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GWS F4U Corsair Slope Soarer Help

Old 05-06-2007, 04:34 AM
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Default GWS F4U Corsair Slope Soarer Help

I have just finished a GWS Corsair as a slopey. I added a heap of weight to balance the CofG at 60mm from the leading edge as per instruction.

Flew like a PIG![:@]

My question is, with this gull wing where do I balance it? near the fuse where the wing sits at the wings highest point or out further where the wing stops being anhedral and starts being dihedral?

Any you guys got advice as to a better CofG position?

Very disappointed. Advice please?

Old 05-06-2007, 11:57 AM
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Default RE: GWS F4U Corsair Slope Soarer Help


You balance it at the wing root (beside the fuse). GWS planes are not the best slopers. Light, draggy and structurally weak is not the best combo for the slope. Stick a motor in it and then buy a real slope glider.

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Old 05-06-2007, 03:49 PM
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I agree........not really the best kind of model to try ?.

Do you have any proper PSS manufactuers on Oz ?.

I can see that you've tried to do it as cheaply as possible, but it sometimes pays to get something more suitable.

Cheers,

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Old 05-06-2007, 10:33 PM
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I have a couple of other slopies, this was just a bit of fun to buzz the slopes in something different.
Old 05-07-2007, 05:19 AM
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Default RE: GWS F4U Corsair Slope Soarer Help

I did the same about three years ago.

I was at a model show, and spotted a small EP Hawker Hunter, at the Swap Meet.

I was light, even with the motor in.........so I thought it might be ok as a slope soarer. It wasn't though, it flew awful..........and was a pig to fly !!.

It only had a couple of flights, before I gave up on it.

A friend of mine did produce and kit an EPP Corsair a few years back...........it was available with either a profile fuz, or full-bodied. It flew great, and handled like a trainer !.
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I have flown all the GWS single engine models as PSS. Every one, except the Mustang was a success in a limited scale like fashion. Loops and rolls, yes and a speed that was not too fast to make them look as if at Mach2. They are certainly vulnerable to damage but on our local level grass (maintained by the Local Authority) behind the cliff they last a season or two. First balance the CG as with motor and power pack then add 4-8ozs of lead over the CG (depending on breeze) and away you go. No grass, no fly!! Grass means lawn!!
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