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Mar 15, 2005, 09:24 AM
Just one more plane!
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Here's My E-SPAD Dogfighter! AXI 2820/10 only flys good with lightweight LiPo's. I may mount my AXI 4120/14 on it and see how it does. I also built a SPA3D, but a freind of my kept bugging me for it, so I sold it to him. Came out to heavy for my electric motors anyway.

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Mar 15, 2005, 10:20 AM
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balsabuster2004, that build slide show is great!! Please keep it up there, so when I get around to building it I can follow that.

Mar 15, 2005, 12:43 PM
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Spadet plans

http://www.spadtothebone.com/freeplans.htm Go to TRAINERS, select SPADET. These are the plans I used to build it with. (crashed plane, broke home-made motor mount. Replaced with mount like can be seen on Tower Hobbies website. Part # LXJ772 Worked great! Fits the O.S. 40LA, 46LA, and the old FS-61 four stroke engines).
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Mar 16, 2005, 10:07 AM
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My SPAD combat planes:

And an attempt at a 1/2A SPAD:

Mar 16, 2005, 12:34 PM
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My first plane design - CoroStar 40

In January I was planning to get an ARF trainer - Avistar or Tower Trainer 40 to start teaching my son to fly. As I already have a 4*40 I was leaning towards the Tower Trainer (price ) with the idea to switch him (my son) to the 4* once he gets the feel on the trainer. But a couple of weeks before that I finished and flew a 30-size SPAD combat plane and was amazed at how easy it's built. So I did my homework (research) and got my eyes on the Debonair (http://www.spadtothebone.com/SPAD/Debonair/index.html). I downloaded and printed the instructions and started to read them in order to get the idea of building it when I decided to follow a different path - design the plane by myself. I wanted it to be a little bigger, so the result is my trainer. On its maiden day I flew it - a total of ten flawless flights at approx. 10mph wind with gusts up to 20mph. I performed more than 15 takeoffs and landings (with a couple of bumpy ones but I couldn't even break the prop) and approximately 10 touch-and-gos.

Here are the specs:
Wingspan: 64"
Wing Chord: 11.5"
Wing Area: 707sq.in.
Fuse Length: 51"
Weight: 6.3lbs.
Wing Loading: 20.4oz./sq.ft.
Prime Mover: Tower .40 ABC (full equivalent of O.S. .40FP)
Prop: 10x6

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Mar 16, 2005, 02:04 PM
Just a Great Guy!
Ain't plastic a wonderful material to work with? That turned out great and I think you will both be happy with it. Also, you can't beat the price!!!!!!
Best $15.00 airplane in the world.
Mar 16, 2005, 02:05 PM
Just a Great Guy!
The only thing I would suggest is to get some colored sign vinyl and make some stickers for the wing and tail feathers. Dress her up a bit!
Mar 16, 2005, 03:10 PM
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She's got some lettering on the bottom - the bottom wing panels are from old signs so I removed part of the letters/numbers and now it reads "TER 9". BTW my dog's name (the one in the picture) is Terry.
Mar 18, 2005, 06:35 PM
Hack of all trades...
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OK, here's a pic of the Smooth Spanky Debonair MkII. MkI unfortunately bit the dust when the former .40 engine cut out at the worst possible moment. MkII is outfitted with a Thunder Tiger .46. The main wing survived from the MkI and has litterally been through hell and back. It has even rammed a 55 gal drum during final. Tough!!!

This Deb is made per the plans at SpadToTheBone with the exception of zero dihedral since I didn't want another basic trainer.

Believe it or not, the fuselage started its life as brown gutter pipe. Amazing what a little white and yellow paint can do. Stripes are electrical tape.

Had 4 excellent flights on this plane today. I highly recommend the Deb to anyone....it's a snap to build, durable, and flies wonderfully!!

Mar 19, 2005, 01:42 AM
Just one more plane!
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Nice bird Smooth!

Mar 20, 2005, 11:05 AM
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looking for a built spad

I am looking for a spad that is already built if sombody wants to part with one? or where can I buy one?
Mar 20, 2005, 11:47 PM
Calm winds and CAVU skies
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Where ya from lotech? I know a guy in northeastern Oklahoma that is giving away two SPADs. I'm planning on picking them up, but I'm not greedy, so I'd let you have one if you are from around here.
Mar 22, 2005, 12:32 PM
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my first SPAD

Flew it a few weeks back and I flies awesome. This has a ST .61 turning a 11x7 prop. Wing span - 72 inches. I should say it hands winds with ease. I maidened her with almost 20-25Kmph wind conditions and it was rock solid on air.

Now I can't think of anything other than SPADS!!
Mar 26, 2005, 02:26 PM
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Here are a few of My Spads.
I also have a SpadStang, a Pqhor 40, a aircore 40, built with spad technique( which saved over a pound of weight) and a BoogerBoy TAH 40, plus 2 more Spads on the build table........HA!
Last edited by MrGreenSpeed; Mar 26, 2005 at 02:34 PM.
Mar 31, 2005, 01:14 AM
Mr not Foamies, OSAR!!
My PBF and 5' Spad Wing. Both with OS LA .46... The Nick on my finger was from a BAD hand launch with the Pusher Wing....OW!!! LMAO... Then there is my CoroStang...Flies Excellent and very Forgiving! I did add a 10 Deg Dihedral to the main wing that was not included in the plans...
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