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Scheibe Spatz

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StephenB
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Joined: 26 Dec 2018, 08:45
Location: Hungary

Re: Scheibe Spatz

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Thanks for the advice chaps, much appreciated. I have found a Futaba S148 that will be going in!

StephenB
Posts: 152
Joined: 26 Dec 2018, 08:45
Location: Hungary

Re: Scheibe Spatz

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Some further progress to update. I must say, things happen a bit quicker when there are few parts to cut out!

Liteply to box in the wing joiner area and then sheeted with 1/32" ply making for a very robust construction:

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The aforementioned lightweight servo was removed and replaced with a Futaba S148 positioned in the nose, cockpit floor was glued in place with a provisional location for the Rx which should sit neatly hidden under the seat:

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Cockpit surround laminated from 6mm square spruce bonded in place after soaking in hot water to achieve the curvature, this near enough completes work on the front end prior to sheeting:

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Work then commenced on the tail feathers with the fully sheeted fin and tailplane:

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And completed with the rudder and elevator, just needing final shaping and sanding:

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Battery is as far forward as I can get it (weighs 330gms), I'm wondering how much lead I'm going to need up front? Maybe Chris will know ..........

Rcscaler
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Joined: 31 Dec 2017, 14:54
Location: Germany (Bavaria)

Re: Scheibe Spatz

Post by Rcscaler »

Dear Stephen,

I built the A-Spatz from Chris Williams in enlarged version with several modifications. Scale is now 1:3 with 4400 wingspan and 7,5 kg. Profile is Gö 549, it allows very slow airspeed.

It is a great flyer.

greetings from Bavaria

Hans
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SedB
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Joined: 14 Nov 2019, 09:17
Location: Netherlands

Re: Scheibe Spatz

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Rcscaler wrote:
06 Jul 2020, 11:50
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Gorgeous!!

StephenB
Posts: 152
Joined: 26 Dec 2018, 08:45
Location: Hungary

Re: Scheibe Spatz

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A little more progress to update after a lull in proceedings whilst awaiting fresh wood supplies.

Ply sheeting to sides, bottom and front top decking applied:

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This was followed up by glueing in place a full length 6mm x 3mm spruce longeron which simulates the tubular steel structure of the full size. Fin was glued in place and the rear ply sheeting could then be added after running the snake outers to take the Bowden cables:
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This more or less completes the fuselage for now:
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