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Dec 24, 2011, 08:54 AM
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Jan 24, 2012, 01:11 AM
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Here's a good video of the GWS Funnypark...

GWS Funny Park (2 min 0 sec)

Feb 12, 2012, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by gws roger
Hi ., GWS does value your suggestions preciously. We will have the counter-rotating propellers available at end of this month ( Nov. 2011). More details will be posted here in due time. Thank you very much.
Hi I still can not found them.... where are you selling that stuff ?
Feb 13, 2012, 12:51 AM
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GWS CW Propellers

hi Cid., GWS CW propellers available sizes are: 8043R, 8060R, 9047R, 1047R.,
colors available are orange, gray, black. These are just released this month ( Feb.) it may take a few weeks before they reach to the U.S. market. However, you can send your inquiry to : or ., we will get back to your inquiry very soon.
Jul 13, 2014, 08:58 PM
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Here is what my view of gws nice cheap planes with terrible landing gears that is impossible to find one for sale in Australia unless you want to pay over 3 times more expensive and that's even if that store exists it's probably an owner died website stayed situation
Jul 15, 2014, 09:35 PM
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Hi Wojethebest,

I sent you the mail telling the information you needed.
Let me know of your decision.

Jul 25, 2014, 09:07 PM
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I have flown several Gws planes & have about a dozen unbuilt kits. They are all excellent flyers. Personally, I would focus on making them more universal as far as power plant & battery set up. I also agree with " wojethebest" in that the landing gear on most kit needs some improvement. And maybe expanding the product line. In the USA, the marketing could be expanded also. The Facebook page does a very good job at this!
Aug 01, 2014, 05:21 AM
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Hi Drkats,

Thank you for your suggestions.
Yes, I agree too. I personally would like to use thicker landing gear wires instead. I'll remind my colleagues of your words if we decide to produce the new batch of airplane kits, ie. Formosa.
As for the Facebook pages, yes, GWS USA did work on it, hopefully, there would be more and more friends over there.

Aug 01, 2014, 08:07 AM
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How about e-starters? Maybe some airframe only kits. Many modify gear and motor mounts, so these parts are unnecessary. Eliminate decals too.

I had no problem with e-starter gear wires, but replaced wheels with Dubro.
Aug 01, 2014, 08:08 PM
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More info about recommended motors for using brushless I had to do a google search to find out.
Aug 19, 2014, 06:39 AM
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The main reason you don't see GWS kits in Australia is the shipping cost, Taiwan went to cubic rates through EMS just after the GFC, that screwed our supply line up completely, the cost to import the kits went up 3-4 times.

I sold a lot of GWS EDF kits, I still do the 55 and 64mm fans with my custom ERC motors, my 64mm fans are killer combos, and guys are using them in lots of kits, just not GWS.

Shipping a pallet load over is not feasible anymore, storage costs are too high for the smaller specialist and shipping around Australia is ridiculous, unless you have a huge contract with aust post it costs a fortune to send things around this country.

I would love to still stock the EDF kits but cannot justify the cost to import and store them, then have to compete with the dropshippers in Asia who sell them at 10-20% over cost.
Aug 20, 2014, 04:15 AM
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Hi Extreme_RC,

I'm afraid that what the cubic rates thru EMS was not our faults, nor the higher postage applied in Australia, either.

You are welcome to stock GWS parts and products at your store again.

Aug 20, 2014, 05:52 PM
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I don't blame GWS for shipping at all, never said that! But as far as market presence goes no one will stock a product that is being sold cheaply OS. I still stock servos and EDF parts and units, no problem to ship them as they are small items.
Aug 22, 2014, 05:48 PM
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There is not much that I have not done or can not do to a GWS airframe. The EPO airframes are the perfect size and very stout considering their size. I would say to increase the market share with the GWS airframe products is first make them available. Then loose the EPS entirely and stick with EPO foam as the mass market wants EPO. Advertise them for what they can be not what they are remembered as. Folks pay much more money for lesser airframes because other companies are giving the mass market what they want. Here are some examples of planes that cost way to much for less of an airframe than a GWS.

I could go on and on with links to over priced want to be speed planes. They stuff cheap electronics and fair paint jobs on foam and folks eat it up. With a GWS you choose the electronics and your paint creating what you really want. Here is a GWS EPO Corsair all up minus radio and battery for $90 that will fly circles around anything out there under $300. The GWS Corsair was designed as a slower park flier and what it wants is to be cut loose on the pylon course. And yes I own all three planes listed in the links above and none compare to the GWS Corsair. In short GWS loose the EPS foam and the park flier stigma that looms over you. The GWS EPO airframes want 5s power and 1200 watts stuffed into them not geared 120 watt at best motors. Yes a GWS Corsair flies best with a 25 to 30 size motor and 130 to 160 ounces of thrust Here is a pic of one running two 3s 2200mah packs for 6s 2200mah, that's how I hit 160 ounces of thrust. The GWS airframes eat up the power and come alive. Folks don't fool with GWS airframes because of the GWS park flier stigma. Take my orange Corsair with a $30 motor and $40 80 amp esc and sell it 4s power ready with a 9x9 APC prop and you have a Funfighter/Dogfighter and Super Corsair killer. Go 5s or 6s and you have very little that will touch it regarding speed and agility. The GWS Corsair is perfection in foam. Proof is in that its all up weight on 5s power is 50 ounces and if you time goal post to goal post it is in the 160 mph range and it still lands as light as a feather. Mind you my motors do not last long Finding a airfoil and airframe that can do that is one heck of a task but the GWS Corsair has it all and does it all.

Just my rant on how GWS can come back to life and keep me in the wonderful EPO Corsair airframes. Ok I'm done now.
GWS EF-1 racing Corsair. (3 min 50 sec)
Aug 24, 2014, 02:06 PM
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Keep the EPS planes. Some of us prefer to fly the airplane rather than the prop. Low and slow. You can "fly" a pine board with enough horsepower, but it's not really flying in my opinion.

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