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Old May 18, 2007, 01:40 PM
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my name is tommy this is my gws p40 test model
sorry my English just a little

Wing Span:1000mm (39.3in)

Wing Area:17.6dm2 (272.8sq in)

Length:841mm (33.1in)

Flying Weight:650~750g (22.9~26.5oz)

Wing Loading:36.9~42.6g/ dm2(11.1~12.8oz/sq ft


Today video
http://tw.video.yahoo.com/video/play...40883&fr=yvmtf

Thank you Owner
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Old May 18, 2007, 02:17 PM
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Hi Tommy,
Welcome to to the forum! I am sure that for many of us , our Chinese is nearly as good as your English.

If that is the production P-40, I am looking forward to getting it. All we need now is the Early Bird letter from your colleague Miss May!

Do you have any video of that model to show us?

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Old May 18, 2007, 02:32 PM
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Is that the Warhawk, Tomahawk or Kittyhawk?

Sure looks nice, has an Alfa look to it.
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.................Sure looks nice, has an Alfa look to it.
Go wash your mouth out and stand at the back of the class that boy

Hard to see the cowl studs but I think I see two on the visible side. Going to be a fun task, assuming the sharkmouth is a waterslide decal, to get the cowl and fuselage parts lined up. Interesting that Tommy's model looks as though it doesn't have a break in the decal

Anyway I want one - let's get that pestilential irrelevance the F-15 out of the way and get back to proper planes - propeller, one motor, one esc and no-one muttering about 4 cell batteries

JOKE guys

(Actually it wasn't but don't tell anyone )
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Old May 18, 2007, 03:02 PM
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Alfa's may look nice, i got my first close up look at one at my LHS not long ago, but the price Even the LHS owner commented on the price. I'll never give in, GWS for ever

Roger your right - 4cells suck. Is it true you have to start thinking of seperate BEC when going to 4cells and beyond? I would also need a new lipo charger - this hobby is a money pit as it is!

Warhawk - US name for all models
Tomahawk - British name for P-40B and P-40C
Kittyhawk - British name for P-40E and all later variants.

P.S. - im finding it hard to see the press studs on the cowl, maybe i can just see them, the cowl looks like it is a really good fit on this model
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Old May 18, 2007, 03:37 PM
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Very nice looking model Tommy! Can't wait to get the earlybird email on this.

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Old May 18, 2007, 07:06 PM
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Hard to see the cowl studs but I think I see two on the visible side. Going to be a fun task, assuming the sharkmouth is a waterslide decal, to get the cowl and fuselage parts lined up. Interesting that Tommy's model looks as though it doesn't have a break in the decal
Roger I downloaded photo No 5 and blew it up to more closely examine the Sharks Mouth. I looks like Tommy has not made the cowl removable.

This elargement show the good wormanship on Tommys Model. Congratulations Tommy.

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An idea struck me as I was looking at Tommy's model and admiring the clean look of his cowling. Why not glue magnets in where the press stud bases secure to the fuselage, then glue some flatened thumb tack heads to the inside of the cowling? In fact, GWS could probably do this now with the pieces that come in the Me-109 and Corsair kits for the battery hatch.

Hmm, I have the materials on hand (tacks and magnets), I may just have to try this on my EB P-40. Now where did I put that email from May....

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Hi Friends,

It's one of the pioneer lot of GWS P-40. The coming kit would include one or two foam spinners in the same size as photo one. Tommy spent many hours on spreading the colours and its mouth. There'd be decals for the mouth and teeth in the kit.

He told me that GWS P-40 is easy to do aerobatics, and very gentle on final.

Ratty, he has posted a new video on his post.

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Old May 19, 2007, 11:51 AM
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Great Video Tommy! As Chen said, it looks very gentle to land. I need that! The knife edge looks interesting too

cheers

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An idea struck me as I was looking at Tommy's model and admiring the clean look of his cowling. Why not glue magnets in where the press stud bases secure to the fuselage, then glue some flatened thumb tack heads to the inside of the cowling? In fact, GWS could probably do this now with the pieces that come in the Me-109 and Corsair kits for the battery hatch.

Hmm, I have the materials on hand (tacks and magnets), I may just have to try this on my EB P-40. Now where did I put that email from May....

Pat
I've secured my front cowling by four small earth magnets on my P-40...seems to hold quite well.
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An idea struck me... Why not glue magnets in where the press stud bases secure to the fuselage, then glue some flatened thumb tack heads to the inside of the cowling?

Pat
OK - that idea is like the simplest , most elegant way of attaching a removable cowl I have heard of. I'm actually stunned by the simplicity.

I'm also getting frustrated with the new models coming out. Momma will not be happy if I tell her I need a new "hanger on wheels" to transport my models to the field. Now, if GWS would sell a car......

PS - the P-40 is very nice looking and I really have a hankering for one after watching "Dog Fights" last night. Good job Tommy!

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Old May 19, 2007, 04:26 PM
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I use neodymium magnets to retain the nacelles on on my sloper 262 (do bear in mind they don't have motors in them!!) and they work a treat - it's rough territory landing on the slope but they just knock off. You'll get an even stronger grip if you use magnet/magnet rather than magnet/iron plate but do remember to get the polarity of the magnets right before you glue them otherwise instead of pulling they push - unlike poles attract/like poles repel etc. Ask me how I remembered you can make this mistake

Polarity doesn't matter if you're using magnet/plate, only if you're using magnet/magnet.

Ebay is a great source of cheap rare earth magnets, if you're wondering where to get them.
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Old May 19, 2007, 06:21 PM
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I've used the rare earth magnets as well. I use one magnet on the airframe and a small bit of metal broken from the handle end of a hobby razor blade or scalpel blade. Works very well and weighs next to nothing.
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Old May 20, 2007, 12:03 AM
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Good idea Mike, one thing I'm not short of is old scalpel blades. I use black plastic electrical tape to make the frames on my canopies and four bits of blade under the tape matched up with four magnets in the fuselage would mean I could consider abandoning velcro for the Zero canopy hold down. It works fine but the magnets would be neater....
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