Spad Gnat Combat - RC Groups
Shop our Airplanes Products Drone Products Sales
Thread Tools
Jun 19, 2012, 10:42 AM
Registered User

Spad Gnat Combat

Looking at building an electric Spad Gnat SSC combat plane. I've seen a few conversions but rarely do people give specs on gear used and often they make several mods to lighten the airframe which greatly reduce durability. The original instructions are no longer online but photo attached of a completed nitro.

This completed nitro plane is about 2lbs with a Magnum .15. Normal rules are min 2.5 lbs but we fly informal combat. Rules do state a Master Airscrew 8 x 3 prop which I would like to continue using. (One in photo is using APC 8x4 for break-in) Also maximum RPM is 17,500 turning that prop.

I really need power system suggestions. From what I understand at 2lbs I'll need around 250W (maybe more?). The thing really throwing me is all the .15 equivalent motors call for 11"+ props, how is that equivalent then?

Also looking to source all parts from US warehouses preferably.
Last edited by grimbeaver; Jun 19, 2012 at 10:48 AM.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sold Spad combat plane fx 40 mac pipe huck-fin Aircraft - Fuel - Airplanes (FS/W) 0 Oct 21, 2010 03:05 PM
For Sale SPAD Combat Plane...RTF/Gas and Go Dad_Roman Aircraft - Fuel - Airplanes (FS/W) 0 Apr 18, 2008 02:59 PM
For Sale SPAD Derelict Combat Plane rcgreaves Aircraft - Fuel - Airplanes (FS/W) 2 Oct 16, 2006 12:28 PM
Finally flew my spad combat plane. KOMET 44 SPAD - Simple Plastic Airplane Designs 4 Nov 23, 2003 09:27 PM