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08-17-2006, 06:52 AM
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Posted By chris6414

RE: 2X4 GASSER SPAD

Finally a chance to test fly. It turns out it was too heavy. Maybe at 7lbs she will fly. Once I shed some more weight off the motor and fuse. The field I tried it in had some really high grass as...
06-29-2006, 07:49 AM
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Posted By chris6414

RE: 2X4 GASSER SPAD

Actually, the shaft is what holds my flywheel on. It is threaded onto the crank and that end has a "nut" shaped end to use a wrench. The other end(prop side) had a tapered square hole just smaller...
06-27-2006, 06:46 AM
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Posted By chris6414

RE: 2X4 GASSER SPAD

Well, the rain abated for a few minutes yesterday and I checked the range and it was much better 40-45 yards with antenna down before I got some twitching. Still a little unsure on flight. I had to...
06-25-2006, 07:45 PM
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Posted By chris6414

RE: 2X4 GASSER SPAD

Here is what I did for a prop adapter. Drilled and tapped the original shaft for the cable with a 1/4 by 28 tap.(All I had) I then welded a 1/4 inch washer on to the shaft. (bolted it on before...
06-18-2006, 09:09 AM
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Posted By chris6414

RE: 2X4 GASSER SPAD

Thanks mrgreenspeed. I fabricated coro struts with coat hanger internal spar. will see if that does it. I also stripped some wire and wrapped the ingnition coil wire and grounded it to see if that...
06-17-2006, 12:33 PM
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Posted By chris6414

RE: 2X4 GASSER SPAD

First attempt resulted in interference in the throttle servo at about 80 yards w/antennan up. Will be moving the servo back behind the trailing edge. Also need to adjust the incidence. Slightly...
06-15-2006, 05:59 AM
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Posted By chris6414

RE: 2X4 GASSER SPAD

Or the limit my wife puts on my wallet! LOL. Did some more calculations last night on power loading. Rough calculations on when this beast will stall is around 15 MPH but I believe that is high due...
06-14-2006, 02:00 PM
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Views: 6,868
Posted By chris6414

RE: 2X4 GASSER SPAD

I used a drill saw. I even have a smaller one that I can drill in the sides to drop maybe another half a pound.
06-14-2006, 01:56 PM
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Posted By chris6414

RE: 2X4 GASSER SPAD

A/C aluminum. Not sure what grade but it doesn't bend. I've flown planes with higher wing loadings. Definately hot landings. Everything in the plane was free except for the gas. I even got the...
06-13-2006, 09:39 PM
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Posted By chris6414

RE: 2X4 GASSER SPAD

Heavier, but it was all I had and I don't remember ever seeing someone crazy enough to try it. Not as heavy as I thought it would be though. I can even drill out some more material if needed. It's...
06-13-2006, 07:45 PM
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Views: 6,868
Posted By chris6414

2X4 GASSER SPAD

Specs: 59 inch wingspan, 21 CC weedy motor, 15X6 Prop (7350 RPM), Single needle, slightly modded carb, 9 1/2 Lbs(no fuel), Original tank from weedy, and yes, a holed out 2X4 for a fuse. Can't wait...
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