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Old 05-26-2003, 04:19 PM   #31
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I guess you SPAD flyers just need the bag in case a camera is nearby
Is that to cover the plane - or the pilot?
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Old 05-26-2003, 04:31 PM   #32
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Down in Tillsonburg this weekend, I flew the heck out of the el' Cheapo! and it seemed to get quite a few comments. It gets bashed around a LOT when I am pushing myself and so far this year I would have had to rebuild three built up balsa planes (one cartwheel, one inverted powered landing in the rough and one very hard nose down impact). The spad didnt even get bent up!

I feel super confident when I am flying it due to the excellent flying characteristics, and I am improving my inverted low flying, my hovering low, my other crazy type manouvers all due to the zero stree factor.

Is that not worth a lot?? Who cares what it looks like. My flying is improving by leaps and bounds - is that not what this is about?

And I know if I do bend it up, a new one is 4 hours away and less than $10 out of pocket. I just dont know how some of the guys dont get the benifits of this type of plane...
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Old 05-26-2003, 08:32 PM   #33
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Thanks AJCoholic, That sort of brings this thread around full circle, and was my point in bringing this up. Put those same feelings into that of someone just getting started. Risk a $100 kit and months of building, or $200 on an ARF, or $10 on a Spad...and yet people will go out of their way to bash the concept. When Collin and I first started building Spads and made the website we had no idea how this concept would I guess that speaks for what some pilots are looking for...but we also weren't ready for the amount of negitivity we would get. It's like these people have stock in kit manufacturers or something. I just about betchya though that Jim already has some coroplast in his garage...and may have even breathed some PVC dust lately...of course he won't admit it it...but's it's eating him alive how much fun we're having...and he also want's to practicing hovering with a QHOR...but he'll never admit to it.
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Old 05-27-2003, 07:11 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by Tattoo
but he'll never admit to it.

I'm waiting for the next election, they left coroplast all over my corner lot.
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Old 05-27-2003, 11:46 AM   #35
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I knew it!!! BTW...eyeballing election signs is the first sign of serious spaditus. It's not too late...there is still hope if you don't touch any...but once you starts the serious downward spiral into spadohaulism
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Old 05-27-2003, 04:28 PM   #36
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lol I told my mom that when the election rolls around here we have to order like 10 signs and when thy come to pick them up say they already got them lol!!
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Old 06-01-2003, 06:42 AM   #37
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Originally Posted by JimMcIntyre
Originally Posted by RCHawaii
If you crash, you need to take a bag with you to the field.
I guess you SPAD flyers just need the bag in case a camera is nearby. :P

Um, whadda ya mean Jim?

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Old 06-03-2003, 12:33 AM   #38
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Tattoo, I have been following this site and other sites with your name for awhile. I want to build the PQHOR but want to know if it will take a good .40 engine. I have several FSR's and Webra's but know 25's. I am the one building the 1/5th Clunk and want to play like I used to and keep the thumbs in it. John
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Old 06-03-2003, 07:20 AM   #39
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I just finished the following airplane, and it's got a GMS .47 on hasn't flown yet, so I don't know what to expect. I am predicting that balls-to-the-walls may be a little iffy in the flex/flutter department, but I'm looking more for unlimited hover pullout power and 3D performance than top speed. I'm also experimenting with a simi-flat airfoil here, and don't quite know what to expect

--GMS .47
--36" span x 19" chord
--36" rail fuselage
--all 4" straight control surfaces
--5 flutes folded for nice round LE
--There is NO airfoil fold, wing sits flat on fuselage
--middle wing cut-out for fuselage is 4" long and starts 6" from LE
--CG is 6" from LE with empty tank
--there is an 18" x 5/32" piece of music wire centered in flute at CG and flute forward of aileron hinge line
--Inner thickness of wing is 1/2"
--AUW is 4 pounds 6 ounces
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Old 06-04-2003, 06:52 AM   #40
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Hey that plane is going to be one WILD RIDE.
Hover?? That thing will hover to the moon I bet with that motor on it
And it looks very sporty.
I bet you spent more time on the stickers then you did building.
"Ahhhhhhh the JOYS OF SPADS"
Some people just don't get the spad thing,,,,but you know that's ok too.
The world needs their money to turn.
Heck I can afford to fly anything I want. But since I have been building spads,,,,why take 8 weeks to build a plane when I can build two complete in a nite.
Let me know how it flys.

Hey Jim,,, do I need to mail you some coro so you too can learn the "Joy of SPADS" ??
What wind? Have pipe will toss!
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