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Old Oct 02, 2007, 11:45 AM
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I've thought about bending the wires, too. But it's quite difficult to bend two exact simular ones... So I tried to achive the right angle by fixing the mechanic in a special way...

The angle in sideview is pretty satisfaying btw.

It's the Frontview - the angle to the middle I'm fighting with.

Especially when the force hits construction...


But the original Gear was quite sucsessfull on the rough frontline airfields.
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Old Oct 02, 2007, 09:54 PM
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For those of you with pilot figures, where did you get them? I've had a hard time finding one online. I don't want to paint I pilot, either!
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Old Oct 02, 2007, 10:27 PM
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My latest GWS birds with pilots all have ParkZone pilot figures in them. They seem about the right scale for the bigger warbirds.

Pat
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Old Oct 02, 2007, 10:56 PM
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Cool, thanks Pat. I went and ordered one. They aren't the best, but they are better than no pilot at all.
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Old Oct 03, 2007, 12:19 AM
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I'm fortunate that I have 3 LHS' right near me that carry both the P-51/Spitfire and Fw-190 pilots. Whenever I need a pilot, I just zip on down. In fact, I have not done the GWS Fw-190 yet, but I already have the pilot and spinner (the ParkZone Fw-190 spinner is a good sub for the GWS kit and looks more scale).

Pat
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Old Oct 03, 2007, 08:45 AM
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Ceeray and El Luz;

I'm totally unfamiliar with retracts. What retracts and servos are you using and how are you connecting the retract to the servo? Pictures would be great.

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Old Oct 03, 2007, 11:15 AM
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I would like to help with the retracts but i'm not satisfied with my solution.

I think the robart is the best I've seen so far - recommed
my first servo 15g about 30Ncm was to weak. Would try a GWS IQ-200 or a special servo next.
I used a ubec just for the retract-servo to save the rest of the system. Maybe i use it for Lights, too. I don't want to risk my rx just for the gimmicks...
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Old Oct 06, 2007, 08:14 AM
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GP .10 size retracts with Hitec 75BB retract servo. No problems so far.
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Old Oct 09, 2007, 11:01 AM
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Has anyone found a suitable pilot for these GWS 190's?

Jeff
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Old Oct 09, 2007, 11:11 AM
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Tram,

Parkzone pilots are a good fit and price. But they are a little "cartoony". i painted the "skin" colour bit at the bottom.

Joseph
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Old Oct 09, 2007, 11:12 AM
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Oh and while your at it get the spinner to!
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Old Oct 09, 2007, 11:14 AM
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I used the Robart #600 retractable gear (.10 size) on my 190 with a Hitech HS-81 MG imbedded in the center section. The gear works flawlessly. With the 1/8" wire - I am not straightening the wire all of the time like I was with the smaller gear. The servo gives 42 oz of torque, and I have never stripped a gear.

Brad
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Old Oct 09, 2007, 11:14 AM
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That's the guy I just put in mine. I also painted the skin color as cutting it off would have made him to short. I used the same color as I used on the cockpit. Once the canopy is on and painted, You'll never know there is that funny looking base.
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Old Oct 09, 2007, 11:19 AM
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Thats it Hawk. I actually think that the Parkzone FW190 pilot would be better in the GWS38 and the Parkzone p51 pilot would go better in the GWS190?

Any way, now i have used pilots i would never build a plane without one again!

GWS where are your pilots and spinners?
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Old Oct 09, 2007, 12:12 PM
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Yeh, planes are flown by pilots..

If it's got a clear canopy, it's gotta have someone at the controls..
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