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Old Mar 16, 2005, 08:43 PM
But Honey..It was only $$
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NAV led lights on gws Corsair

Hey people,

Let me begin with what I've got :

1) GWS Corsair slopeglider kit (not painted).
Himax 2025-5300
Cobri 20 Gearbox (6:1 ratio)
APC 9x6 & 10x5 props
CC 25
Hitec Electron 6 rec'v
HS81MG servo for (single setup) ailerons
HS55 for elevator
GWS Pico for rudder
HeCell 3s1p Lipo

$1 pilot (from dollar store)

Weight ? NO IDEA ! but it's heavy

I sanded it like crazy, removed ALL bumps and then used lightweight spackle to fill in the cracks.

Glassed it with 0.5oz fiberglass (over entire plane.. fuselage, wings seperately) with Polycrilic Miwax. About 3 coats.

Painted with Flat black testors and flat white. No decals. (Spray can paint )
One more coat of Minwax on top. (BAD MOVE !) Paint started to CRACK in many places. Don't know why. (I'm a newb at painting with enamels and acrylics). Another quick coat of Minwax stopped the cracking.

Maiden flight. Successful ! 2mins. Tossed her back in the air and nicely cruised into a goal post (flew at my local park) .

It did the helicopter off the goal post and the cartwheel on the grass. All of this at 75% throttle but look at the damage (pics below). Only a few nics.

Glassing made it heavy but darn near indestructible !

LED lights :

2x White Landing lights (10,000ma)
1x Blue (underbelly) light (2,500ma)
1x Red (behind pilot) flashing light (300ma)

all linked together into a positive and negative standard 3 prong plug into receiver.

Cheers,
Jesse
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