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Aug 26, 2013, 09:25 AM
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When I Fly << Aprox. 3~4 times a week>>....You will Always see a GWS Plane in the air

I Always Bring my Modded slo stick !! << My Trained Pet Seagull>>
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Aug 26, 2013, 04:19 PM
Glow 😡 no no no
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Originally Posted by billbo1970
The GWS problem in a nutshell:

1. Inventory - GWS US does not maintain adequate inventory levels & receives shipments very infrequently & sporadically.

2. The product - there has been no innovation for several years, they used to be at the forefront of foamie design... now they aren't even followers. A few EPO versions came out last year, sold out very quickly, and were not re-stocked. Many of their products are still only available in EPP

3. Management - The above 2 reasons, PLUS: They've discontinued several popular designs for no apparent reason (Pico Tiger Moth, Beaver, etc.).

4. Where are the GWS heli & quad-copters? HELLOOOOO ?!?!

I do not see the logic behind any of this, and it's entirely THEIR fault. There are plenty of Horizon & Great Planes products in the air, how many GWS designs do you see flying?

Bill
I knew of a guy who contacted Mr Lin about building micro edf's using a motor he developed, the rest is history and so is gws.
Aug 26, 2013, 04:53 PM
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MIRACLES!!!

I just picked up my Shipment of Micro Slow Sticks , including the NPS version!! We also received Motor mounts, Props, & a few other items we have been out of!!! Woo hoo!!

The local guys have been green with envy over my brushless Micro SS flying in the gym and have all wanted one. Now we won't have enough room to fly them all.
Last edited by GorillaBob; Aug 26, 2013 at 05:29 PM.
Aug 26, 2013, 06:06 PM
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Cool ... So, what does it mean? they are staying in business?? or you just got the last of it?

how about posting pictures of your Micro slow sticks
Aug 27, 2013, 07:38 AM
Go fix yourself man !
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Good, then Mr. Lin, you should really consider a 55 inch E-Starter.
Aug 27, 2013, 05:22 PM
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My Brushless Micro Slow Stick.

Aug 28, 2013, 03:19 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Weed89
Cool ... So, what does it mean? they are staying in business?? or you just got the last of it?

how about posting pictures of your Micro slow sticks
They just relocated and from the looks of things should be back on track.
I attached a google image of what the place looks like. It's right next to the airport.
Jan 30, 2017, 07:30 PM
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I think they are closed now for good
Jan 30, 2017, 10:04 PM
Come fly with us in Henryetta
They still have the website up. and a little stock left.
Feb 15, 2017, 05:05 PM
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It is sad to hear this. My RC life was started from GWS J3 8 years ago which is still flying in the sky. I recently have built their TM 3D and is looking forward to week end to fly this
Last edited by kinomoto; Feb 15, 2017 at 05:20 PM.
Feb 17, 2017, 06:45 AM
Go fix yourself man !
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I have an unbuilt E-Starter in the box. Been sitting for 5 to 7 years. Maybe I can be a vulture like the other gougers and sell it for $150. I'd give an instant $100 rebate IF I sell it.
I find after some experience my Radical RC Stick 400 is far better of a plane in that size class. Much faster on the same power system and a lot more maneuverable.

However the E-Starter is a nice plane to just fly around.


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