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Old Jul 11, 2012, 02:51 PM
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here are the spads I have built.

Dogfighter - spad version of a Diamond Dust - and prob my fav The Sickle

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Old Jul 11, 2012, 03:01 PM
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Love the Sickle!

Hmmmm... is there a build thread on that one? I tried spad to the bone.. but couldn't find it.. esily.



Thanks.

edit, found it after a bit of digging...

http://www.spadtothebone.net/SPAD/sickle/index.htm

Old Jul 12, 2012, 07:25 AM
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nice design
I like the graphic of the Sickle
Old Jul 15, 2012, 02:12 AM
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My CorroTwist .40 size


Built a Twist based on Waldo's tweplica and Forsty's VSF

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SPAD CorroTwist Friday Flights (4 min 55 sec)


build thread is on spadworld.net : http://spadworld.net/forum/viewtopic...648&highlight=

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http://www.rcindia.org/electric-plan...twist-40-size/
Old Aug 12, 2012, 10:34 PM
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Ive got a general a few generalquestions before i start my first build
1) how is the firewall attarched to the plane usually (corocub from sttb)
2) what is the usual glue used
3) with the corocub are the wing tips and tail free handed
4) is it alright to use 4mm corflute all round
5) is square down pipe readily availabe in australia usually
6) if not what is a good substitute

Looking foward to start building
Old Aug 13, 2012, 02:48 AM
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Ive got a general a few generalquestions before i start my first build
1) how is the firewall attarched to the plane usually (corocub from sttb)
2) what is the usual glue used
3) with the corocub are the wing tips and tail free handed
4) is it alright to use 4mm corflute all round
5) is square down pipe readily availabe in australia usually
6) if not what is a good substitute

Looking foward to start building
Scrub,
You don't have to follow the SPAD directions too closely. We don't seem to have the gutter pipe that they use in USA but you can make your own square pipe out of the corflute. Don't know where you are getting your 4mm corflute because most stuff I get is 3mm or 5mm. Use the smallest you can get for the wings and the thick stuff for the fuse. Either one for the elevator and rudder.
I use a hot glue gun to stick mine together mostly but it has limits. good for "butt joints" ie sticking things together at an angle eg 90*, but not good for gluing flat on flat. I suggest you poke little holes into the corflute where you want to glue it together as this gives it a good hold. Epoxy resin, like Araldite should work OK too. Also you can hold some things together with small cable ties which is a lot easier than glue and allows you to cut them open if you need to. I have built great flying wings using this method. Hope you have fun with your build
Old Aug 13, 2012, 03:02 AM
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Well how do you attatch the fire wall then? Dad used to work as a bulder and i have a two foot high pile of the stuff. I pretty sure it is 4mm but it might be 5. Close enough any way. Would araldite work? I mix it on ice cream lids because it doesnt stick to the plastic. I used hot glue hor the airboat which is still yet to go so yeah.
Old Aug 13, 2012, 03:12 AM
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Well how do you attatch the fire wall then? Dad used to work as a bulder and i have a two foot high pile of the stuff. I pretty sure it is 4mm but it might be 5. Close enough any way. Would araldite work? I mix it on ice cream lids because it doesnt stick to the plastic. I used hot glue hor the airboat which is still yet to go so yeah.
I make pusher jets mostly so no firewall needed. but when i have used firewalls i glued two pieces of thin plywood together and cut it to fit inside the nose of the fuse. Then just screw it in from outside the fuse with a few wood screws. There are probably lots of other ways to do it. Look around the forum and you'll find lots of good ideas

If the glue doesn't stick to plastic remember to poke some small holes in the corflute and it will hold a lot better
Old Aug 13, 2012, 03:17 AM
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This is with a 60 size glow engine. So no electric. And if thats all thats needed i better grab some from the shed next time we drive past.
Old Aug 13, 2012, 03:36 AM
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This is with a 60 size glow engine. So no electric. And if thats all thats needed i better grab some from the shed next time we drive past.
you should look for more info about firewalls because I only know about electric and they don't weigh much
Old Aug 13, 2012, 09:38 AM
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Hello all

The last construction of a member of our club
Wingspan 1400mm
Weight + - 2 Kgs
Engine .46



Little vidéo

soon

fabrice
love to have more details about this plane. does it fly OK?
any chance of getting some plans please?
Old Aug 13, 2012, 12:11 PM
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Finished her up and all set for maiden
Sam
Your Edge looks great. Are plans available ?
Old Aug 19, 2012, 05:55 PM
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simplest SPAD


I'm going for the simplest PAD ever. 1 sheet of corro 900mm x 600mm. 60* angle bend, basically an equilateral triangle with a motor. Work in progress but I expect it to go
Old Aug 23, 2012, 10:47 AM
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my first SPAD


this is my first SPAD and also my first build. slow flying.


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