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    RE: New SPAD Combat Class

    3 1/2 inch from the front of the U channel to the leading edge works for me. I took the plans and determined the scale. If you want precision it works out to 3.61 inches from the the front of the U channel to the leading edge.

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    RE: New SPAD Combat Class

    Set the throws and my Spad Gnat should be ready to fly.
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    RE: New SPAD Combat Class

    These spad's look awesome Probably better for combat then hat Im used to seeing However check these spad out Very good for sport aerobatics and they've done very well in combat as well Not to disredit these onses I think they look even better then whats in the video here but check it out Tell me what ya think https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHQdfldiwLc

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    RE: New SPAD Combat Class

    Spad's can be a heck of a lot of fun. Watched the video, and it represents the fun we have with them. I built a Spad Debonair with a flat wing and conventional gear, and flew the crap out of it. Was it a "dog"? Yes, it was. Could I fly it and do loops, fly inverted, do stall turns, half Cuban eights and have fun all afternoon? Yes, I did. So I think everybody should at least try one. They're not a perfect solution to model RC aircraft, but they are a lot of fun. And they are economical . Try one and have fun.

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    RE: New SPAD Combat Class

    Anybody ever try or use the AP Hornet 0.15?

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    RE: New SPAD Combat Class

    I have... It is WAY underpowered. I could only get about 15,500 rpm with a 8x3 mas. With 15% nitro.
    I've heard if you drill out the exhaust and the carb you can get up to the power of the os la. I have never tried that.

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    RE: New SPAD Combat Class

    Wow, what a heart pounding wild ride for my maiden. Not sure if I was flying it or just avoiding the ground. So much fun I flew it a total of five times. What a fun little flier. Bank and crank, bank and crank. What a blast.
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    I`m happy to hear combat is alive and well I took sometime off from RC and now back building feels good
    enjoy
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    The RC Combat association is promoting the Gnat combat class. Last year there were at least 4 AMA santioned Gnat events. It looks like there may be many more this year. There are already 4 events on our contest calendar for this year. The website "rccombat.com" has plans, rules, contest calendar, and forum specific to only combat.

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    Flew it 6 flights today. The more I fly it, the better it gets, the more I like it. More flights mean the Magnum .15 is getting broken in and running better. The more I fly it, the tweaks I'm doing make it more manageable. Found that +.25 expo on the ailerons/rudder makes it a little more mellow at center sticks. Strapping tape is the best way to hold the tank on. I'm getting 12 minutes on a 4 ounce tank. It could use some kind of sheet aluminum loop for launching. It can be a fast little flyer so really add some trim tape for visual reference. It's really easy to take out to the field and will fly in windy conditions once you get it up.


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