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Old Aug 21, 2005, 06:30 PM
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BN-2 Islander EDF-50
GWS 2-Cell 1050 Li-po
Futaba Micro reveiver + 3 servos
Great Planes C-12 Li=po ready esc

Video here...

http://static.rcgroups.com/gallery/d...nd_Flightt.wmv
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Old Aug 23, 2005, 04:49 PM
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how does that bn-2 fly with that setup? cause i have a 2 cell 1200 li-po and i wanted to use it for one of these planes. how are the flight charecterisics? and what kind of esc do i need? sorry been out of planes for a while.
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Old Aug 24, 2005, 10:29 AM
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Here's my new Beaver.

Himax 2015-4100
Castle Creation Phoenix 10
GWS 2 –Cell 1350 Li-po
Futaba micro receiver and servos
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Old Aug 24, 2005, 10:38 AM
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Here's my new Beaver.

Himax 2015-4100
Castle Creation Phoenix 10
GWS 2 –Cell 1350 Li-po
Futaba micro receiver and servos
Beautiful Beaver. I love the colors that you chose. What kind of paint did you use?
Happy flying C-YA RL
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Old Aug 24, 2005, 10:47 AM
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LOL -- I was watching a movie called "Going The Distance" a couple of days ago... They got on an airplane called "The Eager Beaver". I'd love to see someone do a paint scheme of that airplane...
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Old Aug 24, 2005, 10:51 AM
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NJFLYER72

Great Looking Plane I have two words for you.

HOLD ON

with the motor combo you have and the battery setup you better brace those wings and stiffen the control surfaces.

Ask me How I now?

I went from a GWS 100 motor to the 350 and snapped my wings doing a loop, then I put in a brushless setup pretty close to yours just to see what would happen, well the beaver took off in like 2 feet and went straight up pretty cool to the about 100feet and then she kinda blew apart wings snapped off and anyways I learned how to repair her from my first one. what I would recomend is adding carbon rod to the front edge of wing and maybe I replaced the tail and the elevator with thicker depron or if you have some 3 mm or 2 mm laying around just double them up make them a little stiffer.

Otherwise great plane

OH I allmost forgot check your balance.
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Old Aug 24, 2005, 10:56 AM
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Thanks for the advice Tallflyer. I'm not looking for a stunt plane though. I just like the convenience of brushless motors, and had this one lying around. Also, the control surfaces are hinged with Dubro mini-hinges, so don't go worrying yourself over them either. You probably wouldn't have had the problem with your taking off straight up with a little better throttle management. Thanks for the reminder for checking the balance, but I have been flying for a couple of years now and always make sure it's spot on.

Cheers, NJF72

P.S. geigerr , I used TEstors Chrome and Metallic blue spray cans.
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Old Aug 24, 2005, 11:10 PM
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Eager Beaver

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LOL -- I was watching a movie called "Going The Distance" a couple of days ago... They got on an airplane called "The Eager Beaver". I'd love to see someone do a paint scheme of that airplane...
ha, I play in a jazz band and we play a song named "Eager Beaver"....

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Old Aug 25, 2005, 01:20 AM
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My GWS Islander. Covered in SolarFilm/SupetKote. I found the full scale on airliners.net and generated the graphics for the decals in Corel Draw as vector files. I then printed them on decal film on my Alps MD-1000 printer.


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Old Aug 25, 2005, 03:23 PM
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Here's a video of my 2nd and 3rd flight (and 4th maybe). I forgot to hit 'record' for the maiden

http://static.rcgroups.com/gallery/d...en_Day_RCG.wmv
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Old Aug 25, 2005, 03:38 PM
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Plus a bonus video...

http://static.rcgroups.com/gallery/d...Beaver_RCG.wmv
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Old Aug 28, 2005, 07:50 AM
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Might as well show off my Beaver..

Nothing fancy. She's had some scrapes and a bit of epoxy but, flies good.
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Old Aug 30, 2005, 05:49 PM
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GWS Spitfire

Hey guys,

Heres my GWS Spitfire. Its got six flights on it so far.

My setup
Pheonix 25 sc
Himax 2025-5300 Motor
7x5 Prop
3 hs55 servos (Ailerons,Elevator and Rudder)
kokam 1500

Flys Like a Dream!!!
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Old Aug 31, 2005, 09:19 AM
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Hey guys,

Heres my GWS Spitfire. Its got six flights on it so far.

My setup
Pheonix 25 sc
Himax 2025-5300 Motor
7x5 Prop
3 hs55 servos (Ailerons,Elevator and Rudder)

Flys Like a Dream!!!
Gearbox? Battery?
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