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Old Jul 20, 2003, 03:00 AM
Darrylbar
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GWS A-10 any first hand reviews out there???

Hello All

My local hobby shop, has a few of these on the shelves and I really am
interested in buying one. Does anyone out there who has purchased one or seen
one fly care to comment on it. I'm really interested in its flight
characteristics and of course its contruction (easy as the magazine reviews
make it seem ???)!!!

Thanks for any info forthcoming!!!!

Darrylbar
Old Jul 20, 2003, 03:01 AM
Doug Dorton
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Re: GWS A-10 any first hand reviews out there???

Pick up an August 2003 issue of 'Model Airplane News' on the news
stands now. There's a good review in it on the GWS A-10.


darrylbar@aol.com (Darrylbar) wrote in message news:<20030719223727.02911.00000184@mb-m19.aol.com>...
> Hello All
>
> My local hobby shop, has a few of these on the shelves and I really am
> interested in buying one. Does anyone out there who has purchased one or seen
> one fly care to comment on it. I'm really interested in its flight
> characteristics and of course its contruction (easy as the magazine reviews
> make it seem ???)!!!
>
> Thanks for any info forthcoming!!!!
>
> Darrylbar

Old Jul 20, 2003, 03:01 AM
Lee Smith
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Re: GWS A-10 any first hand reviews out there???


Darrylbar:

I can give you a link for more A-10 reviews and general info than you can
handle. Take a look at RC Groups Electric Forum. There is a search button
on the opening page. Look for A-10 and you'll find more hits than a hunting
dog has fleas.

It s a wealth of material on all aspects of electrics.

Regards,
Lee Smith

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/index.php?topic=ezone


Old Jul 21, 2003, 03:00 AM
Darrylbar
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Re: GWS A-10 any first hand reviews out there???

Hello and Thanks!!!

The flight video I found off the site you mentioned just did it for me.
I am going to pick up the kit this week and the radio equipment the following.

Thanks for the info!!!

Darrylbar



>Subject: Re: GWS A-10 any first hand reviews out there???
>From: "Lee Smith" lee@skyweb.ca
>Date: 7/20/2003 3:27 AM Eastern Standard Time
>Message-id: <3f1a4461_1@skyweb.ca>
>
>
>Darrylbar:
>
>I can give you a link for more A-10 reviews and general info than you can
>handle. Take a look at RC Groups Electric Forum. There is a search button
>on the opening page. Look for A-10 and you'll find more hits than a hunting
>dog has fleas.
>
>It s a wealth of material on all aspects of electrics.
>
>Regards,
>Lee Smith
>
>http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/index.php?topic=ezone
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>



Old Jul 21, 2003, 03:00 AM
Lee Smith
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Re: GWS A-10 any first hand reviews out there???

Glad to be able to help out.

That forum has been a real treasure trove of info for me, and has
transformed my enjoyment of electrics.

Lee






Old Jul 22, 2003, 03:00 AM
astroflyer
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Re: GWS A-10 any first hand reviews out there???

On 20 Jul 2003 02:37:27 GMT, darrylbar@aol.com (Darrylbar) wrote:

>Hello All
>
> My local hobby shop, has a few of these on the shelves and I really am
>interested in buying one. Does anyone out there who has purchased one or seen
>one fly care to comment on it. I'm really interested in its flight
>characteristics and of course its contruction (easy as the magazine reviews
>make it seem ???)!!!


the one here at our field barely flies in the stock configuration.
The owner added an extra cell and got slightly better performance, but
on the first flight with the extra cell one of the motors burned out..

The foam wings looked pretty flexible to me...any serious performance
and I'd be worrying about them...

I've flown the GWS zero and mustang and the a10 pefornmance is not up
there with those two...

definately a need for better aftermarket power plants, wing
strengthening etc IMHO

cheers
astroflyer


Old Jul 22, 2003, 03:01 AM
Pete Christensen
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Re: GWS A-10 any first hand reviews out there???

One word "underpowered"!

Darrylbar <darrylbar@aol.com> wrote in message
news:20030719223727.02911.00000184@mb-m19.aol.com...
> Hello All
>
> My local hobby shop, has a few of these on the shelves and I really

am
> interested in buying one. Does anyone out there who has purchased one or

seen
> one fly care to comment on it. I'm really interested in its flight
> characteristics and of course its contruction (easy as the magazine

reviews
> make it seem ???)!!!
>
> Thanks for any info forthcoming!!!!
>
> Darrylbar



Old Jul 22, 2003, 03:01 AM
David AMA40795 / KC5UH
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Re: GWS A-10 any first hand reviews out there???

The wingtips are VERY fragile. The hobbytown where I temporarily work
has gotten in 8 or 9 and all but 2 had the wingtips either cracked, or
completely broken off !!!

David

On Mon, 21 Jul 2003 11:48:29 GMT, astroflyer
<astroflyer@ns.sympatico.ca> wrote:

>On 20 Jul 2003 02:37:27 GMT, darrylbar@aol.com (Darrylbar) wrote:
>
>>Hello All
>>
>> My local hobby shop, has a few of these on the shelves and I really am
>>interested in buying one. Does anyone out there who has purchased one or seen
>>one fly care to comment on it. I'm really interested in its flight
>>characteristics and of course its contruction (easy as the magazine reviews
>>make it seem ???)!!!

>
>the one here at our field barely flies in the stock configuration.
>The owner added an extra cell and got slightly better performance, but
>on the first flight with the extra cell one of the motors burned out..
>
>The foam wings looked pretty flexible to me...any serious performance
>and I'd be worrying about them...
>
>I've flown the GWS zero and mustang and the a10 pefornmance is not up
>there with those two...
>
>definately a need for better aftermarket power plants, wing
>strengthening etc IMHO
>
>cheers
>astroflyer
>
>


Old Jul 22, 2003, 03:01 AM
KayCee
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Re: GWS A-10 any first hand reviews out there???


"David AMA40795 / KC5UH" <#$%^ham2405@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:3f1ca973.17122384@netnews.comcast.net...
> The wingtips are VERY fragile. The hobbytown where I temporarily work
> has gotten in 8 or 9 and all but 2 had the wingtips either cracked, or
> completely broken off !!!
>
> David


I'll give you 50% retail for all the damaged A-10 kits you have on hand,
and I'll pay the shipping charges.
--
KayCee
Foamie Kit Basher
*remove REMOVE to reply*


Old Jul 22, 2003, 03:01 AM
Pieter Moerkerken
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Re: GWS A-10 any first hand reviews out there???

Very poor according to what I have read on E-Zone


Darrylbar wrote:
>
> Hello All
>
> My local hobby shop, has a few of these on the shelves and I really am
> interested in buying one. Does anyone out there who has purchased one or seen
> one fly care to comment on it. I'm really interested in its flight
> characteristics and of course its contruction (easy as the magazine reviews
> make it seem ???)!!!
>
> Thanks for any info forthcoming!!!!
>
> Darrylbar

Old Jul 23, 2003, 03:02 AM
David AMA40795 / KC5UH
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Re: GWS A-10 any first hand reviews out there???

You'll have to talk to Horizon Hobby..... the owner sends them back
for credit !

Personally, I think they are NOT properly packaged to protect the wing
tips. The wing is loose in the box, and dropping the box on end is
probably what is damaging the tips.

David

On Tue, 22 Jul 2003 04:42:14 GMT, "KayCee"
<k.o.corneliusREMOVE@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

>
>"David AMA40795 / KC5UH" <#$%^ham2405@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:3f1ca973.17122384@netnews.comcast.net...
>> The wingtips are VERY fragile. The hobbytown where I temporarily work
>> has gotten in 8 or 9 and all but 2 had the wingtips either cracked, or
>> completely broken off !!!
>>
>> David

>
>I'll give you 50% retail for all the damaged A-10 kits you have on hand,
>and I'll pay the shipping charges.
>--
>KayCee
>Foamie Kit Basher
>*remove REMOVE to reply*
>
>


 


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