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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:15 AM
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guillows 501 p-40 rc

this is some bits from a 16 1/2" guillows p-40 i've been building.it uses three 2 1/2 gram servos,a 2200kv 9 gram brushless motor,a pentium 6amp esc with a 4 channel orange reciver.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:41 AM
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i flew the warhawk while it was still in the white with no paint.it is fast!i can cruise along at just under 1/2 stick.wot it just ripps there was a 5-7 mph wind on the test day as well.i used a 4-5 prop from a cox .020. it fit the prop adapter just right.the model weighs around 3 1/4 oz. with the 350mah battery.
it is nearly finished now and i should be able to fly it and get some video soon.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:03 AM
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Wow ... very nice work. A couple of questions. Is that the original covering material that comes with the kit? What wire/tube did you use for the ails and how where they attached to the ailerons?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:09 AM
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Looks real good. As far a a canopy, you could find a paper model P-40 size it up to match your Guillows build and use the frame with the paper kit. You can then CA or UHU glue thin plastic to the inside of the frame work or you can use the plan to make a Depron canopy cover with epoxy and vac form one over it. That said your tape one looks good.

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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:13 PM
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the covering material is top-flite super monocote.the cable for the ailerons is sullivan gold-n-cable #577 gold/yellow as the pkg.reads. i just cut the pieces to length and attached the z bend wire to the cable using 1/16 shrink tube and ca glue.
here is the latest pic.i still need to find the shark mouth decal in 1/24th scale or paint it on.also a few other details to do with the air brush.
yes for me the rear window is a real bear to build on this modle.it still needs the window frame painted as well.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 09:45 PM
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looks great I really like it now i cant wait to see it finished. I have mine torn down and I am really wanting to finish it up but I lost my cowl and canopy so i need to order a new kit to get the parts i need but after seeing yours it reminds me how much fun it is flying these little models. So its on the order

cant wait to see a flight video
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 10:40 PM
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i had 1 flight with it last week and no camera person and the way the weather looks it could be a while until we can fly any time soon winter is upon us in MN.
i will put together a quick little vid showing function and giving the run down on the build some time soon.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 10:41 PM
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did it fly well? power was good and controls worked well?
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 04:51 PM
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well here's a vid of the p-40 rc conversion.i tried not to get too long winded
guillows p-40 rc conversion-1/1 (8 min 25 sec)
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 10:29 PM
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well it's about time the weather lightened up.it was 29 degrees today with a 5-7mph breeze so I had a chance to record a flight of my p-40.i changed to a gws 5043 prop and the spinner is static for now .this plane is a lot of fun and fast.i hope you enjoy it
Guillows p-40 rc test flight (4 min 55 sec)
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Old Mar 23, 2013, 01:54 AM
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Great flying,these Guillow 500 serie are not easy to convert!
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Old Mar 23, 2013, 11:49 AM
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thanks,they are a nice challenge to build them with power and keep them light. im very close to completing a fw190 kit 502 using the 6400 brick and the 2s conversion.this uses the same 2200kv motor and 6amp esc and 350mah 20c 2s battery as the p-40 build.
the 190 will be an ounce lighter than the p-40 with the same power
I will do a build thread on it but I like to fly them first
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 03:06 PM
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Nice.
What motor is that? Same as the beast motor?
I'd appreciate a link for the parts you purchased.
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 06:03 PM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/F02069-A1504...item3a747899ec
this is a link for the motor I have only been able to find them from china.they are around 15-20 dollar range.i'm not sure if the beast motor is the same.you can also do aebay search and just put in A1504 it should bring up a lot.
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most of the p-40 set up i found on ebay and some parts came from china.it took a few weeks for the parts to get here but i think it was worth the wait.the servos are 2 1/2 gram that are available from many sources in china.these were 4 for 12.00 shipped.the motor is a 2200kv 9 gram brushless out runner also from china and was around 12.00 shipped.the esc i found here state side and is a 6amp pentium with with bec and was around 9.00 shipped.i bought the 4 channel orange reciver from a friend for 15.00 new and i believe that is the going rate.the batterys are 350mah 2s from a depron ultra light i fly and are from value hobby @ 3.50 ea.the prop i used was probably not the best choice but it flys the plane like mad.it is a thimble drone cox .020 prop 4x4.5 i believe.this plane came out @ 3 1/4 oz with the battery.if i remember the running gear was just under 2 oz.
there are some more details in the guillows p-40 thread but here is the vid i just made showing function.i have flown the p-40 a few times now and this set up works great.flight times should pass 10 min.i would imagine this will fly any of the 500 series but may be a bit heavy for some.i think it would be great for some of the 20-30 inch span biplanesand others.it may be a while before i get some flight vid as winter has really hit here.
guillows p-40 rc conversion-1/1 (8 min 25 sec)


here is some usefull info regarding gws props on the p-40 set up. i made some adaptors for my watt meter to see how far i could push this set up.350mah 20c 2s battery was full charged for each pull.
the origonal thimble drone .020 cox prop made 3.9 amps @ 28.6 watts
5x3 gws prop went 4.5 amps @ 33 watts
5x3 3 blade gws prop went 5.1 amps @ 33.1 watts
45x40 gws went 4.7 amps @32 watts
45x30 gws went 4.1 amps @ 30 watts
and the 5x4.3 gws went 5.4 amps @ 35.2 watts
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