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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    Howdy
    Jason!
    No I need a new a-4 kit due to a esc fire in the last one
    Picking up a new kit tommorrow
    At least I still have the J-10 I can fly
    Welcome to RCU!
    Wattflyer is another good one bro
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    dude...foam isn\'t supposed to make that noise when it hits the ground!

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    USMC I'll try to remember, I'll post a link to some 3 blade props for you, much better than GWS
    there in the putor at home

    A-4 looks nice
    AJ
    Well I flew it up there... now how am I supposed to get it down

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    AJ1202
    Ummm 3 blade props for what?
    I have a lot of three blade props but I don't care for them at all
    Just can't beat the efficiency of a 2 blader
    Everytime I try a 3 blader it's always a dissapointment
    dude...foam isn\'t supposed to make that noise when it hits the ground!

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    OOPPS my bad USMC I meant that for elvis, he is wanting to use 3 blade props
    I agree the 3 blades are less efficiant,,, but they do look good
    AJ
    Well I flew it up there... now how am I supposed to get it down

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    Ok found some pics of my old GWS planes. The BN-2 that was in the repair hangar is now RIP as it would be alot cheaper to buy a new kit then pick up replacement parts. Also posting pics of the thrust tube from my A-4 and the stabalizing ring at the exit.

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    Jason
    Man I love that BN-2
    I have always wanted one but never picked one up
    Epyaya.com has an A-10 combo that puts out over 1000 grams of thrust or 2.2 Lbs
    Now that would be killer man
    dude...foam isn\'t supposed to make that noise when it hits the ground!

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    Yeah she flew great but really didn't handle wind to well. She got thrown around alot. I ran Faigao 5866 brushless motors with dual 18A ESC's and flew on a 2S 1600 12C pack. I got about 25 minute flight times on that pack it was insane. She was my lazy flier and would roll and loop pretty well. Sounded great in the air with the twin EDF's. Gotta get another one she was a fun little plane.

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    Here you go, a good place to get 3 blade props if you want them [link]http://www.masterairscrew.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=12[/link]
    I think these are much better than GWS props as GWS says don't put them on a BL motor
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    Well I flew it up there... now how am I supposed to get it down

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    ok, thanks for the link...sorry im so green...the reasons i was looking the three blades were because:
    A) they come with the arf kits (didnt see anything about not using them BL)
    b) theyre cheap.
    basically just to have something concrete to work around.... ive since deduced that
    probably a 9x 3.8 or 10x 6 apc prop would suite my set up better- as long as im not making a huge $%$%/ mistake with my parameters..
    http://www.electrifly.com/config/

    1050 kv motor,+ 2200 mah 11v lipo , +500gr. flyweight and i get a suggested prop size 9x3.8 or 10x6....although im a bit suspect about the 9x 3.8, that pitch seems a little "weak" for 1000kv, or?

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    I always thought my C47 would look cool with 3 blade props but couldn't find them in 5 inch. Oh, well, it doesn't matter now.
    Least useful things to a pilot- fuel not in your tank, runway behind you, altitude above you

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    For those looking for 3 bladed props for C-47 model's I use the MAS 6x4 props. These gave a beautifull sound to her and looked cool too.

    Jason

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    B2 update:

    Here's the story up to date. The 1st time I tried to maiden my B2, she would only run in circles on the ground. I tracked this problem to the main wheels sliding over to the upright and effectively locking up. One main wheel locked up, and of course, you get nothing but cirlces. The one and only straight line run I was able to get resulted in a nose up attitude, but the mains never left the ground.

    Since then, I worked on the gear and added standoffs, solving the main gear lock up problem. Today, we had "proof of concept" success, the concept being that my B2 could indeed get off the ground! WOOHOO! However, the landing gear continue to be a problem, but now it is the nose wheel which apparently sustained enough applied kinetic energy to twist in it's mount, and ultimately, break the control horn, which is where the flight testing ended. However, prior to that event, I was able to get a number of straight take off runs and at least 3 extremely short flights, and my B2 received her 1st "battle scars." The flights were exceedingly short and mainly ended with tip stalls from low altitude (very similar to my early flights with my now deceased C 47), but they have raised my hopes for this unique and fun little airplane.

    Repairs and reinforcements are in the offing. Further developments will be announced.
    Least useful things to a pilot- fuel not in your tank, runway behind you, altitude above you

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    Azzir, I too had a B-2 at one point but suffered from the before mentioned tip stalls. After I upgraded her to the 300H motors I was able to get her in the air using a 2s 1200mah pack. I would suggest if feasable try to do a cheap brushless upgrade if you haven't done so already. Lipos have gotten small enough now compaired to when I was trying that a good brushless and small lipo combo are possible. I have even contimplated building another B-2 lately because of how far things have come since my last.

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    Thanks Jason, for the advice. However, I plan to stick with the stock setup, small motors and 9.6 nimh. If it flys, great! If not, it will be fun anyway.
    Least useful things to a pilot- fuel not in your tank, runway behind you, altitude above you

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    The new GWS warbirds in 40" size are great, more detail and 2 aileron servos, etc. I have the T-6 and will be building the P-40 as soon as the LHS gets it. I used the GWS2215 on APC 10x7SF a few flights, now it's on another plane and the T-6 has a KA22-20L from donsrc.com in OHIO , great motor for $25, that and a 30A ESC was less than $59 shippe to WA
    Love my TEKIN,..and a Tupperware! Happy Landings
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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    I was initially hesistant in getting a GWS plane due to the "coffee cup" foam construction and cheap price by a Chinese company. After giving a Formosa II a try, I really enjoy this plane. Although I found the assembly to be quite involved, tedious at points as well as poorly written instructions, this bird simply flies like a gem.

    For $44 and several hours invested, it's worth it.

    I've got a Himax outrunner (250W) with a 10X7 prop, CC 35A ESC, and 3S 2100 20C lipo. It hauls quite nice and is very aerobatic. I took the landing retract gear challenge and installed some .10 retracts from Great Planes. They look and work quite well, especially with a servo slow down module.

    I think that the lure behind these planes is the economical price as well as the customization and modification factor.

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    Starting to clean up the bottom gaps with 3mm Depron foam...
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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.


    ORIGINAL: ken1.8t

    Starting to clean up the bottom gaps with 3mm Depron foam...
    Keep this thread a going!!!! Love the pics!!!!
    Now you did it!!!

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    I've had two of the ME-109's and the stock geared motor just didn't seem to have enough power to fly it in a fighter like way. Got it going a bit too slow and dorked it in. A friend of mine in our club salvaged it and I was wondering if any of you might have the control surface throws and the balance point for the ME-109? I thought I still had the manual but I must have tossed it at some point. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Also, here are a couple pictures of both ME-109s I completed. The ones in the dining room are the first model and the one in the parking lot is the second model

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    Dont know if this is the right place but..
    Does GWS make the a4 (or any of its kits) in EPP?
    the a4 moldings are awesome and it fits together great but it gets damaged just from being loaded and unloaded from the car etc

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    Can't help anyone, but I love the gws planes after some mods! Buddy had the gws pico moth for awhile, awesome fun after work to relax on calm days. To bad he backed over it with his car! I've been flying the first release of the zero for about 6-7 years now. It's showing it's battle scars now. Using a himax 2025 4200 with gws gearbox 3.75/1 and 3s lipo with a cut down 10/8 prop. Flys nice for a looong time, or goes like a fighter for decent time . Love these planes!
    MMmm..Piepants..

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    vtol i agree most of mine i need tail weight depending on mods that i do my f-15 needed alot but i am running 4s in it my a10 was almost perfect ,, just purchased a b1 on ebay for 20 bucks do youknow anything about this bird ?? and how is that p38 are you using stock motors or any other mods it is on my list , my corsair had a dual with a pissed off hawk the hawk won . my f15 got a return flybye from the guys at semour johnson nc they fly right over my house at 500ft

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    Nice looking plane. I covered mine with econo coat and the flat surfaces look great and the curved ones are six footers. I am not planning to use landing gear just a folding prop because I land on grass and fly mostly gliders and electrics. I expect it to be a tad heave so I am using a bp 28 and a 3 cell lipo if it will fit under the wing. I have some small ones just 1250 mah but that will give my about five minutes or less. What batteries do u use? War

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    RE: Let's start a GWS line.

    This may be answered elsewhere, but, here is my question. Has GWS changed the type of foam used on the warbirds. If so what type are they using and what are peoples experiences with it. I to love the GWS warbirds and have built the corsair. I am impressed with the kit except for the foam (very fragile) and would like to build more. Another question is the motormount for brushless motors, has anyone used a different type mounting for the motor other than the stick type?


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