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Old 01-17-2015, 02:36 PM
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Default SPAD GNAT combat electric set up

I know this has been asked to death but what is a good, legal, electric set up for the SPAD GNAT ? Is anyone out there useing an electric GNAT for combat?
Old 01-18-2015, 11:58 AM
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Here are the Gnat rules......looks like 8x3 prop and as long as you are not taching higher rpms than the rest of the group you are good.

RCCA GNAT Rules 9-7-2012

1. Contest: With the exception of the following restrictions, all RCCA A-class
rules and scoring will be used. GNAT combat rounds will be 5 minutes in

2. Aircraft: All aircraft will be of the popular GNAT design. The following aspects
must be met:
A. Wing constructed out of coroplast.
B. The leading edge of the wing must be folded over or have the flutes
running with the wingspan or have the exposed flutes of tapered
wings covered with tape.
C. Maximum wingspan of 34 inches.
D. Maximum chord of 13 inches.
E. Fuselage length of 24 inches.
F. Equipped with horizontal and vertical stabilizers.
G. Equipped with aileron, elevator and throttle control.

3. Power Plants and Propellers: Only engines legal for SSC will be allowed.
Electrics will be allowed. All aircraft will use a non-modified Master Airscrew 8x3
prop. To ensure electrics are on a level playing field with glow engines, the
Contest Director will randomly tach 3 aircraft prior to the start of each day of the
contest. The highest RPM attained will be the maximum RPM for Electrics for
that day. Electric motors shall be tached and the ATV adjusted so that the
maximum RPMs are not exceeded prior to each flight.

4. Sticky fluids/sprays, double sided tape and sandpaper/tread tape are NOT
allowed. Notches in wingtips and tail feathers are allowed.

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