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Old Sep 25, 2005, 03:54 PM
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I didn't know this could be done........ I'd like to plan ahead, too, but don't know enough yet (never DID brushless)........... will a brushless speed/motor controller WORK with a common brushed motor???

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Old Sep 25, 2005, 04:42 PM
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No. The two control types are not compatible with both motor types. Clarifying what I meant may be warranted. I meant that a newbie might buy a brushed speed control to go with his GWS Beaver kit. My rational was that he would eventually go to a brushless setup and have to buy another speed control. Why not just buy a brushless controller to start with and put an inexpensive brushless motor into the GWS gearbox and shelf the 350c that came with the kit. I am looking at:
http://aircraft-world.com/prod_datas...-diykit-vl.htm
for my Beaver. This diy kit is only $35 Can. I have spent about $90 in a year replacing the brushed 350's that only last a dozen or so flights. If the Beaver lasts more than four dozen flights like mine, you'll be ahead by starting off brushless. The performance issues are another kettle of fish also.
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Old Sep 25, 2005, 05:46 PM
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your clarification

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No. The two control types are not compatible with both motor types. Clarifying what I meant may be warranted. I meant that a newbie might buy a brushed speed control to go with his GWS Beaver kit. My rational was that he would eventually go to a brushless setup and have to buy another speed control. Why not just by a brushless controller to start with and put an inexpensive brushless motor into the GWS gearbox and shelf the 350c that came with the kit. ..................
ok, thx for the clarification, but you probably see now how that I READ it.....

appreciate.

LarryR
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Old Sep 27, 2005, 10:13 AM
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I was going to wait until I put the finishing touches on her before I posted in here. But with no airbrush and having as much fun as I am flying her... it may never get finished. So here it is. For the GWS crowd. My Hermann Graf replica.

ME109 Slope / glassed with .75oz. cloth/minwax.
Towerpro BM2410-21t motor
Eflite 20amp brushless ESC
1350mah 3cell with an 8x4 prop and 1250mah 2cell with an 8x6 prop
Elevator and Ailerons only, no rudder.

With an AUW of 14oz with the 2cell and a shade under 15oz. with the 3cell, she flies great either way. With the 2cell it takes about 90% throttle to keep the airspeed up enough to fly her well though. And vertical is limited obviously. The 3cell is a better flier but not by any great amount. Either way it's a dream to fly. Looks awesome in the air too!

My one tip about building the ME109 : Secure the Cockpit hatch with more than the supplied magnet mount! Trust me. It'll fall off in the middle of the maiden flight if you don't.
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Old Sep 27, 2005, 07:00 PM
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Me-109

I would have to say that is the best looking GWS-109 i have ever seen Turbo!!!!
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Old Sep 28, 2005, 06:59 PM
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Just maidened my E-Starter yesterday. It flew great! I'll post some pics with more info as soon as I figure out how
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Old Sep 28, 2005, 07:47 PM
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E-Starter Pics

Here are my pics...
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Old Oct 02, 2005, 04:16 PM
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PT-17 Stearman

I just finished this PT-17, I wanted a Fokker DR.1 but I could not find one that would make a good electric parkflyer.
My Setup:
E-flight park 370 brushless
phoenix 25 ESC
Hitec feather 4 ch
2100 MAH lipoly
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Old Oct 04, 2005, 11:28 AM
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Ernest -- that's a great looking C-130!

I used my airbrush to add a little color to my GWS Zero this weekend. I used Anita's craft paint (available at any local craft store or Wal-Mart for $0.44), and thinned it 50/50 with windshield wiper fluid (for the airbrush).

It worked great!
Just an update to my post in post #93... The 105th flight of my GWS Zero resulted in a crash -- the wind was ten-times stronger at 100 feet than it was at ground level, and the wind carried my GWS Zero off and she disapeared! After a 25-minute seach, I found her 6/10 of a mile away!!! The only damage was a broken prop, crinckled cowl, and broken fuselage.

I was amazed how easy it was to repair the fuselage -- I did the work in just a few minutes with masking tape and Gorilla Glue (I let the Gorilla Glue dry for 3 hours), and she's as good as new. Since I had her in the hanger, I gave her a new paint job (using more of the Anita's craft paint) -- the paint only added 10 grams of weight!

She was lost on Wednesday as a GWS Zero, and reborn on Monday as a GWS Texan!
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Old Oct 04, 2005, 12:40 PM
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That's pretty slick
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Old Oct 04, 2005, 06:30 PM
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Old Oct 04, 2005, 07:37 PM
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just got her out of the paint shop nice step up from the slow stick!!!
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Old Oct 04, 2005, 07:53 PM
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Great

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just got her out of the paint shop nice step up from the slow stick!!!
Great intro for your first post; keep us "posted" with your progress.

oh,and welcome.

LarryR
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Old Oct 07, 2005, 10:50 PM
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Fokker DR-1

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I just finished this PT-17, I wanted a Fokker DR.1 but I could not find one that would make a good electric parkflyer.
My Setup:
E-flight park 370 brushless
phoenix 25 ESC
Hitec feather 4 ch
2100 MAH lipoly
ERAU ATC, for some reason no one can find this plane. Tower Hobbies sells it. Kavan DR-1 comes with to small a motor in a 280. I converted to GWS 350C with C drive, 2cell Kokam,10A greatplanes esc and hitek electronics. Here's 3 shots of mine before the guns were done.
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Old Oct 07, 2005, 10:58 PM
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Comon guys,, it's Hitec not Hitek or hitech...

it's Etec Lipos, not Etech, or Etek...

It's V-Tec not V-Tech
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