The Spad XIII was the final and ultimate version of the pretty French Fighter and featured a host of much needed aerodynamic and armament improvements over earlier versions which were outclassed by German fighters within 12 months of being supplied to French squadrons, the improvements were reccomended and pushed forward by the leading French Ace Georges Guynemer, the result being one of the classic fighters of WW1.
This EPO Spad is simply stunning both in terms of looks and scale detail, radiators, exhaust pipes, machine guns and so on are all faithfully reproduced and all the struts & cabanes feature loops for those wanting to add authentic rigging wire. Being Plug and fly, there is little to do in terms of building with the powerful motor, ESC & servo's pre-fitted and the high quality waterslide Decals have also been expertly pre-applied.
Flight performance from the superb bi-plane is 1st class, flight controls are responsive at all speeds and the model has a wide flight envelope, it is capable of realistic slow flight and scale aerobatics, it will also tolerate a little wind making it a very practical model to own. Through it's extensive flight testing, we also found the model to be very robust, when you put it all together, this superbly finished Spad has quality, looks, reliability & performance, it is a must for the collection of any scale or warbird enthusiast!
Hi guys - love my Spad but have a couple of problems (apart from the c****y UK weather!):
1) I can't find the manul in the 'files' tab ? Anyone foud one ? I only need it to solve problem 2)....
2) My ESC seems to be in programme mode and I can't get out of it. When I switch the plane on now, I just get the ESC beeping three times, pause, beep three times etc. etc.
Mark (aka GrumpyGnome)
Will the 8x4 GWS paddle work for the 3 s all stock set up? Should I stick with 7x6 for replacements? I love what Srepfler has going on, but wonder about the best prop for original weight set up & 3s batteries
Thanks in advance
I am new to rc planes and i just bought that plane.
Everything is fine and every channel and control is working but when i turned the transmitter off (HK6s) the plane start to beep and the motor is twitching.. How can i stop that sound. Is there anything wrong i made?
Ok this plane was easy to put together it just took some time with all the screws required, and I am extremely happy with the results and it is a beautiful craft with one exception. How do you fit the speed control, reciever and battery in this compartment? Need help or picture would be great can't wait to fly this one.
Of course, this is a double deck plane that can easily fly very slow, even without an appropriate propeller and a gearbox... But in all cases, do not overweight it an well center your electronics and battery...
As this is all wet 500 grs flier, i'm absolutly sure this is already a slow flier capable...Any double deck plane has the hability to fly slowly. This is due to the airframe. even if i don't owe personnaly this model, i can bet with ease on it. Don't you have any double deck plane ?
If you already have 11 biplanes, you should really know that 700 mm wingspan for only 500 grs is a tarball, dude. Why do you ask ? Don't you know how a biplane works and what are the bearing for such plane ? You are a joke man, you should know it...
Hello fellow bipe lovers! I have just ordered my spad and a few extras from the web site .
As recommended for this model during checkout I picked up 2 Turnigy 800mAh and the Orange Rx r415. It has come to my attention that this bundle as it stands will NOT get my Spad up without replacing the Rx plug and/or battery plug ends! Is this the case? Are the adaptors so I don't have to solder? Or is all well in my noobie universe? Please help.
I have started to assemble my plane which I received about week ago when I noticed the printing on the S/C said 10A*2 which would indicate that needs 2 cell battery? Everything works on three cells but not sure if the motor would withstand 3 cells for flying even if I replace S/C.HK indicates to use 3 cell battery's. Any input would be appreciated.
Dont know! but I do know the wheels are way to small should be about 2 1/4 or 2 1/2 inch not 1 3/4 bigger wheels would be better for grass to! might help with nose overs but dont know yet mine is getting a paint job!
smoov71 the replace No: 5K031 Propealler set. Straight from the manual. But any prop about that size from HK will do. If you wish the exact on Google the 5k031 there are a lot selling them. I hopr this helps
does anyone have a manual link or any info on where i can get one as mine did not come with one and hk doesnt seem to want to help me it looks like a great plane so i want to build it right so it dosent end up a pile of twisted foam thanks chismo
chismo above there is a FILE tab. Click on it you will find manuals and a lot of other goodies. She is a great little plane. I has not been around long. About 6 months. Made of EPO foam she is very forgiving. So give her a go.
The manual say use a 7.4v 2s 1000mah battery but HK says use a 11.1v 3s 800 battery,so why does the manufacture say 2s and HK say 3s??? I know everyone is using the 3s 800mah but whats with the manual saying 2s ?? just though i'd put that out there,oh the manual is in the files tab if you want to check
startazz thanks for that. I is good to know. I have been caught before. I use a 3 cell when it said 2 cell and burnt out the motor. When said what I was using I was told NO WARRANTY. But here we have it on record for this one. Also it is time for you to have a new color 4 x thanks.
HK doesn't offer any replacement parts for this plane. Has anyone seen this plane anywhere else? I need the landing gear struts and the wing struts. Broke them both during an unintentional and hard landing.http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/images/ em_cry.gif
msgt81 it is strange this is a HK model. The manual shows all the parts (in the FILES tab). They have part numbers and the Hobbyking**** all over the manual. I see your problem the landing gear is so plactic?? You maybe a request through the ISSUE tab above. I hope this helps
I flew mine for the first time today and it was a very easy and enjoyable plane to fly. The recommended 3s 800mah battery balanced the plane just right. Mine came with XT60 connectors on the ESC, so I had to make an adapter to convert it to JST connectors for my batteries. I was concerned that the JST connector might not handle the current draw, but after landing it I saw no issue with it at all. The plane is very tough and forgiving. Scale details and finish are awesome. I highly recommend this plane ;)
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The picture shows the "H" struts as being in the outer position. They are actually in the inner position, on the real aircraft.
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Received mine yesterday and I am impressed with the detail. Mine has slight bends in the vertical and horizontal stabs. It would be nice if there were instructions as to the CG and an idea as to how to place the receiver. I am really looking forward to getting it in the air. I really love WWI planes and all biplanes.
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I got mine yesterday afternoon and built it last night and few it first thing this AM. Very nice kit and strong. Few very well at about half power and CG with recommended battery was perfect. Thanks HK. More biplanes in this size please. Perfect for a baseball/ football field flying site.
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The maiden flight this weekend went perfectly. The CG was right on with out any adjustment using a 800 mAh 3S lipo. The only problem was trying to get the battery and wires into the small hatch. It is a really nice flyer. I really recomend this biplane.
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During testing, this beautiful little Spad impressed everyone with it's scale look both on the ground & in the air. It is fantastic to fly, easy to handle at scale speed, yet it has plenty of power for realistic dogfighting aerobatics, without doubt a contender for foam model of the year.