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Old Oct 30, 2005, 11:02 PM
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wow, thanks and kindness to GWS

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Model airplane flying is supposed to be fun. It's supposed to be scientific, pushing the envelope of technology...................................I am convinced that GWS planes are like LEGO's. They're building blocks. Oh, you can make the plane on the front of the box, or you can go off into the wild blue yonder and come up with your own design. That's the beauty of GWS inexpensive toys.
Come on, give GWS a break! They never broke any of my airplanes. I take care of that personally.
I agree with the gist of your post; wow, NO I DON'T OWN STOCK IN GWS, nor M i a REP........................... but they get soooooo much negative press and comments that it's not fair; I REALLY love the last line, ha:

They[/I] never broke any of my airplanes. I take care of that personally.

very well said.

LarryR
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Old Oct 31, 2005, 04:36 PM
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[QUOTE=PoudreDerf]Model airplane flying is supposed to be fun. It's supposed to be scientific, pushing the envelope of technology.
In that spirit, may I present the Beaver Tri-Motor!
In truth, I was building my A-10, and put the EDF's down. I then set my Beaver on the bench and took a look at what I had. Hmm. Tempting.
Now I'm looking at a completed A-10, and wondering if I can make a float plane out of it. A jet float plane! Oh Mr. Lin, don't be mad at me.
I am convinced that GWS planes are like LEGO's. They're building blocks.


Ya, but does it fly? We need pictures or footage!!!
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Old Nov 01, 2005, 10:47 AM
Der Flieger kommt schnell
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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!

WOW- usually people convert a AT6 into a Zero
You did it the other way
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Old Nov 01, 2005, 12:17 PM
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LOL -- I'm kind of like that.
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Old Nov 10, 2005, 12:16 PM
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Here are some pics of my Me-109 in Finnish Air Force color scheme.

I have also included some pics of my new creation, my Amphibious Corsair. I have modified it so I can switch back to wheels. I haven't flown her with the floats on yet. I'll let you know how she maidens in the next couple of weeks.
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Old Nov 11, 2005, 09:12 PM
...missing the PE Slope Rebels
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P-51 Mustang
0.75oz fiberglass
Himax 2025-4200 4.4:1
Phx25
APC 10x7E
3STP2100
A/E only HS-55
Electron6
AUW 18 1/8 oz
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Old Nov 16, 2005, 12:49 AM
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GWS Corsair

This one is almost done needs wheels, aileron wire, 8 rockets mounted under wings, and something mean for nose art. Gws 350C Cgear,Blue Arrow 15A ESC, 2 Blue Bird 306 BB servos, GWS R4PII RX driving a 10X80 4 blade. All courtesy of Vammys sales@Eflyerparts Shop in Crestview N Florida.
Update now completed GWS Corsair and using awesome VamPower 1050mah 2s 12-15c li-po's doubling the output of my 1200mah's previously used. Happy camper!!
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Old Nov 19, 2005, 08:16 AM
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Tiger Moth 400 has always been one of my favorite planes. My moth was getting pretty old and the paint had started to wear out so I decided to do a face lift.

I sanded off all the paint on it and covered it with light-ex film. Haven't had a chance to fly it yet so can't tell how much the flight characteristics will suffer from the added weight (I am guessing about 30g.) but the looks turned out pretty good .

I used to fly it with the stock motor 10x6 prop and 3s 2000mah kokams, and she used to be a joy to fly. I will try the same setup and if it doesnt work I will start thinking about my first brushless

So my setup is:
Stcok 400 motor with D gearing
10x6HD GWS Prop
3S 2000 mah Kokams
50 amp skyborne speed controller (I know this sounds stupid
3 GWS servos


Here are a few pics after the new make up.

Cheers,

GOK
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Old Nov 22, 2005, 08:36 PM
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Pseudo P-40.
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 03:47 PM
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Antenna and antenna mast added plus 6 cosmetic .50cal machine guns and a canopy modification.
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 05:48 PM
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Sweet "Warstang" Username!!!
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Old Nov 29, 2005, 02:33 AM
Seeing the Farside.
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You think that 4-Blade 1080 prop on a 400C motor with 3s lipo would be okay?
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Old Dec 02, 2005, 09:38 PM
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Here are my GWS Birds all converted with Brushless motors and Lipoly Batteries Hope you guys like them I am new to this site Just finished the spitfire and Flies Great

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Old Dec 04, 2005, 06:09 AM
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C-130

Addition to my GWS planes, just flew its maiden flight this morning. After a minor trim on the roll by a much experienced flyer it flew nicely. Everybody on the field just appreciates the scale flying of this bird.

My setup:
Stock ips motors with 3x2 prop
2xGWS servo for the ailerons
2xHS-55 servo for the rudder/steering and elevator
ICS-300Li for the ESC
Electron6 receiver
Modified the nose gear(moved a little aft) and changed the stock foam wheels for much scale look.
2S Xpower 1050mAh
Also added navlights that switches on when the batt voltage reaches 6.4V.

With this mod, add-ons, spackling paste and paint shes heavy with AUW of 510grams but still flies great!

Here are pics just after the maiden.
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