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Old 06-23-2004, 08:20 PM
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Default New Build-GP Giles

Just wanted to share my latest build.
Will post more pics when finished. It will be a simple 2 color scheme. Royal blue and white.
The canopy turned out a nice color using navy blue rit.
I have had one before. Lost it to a bad switch. I know these come out nose heavy so I put 2 servos in the rear along with the rudder servo. Pre ballance shows it should be about right.
Saito 91 with an APC 14x6 for power and a 12oz gp tank.
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Old 06-29-2004, 06:53 PM
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Here it is finished and test flown.
Love the straight tracking of these giles. This one came out at 7 lbs.
Still naked, needs some graphics.
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Old 06-29-2004, 07:23 PM
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Default RE: New Build-GP Giles

Hi,

Nice Job!

Mine too came about 7lbs and actually a bit over. Is that a fibreglass cowl? Maybe I should get one of those. I also have a OS 91 surpass which along with the stock cowl makes it really nose heavy.

I had my rudder servo in the tail and a 800mah battery pack shuffed beneath the tail right at the end to balance!

I found that with an APC 15x6 it will produce enough thrust to hover and just pull out. 14x6 wasn't quite enough. I tached the 15x6 at 8800rpm max and flew at 8600.

The performance change in the prop really surprised me. I normally hold full up elevator when taxiing and ease up just before the plane lift off. With the new prop, take off is much short and it leaped to the air in less than half the distance. And with full elevator it snapped hard to the right a few feet off the ground [X(][X(][X(] . luckily did recovered with full left rudder. That's the closest KE I'll do!

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Old 06-29-2004, 07:39 PM
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Thanks,
Yea these things will snap easily but I feel it is no worse than other aerobats especially of this size.
I run this saito on 10% fuel and it will hover just a tick over 1/2 throttle and pull straight up preaty quick when hammered.
Yes that is a cowl from Stans Fibertech.
It took a click of elevator and ail. for level flight. That made me happy. I must have put it together straight. LOL
Did a tight flat turn on the first flight to check roll and pitch coupling. Darn near hands off the right stick. Thats what I realy like about the giles.
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Old 06-30-2004, 10:53 AM
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Looking good fellas!
I really enjoyed building this plane, and really like its flight characteristics when dialed in. I have a Saito 100 up front giving plenty of power.
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