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Posted by mudman1959 | Jul 28, 2009 @ 03:32 PM | 8,715 Views
Bought this GWS Mustang for a small indoor RC model and I am converting it to a 4 channel flyer. I have hinged the wing, elevator, and rudder. I need to pick up some lite weight carbon fiber rods for extra support for the elevator and the wing. Going to power it with a "Blue Wonder" motor on a 2 cell battery, I will have to experiment with the prop sizes and see what works the best, the motor will be mounted to a lite ply firewall and the nose cone will be attached using magnets. The quality of this plane is not too bad... The foam has some mold marks on it and some flashing on the edges which should be able to be sanded down and blended out with some filler putty. It comes pre-painted a light silver and comes with a good compliment of stickers but I think I will try to find a chrome paint for it. I will be putting on landing gear for ROG since I plan on flying this one mostly indoors. I have a SG91 servo for the ailerons and some light Eflite servos for the rudder and elevator. Going to convert the canopy and forward cowl so they are one piece for access to the battery bay and radio, it will also be held on by magnets. This model should be quite a challenge to keep it lite during the build, I will have to break out the dremel to remove some extra weight... Mudman1959

Update 01-20-10 GWS Mustang build continues...
Got the motor mount on and the "Blue Wonder" which happens to be silver mounted. Thinking about splitting the nose cowl in half and...Continue Reading
Posted by mudman1959 | Jul 23, 2009 @ 10:56 PM | 8,338 Views
Here is a Great design for a plane starting stand. Thanks to all the guys from the Cedar Rapids Iowa Skyhawks RC club for allowing me to hang out with them this week. At least now I know I'm not the only crazy guy out here... That is when it comes to RC airplanes. Mudman1959 Wings Up... Wheels Down......Continue Reading
Posted by mudman1959 | Jul 10, 2009 @ 07:19 PM | 8,371 Views
Just getting this one going... I like how it looks! If it flies as good it should be a fun one. I need to purchase servos and running gear for it along with a new receiver, so it could be awhile before its finished and flying.

Update... 08-10-09... Been busy working on this one yesterday and today, got quite a bit done. Made a decision... Good or bad, The plane will have a detachable wing with the servos for the ailerons in the wing. The rudders are on and glued, working on the flexible control rods for them. The elevator works great, it centers with no trim and does not deflect beyond the edge of the fuselage in up or down travel. Spent quite a bit of time yesterday sanding and sanding, I need to get some filler putty and do all the joints and edges... then its back to more sanding. It is finally starting to look the part!

F-18 Hornet (0 min 30 sec)

Update... 09-28-09... I received my parts from Grayson Hobby today... The Megajet motor Ver. 2 with 2 6x5.5 props and the GH 50 amp ESC with a external 3 amp BEC, a 5 pack of servos, and a power disconnect plug for saftey. Ran the motor for a quick test and WOW!!! This motor snorts!!! I only went to 1/2 throttle and it was screaming with the 6x5.5 prop. Should really make this plane go... Will post more photos soon... Mudman1959 Wings Up... Wheels Down...

Update... 09-30-09... Finally getting everything mounted... All the servos are in and go in the correct directions. Just finished mounting the motor tonight....Continue Reading