised at how much the distributor houses wanted one the discount the price. The manufacture does all the work yet the distributor take 60% of the retail price off the top. For what taking the order and "marketing costs"? my a$$! Always looking to deal with the OEM directly.

All the best,
Konrad
Jul 11, 2009, 08:37 PM
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Yup, a bit of a rip off.
Just finishing up my Tritle L-4, need markings for it.
Jul 12, 2009, 07:58 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by baldguy
Yup, a bit of a rip off.
Just finishing up my Tritle L-4, need markings for it.
BG,

Looking forward to that Do be sure to post some finished shots in Pats appreciation thread .

-John
Jul 12, 2009, 08:02 AM
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morback,

Forgot to mention . The Dumas Spad is 35" not 42" as Tower advertises .

-John


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