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12-12-2017 04:08 PM
Scrappy
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I use Goop on the spar, most everything else is Lepages water based contact cement, I have a 5 or 6 year old Corospit and the contact cement is holding up well and this plane get slimed hard..... My combat planes have never failed during their lifesapns (2 to 3 years or so on average. I use ISO Alcohol and scothbrite pads to clean & scuff the areas to be glued.

Nice thing about the water based CC is no/low odor!!!

I tried the flashing & CA but could not get consisted results -
12-06-2017 07:46 PM
aspeed
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I tried the woodpecker, acetone, scotchbrite and PU glue, contact cement and two faced tape, but went to the quick torch lick and CA and found that the quickestand best holding in a few experiments. Maybe acetone, and then the torch would clean the wax off better? I like that way for joining the trailing edge of the wings anyway. On a Youtube video, there was a guy that really seemed to know what he was doing, that used a 3M tape that worked well. I only tried the dollar store stuff, and it was not as strong with my experiments anyway.I haven't really made that many that required glue.
12-06-2017 05:24 PM
steven r
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Originally Posted by jsparky View Post
just out of curiousity.. but I have gotten the spad bug a couple months back and started experimenting with different ways to glue..

just wondering what others have used.. since I see a nitro motor mounted..
I lightly scuff the surface with a coarse sand paper and then use gorilla glue weight it down over night and away you go.

Steve
12-06-2017 04:34 PM
jsparky
Re: S.P.A.D.S. ?

just out of curiousity.. but I have gotten the spad bug a couple months back and started experimenting with different ways to glue..

just wondering what others have used.. since I see a nitro motor mounted..
12-05-2017 11:05 PM
RICHARD PAINE
Re: S.P.A.D.S. ?

Actually, I think that name has been used on an other model. Oh well.
Hurry up & wreck that single cell foamy, retrieve the electronics & build a Wingit.
Indoor combat is a hoot.
12-05-2017 09:23 PM
Rob Amy
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Hey Rick they need to create a new forum call "Wingit" just for you
12-05-2017 06:51 PM
aspeed
Re: S.P.A.D.S. ?

I can get the downspout at the Kingsville Home Hardware here. It is a building centre now. You can likely get it up there, I would guess there are Home Hardwares up there. I have a fairly small SPAD with an FSR .40 and thin wing. It really smokes around the field with a 9-7 prop. It was a garage sale item. I got two for $20 each, and a S Tiger .40 was $20 too. That was a mistake. very crusty dirty. The other plane was the same but had a T Tiger .40 pro. I haven't flown it yet. It is just a spare. The FSR one really lands hot, pretty heavy and small. The idle has to be very low. The other pic is a Gnat that takes a Norvel.15. It isn't done yet. I have a couple stick types on the go too. One with an ASP .15 with a thin wing, and another with a thick wing and probably an LA .40. It is pretty much like a Twist, Suquoi, Edge.....
12-05-2017 10:47 AM
Thunder Chicken I still have a few Spads of various homemade, ‘that looks about right’ design. Coroplast is free at the dump or asking car dealerships/ Tim Hortons when they swap thier sale signs out! Or use old wings that are in the rafters! The 2” square Plastic downspout is hard to find, but the ribbed stuff that is out now works just the same. I used aluminum downspout with success too. One winter we flew a lot, -20 and the spads were fine in the cold, there’s 2-3 feet of snow to crash into before the ice so still no damage . It’s a great, cheap way to use some old servos and old nitro engines and have a blast. You’ll fly like you never will with a kit built plane! And when it cartwheels into the sod it’s a good laugh!
With foam board and cheap electrics now the flite test design of planes makes spadding even easier! Just an evolution!
11-30-2017 09:50 PM
aspeed
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Styrofoam is still plastic in my book. The Gremlin is a classic like the Sig Wonder, but easier to make.
11-30-2017 06:17 AM
derekrv
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Hi,

I was wondering what a SPAD was too - and I find that I've actually built and flown one - not sure if this one "meets the cut" for a true SPAD purist - it used a foam wing, not cardboard.

Some years ago, I built and flew a couple of Gremlin combat planes (just for fun - not for combat). They used plastic downspout for the fuse, and foam wings. Still have a spare set of wings in the basement (and one built). Probably not a good idea to make it the first plane I put back into the air after 9 years out of the hobby

It uses 3 servos - one for each aileron, and the throttle. No rudders, so if you get it into a spin, there's no recovery (and almost no penalty I recall - the thing was so light, it would spin down to the ground, you go pick it up, flip the prop and launch it for more

racores.com is the website, still operating after all these years.


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