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    World's First Flying SPAD Jet

    Someone built a SPAD jet years ago but as I recall, it never flew.

    At this year's annual SPADfest held in Newton, Iowa one of the club members decided to build one and flew it throughout the entire week and weekend despite the windy conditions:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHnBMcF3SQ4[/youtube]

    In case anyone is interested, I believe the jet is for sale too.

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    RE: World's First Flying SPAD Jet

    Just one of the Awesome things that happened at SPADfest this year.  What a beautiful week of fantastic weather.  Burned over a gallon of glow fuel alone and the better part of a gallon of Gas mix.  Literally flew the tail off my Flipper, darn thing was going so fast.

    This a big jet and it was cool to watch go.

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    RE: World's First Flying SPAD Jet

    Where was the fire bottle?
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    RE: World's First Flying SPAD Jet

    not quite the worlds first Spad Jet...Andrew Coholic flew one back in Aug '03...

    Still, this is a good pioneering effort...seems to fly very nicely!
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    RE: World's First Flying SPAD Jet

    I concur with Wayne, not the 1st. That said, there's a very high probability that its the 2nd in the world, since I can't think of many that would do this!

    I wonder if I have a photo of Andrew's 'SPAJet' somewhere...

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    RE: World's First Flying SPAD Jet

    Hey Guys.... I did indeed fly my Spadjet with my home built Wren MW54 back in 2003/2004... and believe it or not I still have the airframe after all these years. I have an older RAM 750 I might put on it and get it back into the air some day. MAybe for the 1oth Anniversary at Wingham Jets next year??

    I do not have a photo, since I have changed computers 2X since then and lost my photos. But, if someone really wants to see it I can take photos of the airframe. Its in storage in my woodworking shop.

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    RE: World's First Flying SPAD Jet

    ORIGINAL: emailbanter

    Someone built a SPAD jet years ago but as I recall, it never flew.
    You might be thinking of the 2 times "Sig Wonder" spad I had built in 2009, and indeed could not get to leave the ground. I think the high thrust line of the turbine wouldnt let it rotate. That one never did get airborne and I ended up giving it to a kid after stripping the airframe of the electronics and engine.

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    RE: World's First Flying SPAD Jet

    Andrew J. Coholic

    So many planes, so little time...

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    RE: World's First Flying SPAD Jet

    Well I say it's STILL the FIRST FLYING JET SPAD


    ....to fly at SPADfest.
    Intentional landings WITH a PBF are not
    the intentional design OF the PBF

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    RE: World's First Flying SPAD Jet

    No videos of this fabled first spad jet?
    Everyone knows you can't trust those Canadians. What, with their beady eyes and flapping heads!

    At least we can call it the first American Spad Jet.
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