Category Archives: A-1 Skyraider

Egads! It’s A Spad! Part 7

The masses have spoken. There will be more pictures. At least, as many as I can get Jay to take. This series of blog posts has become rather popular so I will defer to those who have asked for more … Continue reading

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Egads! It’s a Spad! Part 6

The overhead door people have been scheduled to install a giant door in our basement, so we can continue building this airplane. So far we have taken a look at the length of one wing. Actually, this is half of … Continue reading

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Egads! It’s A Spad! Part 5

When we last saw the A-1 Skyraider we had just seen the tail come together. Plus we had installed some push rods. Not to mention we had watched a LOT of football and drank a lot of beer. Phew! We … Continue reading

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Egads! It’s A Spad! Part 4

After one week of working on the Spad, this is what it looks like. This thing is going to be huge. (That’s what she said.) I really do think that we will have to buy a trailer just to haul … Continue reading

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Egads! It’s a Spad! Part 3

Is it a bit drafty in here, or is it just me?? Oh, that’s right… we’re still working on sheeting. There is a LOT to sheet on this plane. Well, we better sheet or get off the pot…     … Continue reading

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Egads! It’s a Spad! Part 2

This is how we left the Spad yesterday. We had just finished striping the entire thing. My thought was that we could just leave it like this and get a few birds, but for some reason Jay wanted to keep … Continue reading

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Egads! It’s a Spad! Part 1

This past spring Jay purchased a balsa kit in order to build the Ziroli A-1 Skyraider, or “Spad” as it is also known. Since he had finished the A-4 and was mostly done with the Panther, he went ahead and … Continue reading

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