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Old 10-27-2009, 08:59 PM
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My friends dad gave me a huge spad when they moved a few years back... he has flown it and it flew well but the ryobi engine he had oon it no longer runs... I dont know where this plane came from what it is or what engine I need to put on it? Unfortunaely all this plane has done is sit in my parents barn for the last 2 years and I wanna get it goin again! any help will be appreciated!
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:54 PM
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that realy doesnt look like a standard spad from a plan. it looks like its somebodys own design. it looks cool and I bet it has some history to it. try to find what size engine is on it and replace it with a simular engine. there are plenty of imported 2 stroks now, Just get one that is about the same CC.
my hunch is that the ryobi is a 33cc

its a neat plane, take care of it!
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:05 PM
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I dont know the engine he had on it.. he had tken it off and only left the mount and it bolyed up to my old ryobi weedeater engine but I dont know the size... what i think is wierd is hat the plane says zenoa on the sign so that couldve been the kind of engine he had on it?
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Old 10-28-2009, 04:21 PM
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can you weigh the plane? then you can decide on the engine
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:09 PM
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thats a good idea dont know where ill go to weigh it but ill try
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:35 AM
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Its a spad. Slap whatever you have laying around on it and see if it will fly.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:32 AM
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Looks like they blew up a Super Deb for a weedeater engine. Is that 6x6 PVC post?

Cat actually looks a little small on it.
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:09 PM
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Its the pvc fence post yes... even without the egine on it its extremly heavy its gotta atleast be over 15 pounds with the lil ryobi i have bolted up on it...
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:58 PM
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Looks like Canadian downspout (2.5" pvc) and the wing looks like a SpadFlyer.com trainer. Is the wing 48"?
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:37 AM
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the wings over 80 inches and the fuse is aproximately 4 ft longs...
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Old 10-30-2009, 03:27 PM
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Looks like the USS with the 4" PVC fence post with the Ryobi 31 CC engine. Here's mine I made. Looks very similar.

Flys like a trainer. I have added a smoke system to this setup. Uses a windshield washer pump to force a mixture of automatic transmission fluid-diesel to the muffler. pump is controlled by a micro-switch. Smoke is awesome looking in air !!!


http://spadworld.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-234

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Old 10-30-2009, 10:49 PM
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theyre very similar! except for the fact yours is a low wing! um the 31 cc ryobi what modifications did you put on it to make it lighter?
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:19 AM
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Cut off anything that doesn't relate to flying. Do a search on "Teaching a weedwacker to fly". They give a step by step approach on converting a Ryobi 31 engine from weedwacker to flight.
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alright thank you!
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Hey Mustang what size does she swing.
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jaav:

Dynathtrust 18 X 6
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Thanks.. Have a USS in progress.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:52 PM
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You ought to be able to fix the engine easily enough.
If you don't want to fix it yourself, you can take it to a small engine repair shop, and pay for them to fix it.
They likely have a pile of used engines out back and the repair cost would be reasonable.
maybe even get a newer used engine worst case.
it probably needs the carb cleaned and rebuilt if the rubber parts have deteriorated.

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