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Sep 02, 2004, 12:43 PM
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Post your GWS model's details and pics here Vol II

Continue the sharing from Thread 1 here: but please don't simply repost your same pictures. Moderator Mike is the first thread on this topic.
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Sep 02, 2004, 12:50 PM
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To get this thread started here are some pictures of Dick Andersen's PT-17 which is powered by a Himaxx 2015-4100 brushless motor in the GWS box that came with the plane. Dick is in the last picture. It is a very nice performer.
Sep 02, 2004, 01:00 PM
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Here's my E-Starter. It looks like any other E-Starter except it has no stickers or color (yet) so I posted a long distance shot (the little white dot in the middle is the plane.

Weighs 360 g and flies beautifully with flight times of 30-40 minutes!

Rewound motor flies for 27 minutes with more power than before.

CD-ROM motor in direct drive with a 9070 prop
Castle Creations Phoenix 10 ESC
E-Tec 1200 2S1P battery
Hitec micro receiver
Waypoint 6 g and Tower Hobbies 19 g servos
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Sep 04, 2004, 06:11 PM
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Here's my Himax 2025-4200, Phoenix 25 ESC, Li-po P-51, ready for maiden flight tomorrow.

Edit: Just got back from maiden flight. Whoa!!! With brushless power, it just went straight up and kept on going after hand-launch. I went with hand launch because I had epoxy-ed the rudder and only use elevator and aerilon control. Flew great but I'm going to remove the landing gear today because it flipped over twice on landing . I give this plane 4 out of 4 stars !!
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Sep 05, 2004, 12:52 AM
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My Spitfire:

Motor: Typhoon 6/3D
ESC: Tsunami 10
Prop: 7x4 APC
Battery: 3s1p Kokam 1500

This plane flies wonderfully on this setup and gets at least 20-25 minutes of flight time. The outrunner is quiet and gives it a scale feel in the sky. There's enough power to get out of trouble but it doesn't fly faster than it "should". I honestly couldn't be happier with this airplane and I plan to have her flying for a long time. I just love looking at that perfect wing in long, banking turns.
Sep 05, 2004, 11:25 AM
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Whats the difference beetween Himax motors. Would a 2025-5300 work on a gws spitfire useing kokam 1500mah 11.1v.
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Sep 05, 2004, 02:29 PM
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This is my Spitfire. It's equipted with a 350d motor and JR electronics. It flys pretty descently. What I really like is that if you get it going fast enough in a dive it makes a wistle-like noise like a Ju-87 Stuka when it's in a dive. For those of you who have a Spifire try this sometime. It's really nice.
Sep 05, 2004, 06:25 PM
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Warbird Fleet!

Heres my fleet of GWS Warbirds.
Green Corsair-350C-GP C10
Blue Corsair-Himax 2015-4100 -CC25
Spitfire-Himax 2015-5400- CC25
Mustang-waiting for another Himax BL
I havent flown the Spit or Mustang yet-hopefully tomarrow.
Corsairs fly beautiful-these GWS planes are sweet flyin' planes!!!!!!
Sep 05, 2004, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by p-51 vertical
Whats the difference beetween Himax motors. Would a 2025-5300 work on a gws spitfire useing kokam 1500mah 11.1v.
Would it?
Sep 05, 2004, 11:42 PM
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High Performance E-Starter

Here are some pics of my beefed-up E-starter. Took it for the maiden flight today and flew great. She is a tad tail heavy but I will add a little weight to level her out. I glassed the wing, rudder and elevator, but left the body unglassed to limit the extra weight. I used those GWS website stickers that came with the plane for the markings. It looked too plain with just the red tips and bottom wing pattern.

E-flight 370 brushless motor (with GWS 300C gearbox)
EP-1170 GWS Prop
Kokam 11.1V Li-po
weight (with battery) 1.4 lbs
3 channel (minus the rudder)
Sep 06, 2004, 01:56 PM
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Leave it to Beaver?

(1) My FISH-HUNTING Beaver!

(2)After catching no fish, she just shakes off water and keeps on trucking!
-- The amazingly powerful EPS-350, 5.33:1 (with 2S1P 700mAh KOKAM)

Last edited by EP_Soarer; Sep 06, 2004 at 01:59 PM.
Sep 06, 2004, 08:22 PM
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that looks like a unique way to perform a water break-in on that 350 motor

Sep 06, 2004, 11:01 PM
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Yes I think the Himax 2025-5300 and 3s lipos would work fine. If you haven't purchased themotor yet consider the 4200 model. I'm running that on a 16 oz Formosa with Himax gb 6.6 gears (D) and an 11-7 APC prop. It pulls about 10-12 amps and I get about 14 minutes out of the 1500 Kokam with mixed flying. Vertical is endless!! Out of sight....

I think the 5300 is a hotter wind....will run more amps...maybe run a little hotter..and certainly turn More RPM's...Use one of the motor calcs and run the numbers....

But geared and propped right....anything will work...

Sep 07, 2004, 04:35 PM
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I new dimension of flying is born, watercooled Motors
Sep 08, 2004, 10:28 PM
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My Warbirds

Zero : stock 350 motor drive C
9x7.5 APC prop
Aileron and Elevator only
very aerobatic plane that's why it's my favorite

Spitfire : stock 350 motor drive B
3 bladed props flying stro
Aileron, Rudder and Elevator
very nice in ROG
Last edited by Zeke0504; Sep 08, 2004 at 11:08 PM.

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