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Old 03-29-2004, 09:37 PM
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This past winter I was exposed to the low cost entry of spad combat. I was very impressed with the simplicity of the design, and how it was relatively easy to draw in a large number of local flyers into combat.

Do the Spad "masses" feel that the Spad concept could be used for a local beginner racing class???

I primarily fly plyon, but was amazed at the attention given the spad planes at our club over the past year. Would a racing class using these types of planes have any interest in the "Spad" community???

Feel free to give me input here, or reply to my post at:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/Spad...1672168/tm.htm

thanks,
Old 03-29-2004, 09:48 PM
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I knew i had seen a post about this at some point or other.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_16...tm.htm#1665427
and another:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10...tm.htm#1096427
and another:
http://spadworld.net/viewtopic.php?t=5209

Anyway, its been discussed a bit, and even tried a time or two. I'd say it'd be a heck of alot of fun, especially at a club level. Once upon a time spads made getting into combat easy, i'd think if presented properly, it could do the same for pylon racing.
Old 03-29-2004, 11:45 PM
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I have built and flown several spads and enjoy the HOR for SSCombat. I am attempting to introduce it as a club plane to be used for combat, modified pylon racing and formation flying. I have sold about ten kits so far and the interest is growing. Would be more like IROC car racing where all equipment is equal and the best flyer takes the goodies. Our site is somewhat primitive and this formula seems like a natural for it.
Old 03-30-2004, 09:58 AM
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OH YA!!! We've been kicking this around already - then us mortal could even "ROCK" with the big boys. DickB
Old 03-30-2004, 12:01 PM
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We have a couple winter club get togethers where we build, help each other out and BS. I built a combat spad at the first winter meeting for fun and we built two more at the march meeting. there are at least three more underway now and it will certainly make for some interesting club events.
Old 03-30-2004, 01:02 PM
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Sounds like a blast to me. Pick one of the .40 combat desing, use an all 2mm wing, maybe taper it a tad, with a thinner spar, sounds like fun!
Old 03-30-2004, 03:53 PM
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[link]http://home.earthlink.net/~tnttong/drawings/combatopen/combatopen.html[/link]

Take a look at the "Grim Nats Special". Looks like a good candidate for racing. It has the sickle wing, which I know is a very good wing for tight turns with minimum speed loss. Maybe extend the wingspan some to make it more stable in the straights. It also looks cool.

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