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96" Spook

Old 08-14-2003, 01:19 PM
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Default 96" Spook

I'm going to build a 96" Spook gull wing old timer from a set of RCM plans. Has anybody built one of these, and if so, any hints or suggestions?
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Larry,

Is this what you're talking about?............
http://eladesom.com.au/~tarmac/new%2...an%20Spook.jpg

I've never built one, but it sure looks interesting! The wing
is a real beaut.

Scott
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Here is a pic of my version of a 1940's Swoose. It has a similar designed gull wing like the Spook.
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and another..
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5O'clock,

Nice lookin' bird ya have there!

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Default Re: Spook

thats the one!


Originally posted by GoldenAge
Larry,

Is this what you're talking about?............
http://eladesom.com.au/~tarmac/new%2...an%20Spook.jpg

I've never built one, but it sure looks interesting! The wing
is a real beaut.

Scott
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Default 96" Spook

I built one for a Doctor buddy of mine when the plans first came out . He could afford the balsa tree ! Much of the wing center section is built in your hands so be careful to keep it straight(how are you going to pin something that bent down?) . It don't build light but has enough area to really glide . Has a large amount of pendulum effect so don't over control . The two piece wing is really unique & strong , a lot of thought went into it . Put a Enya 80 4-stroke in it , pulled plenty good . He still has it but he has not flown it for several years now , chicken sh## I guess . A real project! Have fun ! MAX H.
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Thanks for the info MAX H. I'm waiting for the plans to show up from RCM.
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Klarich Custom Kits (916 635 4588) offers a short kit of the Spook.
They also have almost any other old timer you can think of.
http://klarichkits.com/ Jim
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Here's a pic of this 96" Spook I bought from a gentlemen a couple of years ago on this forum. Have not flown it yet. It's built like a clock: to be seen to be believed. Has a Saito 65 on gas. The guy that built it never flew it either. All fabric covering. Its the centerpiece of my old timer collection. Quite a conversation piece.

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Pics of the Spook are in my gallery now
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Thats a beautiful plane!
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Suman,

Very nice job! Looks like Super Coverite and a Nitrate or Butyrate dope finish. Good luck on your first flight.

You mention a 'collection' of ol' timers, post
some pics of those babies!

Thanks,

Scott

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