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Guillows 28" Wing Span Sopwith Camel....

Old 02-26-2009, 05:50 PM
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Default Guillows 28" Wing Span Sopwith Camel....

Anybody built one of these for conversion to 4 channel electric? If so what kind of setup did you go with? How did it work out? I've had this kit for years and thought I could build it similiar to the Great Planes WW1 birds since it is nearly the same size.

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Old 02-28-2009, 09:30 PM
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Default RE: Guillows 28" Wing Span Sopwith Camel....


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Anybody built one of these for conversion to 4 channel electric? If so what kind of setup did you go with? How did it work out? I've had this kit for years and thought I could build it similiar to the Great Planes WW1 birds since it is nearly the same size.

Regards,
Alan

Guillows planes are typically way too heavy to fly well. You may need to replace much of the rock hard heavy balsa supplied with these Guillows kits with decent light contest grade stuff if you are to get the weight down to a suitable level. Also don't use nearly as many stringers as these kits do.
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Default RE: Guillows 28" Wing Span Sopwith Camel....

Hee hee, I've built about 8 of the guillow freeflight kits over the last 5 yrs. I couldn't agree more about the weight issues and hard heavy wood included. As mentioned, replace most of the wood or just build it for what it is, a beautifull static model or half decent free flight model. There are many other models out that are much lighter and already designed for rc use. The guillows are awesome looking/building models, but fly terrible and there is so much wood to replace it is just better to get a different model for actual flying. Hope it helps you out some, sorry for bad news though.

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