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Old Dec 07, 2007, 12:03 AM
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Looking at getting my first GWS plane

Hey all;

Couple of quick questions....I have flown some RC helo's and have an RTF three channel foamy, fairly proficient flying not an expert but I am in the air more than I am on ground now.

I am looking at my first kit build and love the looks of the P-40 wondering if this kit is suitable for a first build saw some great prices at epyaya....

Any input is welcome.

Ron
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 02:26 AM
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It would be fine as a first build - it's not got any building challenges and the instructions are pretty clear. However, it is a low wing aileron bird and your "three channel foamy" could be a Beaver for all I know, in which case this is a bit of a step. However if you're happy with ailerons then go for it and good luck. We look forward to the first flight report

I like your distinction about being in the air more than on the ground. When I was learning (even more than I still am) I saw it as progress except I had to distinguish between being in the air or in the ground
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 07:39 AM
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Get an EStarter.... good aeliron trainer
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 08:21 AM
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I'd go for the EPO P-40 coz if you do pile it in it will be easier to repair than an EPS P-40. Epyaya has them NPS.
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 09:49 AM
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get the e-starter. It was my first aileron plane from a three channel and it helped a lot in the transition. The p-40 might be a bit too much if you've never flown with ailerons.
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 09:56 AM
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I too like the E-starter. It can easily fly as a 3 channel or a 4 channel. Mine really helped me with the rudder on the left stick. It's probably one of the finest 4 channel trainers on the market.
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 01:47 PM
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Thanks for the tips

Thanks for the tips my three channel is a cessna look alike rudder and elevator high wing.... I thought of trying to convert that for some aleron work. I liked the lines of the p-40 and thought that it would be something to carry me through the winter.

But the estarter? (I will look for it on e.....) to see how it fairs out..sounds like a place to start and I can fly that and still build any one have any other place beside epayaya that I would find the estarter?
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 02:20 PM
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videos here...but remember they are not STOCK (Cf rod in wings and fuse) and EFlite 480 outrunners..

www.myspace.com/rcihcc

and please remember we have been flying a long time so the rocket launchs, smoke bombs on the EStarter are being perfromed by pilots with hundreds of hours flying the EStarter (I am the only one still flying their original.... but I wont play tag..)
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 02:20 PM
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E Starter, fly like a warbird with a bigger motor and at slow speed like a TM even with the bigger motor, very easy to fly
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 03:13 PM
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I'd go with the e-starter if you're coming from a high wing rudder/elevator monoplane. But, if you want to make life a little more exciting why not try out twin engines and ailerons at the same time? http://www.caliberhobby.com/airplane...ml#estarterkit

Go for the e-starter twin with 2 300H brushed motors - then you don't have to lay out big bucks on two brushless ESC, plus you'd get free shipping
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 04:59 PM
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www.allerc.com
www.omnimodels.com

both have free shipping on orders over $100
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 05:31 PM
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Congrats to Ron find the right place to ask about GWS.

Have fun! Enjoy the sucessful way to learn RC.

If you never fly RC, I even suggest you to buy an FMS flight similator joystick!

See: GWS Flight slimilator USB Joy-stick for $20!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=685908

Then you will own unlimited airplanes crash for free!
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 08:51 PM
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Congrats to Ron find the right place to ask about GWS.

Have fun! Enjoy the sucessful way to learn RC.

If you never fly RC, I even suggest you to buy an FMS flight similator joystick!

See: GWS Flight slimilator USB Joy-stick for $20!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=685908

Then you will own unlimited airplanes crash for free!

Thanks sir I already have the FMS and the four channel simulator. Where I first learned and moved from the sim to real thanks for the thoughts
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 09:53 PM
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If you do get an E-starter, consider this motor: 2410-08Y with a GWS HD 9075 or GWS HD 1060. I bought mine here
http://cgi.ebay.com/2410-08Y-Outrunn...QQcmdZViewItem
and it is still in use even after the E-starter is long gone.
I ran 3S lipos in the E-starter and now run 2S lipos in an old battered GWS Beaver with a GWS EP9070.
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