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Old Feb 21, 2013, 05:38 PM
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Thanks for the info Leabres. I am going to start with a GWS 1060 prop just because Headsuprc says its the ideal prop for the motor. I would like to use the single servo for the wing but from all of the reading I have done Im sure I will end up using two like most everyone else. The no power kit cost me $35, motor $19 and I have most everything else laying around to finish the kit. I love to tinker and from what I am reading the GWS kits are tinker projects. I cant wait for the plane to show up in the mail so I can get to tinkering.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 08:30 PM
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Here's a thread that may be of interest to you while you're waiting on your Corsair:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=344133
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 01:34 PM
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I just dusted off my old Slow Stick that I haven't flown in about 8 years.
Put in a new receiver, fixed the motor mount for the brushless, re-taped all the hinge surfaces, mounted a small camera to the bottom and am ready to fly it again.
I'm just waiting for the sun to come out, been a mix of rain and snow all day


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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:59 PM
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I am getting tempted to try WBPU and fiberglass over the F4U wing. I know it will be tricky to cover evenly given the inverted gull wing and the under-cambered airfoil but I am just missing that bird too much.

Anyone know where I can pick up a spare main wing, preferably made out of EPS?
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 11:43 PM
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Glen, we need pics or it didn't happen


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I am getting tempted to try WBPU and fiberglass over the F4U wing. I know it will be tricky to cover evenly given the inverted gull wing and the under-cambered airfoil but I am just missing that bird too much.

Anyone know where I can pick up a spare main wing, preferably made out of EPS?
Lightweight cloth with conform to a gullwing or undercamber with ease. I think the bigger challenge is to wrap it around the wingtips if you're doing both sides of the wing.

BP offers spare EPS wings here along with a spare tailplane.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 07:33 AM
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Thanks Phoam for the link, I have some reading to do for now.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 08:02 AM
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Try using a 50/50 mix of polyurethane and water to "paint" the cloth on the wings.

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Old Feb 26, 2013, 07:52 PM
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Well the big brown box from Headsuprc showed up today. I am very pleased with the quality of the EPO foam the Corsair is made of. I have a few planes made of EPO and none of them have the density and surface quality of the GWS. I have EPO's made by Starmax, Dynam, FMS and Aerosky. The wing on the Corsair is stiff with no need to reinforce and the fuse is just as nice with little to no flex (within reason) when halves are joined. One of the three concern I have is how well it will take paint being that it is smooth and shinny. The second is that I believe I need to make a ply firewall as the motor mount I got for brushless stick mount will put the shaft high or low on the centerline as the plane is designed for a gearbox motor. Not a big to do but I was kinda hoping to use the stick mount only because I have never used one before other than a Harbor Freight P51 throw away plane. Third is the weight of the 450 size firepower motor may be on the light side because of the weight of the EPO, thinking I should have gone with the 480 size. Never had a GWS before but very pleased so far. This thing is going to be a belly landing blast to fly from what I can see so far. I see why GWS has a cult following.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 09:09 PM
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Here are some pics of the GWS EPO foam next to a Dynam Spit with a bad case of the bumps. Most of my Dynams have ended up with the bumps after painting, hope the GWS remains smooth. The GWS foam is much denser and more rubber like without being overly flexible. Looks promising.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 10:17 PM
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I was quite pleased with the foam quality of my EPO Corsair upon receiving it too, though it is a backup for my EPS Corsair that's under constuction - it seems to get consistantly shelved in favor of another build. lol

So, I'm not aware of the paintability of this model. Though I do know that if the foam is coated with water-based polyurethane, virtually any kind of paint would stick to it trouble-free; but that may prove unnecessary. Maybe Str8.cash could chime in on that.

What kind of motor mount do you have? There are two different slots on the Corsair firewall for stick mounts - an upper one and a lower one. This plastic GWS mount should work out for you in an upright position using the lower slot on the firewall. Or, there's the option to use this mount pointing down, using the upper firewall slot. Same with this mount. With those mounts oriented as I described, a brushless motor's shaft should line up same as a brushed motor in the top slot.

Since the EPS Corsair typically balances with a 400-class outrunner, I figgered the EPO would balance out with a 450 motor. Course that's just me speculating, and there are other variables such as the weight of the chosen ESC and battery, and how they're positioned.

Looking forward to your progress.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 03:34 PM
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Seems like this thread is about promoting Heads Up RC more than anything! I asked questions about a configuration that I already had for my SS and 4 out 5 posters recommended buying items again and from Heads Up RC. I don't see how this helps enthusiasts with issues. Just saying.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 04:02 PM
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Sorry about the helpful links. even though they were not all HeadsUp links.

The poster was unsure how to mount his motor mount in his new plane, so I linked to various mounts to accompany my direction as the links have photos of the product and it'd be quite difficult to describe the different motor mounts without any chance of confusion to the ones in question. Also, maybe he's got one of the mounts I've linked to and doesn't need to buy another one.

I buy the vast majority of my motors and electronics from either HobbyKing or HeadsUp, so naturally I'm gonna link to one of them sites as I am familiar with their inventory. Besides, who else do you know that sells the mount that I linked to in the second link?

I do recall you had some components that weren't ideal for a Slow Stick, did you use them anyway? How'd that go?
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 04:06 PM
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Lon,

I don't think anyone here cares where you buy your stuff. It's just that many of us have had good luck with Heads Up and they have a lot of useful info on GWS planes since they carry them.

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Old Feb 27, 2013, 04:25 PM
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All of us here have had good experiences and bad ones with certain vendors. Some of us have been at this electric stuff since NiCds were the latest and greatest batteries in the world for our power purposes. I, for one, having been in on the ground floor of the electric revolution and its evolution that we enjoy today, have a lot of experience with many, many vendors. When you run across one as good as Heads Up RC you are prone to shout it from the roof tops. While I'm at it, I'll sing the praises of BP Hobbies as an outstanding vendor as well. The same is true when you run across a vendor that should be blasted - shout it from the roof tops!

I have had the good fortune of learning on this forum the sad tales of those who have had bad fortune from certain vendors and particular products, and am most appreciative for it. I pass on good sources and products, as well as bad, based on my experiences so others can learn who is out there to really support us or rip us off. I consider it a real asset of this community of ours. So I read a few posts and atta boys about a particular vendor, it helps to drive the information home. The complaints from posters would be more in line if bad experiences are repeatedly being had and no one sounded the bell.

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Old Feb 27, 2013, 06:07 PM
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Thanks Phoam for the links. I went with the GWS motor mount that is for 28mm to 35mm motors because it was in stock. It looks a tad big and I think that is what was messing me up. It mounts best with the motor out front and the stick in the bottom hole, almost center as seen in the pics. Thinking I will mount the 30amp ESC inside of the cowl as it is sorta large and can benefit from the massive air flow 2" from the prop. I think it will work, what do you all think.
Aeronca, I have been bitten by the electric bug and it stings. I find myself looking at my glow planes and imagining a electric motor hanging off of the nose of them. I am very new to the electric power thing and this forum is full of all kinds of great info. Hats off to all that lend a hand to those of us new to electric and foam. Monday I ordered a slowstick for the daughter to fool with, well me to. It will soon be a stick biplane just for poops and grins.
As far as vendors go I am a whore for cheap shipping and Heads up has that, $7 to ship the Corsair and a bunch of odds and ends in a big box from Florida to NY, heck yah I will take some more of that, that felt good.
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