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Old 12-29-2013, 06:19 AM
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Hey guys,
I want to try a Spad and found the design I want to build. Its the Gremloid that I found here, http://www.svensons.com/airplanes , but I cant find 2.5 square gutter pipe anywhere. Could I use the 2x3 pipe that home depot sells, or is there a source for 2.5 in all the plans.

Another question - should the flutes of the coro go width-wise on this plane and should I re-enforce it with something?

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Old 12-30-2013, 05:09 AM
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What you need. A little pricey, good supply of PVC for future projects

http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...ductId=3543170
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The product you are looking for is "Raingo" down spout made by Genova Products. Call them at (810) 744-4500 and ask where in your area you can buy the Raingo 2 1/2" square down spout. It's sold in local hardware stores in 10 foot lengths but relatively inexpensive. You won't find it at the "Big Box" stores.

The flutes in the coroplast material should be oriented in the chord wise direction and the wing should have a spar in it for strength. I have used yard sticks and 1" by 1/4" wood strips that I find at Home Depot. Look at the "Spad to the Bone" web site for more details about building planes from coroplast.
1/2" xxxx
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http://www.spadtothebone.net/SPAD/ has a bunch of ideas. That should get you to the right page. It is in my Favourites list. The Canadian gutter pie is about 1 3/8" and a bit lighter. I can never seem to find it even in Canada, but scraped up a couple of pieces when I did find it.
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This is an older thread I know, but for general info I just recently got some at Home Depot,here in North Carolina
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I had the same trouble finding the square gutter pipe. Thanks for the info on where to get it. I mentioned in another post that I made the square section out of luan plywood. Seems like it will hold up.
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