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Old Oct 16, 2012, 08:09 PM
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Here is an awesome trick.

Heat up the prop adapter. I use a mini torch. This causes the adapter to expand and slip on. Use some gloves!
Gloves are for sissy's
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 08:14 PM
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Gloves are for sissy's
Hey! LOL.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 08:15 PM
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How cool is that!? I thought about that colour scheme, but it was a bit more than I wanted to tackle right now. Maybe we can get some free rides from Kenmore.


I did some damage when I peeled mine back. I was going to try and heat the decals with a hair dryer and see if that helped, but I rushed and regret it. It's not too bad though, after a little priming and painting.


Funny thing just happened. I was re-installing the dummy radial. Of course knowing that a radial engine is mounted with the cylinder at the top positioned so that it is vertical results in the two bottom most cylinders being at a slight angle thereby helping to prevent plug fouling and hydraulic lock, I positioned the motor with one cylinder up top and noticed that the lower most cylinder was also vertical. Wait a minute, that's impossible unless.........ARRRRRGHHHH An 8 cylinder Pratt & Whitney Wasp?! I mean, I'm not planning on entering Top Gun with this model, but come on! I think I may have to get a proper 9 cylinder Wasp from Parkflyer Plastics. The 3.5" one should fit nicely.

I wonder if Goo Gone will work?
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 09:24 PM
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The detailing looks good
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 10:20 PM
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Sweet! Thanks!
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 01:35 AM
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Hi Guys,

Well if vonJaerschky got one, I had to join the club also...

Mine is here and I'll be repainting her as DHC-2 #1 C-FFHB...

Here's my GWS version of #1 from waaaaaay back:

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Old Oct 17, 2012, 01:42 AM
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Here is an awesome trick.

Heat up the prop adapter. I use a mini torch. This causes the adapter to expand and slip on. Use some gloves!
Yikes! Flame & Foam = Pile of Molten Gooo
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 05:02 AM
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Yikes! Flame & Foam = Pile of Molten Gooo
Prop adapters are made of metal.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 05:03 AM
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Hi Guys,

Well if vonJaerschky got one, I had to join the club also...

Mine is here and I'll be repainting her as DHC-2 #1 C-FFHB...

Here's my GWS version of #1 from waaaaaay back:

That is the greatest looking GWS model I have ever seen. A new benchmark..well done.

-Cub
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 05:05 AM
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That is the greatest looking GWS model I have ever seen. A new benchmark..well done.

-Cub
I second that, just outstanding
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 09:25 AM
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I first noticed this plane on the cover of the Tower Hobbies catalog, which I received in the mail yesterday. Given the price, the discount coupon ($20), no tax or shipping charges, and some great reviews and videos, I jumped on this one!

Been looking for a dedicated float plane, and this bird looks great. Hope she's accept my 4s 2200 lipos!
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 09:58 AM
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Thanks...

It was more to show how far things have come since 2004...

For foam planes, the scale details really are much better and the foam they make these out of now dosen't shatter like glass when it hits something...

The other thing, is the connection to a thread I started waaaay back then called "Canada's Latest Beaver" here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...+latest+beaver in RCGroups, it's really neat to see some of the old "GWS Beaver" gang still building and hanging around here!

For example, (Hope you don't mind) "Tom Smith" is an old GWS Beaver driver from waaaay back here's his plane from our old archives:


I'm looking forward to seeing his Flyzone bird with all it's finishing touches!
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 10:03 AM
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I also use Lipo's with deans connectors, so I will replace the ESC and RX (spektrum ar6110e), which has proven to be a most reliable RX.

Anybody tried a 4s Lipo in this bird?
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 10:04 AM
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I would rank Tracon as the president of the Beaver Lovers Club. His is prettier, but my GWS Beaver has flown higher, if memory serves me. In 2003 I flew mine over the Hoosier Pass in Colorado, altitude 11,542', plus my altitude over the pass, which was about 50'. Completely stock too. Sam has a picture of it in his Beaver archives. I can't wait to see what he does to his Flyzone Beaver. Tom
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 10:10 AM
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Gosh I wish I had to give my Beaver a new scheme ha ha! Mine shipped out yesterday from the hobby store to me.
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