*1/5 SPAD XIII Gas/EP ARF
Manufacturer: Maxford USA
You may need these for your SPAD Project!
SPAD XIII Gas/EP 68" ARF
The SPAD S.XIII was a French biplane fighter aircraft of World War I, developed by Société Pour L'Aviation et ses Dérivés(SPAD) from the earlier highly successful SPAD S.VII. It was one of the most capable fighters of the war, and one of the most-produced, with 8,472 built. The S.XIII was flown by famous French fighter pilots such as Georges Guynemer and Rene Fonck, and also by Italian ace Francesco Baracca. Aces of the United States Army Air Service who flew the Spad XIII include Eddie Rickenbacker (America's leading ace with 26 confirmed victories) and Frank Luke (18 victories).
Eddie Rickenbacker (left) Francesco Baracca Jacques Raphaël Roques
The project to design a radio controlled SPAD XIII was started in late 2009. Our version is based on pilot Jacques Raphaël Roques' SPAD XIII of the WWI French Air Service, SPA48, Aircraft Serial Number S1893. Click here for more background of pilot Jacques Raphaël Roques. This ARF is designed for gas, glow or electric, and it comes with an adjustable engine mounting box and a motor box. It is true to scale to the full scale SPAD XIII.
Fiberglass Cowl - true to scale
Scale-look exhaust pipe, can be linked to engine muffler with optional exhaust manifold kit
Optional scale machine guns
Comes with steerable tail wheel
Wings can be easy disassembled for transportation
Comes with wing wires
Scale-look landing gear and wheels
Wing Area: 885 sq in
Overall length: 53"
Ready-to-fly weight: about 13 lbs
Engine Required: Glow 90~120 or 26cc Gas, or equivalent electric motor power system
Radio Required: 4ch, 5 servos
*ARF does NOT come with machine guns.
**This is an over siz item, shipping rate will be based on dimensions weight, not actual weight.
*Note: Center of Gravity (CG) in the SPAD XIII’s Instruction Manual is recommended at 3-5/8 to 4 inches back from the leading edge of the top wing, about 30% of the mean average chord – which is comfortable for many experienced RC pilots (as demonstrated in our Flying Video). However, if you like a more nose-heavy setup, you may wish to set the CG at 2-1/2 to 3 inches back, which is 20% to 25% of the mean average chord.
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