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Old Jan 22, 2006, 11:20 AM
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Windrider's Giant Airliner Kit, Awesome!!

Ming Lou of Winrider just sent me an email saying that their giant Airliner is now ready for shipment. I am thinking maybe (4) Johnson 250 Motors for the electric conversion or maybe even (4) CDROM motors off of (1) large brushless ESC??

http://www.windrider.com.hk/

P.S. - Maybe (4) GWS 300 EDF55's?
-Mike-
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Old Jan 22, 2006, 12:49 PM
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Wow!
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Old Jan 22, 2006, 05:01 PM
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$165 + $60 shipping

Airliner kit included :
1. Fuselage
2. Pair of wings
3. Tail fins
4. Engine arm and duct
5. Push rod
6. Control horn
7. Colour sticker
8. 1 inch and 3 inch fibre tape
9. Build instruction
10. Rubber band and plastic parts

Specification (slope version)
Material: EPS foam
Wing Span: 6 feet
Wing Area: 7.58 sqft
Weight: 50.4 oz
Wing loading: 6.65 oz/sqft
Airfoil: RSB 38
Wind range: 7 km/h to 18 km/h (4 to 11 mph)
Radio need: 3 channels with 5 Futaba #3107 servos,
5 extension servo cable and 1 Y-cord servo cable

Remark: This kit is very easy to modify to electric power .
Suggest to use four pcs of GWS EDF55-300.
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Old Jan 22, 2006, 09:08 PM
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Landing gear?

Something that big deserves to have retractable gear with some semblance of scalishness.

Any ideas?
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Old Jan 24, 2006, 12:35 PM
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$60.00 for shipping?????
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Old Jan 24, 2006, 03:35 PM
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$225 Shipped is a little pricey for a slope glider. I am going to pass on it not just because of the price but also how do you transport a plane that size? Not in my Sentra I would guess. ;-)

-Mike-
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 09:07 AM
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60 bucks for shipping is ridiculous! I can buy 2 GWS slope warbirds for that. And 165 bucks for a chunk of foam? I will definetely pass on that one!
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 09:33 AM
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Dear Mark

How much you need to pay if ship me one 6.5 lbs 48 X 16 X 12.5 inch box to Hong Kong by air?
Just want to get some shipping cost idea.

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Old Jan 25, 2006, 10:16 AM
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i also would go with semi-scale retracts, if i were going in for that. projects like that are just totaly off my map though.
sure looks awsome though.
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 10:17 AM
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Dear Mark

How much you need to pay if ship me one 6.5 lbs 48 X 16 X 12.5 inch box to Hong Kong by air?
Just want to get some shipping cost idea.

Ming Lou
The original poster's pictures are amazing. It sure does look like a beauty. A big beauty, to be sure, but definitely beautiful. I can imagine that flying at a slope - it would be very cool.

I also don't think $60 for a 6.5lb package from Hong Kong is unreasonable - I was looking at prices to ship a laptop (just a laptop) from Dell.Com and they wanted nearly $100 for domestic. I was looking at buying a chassis for a rack mount system a couple of days ago and looking at over $30... domestic. $60 for a large 6lb. box from Hong Kong via airmail doesn't seem at all unreasonable.

That said, to answer your question, Ming, $45-80.

From the US Postal Service website.
http://ircalc.usps.gov/

International Services
Rate charts and complete information for Hong Kong

Mailing Services Estimated Delivery Time* Price
Global Express Guaranteed® Document Service 2 - 3 Days $80.00
Global Express Guaranteed® Non-Document Service 2 - 3 Days Calculate
Global Express Mail™ (EMS) 3 - 5 Days $50.30
Airmail Parcel Post 4 - 10 Days $45.85
Economy (Surface) Parcel Post 4 - 6 Weeks $25.40 (this is "surface" - not air)
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 10:35 AM
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Dear PFM

Thank you very much for your information.
I can let you know that US$60 we charge is not enough to cover what we pay for the shipping, it mean I take some part of our profit to ship the plane.
It happen to all Windrider plane we selling on our website not only this Airliner.
One of example is Ele-Bee, we need to pay around US$35 to ship US but we just charge US$15 to ship US by air.

Ming Lou
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 11:36 AM
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With four "hanging" engines, it would need landing gear, or have em rip off on landings. Ohterwise....interesting.
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 11:56 AM
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See how to attach the engine rod to the wing.
I am landing this ship on long grass on the slope, engine rod separate from the wing but no damage.
If you fly EDF, you must add the the landing gear on.

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Old Jan 25, 2006, 05:06 PM
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$225..... They need to just say "no" and lay off the pipe.
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 01:18 PM
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Retracts on this big a plane looks very do-able as well as plug in wings for transport. My get a bit pricey with 4 fans and the gear thing.

Looks great in the air for sure.

Jim
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