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GWS Beaver (Modified / Brushless) - After 5+ year of Inactivity it flew again!!

Old 02-09-2015, 02:55 AM
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Default GWS Beaver (Modified / Brushless) - After 5+ year of Inactivity it flew again!!

Hi Guys,

Here is my 3rd GWS Beaver that I acquired from a good friend who moved away to Madison, WI. about 2 years ago. His name is Richard and super nice guy who I trained him with RC hobby and one day called me to say that he was moving away and gave me several models including this one.

Well, after perhaps over 5 years of no activity this Beaver flew again yesterday morning (Sunday, 02-08-2015) with great results. I was amazed it flew very well with increasing wind conditions and up high it cruised like a typical Beaver but, with some good power thanks to the Mega Motors 16/15/7-turn and just 2-Cell, 1320mAH, Thunder Power, Lithium Polymer battery pack. Propeller is a APC Slow Flyer, 10 X 4.7

Additionally, Richard made the Vertical Stab and Horizontal Stab with multi-layered foam panels for added strength and including the rudder and elevator surfaces. This really didn't add any additional weight that I can tell. The Elevator halves are joined with a shaped wire to allow perfect Elevator function between to two halves.

A few pictures of it as it looks today..........not bad for a model that has been around for over 8 years!!!











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Guys!!!

It flew again at my RC Club yesterday morning (Monday, 02-09-2015) in DEAD CALM conditions and what a wonder joy!

It looked real during some passes with that slow and stable look!
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Guys,

Okay, it has been just too long (Almost 4 long years!).

Got the GWS Beaver down from hanging and went through it and found a couple of items that needed attention.

1. Elevator Push Rod was discovered to be very thin and on UP Elevator commanding the wire was observed to bend something terrible.Name:  frown.gif
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2. Since I took OFF the wing assembly to obverse (item 1.), I noticed that the wing MID-SPAN JOINER lacked any glue.

I solved item (1.) by replacing the Elevator Push Rod with a thicker and yes, slightly heaver Elevator Push Rod that didn't deflect any!

Additionally, the Elevator Plastic Clevis is a threaded on the thicker Elevator Push Rod so, adjustment are easy and the use of Fuel Tubing was used to secure the Clevis into the Elevator horn.

I am very pleased that the Elevator now provides very good amount of UP Elevator and it is no wonder that I had to prepare before time for flair on final as the thinner (Former) Elevator push rod wire was bending something terrible.

I am excited to fly this model again!

I have ordered some new 2-Cell, 800mAH batteries, 35C for it and can't wait!






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