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Old Oct 24, 2007, 08:13 PM
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SMRTIC:

That is one sweet paint scheme on that Corsair. What colors did you use and where did you find the decals? I just gotta know!
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Old Oct 24, 2007, 09:43 PM
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The colors I used were light ivory and rubystone red. I'm not sure what the actual colors were, but these looked pretty close. The red on the model looks more purple in the pictures than it really is. As for the decals, I had them made at the local sign shop. I just looked up the fonts and had them make them in the size I needed. The winged foot was easy, it is simply the goodyear logo.
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Old Oct 25, 2007, 11:05 AM
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very nice!
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Old Oct 25, 2007, 03:06 PM
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Here is my GWS Zero, it's the green one.
I tried to airbrush it like the original shown at the right picture.

The silver one is the Zero of my friend.

At first my Zero was powered by the GWS 400 brushed motor + gear box, but I wasn't satisfied. So I decided to install a robbe roxxy bl motor.

Now my Zero goes very well!

Cu
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Old Nov 01, 2007, 10:57 PM
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My GWS Fleet

Pico Tiger Moth
SlowStick
E-Starter
Formosa
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Old Nov 29, 2007, 03:48 AM
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My third PicoMoth (the original is still flying but the second one has gone to the great foam recycler in the sky).

Apologies for the unorthodox setting for the pics - ground wet/grass long but wanted to catch brief gleam of sunshine.

Painted with rattlecan acrylic. Decals home made waterslide. Powered by Ax-2306N- 2000Kv http://www.unitedhobbies.com/UNITEDH...idProduct=5428
driving (for the moment) a GWS 5030SF but I suspect that may change to a 6050. Not yet flown but seems to be capable in workshop of hovering on a 2 cell 450 lipo. I'm really hoping it will just cruise at about 1/4 throttle as my present one does, but have more in reserve than the present one which can loop from horizontal but doesn't like a lot of vertical. Mind you, neither did the original full size Moth either.
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Old Nov 29, 2007, 04:53 AM
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Bp-12 Brushless Outrunner
CC Thunderbird 18 AMP ESC (Brake Enabled)
BERG 4-Channel DSP Receiver
Two E-Flite Micro Servos (Aileron+Elevator)
Apogee 2070 3-Cell, 10.5C discharge, Li-POLY
GWS Slow Flyer "Orange" 9 X 7
Stock Spinner etc....
Custom Paint and Build by "TurboDriven"
New Owner and RC FLYER: Gerry "Simano"

Here you go.....today's flight adventures with a very well built and nicely painted "RED BULL" GWS P-51D Mustang.

Thats one nice P51. nice to see different colour schemes on the planes. Watched the video, very nice. I did mine in Miss america colours.
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Old Dec 12, 2007, 02:08 PM
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Must have been the Christmas colors that inspired me on this one. My buddy calls it "Kris Kringles 1944 sled". It sure is visible though. LG are removable and I used cut outs made from plastic soda bottles to make the bottoms of the nacells a little more dent resistant. This one has 4040KV 370 size brushless motors and it scoots very nicely.
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Old Dec 31, 2007, 09:19 PM
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Great! Another place to post pics of my GWS FW-190

It's a great kit except the unscale bits, especially the cowl. I had to make one out of balsa and part of the Park Zone model to make it look better. It also has a Park Zone pilot and spinner .

Mr Lin, why oh why can't your kits be just a little more scale and have all the bits people need like a pilot and a decent spinner Ultrafly and Thunder Tiger will be eating into your market because their models are more scale and come with spinners. I would like to use your three bladed props but there are no scale spinners for them either.

Anyway, I have built a FW-190 I am happy with. Thanks GWS
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Old Dec 31, 2007, 11:51 PM
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here is a couple pics of my fleet cant seem to find the rest of my planes
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Old Jan 01, 2008, 12:06 PM
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Great! Another place to post pics of my GWS FW-190

It's a great kit except the unscale bits, especially the cowl. I had to make one out of balsa and part of the Park Zone model to make it look better. It also has a Park Zone pilot and spinner .

Mr Lin, why oh why can't your kits be just a little more scale and have all the bits people need like a pilot and a decent spinner Ultrafly and Thunder Tiger will be eating into your market because their models are more scale and come with spinners. I would like to use your three bladed props but there are no scale spinners for them either.

Anyway, I have built a FW-190 I am happy with. Thanks GWS
Thats the nicest GWS 190 I've seen... The GWS version is so horribly off scale I can't even look at them - but yours looks good!
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Old Jan 01, 2008, 01:42 PM
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Thanks spinnetti. I remember reading your posts about its scale discrepancies before I bought the kit many months ago so I made a list of things I would modify. I also super-imposed a scale 3 view over the GWS 3 view in the instructions to get an idea of what was really out of scale and was surprised with what I saw. The tailplane and cowl is way oversize, and the main undercarriage is way too short. It does depend on which model of the FW-190 you are making when it comes to the cowl as to how long it will be though. I had to move my undercarriage a fair way out from the fuselage from its original position to get the right length, but a look at the front-on 3 view would lead you to believe it is already in the right position so I'm unsure of the accuracy of the drawings I have documented some of my mods in my blog.

The foam part of this model is close enough to scale (except the tailplane but I can live with that), it's just the cowl, undercarriage and tailwheel that spoil the illusion for me.
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Old Jan 01, 2008, 02:10 PM
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You guys would have a heart attack if you ever saw the Scorpio FW190.
But it is a great flyer.
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Old Jan 01, 2008, 03:52 PM
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I like Chris F's overlay drawings. As far as scale goes, I think it is a matter of what you want to float your boat. GWS seems to have done their home work here. I think a true scale FW-190 model's flight charecteristics won't match the configuration that GWS came up with. The longer nose moments will help balance the plane better and smoothen the flight for a more general RC flyer. The larger tail surface will give a better control and forward stability even though there size would add weight in the tail section. If the stock scale nose was kept, you may then have to add more weight up front to get the CG right thus a heavier logy handling plane. It is a trade off here. I like scale planes very much but in practicality manufacturers would lose some of their purchasing audience. The newbie will have one heck of a time to get a scale plane to fly. GWS as other companies widened there purchasing audience by doing this. The scale plane cannot fly as good as the modified version in my opinion. I hear there is a designation (standoff scale) for the these type of planes. It all boils down to flight experience on the stick and your personal choice here.
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Old Jan 01, 2008, 03:59 PM
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I like Chris F's overlay drawings. As far as scale goes, I think it is a matter of what you want to float your boat. GWS seems to have done their home work here. I think a true scale FW-190 model's flight charecteristics won't match the configuration that GWS came up with. The longer nose moments will help balance the plane better and smoothen the flight for a more general RC flyer. The larger tail surface will give a better control and forward stability even though there size would add weight in the tail section. If the stock scale nose was kept, you may then have to add more weight up front to get the CG right thus a heavier logy handling plane. It is a trade off here. I like scale planes very much but in practicality manufacturers would lose some of their purchasing audience. The newbie will have one heck of a time to get a scale plane to fly. GWS as other companies widened there purchasing audience by doing this. The scale plane cannot fly as good as the modified version in my opinion. I hear there is a designation (standoff scale) for the these type of planes. It all boils down to flight experience on the stick and your personal choice here.
**Neons** Bob
I hear ya, but I'm not talking true scale, only scale appearance. I have the FSK190 and it flies great and is scale. They did a MUCH better job with the P40, so I was just disappointed they didn't take the same care with the FW.
They could have made the outline at least scale and had the same flying characteristics. The canopy shape and location are the worst of it.
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