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Gas Spad

Old 05-31-2005, 11:39 PM
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Anybody tried a gas SPAD? I've got a 25cc Homelite sitting unused that needs to be flying.
Old 06-05-2005, 04:29 PM
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I have a 80" DPS with a Ryobi 31. I used a 4"x4" fence post for the fuselage, the wing is 4mm and 2mm Coro DPS type construction.
It's not got much vertical but flys great.
Old 06-05-2005, 05:09 PM
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Here's some pictures of my Ryobi SPAD.
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Old 06-06-2005, 12:03 PM
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Mdavies31:
That looks great! Were you able to buy the motor itself or did you have to buy a weekwacker? How about the motor mount?

Thanks.
Old 06-06-2005, 04:06 PM
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Got it from ebay, already to fly. converted using JAG parts.

http://jagengines.com/

More info links:

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaver...216/index.html
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaver....htm#ryobi.htm
http://www.wackerengines.com/index.htm
http://www.paragonaero.com/ryobi.htm
http://www.wackerengines.com/index.htm
Old 06-06-2005, 06:59 PM
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Here's mine; 8 feet and 25 pounds of coroplast, yardsticks, polyurethane glue, and gear. 35cc Quadra, 52 oz tank. I can fly her for 1 1/2 hours between refuels. I don't get great vertical either, but it's still a blast to fly it. Flys smooth, and the wind doesn't bother it much. I've got flaps and a bombay door. I can fit a coffee can of candy/assorted treats in her bombay.
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Old 06-12-2005, 10:58 AM
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This one hasn't flown yet, have to finish installing the radio
86" span, 16 lbs, Ryobi for power

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Old 06-14-2005, 09:11 PM
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what servos and radieo are you guys using.
Old 07-05-2005, 12:51 AM
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Default RE: Gas Spad

Mdavies31,

Your plane is very similar to what I have started to design. I have the 4" fence post and it weighs a ton. What is the length of your fuselage? Also what is the total weight of your plane? I'm shooting for 17 pounds and a wing area of 14.32 ft2 for a wing loading of 19-oz/sq. ft., but the weight of the 4" post has me concerned. Scaling up the Debonair gives a fuse length of 66 inches, but I'm afraid it will be too heavy even with Swiss cheesing it.

Your thoughts would be most appreciated
Old 07-06-2005, 07:13 PM
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Default RE: Gas Spad

http://spadworld.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=11

should give you all the info you need on gas spads as well as a few plans.

also lookup ultra spadstick on the free plans page of the main spad site

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