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Spacewalker Kit ?

Old 11-02-2008, 09:40 PM
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Looking for a Spacewalker kit to build. 50 inches or bigger would be great for wingspan. Any suggestions
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:45 PM
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http://www.atsrcplanes.com/spacewalker.htm
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:21 AM
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House of Balsa makes what I think is a great kit. It also comes with the control rods! Anyhow, It comes in at about a 47" wing and the laser cut select balsa goes together perfectly. Some people have cut out lighteners in the rear fuse and tail feathers but I built mine right from the box. The only mod. I did was to put the aileron servos in the wings. I had to scratch build two extra ribs and box the servos in.

I am running an Exceed Alpha 480, Exceed Volcano 35esc and 3s 2200mah lipos. I have large wheels for the grass I fly off of and I am NOT making wheel pants that big. I also scratch built a tail wheel mount. I used some magnets to hold the front lower hatch in place and with the battery just behind the firewall it balances perfect. (the battery just BARELY squeezes in past the front wing dowel) I think the motor weighed about 170 grams. 10x7apc and I peak about 24amps and cruise about 1/4 to 1/3 throttle. She will go vertical indefinitely.
Not your normal color scheme but I used what I had laying around. Nice flying plane.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:44 AM
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Default Spacewalker conversion

Check mine out here http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11920 Has ailerons and a bolt on wing. Flies great. E Flite 450
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:33 PM
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I'm in the middle of a 84" Sig Spacewalker kit right now. Everything has went together mighty nice so far... (Wings and tail feathers) I'll be starting the Fuse in a day or two. Came with all the wood, pushrods, wires, cowl, wheel pants, landing gear wire, and full size plans. I paid $169 from Graves.
Some pics: http://public.fotki.com/wemetat/rc/
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:51 AM
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Bobby M; what are you going to power that with. I have built a couple of the SIG Spacewalkers and they all flew great on gas power (a US 25 for one and a converted 26cc Robin for the other).

I would be interested in learning more about your set up if it intended for electric.

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Old 12-18-2008, 03:17 PM
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This is going to be my first "gas" plane. I got a 26cc Homelite for $25 and have already converted it. (trimmed all excess, milled the flywheel and turned a prop adapter)
I've got a few smaller electrics all running a BP-21/18aEsc/8-6prop. I've yet maidened my freshly built Yak-1. Waiting for the weather....

Back to the Spacewalker... I've thought about electric for it, but cost wise, the weed wacker motor is far cheaper than a large brushless and enough lipos to pull it. I will never go nitro with anything... too messy..lol

Electric motors are getting cheaper by the month, but the larger lipos aren't following as close behind them as I wished.
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Old 12-19-2008, 08:42 AM
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Bobby M; you will enjoy the Spacewalker. Both of mine were nice flyers - dont expect any radical aerobatics though.

I had thought about an electric version with some sever modifications to the airframe to get some weight out but I am like you - large electrics are expensive, not only the airborne equipment but also the ground support.

I have decided - Large gas and small electric!

Best of luck

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