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Old May 26, 2011, 01:43 PM
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Epo

HI EVERYBODY.
OK, so that confirms mine is an EPO P40.
With a 2.4 oz SUPER TIGRE 10 motor, weights 23.6 oz with TP 1320 3S.
For performance see
P40MPG2 640X480 (0 min 49 sec)
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A liitle toss with left hand, and UP it goes.

RUD
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Old May 27, 2011, 11:35 AM
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LOL cool video
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Old May 27, 2011, 01:38 PM
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Nice video Rudderless. Here is mine, not as good as yours but we had some pretty good wind and a million bugs that day so it was hard to concentrate. I kept it up high to trim it so you can't really see it all that well. My wife did her best..

P 40 Maiden Flight 004 (3 min 45 sec)


You can see the GWS 28mm inrunner stuck on the nose of my Formosa. I just did it for testing and never flew the formosa with that motor.

I was going to take off from the gravel strip but there are fences and trees all around. Since this was the maiden I though it would be safer to take off and land down the field a ways.

Notice there are no decals on it. I never put decals on a plane untill I get 3 or 4 flights on it that way I know if it flys right and the decals won't get messed up.

Oh and this plane would be a lot lighter and faster if it wasn't EPO.
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Old May 27, 2011, 04:03 PM
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Wife LOL

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Nice video Rudderless. Here is mine, not as good as yours but we had some pretty good wind and a million bugs that day so it was hard to concentrate. I kept it up high to trim it so you can't really see it all that well. My wife did her best..

http://youtu.be/TMCgLW4vUvs

You can see the GWS 28mm inrunner stuck on the nose of my Formosa. I just did it for testing and never flew the formosa with that motor.

I was going to take off from the gravel strip but there are fences and trees all around. Since this was the maiden I though it would be safer to take off and land down the field a ways.

Notice there are no decals on it. I never put decals on a plane untill I get 3 or 4 flights on it that way I know if it flys right and the decals won't get messed up.

Oh and this plane would be a lot lighter and faster if it wasn't EPO.
HEY TOPSPIN
That "audio" from your wife sounded very similar to my wife, "I can't see it, where is it etc".
I have yet to take off from the ground, that thing of yours took off like it was from an air craft carrier, don't think it needs any more power.

RUD
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Old May 28, 2011, 01:49 AM
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HEY TOPSPIN
That "audio" from your wife sounded very similar to my wife, "I can't see it, where is it etc".
I have yet to take off from the ground, that thing of yours took off like it was from an air craft carrier, don't think it needs any more power.

RUD
LOL that's what I thought, bungee launch minus the bungee
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Old May 28, 2011, 12:21 PM
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Thanks guys, you should see my Zero take off.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...78&postcount=1

I always like to get to a comfortable altitude as quickly as I can on an initial flight. That gives me plenty of room to trim the plane an get a feel for how it's going to handle before I try to land it. I would hand launch most planes but I knew this one would be pretty easy to ROG.

Actually, I would like a bit more power althought the geard GWS 28mm makes a lot of power. My hottest two planes are my ME-109 and my Formosa, I run a 2208/20 AXI in both of them, a 36 Amp ESC, and an APC 8X6prop. With 30C lipos they will really scream.

I'm thinking about changing out the motor on my FW-190 and going to 4S just to see if I can a bit more performance.
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...I'm thinking about changing out the motor on my FW-190 and going to 4S just to see if I can a bit more performance.
If you stick a 4S in there I doubt you'll have any complaints about the speed afterwards! GIUsedtoBe put a 4S in his J-Power P-38 and it's like night and day with that plane over 3S performance.

I look forward to the report.

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New lower price. 150. shipped pnp or i keep esc 120. shipped. like new awesome flyer still have my first one
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1444439
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 04:55 AM
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how do i strengthen the fuselage,the plastic so thin it rips on belly landing
and where can i buy new decals
thanks
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 05:07 AM
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i meant Fragile cowl sorry
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Old Jun 23, 2011, 09:03 AM
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i meant Fragile cowl sorry
Get some light fiberglas cloth from the hobby store and some thin epoxy or more specifically if you can find it fiberglas resin or epoxy. Cut the cloth to fit into the inside of the cowl and apply and "Voila"! A very rigid cowl with very little added weight. Absolute must with all GWS cowls.

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Old Jun 23, 2011, 10:27 AM
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I have seen a few aftermarket suppliers ... don't have them bookmarks. I will post again when I find the link.

Try WWW.headsuprc.com under GWS PARTS... seems to ring a bell.
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 12:42 AM
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>30 oz GWS40 with flap and Electric Retract

Upgrade the 1 years old GWS40



Loss the battery cover and make a new one from cutting FW190 spare part.


new cowl
No decal spare part. Using PHOTO draw new one.


decal


Main points of the wing.

2 flap with 2 servo,,P40 classical 90 degree retract landing gear.


420W motor with 1300KV with 3S 2200mah,9060 3 blade
more than 30 oz. waiting the good weather for maiden.
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Old Jul 03, 2011, 10:12 PM
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My EPS 40 built with full GWS guts, 2215 motor, 3 blades propeller, 35Amp ESC, Park servos …….. Thou have had couple time’s accident after approx dozen of flight during past 3 years. The main reason for plane able to survive and yet still in mint condition is due to aluminum foil tape.
The advantages of applying aluminum foil tape are:
---very minor weight increase, but increase of durability and rigidity
---scale with realistic looking
---almost no trace can be found after repair
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Old Jul 03, 2011, 10:17 PM
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Bill, how many wAtts you pulling on 3s?

nice finish
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