Electric Pattern Aircraft Discuss epowered pattern aircraft in this forum

New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

Reply
Old 11-13-2011, 10:48 AM
  #226
underwoodsteve
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: gosport, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 62
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

hi guys,
couple of pics of the rudder horn and postion on fuzz.

rgds
steve
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Om32346.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	96.4 KB
ID:	1686168   Click image for larger version

Name:	Cx75281.jpg
Views:	86
Size:	37.1 KB
ID:	1686169  
underwoodsteve is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 10:52 AM
  #227
underwoodsteve
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: gosport, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 62
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

few more.

rgds
steve
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Om32004.jpg
Views:	54
Size:	51.9 KB
ID:	1686170   Click image for larger version

Name:	Ri70118.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	73.4 KB
ID:	1686171   Click image for larger version

Name:	Io64020.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	49.1 KB
ID:	1686172  
underwoodsteve is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 11:22 AM
  #228
woodie
 
woodie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Placerville, CA
Posts: 1,142
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

very nice!!!

Woodie
woodie is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 12:20 PM
  #229
kriszed
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: JohannesburgGauteng, SOUTH AFRICA
Posts: 13
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

Hi guys, here are two new spark evo colour schemes. just received two of the TWT planes yesterday, will post some pics when i get some time.

Chris

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Jh15815.jpg
Views:	210
Size:	114.3 KB
ID:	1686195  
kriszed is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 12:23 PM
  #230
kriszed
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: JohannesburgGauteng, SOUTH AFRICA
Posts: 13
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

here is the other one.
chris
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Rp42822.jpg
Views:	88
Size:	127.9 KB
ID:	1686196  
kriszed is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 04:45 PM
  #231
rgreen24
 
rgreen24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 1,074
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

Here is my Evo, i am very happy with the bird. Went together very well. No just have to wait for the weather to cooperate so i can get a test fly it
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Zx71005.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	110.5 KB
ID:	1686792  
rgreen24 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 06:08 PM
  #232
woodie
 
woodie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Placerville, CA
Posts: 1,142
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

Very nice. What is your AUW?

Woodie
woodie is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 07:02 PM
  #233
rgreen24
 
rgreen24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 1,074
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

4929 with thunder power pro lite 5000 batts. I may try the 4400 and save another 130 grams
rgreen24 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 07:07 PM
  #234
tschmidt
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Fort Scott, KS,
Posts: 376
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

Nice Robert!! Looking forward to your flight report. It should be a winner!

Todd
tschmidt is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 11:14 PM
  #235
wagen017
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS
Posts: 958
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

what is the color on the bottom of the fuse? In the picture it looks blue, on the color map it shows as black.

Volkert
wagen017 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2011, 03:51 AM
  #236
Daveeast
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Dubai UAE
Posts: 34
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

Was the Colours / scheme infulenced by the Brio?
Daveeast is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2011, 04:25 PM
  #237
rgreen24
 
rgreen24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 1,074
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

I flew my plane today in about 15 mph wind, for about 4 minutes. Which was probably the longest four minutes of my life. The plane was acting really funny about 2 minutes into the flight. I brought it in for a closer look and was shocked to see the right wing aileron fluttering really bad. I made a slow pass and was afraid to speed up as the flutter would het worse. I also had no rutty aileron. I decided to do a left turn at the end of our field, with left aileron and rudder. I got it back to the other end of the runway made another left turn, and came in for a final approach and touched it down nice and softly.

When I went over to inspect the airplane I noticed that the 2-56 screw that attached the aileron to the horn was gone. Just so we are clear I am not blaming Krill, as this was clearly my mistake. I did not use lock nuts, I used regular 2-56 bolts with thread lock. I will never do that again. Went to Hobbytown after the incident and bought 8 lock nuts for every moving surface.

Hope you guys learn from my almost misfortune. ALWAYS USE LOCK NUTS!!!!!!!

Even though I did have a short time with the airplane in the sky, it seems to fly very well. Seeing the curved wings in the air will take some getting used to. Hope to have a better flight report soon
rgreen24 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2011, 05:43 PM
  #238
woodie
 
woodie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Placerville, CA
Posts: 1,142
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

Whew, congrats on surviving your maiden flight!!! Hope your next flights are much less harrowing. Looking forward to your next flight reports.

Woodie
woodie is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2011, 10:05 PM
  #239
Neil Collins
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Kempton park, SOUTH AFRICA
Posts: 85
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

A couple of pictures of the new TWT scheme. I have owned a Spark for a couple of years and the new EVO seems to be better built and a lot lighter (I had one of the very first Sparks).
The bottom is very thin and I normally pick my Pattern ship up by the fuselage, not the wings, so I will need to reinforce the bottom with a light Depron/carbon former.
In one of the photos you can see the new size of the ailerons, which helps the snaps.
I loved my old Spark which served me well for three years, and I cant wait to get my new baby in the air.

Andrew congrats on your placing in the Worlds, I will be watching, if you need any information on the venue or SA before you come out, please dont hesitate to ask.

Cheers Neil.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Rp42643.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	213.1 KB
ID:	1687246   Click image for larger version

Name:	Mh20157.jpg
Views:	55
Size:	138.1 KB
ID:	1687247   Click image for larger version

Name:	Kp34963.jpg
Views:	42
Size:	139.6 KB
ID:	1687248   Click image for larger version

Name:	Le93531.jpg
Views:	33
Size:	182.5 KB
ID:	1687249  
Neil Collins is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2011, 11:25 PM
  #240
wagen017
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS
Posts: 958
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....


Quote:
ORIGINAL: rgreen24

I flew my plane today in about 15 mph wind, for about 4 minutes. Which was probably the longest four minutes of my life. The plane was acting really funny about 2 minutes into the flight. I brought it in for a closer look and was shocked to see the right wing aileron fluttering really bad. I made a slow pass and was afraid to speed up as the flutter would het worse. I also had no rutty aileron. I decided to do a left turn at the end of our field, with left aileron and rudder. I got it back to the other end of the runway made another left turn, and came in for a final approach and touched it down nice and softly.

When I went over to inspect the airplane I noticed that the 2-56 screw that attached the aileron to the horn was gone. Just so we are clear I am not blaming Krill, as this was clearly my mistake. I did not use lock nuts, I used regular 2-56 bolts with thread lock. I will never do that again. Went to Hobbytown after the incident and bought 8 lock nuts for every moving surface.

Hope you guys learn from my almost misfortune. ALWAYS USE LOCK NUTS!!!!!!!

Even though I did have a short time with the airplane in the sky, it seems to fly very well. Seeing the curved wings in the air will take some getting used to. Hope to have a better flight report soon
Lucky you! Lost my new (10 flights) Valiant earlier this season for exactly this reason! I had no flutter but the aileron locked in extreme position so I couldn't stop it spiralling.

Volkert
wagen017 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2011, 03:41 AM
  #241
nonstoprc
 
nonstoprc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Central, TX
Posts: 2,452
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

can you show a picture of how the horn is bolted to the aileron? I figured machine screws would have been used.
nonstoprc is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2011, 08:17 AM
  #242
Jan King
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Pardubice, CZECH REPUBLIC
Posts: 43
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

Hi guys,
it is mine new Spark evo, with which ride on Europe championship F3A 2012.
Design is in color amended new schema TWT from Krill.
I'm about to him start next week occupy. At present Krill mock - up does upgrade wings (bigger aileron)
Fuse covers is from Spark Dynamic (Cover me, Israel)
Hardware :
Hacker C50 14XL + Jeti Spin 99, Prop RS 21x14 from Ralph Schweizer modelltechnik (A)
Fasst R6008, Powerbox SmartSwitch
JR 9521HV, JR 3425 HV, JR DS 8915 with stabilizator 5,5V
more Foto comming soon....

Best Regards
Jan Král , Czech

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Vs55780.jpg
Views:	45
Size:	58.4 KB
ID:	1687363   Click image for larger version

Name:	Xs59456.jpg
Views:	39
Size:	66.3 KB
ID:	1687364   Click image for larger version

Name:	Pu51791.jpg
Views:	45
Size:	57.1 KB
ID:	1687365   Click image for larger version

Name:	Ys48964.jpg
Views:	42
Size:	70.0 KB
ID:	1687366   Click image for larger version

Name:	Qb36014.jpg
Views:	57
Size:	69.7 KB
ID:	1687367  

Jan King is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 11:03 AM
  #243
underwoodsteve
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: gosport, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 62
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

hi guys ,
few pics,maiden flight went very well,just to bloody cold in the uk!!.This model is just as good as they say!!.

rgds
steve underwood
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Db86146.jpg
Views:	29
Size:	76.7 KB
ID:	1695132   Click image for larger version

Name:	Je11037.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	164.6 KB
ID:	1695133  
underwoodsteve is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 11:24 AM
  #244
flyboy91
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: monroe, MI
Posts: 673
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

Steve

Congrats on the maiden, glad to hear it went well. Hope it warms up a bit so you can get more flights on the model.

Andrew
flyboy91 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 11:28 AM
  #245
underwoodsteve
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: gosport, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 62
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

hi andrew,
yes the hands gave up in the end ,but first impressions are great , this is a very good model , won`t take long to dial her inn , pink stands out great!!.


regards
steve
underwoodsteve is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 11:30 AM
  #246
underwoodsteve
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: gosport, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 62
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

few more!!.

rgds
steve.u
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Db85909.jpg
Views:	30
Size:	164.6 KB
ID:	1695144   Click image for larger version

Name:	Ok28945.jpg
Views:	31
Size:	59.9 KB
ID:	1695145   Click image for larger version

Name:	Gl19698.jpg
Views:	25
Size:	69.1 KB
ID:	1695146  
underwoodsteve is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 12:00 PM
  #247
flyboy91
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: monroe, MI
Posts: 673
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

That's great to hear! Id imagine the pink shows up nicely.
flyboy91 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 02:49 AM
  #248
Rune
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Vikersund, NORWAY
Posts: 725
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....



Hi
I have a Spark bbut to save some weight I have start to think aout remove the plastic canopy with a carbonfiber one, does anybody knoe the weight off just the plastic canopy??

Rune is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 03:33 PM
  #249
Jason Arnold
 
Jason Arnold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 1,267
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

Hi Rune,

Do you have the Spark EVO or Spark Dynamic? I ask because I think the EVO comes with a glass/carbon canopy as standard now. The Dynamic comes with a poly carbonate canopy as standard.

I ordered my Spark Dynamic with a carbon canopy specifically. I think it looks better and is a little lighter too. My carbon canopy weights 138 grams.

Regards,
Jason.
Jason Arnold is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 10:39 AM
  #250
Rune
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Vikersund, NORWAY
Posts: 725
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: New Krill Spark Evo I- Build Thread.....

Hi Jason
then I must have the Dynamic...light blue polycarbonate...I put it on the weight and see how big diffrence we have so maybe I can save some few gr.
My canopy weighs 211 gr so I see some potential here!!
Rune is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:40 AM.