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kennyglide
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SPAD Update....

November 22, 2015 at 10:18 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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November 22, 2015 at 10:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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November 22, 2015 at 10:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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November 22, 2015 at 10:23 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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November 22, 2015 at 11:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

kennyglide
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 ABOVE .......Evolution 45 (with flywheel)...  for anyone wondering what a SPAD is ,it is an acronym for "Simple Plastic Aircraft  Design"    ...mostly they are made out of corflute which is readily available and low cost   ... i intend to regularly update this build as it progresses..     :)

November 22, 2015 at 11:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Warren
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Nice pics, Ken.

Were you after some of those hooked Stanley blades I've got?


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November 23, 2015 at 3:33 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Warren
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For anybody else listening I mean the ones used to make a you-beaut Corflute cutter!

I *am* on topic :-)


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November 23, 2015 at 3:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kennyglide
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Yeah Warren ,  can't find mine ,so would be good.....   still to look for that motor .. will let you know when i get something... Cheers Ken   :)

November 23, 2015 at 10:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kennyglide
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Under carriage done.

November 26, 2015 at 5:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

GBAR
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So will it be up & flying by the Xmas party???

November 26, 2015 at 7:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Warren
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I liked the TWO sets of landing gear in the photo, Ken!

Is that a bit of 'toe-out' on the lower set?

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November 26, 2015 at 12:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Cel
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Warren at November 26, 2015 at 12:53 PM

I liked the TWO sets of landing gear in the photo, Ken!

Is that a bit of 'toe-out' on the lower set?

The second set turns into a little "toe-in" after a few ales at club Christmas parties...


I'm a little concerned about the engine's thrust angle compared to the angle of the undercarriage. And the flimsy mounting of the undercarriage...  :P

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I love Eklectric powered things... my phone, my cordless drill, my toaster, my shaver...

But that's where it ends!! THINGS THAT FLY NEED REAL ENGINES!!!   :D

November 26, 2015 at 6:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Warren
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Oh Marcel, give poor Ken a break!  The undercarriage is obviously in the retracted position.


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November 26, 2015 at 6:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

GBAR
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To save weight there are no srews or bolts, only Hot Glue holding things in place. The angle of the engine thrust changes depending on how hot the day is!! :P

November 26, 2015 at 6:59 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Warren
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Seriously though, Ken,

I'm curious where you got that light channel for the fuselage. I couldn't find anything suitable at Bunnings.

And what do you use instead of those 'yardsticks' the Yanks have? They are light hardwood 1 inch wide and a few mm (1/16ths!) thick afaik.  Most of those SPAD designs have 1 inch camber due to the availability of yardsticks.

I was considering ripping strips of 3mm plywood but haven't tried it yet.


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November 26, 2015 at 7:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

kennyglide
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Hope  this  helps Warren......

November 27, 2015 at 12:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Warren
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Thanks Ken.

I'll have a look next time I'm in there.  I thought it would be to flimsy.  The Bunnings alloy extrusions are too thick and heavy.

I think you buy the white Bunnings 3mm corflute 1200x900mm from memory. I did notice your yellow empennage too.  I have planned to visit Joomla signs near Eastside Hire to see if I can buy large sheets of various colours corflute from them.  In the meantime I use the free stuff.

And the wing-spars?

I have ordered a fuel tank and assorted odds and sods to get your .15 motor into an airframe.

Evan is busy assembling the mini-skywalker kit he bought from you.


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November 27, 2015 at 9:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kennyglide
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Hi Warren, i used the fly screen frame for the wing spar ...for the fuselage i used 20x20x1.5 mm ALU channel from Bunnings....for the tail assembly 5mm corflute from a large Bunnings in Brisbane..it is white just appears yellow in the pic.     Please bear in mind that this is my first corflute plane and it may well come in too heavy....   fingers crossed and  nothing scientific about this build..    :)

November 28, 2015 at 5:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Warren
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Looking good so far.  I'll stop asking Q's and let you get on with it!

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November 28, 2015 at 10:46 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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