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Spad Gliders

Old 03-30-2004, 08:42 AM
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Can somebody give me plans to build EASY spad gliders(prefer with no PVC) except the spad site.
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Old 03-30-2004, 01:14 PM
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Take your pick...

[link=http://www.spadslopers.com/plans.htm]http://www.spadslopers.com/plans.htm[/link]
Old 03-30-2004, 03:49 PM
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I've read of Spads thermaling successfully if you take once of the sloper designs and stretch out the wingspan a bit. The key I would think is to make it as light as possible and to keep the wingloading in single digit territory. Gliding is not one of Spad's strong suits though, or else I think your would see more of them. Airfoil design and sleek lines seem to be more critical in thermaling.
Old 03-30-2004, 09:15 PM
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i made a debonair with card board wings and i'm going to make new wings that are 6' 10" long and put them on the debonair body. the big wings i am going to make are also cardboard.
Old 03-31-2004, 01:40 AM
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thermaling is mostly limited by wings, but I have done it with the SPA2K but takes so much just to maintain hight, but on the slope it all good. you could even slope a brick (as long as the CG is ok)

for a easy fast and very playfull slope plane the mugi for flick woud be the best plane

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Old 03-31-2004, 10:16 AM
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i built a flik a week ago, its great but i want wings
i have a problem with the airfoil, when i make one the coroplast became crooked and got sharp, not "smooth".
some tips?
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mine would be pulled by my .40

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