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Old Sep 18, 2002, 11:00 PM
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New GWS Plane Comments

Hello,
I was just bumming around the GWS website, and I noticed a few new plane, at least new to me. They were the F-4U, Spitfire, Me-109, the A-10(which I have heard about), and the P-51(which I have also heard of/seen). WHat are your guy's thoughts of these new planes..like flying characteristic, ease of building, etc,etc,etc. Thanx Patrick
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Old Sep 18, 2002, 11:28 PM
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Hi Patrick, it's too soon to tell. Except for the P-51 preview pictures posted here none of the planes has been seen by anybody yet.

You'll read it here first!

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Old Sep 18, 2002, 11:32 PM
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Geez

Man,
I thought the p-51 was already out. I have seen pics on the internet of it, and I thought it was available. Shucks. BUt the good thing is, I will learn to fly exceptionally well with my Pico Stick, and then once the new planes arrive, I will buy one of them. Thanx Patrick
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Old Sep 19, 2002, 07:22 AM
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Hi Patrick,

You are not the only one waiting for these new planes! The P-51 and the A-10 both look nice to me. I had some hard knocks (and lots of epoxy) with my GWS Zero at first, but it's flying well now and has about 60 flights.

I'm looking for a new airframe ... home for the electronics in my Zero ... for the day that it crashes beyond repair. The SwitchBack 3D is probably what I will go with, but the P-51 is a possibility too.

Carl
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Old Sep 19, 2002, 08:10 AM
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availability

over the next few months these models are supposed to become available...starting with the p-51..which is supposed to be released by now but will take about 6 weeks to hit the states
horizon hobby will be the first to get them being they are the sole U.S. distributor for GWS who for reasons of cost transport via ship on the sea lanes

i received a letter from yolanda at gws about a month ago with the release dates of the new line of products and all i can say is, it is about a plane every 3 weeks till december starting with the 51 and to allow 6 -8 weeks for shipping to horizon hobby

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Old Sep 19, 2002, 08:18 AM
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Waiting

Hello,
I guess its sorta good for me. I am still learning to fly, so that once I can fly my Pico Stick perfectly, I will get a new plane. And that will be about the time when the new planes start coming out. I like the look of th P-51, but the F-4U looks good too. I Just dont like the Neon Blue color scheme. THanx Patrick
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Old Sep 19, 2002, 08:54 AM
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well you know what they say

repaint today,....and thin no more....lol

i have a bad habit in that i don't like the marks left by the injection molding process so i regularly sand my planes down with 300 grit paper and repaint with either a water based acrylic or with any foam friendly paint like testors model paint and others
of a similar nature

Belgy
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Old Sep 19, 2002, 09:45 AM
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I wonder about the mold marks. The TM and Zero had mold marks, but the Beaver doesn't, they are all inside the fuse. I wonder if the new models coming out will have mold marks on the exterior of the fuse or if they will be smooth like the Beaver.

Jimmy
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Old Sep 19, 2002, 09:47 AM
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Belgy, I heard from ACR that the Mustangs are due soon.

Putt, I don't think the Zero or P-51 or F4-U are really the best choices for a second plane. They are a big step up and not really easy enough to fly to be good aileron trainers.

Of course I don't really know about the Mustang and Corsair and am just speculating by what I have seen and from reading the Zero reports.

You still don't see that many posts saying somebody got a Zero and it flies well without any problems. A few yes, but not many.

There is a serious lack of aileron trainer parkflyers. The Crazy max and Sky Scooter are about it for ARF's.

BC
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Old Sep 19, 2002, 10:09 AM
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All the planes being brought out by GWS are larger with more
powerful motors.

What happened to the micro stuff? That's what I'm looking for,
the smaller planes and equipment.
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Old Sep 19, 2002, 10:11 AM
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P-51 kit will be sold in Taiwan on Sept. 20!

P-51 kit will be sold in Taiwan on Sept. 20!

However, the large container shippment by seafreight will be release from Taiwan at Mid. October. Arrival in USA early Nov.

Some of pre-production samples were given to test pilots since last month. You should be able to see flight reports soon.

One of Taiwan's test pilot has post his report on Ezone!
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Old Sep 19, 2002, 11:17 AM
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just a back up

this is the original communication between Yolanda and myself at GWS on this topic and it backs up what Mr. Lin just posted too.

----- Original Message -----
From: "charles parish" <chparish@hotmail.com>
To: <yolanda@gws.com.tw>
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2002 6:27 PM
Subject: production schedules

hi Yolanda,
>
> just wondering about the scheduled release dates on the
> "Coming Soon" WWII models as well as the A-10
>
> p 51
> me 109
> spitfire
>
> ecetera.....
>
> Chuck Parish



Dear Mr. Parish,

Please refer our latest airplane schedule as below. However you need to add 5 to 6 weeks for forwarding the shipment.


ITEM RELEASED DATE
P51 SEPTEMBER
SPIT FIRE END OF OCTOBER OR BEGINNING OF NOVEMBER
E-STARTER OCTOBER
A-10 NOVEMBER
F4U DECEMBER
ME109 OCTOBER

Best Regards,

Yolanda Wang/Secretary
Grand Wing Servo-Tech Co.,Ltd.
153, SEC. 2, DATUNG RD., SHIJR CITY,
TAIPEI 221, TAIWAN, R. O. C.
TEL: +886 2 8692-6255
FAX: + 886 2 8692-6842
Email: yolanda@gws.com.tw
Please see our product information on internet
http://www.gws.com.tw
http://www.grandwing.com.tw
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Old Sep 19, 2002, 12:24 PM
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If GWS releases a flyable F4U, they will sell a ton I am sure-one right here!

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Old Sep 19, 2002, 03:19 PM
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I've been waiting for the A-10 for a very long time. I hope the november prediction means by Christmas but I doubt it.
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Old Sep 19, 2002, 04:22 PM
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Originally posted by mattk17
I've been waiting for the A-10 for a very long time. I hope the november prediction means by Christmas but I doubt it.
agreed ...it will probably be january.......but....i would rather wait and have a plane that definately works than one that is still kinda
beta-ish

....and hopefully come with the new edf 75's than the 50's

i will be getting all of these warbirds as they hit the market...thats for sure

i like GWS for there low cost planes even if they aren't perfect
they're simple and economical


Belgy
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