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Old Feb 10, 2006, 04:50 PM
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Gws C130 Help

Question for all the gws c130 fliers.
In the process of building a gws c130 cargo trans( hercules). The kit I got has the nacelles for 2 engine and 4 engine use. I would like to use the 4 engine setup.

I need to know what motors are being used on the 4 engine setup .

Brushless , non brushless , small thin motor or regular can type and what kind of perfoemance ,should I expect. Also what type of lipo battery pack do you reccomend .

I would like to use the larger stock motors, but on the 4 motor setup. I think that would look nicer especially spinning a 4 bladed prop.

But like all the other gws airplanes I own , thay dont fly well stock, and I have modified every one with brushless motors and lipos.

Any input would be great, also were do I find extra motor nacelles for the
larger motor set up , I need 2 more .

The weight should be just under 20 ounces after paint etc.
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Old Feb 10, 2006, 06:31 PM
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Hello. You will love the Herc!!!
Mine uses the 4 motor setup. 4 IPS motors with the geaboxes removed. Not sure what the total current drain is but I would suspect somewhere around 8-10 Amps. I am using an "8C" Kokam 1500ma lipo with mine. Pack never comes out hot, even with no cooling holes. I can get around 20 min flights, I just fly it around gently.
Weight is 501g, with batt.
I would imagine with the 4 larger 300 size motors you would have a hefty amp draw and need to carry a larger batt. If you get the weight too high it will be a pig in the air.
There are some good Herc threads in the GWS forum, check them out.
Good luck with your Herc.
Kevin.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=350254
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Old Feb 10, 2006, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by TAUMULLER
Question for all the gws c130 fliers.
In the process of building a gws c130 cargo trans( hercules). The kit I got has the nacelles for 2 engine and 4 engine use. I would like to use the 4 engine setup.

I need to know what motors are being used on the 4 engine setup .

Brushless , non brushless , small thin motor or regular can type and what kind of perfoemance ,should I expect. Also what type of lipo battery pack do you reccomend .

I would like to use the larger stock motors, but on the 4 motor setup. I think that would look nicer especially spinning a 4 bladed prop.

But like all the other gws airplanes I own , thay dont fly well stock, and I have modified every one with brushless motors and lipos.

Any input would be great, also were do I find extra motor nacelles for the
larger motor set up , I need 2 more .

The weight should be just under 20 ounces after paint etc.
What are you talking about? Unless you want to make every single model plane a flying rocket, GWS stock power system works just fine on most of their planes. The stock motors with GWS C-130 works well already you have more than scale power. There are many video around showing how well it flys on stock, e.g. check out the video at www.hobbyhorse.com. They have video of one totally stock GWS C-130.

If you use the "larger" motor then twin motor is already overpowering. If you use 4 motors the weight will definitely exceed 20 oz and flys like a rocket.
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Old Feb 10, 2006, 07:07 PM
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Mine is the the stock 4 motor setup also. I have absolutely no intention of changing anything. It's one of my favorites!
Glenn.
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Old Feb 12, 2006, 06:25 AM
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Wellington, do you have more photos? That's really nice! I love the skiis!
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Old Feb 12, 2006, 08:04 AM
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strife, Any particular angle of photo?
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Old Feb 12, 2006, 10:41 AM
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Can you show some more details on the skiis? It looks like a good paint job too - what are the markings/flag?
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Old Feb 12, 2006, 12:25 PM
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As I'm British born and bred I tried to come up with something like RAF colours but at that time I did'nt have enough paint to do a proper job. The skis are just the lightweight dubro ones. She ballanced OK with just the one pair, The nosewheel was removed also.
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Old Feb 12, 2006, 02:12 PM
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Nice, Glenn. Thanks.
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 06:48 AM
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wellington53

how did you mask the nose of your c130 to paint it black?
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 08:02 AM
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Hey chazz, I didn't mask anything, just used a good paint brush.
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Old Mar 25, 2006, 01:10 AM
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I thought the electric engines came with the arf?

Where I live you can either buy the c-160 twin engined or c-130 four engined
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Old Aug 18, 2006, 05:28 PM
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hi all
i just bought the cargo twin today
the beauty is the nacelles and cowls for twin and quad are in the box along with instructions for both
now all thats missing is the motors and other toys
lol
the plane is now available as twin or quad prop,and twin or quad ducted
btw the quad ducted are edf 50s and twin ducted are edf 55
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Old Aug 20, 2008, 02:21 PM
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God they look so cool but i herd there are many version is there and site that sells all of there so i can compare. Sorry so late 2008
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