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Old 03-15-2009, 06:50 PM
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[quote=degreen60;579588]You sound like me. I flew 3 planes this morning and have 3 planes to fix now. At least this time I did not rekit any of them.

degreen::"My ARF SE5A is almost a scratch built now.""
Mine too!
Hotch:: nice job my bub! steve
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:25 PM
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How does the battery mount in this one? Like the SE5 I hope so I can cut it out and put in my 3 cells.
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by SUPERSPORT View Post
How does the battery mount in this one? Like the SE5 I hope so I can cut it out and put in my 3 cells.
I fly my SE5A on 1500 3s that fits without any mods.
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by SUPERSPORT View Post
How does the battery mount in this one? Like the SE5 I hope so I can cut it out and put in my 3 cells.
The battery is the same location as the SE5 and held with a velcro strap. Lots of room.
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:22 AM
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I can't believe I read this whole thread. Will it come out , won't it...anyway I'm glad. I never really wanted a WW1 bipe but after seeing the Spad in the Tower catalogue...I'm in...looks awesome. I've looked at many pics but can't seem to find where the battery hatch is located.
In the last post by Hotch says "same as Sopwith" but I don't know where that is either.
Can anyone fill me in and any otther information so I know what to expect.
I will probably fly 1375 3s or smaller...I even have some old Kokam 1500s
Hopin' theres room.
How's the recomended Rimfire motor...any other suggestions?
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:50 AM
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In Stock at TowerHobby $109 - limited quantities

http://www.towerhobbies.com/products.../gpma1143.html
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:48 AM
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Originally Posted by jobu View Post
I can't believe I read this whole thread. Will it come out , won't it...anyway I'm glad. I never really wanted a WW1 bipe but after seeing the Spad in the Tower catalogue...I'm in...looks awesome. I've looked at many pics but can't seem to find where the battery hatch is located.
In the last post by Hotch says "same as Sopwith" but I don't know where that is either.
Can anyone fill me in and any otther information so I know what to expect.
I will probably fly 1375 3s or smaller...I even have some old Kokam 1500s
Hopin' theres room.
How's the recomended Rimfire motor...any other suggestions?
Thanks alot,
Joe

The Rimfire is adequate but "best" for a simple fit, with no modifications. If the hatch is like the Camel, it's under the turtledeck, in front of the pilot.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:29 AM
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Thanks db and dogshhep!
I am so on the fence with next weeks check...
Love the Spad and the P-47 http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXVVG5&P=ML

Totally different but leaning towards the Spad...I've already wrecked several nice P51s and think it's time for a change.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:27 PM
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The top hatch and guns come off on magnets for battery access.
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:01 PM
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Hi all, do any of you now of a kit (not ARF) for this plane?
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Ryan Flyer View Post
Hi all, do any of you now of a kit (not ARF) for this plane?
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http://www.aerodromerc.com/

They have a few different ones. I've never bought any, but I hear they are very nice.
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Ryan Flyer View Post
Hi all, do any of you now of a kit (not ARF) for this plane?
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Guillows, Sterling, Comet made kits and can be found on ebay sometimes. You need to know what scale you want. I think I have seen kits for the spad other than these and the ones AerodomeRC sells.
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:07 PM
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Here is a Cleveland and a Guillows kit.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Model-Kit-Guillows-French-Spad-Kit-102_W0QQitemZ260396621220QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_0?hash=item260396621220&_trksid=p3286.c 0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A10%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A 1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-CLEVELAND-Spad-XIII-model-airplane-kit-SF13B_W0QQitemZ250407156516QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item250407156516&_trksid=p3286 .c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A10%7C39%3A1%7C240% 3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A2%7C294%3A50
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:25 PM
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Thank for your help!!
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:14 AM
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http://www.aerodromerc.com/

Here you go Ryan! These kits are excellent! Just ask WWI Ace. Marty
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:25 AM
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Here is a Dumas kit.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXTKS5
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:37 AM
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You also might try www.manzanolaser.com for some cool WWI short kits!!! Anything Aerodrome sells is great too!! I have kits from both and they are good stuff!!!! Steve
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:45 PM
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Thank you all.!! Those all look like great kits.

I have a friend who suggested the electric fly one because he thinks it would fly great (like the SE5 that he has).

Do you now if any of these kits would have the same flight characteristics as electric fly ones?[media]http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/images/smilies/confuse.gif[/media]

Thanks for your help!!!

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Old 04-23-2009, 05:34 PM
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I think that there is much more variability in a kit as opposed to an ARF. While one persons kit may be vastly different from another's version of the same kit, everyone's ARF's of a particular mfg's model will be pretty close in characteristics (given similar options).
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:23 PM
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I'd think the biggest difference between a kit and an arf, is the kit SHOULD be lighter, and therefore be able to fly a bit slower, and have a gentler stall. Other than that, not much difference in flight.

But like dbcisco said, people build different.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:06 PM
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My ARFs are the light, slow flyers. My kitbashed ones are usually bricks, but I love them more
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:43 AM
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It is a question of do you want to build or not. Some like to build, some don't. Building is almost like therapy to me sometimes. Steve
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:13 AM
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I like building them more than flying them.
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:54 PM
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I like to build to and I thought that it would also be cheeper to do so rather then buying a ARF?
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:50 PM
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I think not - at least for me. Seems I put a LOT of money into scratch or kitbashed planes. Just depends on the person though. SO many variables with kits and scratch builds, compared to ARF.

I would not get an ARF to save money, or a kit to save money. I'd get an ARF to save time, and a kit because you want it YOUR way. (your way as in finish, paint scheme, custom framing, whatever...)
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