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Mar 20, 2003, 02:53 PM
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NEW VIDEO!!!!!!!Own design hovers at less than 1/2 throttle on cheap GWS 300

This is my own design(but you may recognize the scheme). Pwoered by $20 GWS 300 and hovers at bewteen 1/4 and 1/2 throttle and flys for 8 minutes on 720's. Would be even better on poly's but wanted to keep it cheap. Hacker b20 on polys would be best but if you want a cheap, durable(foam fuse) that you can hover all day long, then this plane with GWS set-up is awesome! If anyone wants one I'll sell one as a kit or arc. bdicinti@aol.com

3D Tempter
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Mar 20, 2003, 02:55 PM
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Got any video?

Mar 20, 2003, 02:56 PM
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Hovering Picture

This a picture of The 3D Tempter hovering. Doesn't just hang there at full throttle, but pulls out explosively. Guys thought I had a brushless in it at an indoor fly last night.
Mar 20, 2003, 02:58 PM
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How much does she weigh? What are some of the specs on her? She looks great though.

Mar 20, 2003, 03:03 PM
Lookin' Good. Real Good.
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*drooling.....* Oh that is sweet! Very awesome. Do you have any idea of the cost? If so I would be ready to buy one like that! *snapping fingers* I think Great Planes would get mad....just sell the idea to them as the U-Can-Do-3d's little bro.
I repeat, VERY COOL!!!

Mar 20, 2003, 03:05 PM
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32.5" span
36' length
GWS 300 D motor
3HS-55's(50's are lighter and draw less amps and would be better)
Mar 20, 2003, 03:14 PM
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Excellent work!
The only thing I'd be leary about is the life of the GWS motor on 10 cells.

Mar 20, 2003, 03:24 PM
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GWS Motor

As with all aerobatoc planes they are not designed to fly at full bore all the time. most flying is done at 1/2 throttle. 10 cells allows you to hover at half throttle, with power in reserve to climb out and provides longer run times, as you are only using half the power for a majority of the flight. rarely do i go above 3/4 throttle and mine has lasted for abou 20-25 flights thus far.
Mar 20, 2003, 03:30 PM
29 rods from you in western WI
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12.5 oz including 8x720 NiMH? AF 010 would be comfy in there too.

Mar 20, 2003, 03:38 PM
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Very, very cool!
How much for an ARC?
Would you sell plans for us do-it-yourselfers?
What prop and gearbox?
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Mar 20, 2003, 03:52 PM
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I want an ARF.
Mar 20, 2003, 04:05 PM
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It's not hovering on the "power" of the GWS 300. It's hovering on the POWER of 10 cells satisfying whatever the prop is pulling. Remember with electrics the motor is only transmitting the power. Not producing it. Several packs of 10 cells and a charger to keep you flying...considerably more than $20 even in US dollars.

Great plane btw - you've really optomized the power system for a specific purpose and that's great engineering.
Mar 20, 2003, 04:11 PM
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Sweet looking plane! I'd like to see some video of that thing.

Mar 20, 2003, 04:31 PM
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I wouldn't recommend that setup if you're planning on selling them. You personally may be able to control the throttle indoors or even have the discipline to control it outdoors, but the vast majority of us like to use the whole stick range There have been plenty of complaints about letting the smoke out of 300 motors on --8-- NiMH cells, 10 cells is asking for very short motor life.
Mar 20, 2003, 04:36 PM
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The GWS EPS-300-D has a 6.6:1 gear ratio. What size prop are you using?