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#1 four stroke pwr Feb 01, 2004 02:50 PM

Anyone Try the GWS FUNNY PARK?
 
I had to decide between an E-Starter, or a Funny Park for a good entry e-plane. I selected the Funny Park, and it is a hoot to fly. I've just finished a Formosa, and was wondering if anyone can compare the Funny Park and the Formosa..

Thanks....

#2 crashingagain Feb 01, 2004 04:49 PM

I have the E starter, the FunnyPark, and the Formosa. I like the Formosa best and the FP least. It just does not balance well (without a ton of weight). I extended the front of my plane to help the balance. It still flys too fast for how short it is, and forget rolls unless you're way up in the sky.

Anyhow my Funnypark has given up its servos for other projects and I fly the Formosa almost exclusively. Oh yehh, get the Estarter too , it flys good and you can put floats, a camera, or bomb drop on it.

#3 GWS4CEO Feb 01, 2004 05:35 PM

E starter, the FunnyPark EPS-400C version will be avalible at your LHS soon!:)

By using the haevier 400 motor, the balance of CG is better for the new flyers.:p

#4 Chuck Feb 01, 2004 05:58 PM

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I have the FP and I balanced it without adding weight by extending the battery forward thru the firewall.

It flys well, but could use more power.


Chuck

#5 four stroke pwr Feb 01, 2004 06:31 PM

Chuck, thanks for the "up grade"
 
FP is fast, but with all that dihederal, it makes it forgiving. Can the Formosa be flown as slow as the FP? Aerodynamically, it appears that the Formosa would have to be flown at 1.25 the speed of the Formosa to keep it in the air... (Are looks deceiving??):D

#6 tone Feb 01, 2004 11:46 PM

Funny Park seems heavier than the Formosa, I think the Formosa will fly at least as slowly as the Funny Park, since it is lighter and has plenty of wing area.

#7 learner Feb 02, 2004 01:38 AM

hi guys can someone tell me on balancing the funny park do you do it upside down ie balance the plane by turning it upside down and setting the c of g i hope this doesnt sound gobblledegook but its the best way for me to explain

#8 Chuck Feb 02, 2004 09:47 AM

Yes


Chuck

#9 GWS4CEO Feb 02, 2004 04:20 PM

During 2003 RCX show at LAX, the live show at indoor fly area, Hacker team use Funny Park as indoor pylon race!:)

#10 crashingagain Feb 02, 2004 06:19 PM

I can slow my formosa down slower than the funnypark(all that wing). The funnypark seems to have really dense foam and that makes it heavy. I dont hate the funny park though, as a matter of fact Im saving it to overpower later( have you seen the brushless funnypark video on eflightline.com? That thing is awesome

#11 learner Feb 03, 2004 02:00 AM

hi chuck was the yes for me or another question thanks allan

#12 Chuck Feb 03, 2004 08:58 AM

Learner:


Yes, balance it upside down.


Chuck

#13 Foam Crazy Feb 03, 2004 09:29 AM

you guys crack me up... :D it's great to hear some of you are really enjoying the funny park. i liked mine for the playful looks and wild tumbling characteristics, but it was also the toughest foamy to fly and to land. mine flew like it had a mind of its own. sort of opposite of my formosa. :) great thing is, every time i flew it, i felt like a brand-newbie, i was totally on my toes, and feelin' the 20 mph rush. cheers.

#14 GWS4CEO Feb 03, 2004 09:57 AM

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Originally posted by GWS4CEO
During 2003 RCX show at LAX, the live show at indoor fly area, Hacker team use Funny Park as indoor pylon race!:)
http://www.rcx.com/rx/images/slide/22.jpg

http://www.rcx.com/rx/images/slide/17.jpg

http://www.rcx.com/rx/images/slide/52.jpg

#15 Foam Crazy Feb 03, 2004 10:08 AM

yeah, i've seen those before. but it doesn't change my opinion of the funny park, mr. lin. :)


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