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Old Jun 04, 2007, 03:37 PM
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GWS F-15......The Eagle has landed!!!!

Postman dropped this off 5 mins ago!

I'm Thrilled!! The build begins...................
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Old Jun 04, 2007, 03:52 PM
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Some more pictures as I unpack the box. Just a note - I got the 005A (3900 Kv green) motors - just as I had asked for.

It looks like GWS has included 2 nose cones. Probably due to the number of crunch ups people have had with the 262 and P-38, and there being no spares yet.
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Old Jun 04, 2007, 03:58 PM
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Old Jun 04, 2007, 04:01 PM
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I don't see any covers for the cheater holes in that package? I assume they're hidden aware in a bag someplace?
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Old Jun 04, 2007, 04:17 PM
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Subscribed! Mine should be here tomorrow. Batteries and ESC's by end of week! Woo Woo!
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Old Jun 04, 2007, 04:18 PM
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Old Jun 04, 2007, 04:22 PM
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Just examining the kit contents. Looks very good - just like the 262. About a week ago I downloaded the instruction manual - so I already sorta know what I'm doing.

The first nice thing is the battery compartment is a nice size. This is my new Flightpower evo25 2170 pack. should be lots of room for those who are going the 4S route.
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Old Jun 04, 2007, 04:25 PM
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I always get that warm fuzzy feeling when opening a new GWS kit
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Old Jun 04, 2007, 04:25 PM
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There is a nicely molded cooling air inatke in the bottom - but the nicest part is the molded air exhaust right into the intake! The 2 fans should provide some nice positve airflow through the battery compartment.
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Old Jun 04, 2007, 04:25 PM
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Old Jun 04, 2007, 04:26 PM
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Has it got retracts too?
Who is selling them ?
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Old Jun 04, 2007, 04:28 PM
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David,
The covers are molded in clear plastic and they are in the bag with the canopy.

They are about as thick as the 262 canopy - I just wonder that if some guys are going with higher power setups - it may be advisable to reinforce them with some carbon fiber or something as they are quite wide and I could see them POSSIBLEY collapseing.

Damn! To bad the weather is going to suck for the rest of the week.
We just had a week of sunny, record breaking hot weather - and now this.
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Old Jun 04, 2007, 04:32 PM
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For the really adventurous - I think you Could squeeze a small set of retracts into it. The main wheels would not be in the fuse - but would be semi recessed into the fuse side. GWS looks to have molded this into the plane.
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Old Jun 04, 2007, 04:38 PM
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There is a molded pocket for (I assume) a nose gear when retracted. You can also see the scribes in the side just forward of the main gear mounts.

For me - this is more than I want to attempt. I will do the first flight with gear to judge the flight preformance, especially takeoff, with the 005A motors and 3 cells. Then I will remove the gear and handlaunch - as I really don't have any other choice where I fly.

I also need to test preformance with and without the cheater covers installed.

This should be fun~!!!
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Old Jun 04, 2007, 04:43 PM
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Sweet. It looks good. Now, start building so I will know what to do and not do when mine finally gets here.
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