This page is for pictures of the Bad Spad, so you can see the construction details. Put your pointer on a picture for the explanation, click on it for a larger view. You have to click "back" to return, or hit the backspace key.
The Bad Spad, 36 inch span, just under 5 pounds, does ANY maneuver, and lives through most crashes The engine mount plate is made from a kitchen cutting board The engine mount plate has a groove that stabilizes the landing gear The landing gear is bent to go over the main fuse structure, and held with a tie-wrap on the bottom This is a close look at the landing gear and tie-wrap The receiver is tie-wrapped to the fuse, just behind the foam in the left wing.  Notice that there is no switch, just plug the battery into the radio, crude but effective... There are three servos on the top of the fuse, behind the wing.  This view has the nose of the plane to the right.  Match it up with the first picture of the whole plane, and it will help with orentation. This shows the other side of the plane, where the rudder servo sticks through the slot from the previous picture.  I had to put a tiewrap here to hold the coroplast fuse side in tight against the servo. This shows the back of the plane, you can see the EFI (Electric Fence Insulator) and the profile coroplast side fastened to it with tie-wraps.  There is one bolt up front for the fuse. This is the nut that holds the profile coroplast fuse on in front.  It goes on one of the two nylon bolts for the engine mount.  This picture is very close, so it is hard to tell that the nose is to your left, the LE of the wing is on the right.  Those funny strands are the remove before flight sign on the muffler pipe cover. The elevator pull-pull wires are cris-crossed to the elevator horns on the LH side.  This gives us the reverse action needed here. The pull-pull wires are crimped in a tube that screws into the clevis, don't forget the lock-nut!  I should have used the vinyl coated wire for everything, but I also tried the dacron on some.