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Old Mar 26, 2006, 07:32 PM
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I like the way the spitfire flys and I think it can also be flown at lower speeds without tip stalling so landing is a lot less stressful! other then that both a great kits!
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Old Mar 26, 2006, 07:55 PM
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Okay, thanks tallflyer. So it's to be a Spitfire...or an E-Flite P-47. LOL.

We have so many choices today. When I started electric flying back in the mid-80's there were few choices, mainly Leisure Electronics or Astro. Today electric flight is an industry within an industry and possibly soon to surpass the original combustion side of things.
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Old Mar 26, 2006, 08:10 PM
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Well I have both planes and love them both! you can see my all the gws planes I have built and flown on my website at www.sdparkflyers.com ( a note ) both planes fly great on a stock setup just ditch the nicad and nimh packs for a good 2 cell lipo and you will be happy! add a brushless setup and your plane will perform great at half power! I just got involved in Combat flying www.flatfoamflyers.com or www.2dogrc.com this planes use all your old gws gear and are a blast so dont ditch that GWS stuff just yet!
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Old Mar 27, 2006, 11:31 AM
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Here's my Corsair, I have yet to maiden it. Should be a screamer with the Himax 2025-5300.
Old Mar 27, 2006, 12:52 PM
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Nice finish on the spitfire Tom-Tom.
Thanks, robster! I hope, that I will make no "foamy snow" out of the spit at the day of maiden flight

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Old Mar 27, 2006, 01:56 PM
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Nice looking Corsair!

Let me tell you a little secret about your setup! watch the elevator throws!

the witht he stock setup is a great flyer but as we all feel the need for speed the elevators can be a little touchy at higher speed!

A little is LOT! on the Corsair! ( Ask me How I know) I have a video somewhere that shows me lawndarting my corsair. I went to do a loop from level flight at high speed and elevator caused my plane to do a belly floop into the ground it was kinda like it had air breaks! looked cool doing it but the result was a pile of foam!

so if you have a computer radio set the trims for very small and see how she flys!

Great plane otherwise!
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Old Mar 27, 2006, 04:22 PM
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Tallflyer,

Thank you for the compliment and the advice about the elevator, will do.

BTW, the CG is at 50mm from the leading edge of the wing (can't seem to get it back any more, I don't like to add dead weight), so the slight nose heavy condition should help some with the elevator twitchiness.
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Old Mar 27, 2006, 07:08 PM
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My setup and it flys great for me is the Stock Kit, no fiberglassing or anything! a Himax 2025-5300 just like yours I put the motor in the stock gws 350C mount ( flys like its on rails at half throttle) a GWSEP9070 prop works good! battery is a thunderpower 2 cell held in place with velcro pushed all teh way to the front of the battery tray! I only use Aileron/Elevator/Throttle on my GWS warbirds! great fun.

Just watch the Speed at first the GWS also has a great glide slope take it up about 200 feet and kill the power she will glide pretty well makes landing a snap!

Good luck and keep us posted on your madian!
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Old Mar 31, 2006, 01:56 PM
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USAAF 52Fg Spitfire


Finished my Spitten Kitten Spitfire,

It came out at 20oz. I used a very light himax 2808/950 motor and had to add 3oz to balance it.

see pictures over at

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=515

Joe
Old Mar 31, 2006, 03:13 PM
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C-130 Hercules Maiden Flight VIDEO


Maiden Flight VIDEO! C-130 Hercules GWS

Awesome! built stock but (2-2100 TP Lipo Batteries)
Thanks to GWS for these great little airplanes, "keep them coming"

This plane flies really good, I love the way it looks, the way it turns, the way it glides! I'm so happy with this little airplane.

Flight was 20 minutes and the bat. was half the way.

to download the video right click HERE and save target as.

enjoy

Derick

Old Mar 31, 2006, 03:25 PM
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Nice looking Herc... I really like that airplane...

Are you using the stock setup? If so, do you know how many amps it draws from the battery?

I have yet to see anyone make a belly lander version... Do you think that is a possibility?

EDIT --> I just watched the video. Wow, that airplane is BIG compared to the girl holding it at the start of the video. I could have lived the rest of my life without the icky rap music, but that's just me...
Old Mar 31, 2006, 03:44 PM
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Nice looking Herc... I really like that airplane...

Are you using the stock setup? If so, do you know how many amps it draws from the battery? I have yet to see anyone make a belly lander version... Do you think that is a possibility?

EDIT --> I just watched the video. Wow, that airplane is BIG compared to the girl holding it at the start of the video. I could have lived the rest of my life without the icky rap music, but that's just me...
CAPS ARE MINE: THANKS, YES I BUILT IT STOCK. I'LL TRY TO GET SOME NUMBERS THIS WKD.

YES I THINK ITS POSSIBLE

THAT GORGOUS LADY IS MY LOVELY WIFE AND C-130 DOES LOOKS BIG. SORRY FOR THE MUSIC, I KIND OF WANTED TO MATCH THE BIG FUSELAGE AND FLYING PACE
Old Mar 31, 2006, 04:34 PM
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Here is my Spitfire.

Himax 2025-4253
CC 25
a/e/r/t
TP-2100 3s
.75 glass
9x7.5 E
17amps @ wot
20 oz. auw.

Rich
Old Mar 31, 2006, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Red 61
Nice looking Herc... I really like that airplane...

Are you using the stock setup? If so, do you know how many amps it draws from the battery?

I have yet to see anyone make a belly lander version... Do you think that is a possibility?

EDIT --> I just watched the video. Wow, that airplane is BIG compared to the girl holding it at the start of the video. I could have lived the rest of my life without the icky rap music, but that's just me...

Rap, did someone say rap? I'll pass!
Old Mar 31, 2006, 05:12 PM
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Hi Deric Veliz...

Enjoyed your video very much.... Very well done, was she the cameraman, too?
(The people taking my videos always seem to have morbus parkinson at a late stage!)

Cool design of the airplane and cool music, too...

Guess I finally will have to put the C130 on top of my "next-to-build"-list...

Thanks for sharing....


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