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Old Dec 09, 2012, 09:17 PM
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The Wings Maker COMMANDER 40


Has anyome else bought this bird besides me? So far Love it. Well done kit. Stock power is awesome.


http://www.thewingsmaker.com/airplan...name=COMMANDER EP (40) (Pre-assembled Combo)
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 09:47 PM
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Been thinking of one to be honest....Got any pics?
Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:33 PM
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Been thinking of one to be honest....Got any pics?
I added no decals on top.... but only red stripes on wing bottoms.
Old Dec 31, 2012, 12:18 AM
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kydawg1, have you flown this plane? if so what did you think? Thanks KP
Old Dec 31, 2012, 01:00 AM
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Yep I have about 6 flights on it.....she is nice. FAST bird and glides forever with 4S 4000. I really like her, but have not had a chance to fly in calm air yet....I am sure I will like here even more. For the price it is great.
Old Dec 31, 2012, 08:48 AM
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I have a couple of their balsa EP models from their other company, The World Models.
http://theworldmodels.com/
(US distributor: http://airborne-models.com/ )

They appear to have a very similar plane, called the Sunrise, 2 color trims available, which is under their free global shipping promotion ... Plane only or combo

http://ecsvr.com/twm/shopexd.asp?id=5833
http://ecsvr.com/twm/shopexd.asp?id=5832

(I just bought a Corsair combo along with some other parts (servos, Lipo sacks) from the free shipping list...turned out to be less than buying from their US distributor)

http://www.theworldmodels.us/shoppin...&shipping=free

http://www.theworldmodels.us/shoppingOnline/index.php (top left of page is Free Global shipping products)
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 10:09 AM
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I have two of their planes. They're made real good. My sunrise has hundreds of flights. Handyman has about 50. I like the prize, size and performance.
Only complaint I have is slight wing flex under load in sunrise and handyman's intolerance to cg shift. Variation of 1/4 of an inch in battery placement will make the plane misbehave.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 05:40 PM
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Thanks guys, I'm looking for a EPO 50" pattern plane to bang around at home. The Commander looks nicer than the HK Rainbow, any others out there??
Old Dec 31, 2012, 06:56 PM
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Based on my dealings with Airborne Models, I would recommend them over anything from HK. Great support and parts availability.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 10:38 PM
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Here is a link to a RCG thread for the Sunrise, the smaller version of the Commander
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1376916
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 12:09 AM
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Just ordered the Commander 40 EP from Airborne-Models.com.
Looking forward to the end of winter ... As I prepare for 24" of snow this weekend
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 05:13 PM
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OK, correction 36" of snow predicted

Just received Paypal confirmation of order. Did "one stop shopping" ... plane, servos, motor, motor mount, ESC and servos ... all TWM parts. $20 shipping seemed very reasonable.

Interesting to see how this one compares to the Super Taiji 40 EP.
EPO vs Balsa, yet the have the same wingspan, wing loading and AUW.

Probably going to do something similar to the Taiji EP on the bottom of the wings, a bit more visible than the stripes IMHO.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 08:49 AM
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Has anyone putt a watt meter on the stock setup? Wondering if the recommended 40A ESC is adequate?
Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:34 AM
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FWIW, as part of my one stop shopping, I ordered their ESC

http://ecsvr.com/abm/ShopDisplayproducts.asp?Search=Yes

Brushless Electronic Speed Controller KC2040A02A
Specification / Size: 55 x 28 x 12 mm. Package: 1 pc/pkg. Details: - Continuous Current: 40A - Burst Current (<10 seconds): 55A - BEC Output: 3A - Input: Li-ion / Li-poly 2 � 5 cells or Ni-mh / Ni-cd 5 � 15 cells - Weight: 33g with wires $35.00

It seems to have sufficient margin based on the specs for the supplied motor:

Brushless Motor KM0374810
Specification / Size: D37.2 x 48.5 mm. Package: 1 pc/pkg. -Max Speed: 13860rpm. -Kv (rpm/V): 770. -Operating Power: 450W. -Operating Voltage: 8.5-18V. -Operating Current: 30A. -Peak Current: 38A (max. 15 sec.). -Internal Resistance: 34 m ohms. -Diameter: 37.2mm. -Length: 48.5mm. -Weight: 172g. -Shaft Diameter: 5mm. -Mounting Screw: M3 (Front) and M2.5 (Back). -Distance of Mounting Holes: 25mm (Front), 15.5mm (Back).

Once I receive the kit (hopefully tomorrow, but perhaps delayed due to the winter storm) and get a battery, I will take an actual wattmeter reading and post it here.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:36 AM
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Also probably going to not use the supplied decals. Instead, I am considering going with a paint scheme, derived from some old classic pattern planes I remember from "back in the day".

Testors enamel spray cans, nothing fancy, just for fun.
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