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Old Nov 23, 2003, 10:20 PM
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Idea

My New Wal-Mart Conversion


I have converted an (Estes) Cox Sky Ranger to three channel RC.

Specs:

GWS EDP 100
GWS 300 sized ESC
GWS 6 channel Naro Reciever
(2) GWS Pico BB servos
Either a 370 Mah 7 cell 2/3 AAA battery,
OR a GWS 6 cell 270 mah 2/3 AA bat.
AUW with 370 battery: 6 5/8 oz.
Without the battery it is 4 5/8 oz.
Using another wing from one of the free flight type Sky Rangers.

EDIT: PICTURES RE-POSTED
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Old Nov 23, 2003, 10:28 PM
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Showing the wings:
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Old Nov 23, 2003, 10:37 PM
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Here is the plane sitting on an E-Starter wing. It is very, very fast and responsive. The rudder is about 1 sq. in. yet, it can do rudder rolls.
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Old Nov 23, 2003, 10:40 PM
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Here is the tail.
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Old Nov 23, 2003, 10:49 PM
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The rudder servo simply has a hole where the control horn comes out, and it uses a GWS E-Z connector. The elevator servo is internal and uses the thin flexible wire that came with the plane (for rudder control) It is routed using some tubing and guide rails that also came with the plane.
Old Nov 23, 2003, 10:56 PM
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download this cool viewer :

http://www.irfanview.com/

it will let you post MUCH bigger pix and not over step the size limitation.

BTW, I like the plane. Does it ROG, handle any wind?
thanks, Bill
Old Nov 23, 2003, 11:07 PM
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Thanks, uglyplane.

I am downloading it right now.

I am sure it would ROG if I put wheels on it, but I broke the stoke LG when the plane was stock.

Suprisingly, this tiny plane does handle wind okay. It's weight/wing area allows it to power through the wind. It doesn't glide at all though.
Old Nov 23, 2003, 11:25 PM
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Suprisingly, this tiny plane does handle wind okay. It's weight/wing area allows it to power through the wind. It doesn't glide at all though.
Congrets to your sucessful conversion result.
Old Nov 23, 2003, 11:32 PM
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"Congrets to your sucessful conversion result."

*Sigh*

Oh GWS4CEO, you know that is not why you are happy for me. You are happy because in the plane, I used A GWS motor, GWS ESC, GWS Reciever, GWS Servos, GWS battery, GWS prop etc. Just kidding, I am a great fan of your products, and thank you for the compliment.

Chris
Old Nov 23, 2003, 11:54 PM
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Thank You so much for that freeware uglyplane. New picture:
Old Nov 24, 2003, 12:12 AM
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I may have to buy some yellow testors spray paint and get this beast looking good. (not reffering to the cat )
Old Nov 24, 2003, 12:18 AM
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Nice convertion! looks pretty neat, hopefully it flys well for you!

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I may have to buy some yellow testors spray paint and get this beast looking good. (not reffering to the cat )

AWWW camon!! A bright yellow cat would look awsome!:P


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Old Nov 24, 2003, 09:32 PM
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Here is a picture of the radio installation taken with my scanner. (yeah, it is that small.)

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Old Mar 18, 2004, 05:25 PM
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Cool! Try flying it with only one wing some time
-Sam
Old Mar 18, 2004, 06:54 PM
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No, not enough wing loading. That was the original idea, but it just wouldn't fly for more than 30 ft. It grabbed a couple rubber bands, put the other wing on, tested it for the CG a bunch of times, and after lots of testing- it flew.


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