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Old Apr 23, 2009, 05:15 PM
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[QUOTE=sebsoupe]Hello!
where can I find a retract landing gear for the GWS P40, with wheels pivoting back under the wing like on the real plane??? (if it's avalaible somewhere?)
Thank you very much,
Bye
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90 degree rotating retracts? Hmmmmmmm you have a PM
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 05:34 PM
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MERLIN, have you tried them on a GWS P-40 yet?
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 06:35 PM
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MERLIN, have you tried them on a GWS P-40 yet?[/QUOTE

No i don't have one..yet. I have the Ultrafly P-40 but the wing is way too thin for this!
But crxman pat is puting them in his though!
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 06:41 PM
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Yeah, I need to get going on that, huh? But right now I'm so distracted by EDFs! But I do miss flying the P-40, so I need to get it fixed up with these and flying again!

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Old Apr 23, 2009, 06:55 PM
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hi Chris F !
my p-40 had about 700-730g RTF, if I flew with 200grams lipo had about 750g and was too heavy!
nice exhaust!
My EPO GWS-40 weighs in at 800 grams with an 1800 mAh 3 cell battery. The model does not seem to be to heavy. In fact I think that it could take the additional weight of flaps and retracts. That is providing that I can find a small lightweight set of rotating retracts.

I do not use the 2215 size motors anymore as I have found that the larger diameter outrunners suit the bigger GWS Warbirds better.

Ken.

Edit:- I have downloaded and enlarged the pictures and drawings of the GW-RG-MMN RETRACTABLE MICRO LANDING GEAR and I can see no signs of a mechanism to rotate the wheels 90 degrees as the legs retract. So I cannot see that they could be used for a scale type GWS-40 retracting undercarriage.
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Old Apr 24, 2009, 12:39 AM
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That's it

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Hi Mike,

There was a review of the GWS P40 on RCME (UK) and I beleive the GWS kit is not entirely to detail because the P40 had many variants through its life and the kit takes a 'typical' view. So I'm very happy with mine although still tinkering with the set up but maybe this version will not give be authentic enought for your detailed setup.

Regards

nick
Just visited the RCME site and this GWS P40 showed up.

http://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/...s.asp?th=25614


The GA indicates that it is a 112 SQN plane flown in Malta, very similar to the one my relative flew when he was stationed there. Similar to the one he was killed in.

Thanks for the tip about the RCME site, I'm going to read what they have to say, but that model looks pretty good.
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Old Apr 24, 2009, 06:26 AM
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Hi,

I'm intersted buying a new EPO P40, but I want a retract landing gear.
But I have not found any information about how mounting it (GWS micro gear canno't be mounted as the real P40 gear).

Is there anyone that has done it ?
Any photos ?

Thanks in advance
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Old Apr 24, 2009, 12:04 PM
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Retracts

This might help a little. This is for the GWS 40 I think

http://www.modelflying.co.uk/news/article.asp?a=2264

http://s217.photobucket.com/albums/c...t=P1010001.flv

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Old Apr 24, 2009, 12:09 PM
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GWS P40 Review

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Hi Mike,

There was a review of the GWS P40 on RCME (UK) and I beleive the GWS kit is not entirely to detail because the P40 had many variants through its life and the kit takes a 'typical' view. So I'm very happy with mine although still tinkering with the set up but maybe this version will not give be authentic enought for your detailed setup.

Regards

nick
That review was in a previous edition of their mag. Can you send me a "copy" of the review as I don't see how I can get it from them.

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Old Apr 24, 2009, 12:10 PM
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GWS 40 Review on RCUniverse

http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=974
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Old Apr 24, 2009, 03:21 PM
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This might help a little. This is for the GWS 40 I think

http://s217.photobucket.com/albums/c...t=P1010001.flv

Mike
Hello
have more infos about this nice pivoting landing gear??? :
- size/weight
- dealer
- price

???


Thank you very much,
Bye
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Old Apr 24, 2009, 08:41 PM
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Hello
have more infos about this nice pivoting landing gear??? :
- size/weight
- dealer
- price

???


Thank you very much,
Bye
sebsoupe
Guys don't get mad at me because this is a Corsair but these are the Retracts that can be had for GWS P-40s ,PZ and AT F4Us and Freeewing Hellcats.
Skinny wheels would be more scale and fit flush but these were prototypes!
They will work with 2 -2 1/2 LB.planes .
You can PM Orion Pax as he is the fellow who makes them!
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Old Apr 25, 2009, 03:19 AM
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Chen,

Can you or one of your vendors offer me a complete Radio Ready version of the GWS 40 with no paint (white)? I have seen a combo set, but it is painted. I am also interested in the EPO foam for durability. Would like a set up that is in the middle of the minimum to maximum power range.

Can you suggest someone I could buy everything I need from, that seems to be a problem.

I've been looking around for the best deal on this plane and components I need to buy to build it. Anyone else have a suggestion. I've seen some of the previoius links and may go back to one of them.

Mike


Regards,

Mike
Hi Mike,

Sorry for not replying to your post earlier. Would you visit www.caliberhobby.com for buying the plain white NPS kit, servos, receiver, ESC and others. I've replied to your PM, too.

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Old Apr 30, 2009, 06:03 PM
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I won a GWS-40 as being 1st place EZ Star contest winner in my club (Silent Electric Flyers of Long Island). I plan to make it my NEAT Fair Mass Warbird Launch plane.

I worked up the wing and even though it's going to be a belly lander I decided to add more realistic landing gear detail. Cut a foam wheel in half, bend a bit of wire and used some pushrod tubing...add bit of paint. The 50 caliber guns are just CF tubing.

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Old May 05, 2009, 09:43 PM
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A couple of pictures of my motor, mount and spinner. Yes the plane is going to be white/top and blue/bottom...it will be a Russian P-40 Tomahawk.

Motor:
BP A2814-8 Brushless Outrunner Motor
http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...7&pid=B1858544

Mount:
A30 (AXI 2820 sized) 10mm stick mount
http://www.espritmodel.com/index.asp...OD&ProdID=2659

Spinner:
3" Black Spinner with Aluminum Backplate:
http://www.espritmodel.com/index.asp...OD&ProdID=2452

The BP outrunner has a collar on the shaft on the mounting side, so I had to open up the center hole of the motor mount to clear this collar. Nice sturdy machined aluminum motor mount, not bad for $8.

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