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Old Jul 10, 2004, 09:58 PM
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Acam might be a novice at flyng RC, but this plane is the work of a master craftsman. It not only is the best looking Spad I have ever seen, but also the only Spad I have flown that flies as good as or better than a well built balsa model. And I have built and flown most of the Spad designs that have come down the pike. I've also flown the original kitbuilt Something Extra.

The plug-in wings are ingenious and nothing on the plane gives away it's plastic heritage. It appears to be a well covered built up design.

This plane belongs in the Spad Hall of Fame.

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Old Jul 13, 2004, 11:18 PM
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Agreed-very nice work.
Old Jul 14, 2004, 02:26 AM
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I agree as well. Acam, if you ever have the notion to take a few close up shots of various areas of that beautiful creation of yours and make a small write up about it (not plans or anything), I'd like to feature it on the Spadtothebone website. Incredible work. My only balsa plane left at this point is a Sig Somethin Extra, and I have to say it's about the best flying .40 size model I have ever had the pleasure to fly. It's a great design.
Old Jul 15, 2004, 09:55 AM
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Well, I have to say something about this build, so here goes. That is without a doubt one of the best builds of a "Spad" that I have seen. My only complaint would be the servos on the top of the wing. Very, Very nice job. Well done, Now! on to another one.

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Old Jul 15, 2004, 10:55 PM
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The only reason I put the servos on top is to protect them during a hard landing or crash. The earlier version I deadsticked it and came up short of the field. It tore the gear off and belly landed. Stripped the gears in a servo. The next time I used nylon bolts on the gear and once again a hard landing sheared the bolts and tore up a servo. That gets expensive after a while,plus in the air you can't see the servos anyway.
Old Jul 20, 2004, 12:00 AM
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b e a u tiful plane acam, I would love to build one like that. One of these days I'm just going to sit down and build something. Straight outta my head, pulling all my ideas together. I hope it looks half as good as that.
Old Jul 23, 2004, 10:03 PM
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This is my spadet "R.I.P." It flew on to that great spad graveyard in the sky. One good thing is the wing survived so I am donating it to another plane in need of a wing. My son was on the trainer chord and it went into a steep dive. The instructor could not recover due to an unresponsive elevator and it lawn darted from about 300 feet. Nothing a piece of gutter pipe can't fix.
Old Jul 24, 2004, 09:33 PM
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The instructor could not recover due to an unresponsive elevator and it lawn darted from about 300 feet. Nothing a piece of gutter pipe can't fix.
That's the beauty of SPADS.
Old Jul 29, 2004, 08:03 AM
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this my spad with my soon.
thank
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Old Jul 30, 2004, 11:36 PM
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Franckh: How about the picture?
Old Aug 14, 2004, 10:23 PM
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thiers no gliders in this ...why not..ohh well ill start. the big red one is a 112in span is r/e at the time of this pic but when i get it back from out of state(was too big for the car) im converting it a/e/f along with a lighter fuse, and the other is a hlg wich has been recently revamped couse of a lawn dart(new tail and fuse, note this is fuse # 8 for that darn wing) it is r/e with 3in of dehydral at the tip
Old Aug 18, 2004, 05:29 PM
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This is my new spad SPA3DT with a Evolution 46, 12-4 prop



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Old Aug 18, 2004, 05:45 PM
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sorry but you messed up somwere in the posting
Old Aug 18, 2004, 07:34 PM
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I fixed it I hope. How do you post pictures in the message??
Old Aug 19, 2004, 12:17 AM
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