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May 10, 2004, 07:52 PM
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96" Spook


I posted this in the sport forum as this forum wasn't active at the time. Though it might get some better exposure here. Pics too.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=228709

From RCM plans.
Dewalt Drill Motor, 3:1 16 cells, 16x8 prop.
Covered w/ Sig Koveral and painted with store brand spray paint. Eventhough it was the same brand the white repelled the black
Haven't done the ghost on the wings yet.
Ready to fly as soon as I get a receiver for it.
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May 11, 2004, 03:33 AM
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Classic elegance. And the plane too!
May 15, 2004, 11:38 PM
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Great looking plane. I saw this palne in a mag about a year ago and liked the looks of her. I wouldn't know hwere to start building the wings though. Did you enlarge a set of plans to build it?
May 16, 2004, 09:38 AM
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Thanks VIntage...

Mike;
The one from a year ago was the speed 400 version. The 96" version was a construction article in RCM around 1990ish. Once of the first R/C mags I got. Knew I had to build the plane when I saw it. Finally got around to it. Started the plane around 2000, but the directions were WRONG and I ended up building a droopy gull wing. Originally I had it set up for a .61 4 stroke, but now it sports a Dewalt Drill motor.
Just heading to the field now for the maiden.

BTW, the wing isn't hard to build at all. They caution you about being very accurate with the dihedrial braces as it sets the angles. Well they were labeld wrong, so the first wing was droopy. Spoke with Jim P at Toledo last year. He siad he never heard of a droopy wing. After a few weeks he called me and informed me of the mislabeled dihedrial braces... 2nd one went togeather a lot better
Here's a link to some building pics.
http://gallery.gparcs.net/album72
May 17, 2004, 04:42 AM
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Quite an inspiration to us Die Hard Electric R/C modelers and Electric R/C flyers! I am sure you will get some stares at the Club especially from those IC (GASSER) flyers!

My biggest model so far is the SKY RAIDER MACH-I (5lbs. 2 1/8 oz.) model from WORLD MODELS. It's so refreshing to see someone go the extra mile and Electrify this size / weight model !

Congrats and Hope to see your POST FLIGHT (MAIDEN) report.

Carlos
May 27, 2004, 02:54 PM
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Awesome - I love the spook. I agree it is one of the few old timers that I can really get excited about.

Lets us know how the flights went!

Mike
May 27, 2004, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by pda4you
Lets us know how the flights went!

Mike
As expented no surprises.

Well it has a luck luster climb out on 16 cells. WIll probably go to 18. It does cruise around at less than 1/2 throttle.

More info and pics
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Aug 04, 2016, 10:59 AM
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Hi Vintage1, I have a fully built Spook 96 Gull-wing old timer without the engine and I do not have the time to fix it and get this beautiful aircraft flying again.

Please advise if you would know of anyone that could spend time on the Spook to get it flying again who would be happy to make me an offer.

I have photos if you would like to email me.

I also live in East Anglia so logistically shouldn't be an issue.

Thanks,
Spook96
Aug 04, 2016, 11:07 AM
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This is a double size Spook 48.
The Spook 72 has a slightly different and simpler window pattern. I think it look spookier.

A few years back, we had an electric flyer pull out his emotor and put in an O&R.60
It did quite well


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