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 Posted: 31 July 2011 03:22 pm
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I have finally finished the SPAD combat model . Powered by an AP 15 it flew really well despite a well twisted correx wing:? it trimmed easily. I had to test fly it on a 8x6 prop instead of the 8x4 we have agreed to use ,as its all I had in the box :P. An 8x4 should give it more acceleration and allow the motor to really buzz. The AP15 is excellent and light little engine ,very smooth with lots of power and reliability .The 4oz tank lasted for ages . I blanked off the ends of the wing with some light balsa ribs fixed with copius dollops of evostick :shock: to reduce drag . All up wieght ? I'm guessing about 2 to  2 1/2 lbs . When you have yours finished do put some colour marking on it as half a dozen or so identical black and white things buzzing around could be a bit confusing . looking forward to some inter club dog fights :). Lets see some more at the field and let battle commence :D



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 Posted: 31 July 2011 04:00 pm
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It flew great Phil and the little AP performed and looked first class.

Are there any kits left? After seeing it perform I wouldn't mind having a bash myself!!

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 Posted: 1 August 2011 07:21 pm
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Hello Martin . I'm sure Kit wold be able to supply a few more I'll PM you his number .



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 Posted: 4 August 2011 12:32 pm
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My spad is almost finished, just need to install the control linkages and install the receiver, I've got some dayglow orange sign vinyl to make it stand out. I've put an apc 8x4 prop on it i had to use a plastic collet from an electric prop to get it to fit the shaft of the asp .15 as the hole was too big, Where do we get the ribbons from?

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 Posted: 4 August 2011 12:45 pm
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Hello Glen  The guys at Sadmac use crepe paper as used in decorations for the streamers as they cut easy and any bits that float away degrade quickly . its fixed onto the model with a lenght of fly fishing line leader . I will ask kit were they get theirs from. I flew my spad again yesterday and got some really loud flutter from it :shock: sounded bad . It it was made from balsa I would have lande but the correx is strong and thw flutter made it slow down quite quickly :). I dont know what was fluttering as its all a bit sort of bendy anyway so will try and sort before battle commences :)



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 Posted: 4 August 2011 12:53 pm
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Thanks Phil, hopefully i'll get to maiden it this weekend weather permitting, and then see about having some practice sessions :D who else is in the process of building one?

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 Posted: 4 August 2011 01:17 pm
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I think about 6 have been bought by our club so far inc Colin, Geoff,Mike, John you and me so should be able to have a bit of chaos :) 



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 Posted: 4 August 2011 01:22 pm
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yeah should be a good laugh i guess we really will see how durable these things are, if anyone is stuggling to find time to build theirs i don't mind helping out and putting a few together :D

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 Posted: 5 August 2011 10:58 pm
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Looks quite good

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 Posted: 6 August 2011 08:39 pm
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Maidened The spad today it flew really well need no trimming and has plenty of speed with the apc 8x4 propeven though it is running rich. I'm ready when you are phil :-)

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 Posted: 6 August 2011 08:39 pm
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Last edited on 6 August 2011 08:42 pm by glen_j

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 Posted: 6 August 2011 08:39 pm
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Not sure what happened there only ment to post once lol

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 Posted: 6 August 2011 10:37 pm
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take your finger off the button

 

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 Posted: 6 August 2011 11:58 pm
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Yeah that might be a good idea, thanks for the hand launch earlier :D

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