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Sep 04, 2005, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by guapoman2000
Mr. Lin....

We want the FORMOSA-II !!!!!!!

I used the return email address in the anouncment to send an email to GWS expressing interest. I recieved an email from GWS giving me a quote for the Formosa II delivered to my door. I have accepted the quotation so now all I am waiting for is the go ahead so send the payment.

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Sep 12, 2005, 04:56 AM
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Remind you again.

From Sept. 13th to 18th is GWS HQ Annual Vacation Day.

It is the time for GWS to show appreciation to our staffs in Taiwan. GWS USA and GWS China offices will still operate.
Sep 20, 2005, 03:15 AM
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Hobby Show - iHobby Expo

GWS will attend the iHobby Expo ( at The Los Angeles Convention Center from Oct. 20th to 23th. GWS Team is looking forward to welcoming you at the show. Steve will demo the latest GWS Mini Dragonfly with PHA300 and new blades he designed. You will be able to see the latest GWS Formosa II demo. We will have all the new products on display. During the show, you will be able to see the brand new Formosa II SG, PHA-300, 8-channel Receivers, 6-channel Transmitters, Li-PO Speed Controllers and Li-PO Charger and new GWS Helicopter Main Rotor Blades.

The show is open to the TRADE ONLY on Thursday and Friday - October 20 & 21 and to both the TRADE & PUBLIC October 22 & 23, 2005. We welcome you, GWS fans, buyers and flyers to the show and please remember to visit our booth. Mr. Lin and GWS Sales & RD staffs will be there.

If you are dealers in the US and need to order GWS products from GWS USA, please place your order early and we can process your order without any delay. Any comments or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you for supporting GWS.

To expedite GWS services to you, please contact us by the following emails:

US Dealer Inquiry :
US Customer Service :
Worldwide Dealer Inquiry :
Worldwide Customer Service :
Sep 28, 2005, 07:12 AM
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I am still waiting for Formosa-II and no, I am not interested in Early Bird...

Can anyone direct me to the right person that might know for certain which date my local hobby store might get these in?

Sep 28, 2005, 03:51 PM
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Mr lin has stated that:-

"The normal production will arrive almost 2 months later after EB received pre-production Formosa-II sample."

I expect my Early Bird Formosa II to arrive here today or tomorrow so this means that the 1 December will be the date you can walk into your LHS to collect your Formosa II.

Sep 29, 2005, 09:37 AM
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As much as I Love my GWS FORMOSA, I have decided to wait until the "new" FORMOSA-II gets placed on Local Hobby Store Shelves....

Here's the E-mail from GWS.....

Dear Early Bird Member,

After the release of Formosa, flyers have been longing to fly Formosa II. Soon we will release a limited edition of Formosa II for “highly experienced flyers” and only for “advanced pilot”.

GWS Formosa II is the airplane for the show with the aerodynamic appearance, wider aileron, rudder and elevator. Flyers can fly it against the wind & feel the thrill. It is very stable since the size of the airplane is big.

The Formosa II will be released is the Slope Glider version. It comes without landing gear and without the power system. GWS is ready to take orders now for FORMOAS II SG (GWAEO002). We are expecting to ship it out in a couple of months. Please use the new item number when you place your order to GWS.

Item Number: GWAEO002

l Limited Quantity --- Only for highly experienced flyers

l Slope Glider Version: Without Landing Gear & Power System

l Plain white without paint

l Aerodynamic

l Without Decal

l Length 43.3 in./Wind span 42.5 in./Wind Area 369 sq. in.

Kindly refer to the following quotation.

Formosa II SG x 1 set --------------------USD90.00.- (including shipping cost to USA)

Delivery will be around on the end of September.

We welcome you to contact us. We will try to keep you updated about GWS product and information. If you are interested in this new product, please contact me via email :
Sep 29, 2005, 03:30 PM
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This is what I have to put up with on every US kit that is not available in my LHS. The postage cost from the USA is more than the cost of the kit.

But in the case of the Formosa II the EMS postage from Taiwan only raises the cost of the kit to the same US$76 as in my LHS. An unpainted GWS Warbird cost US$80 in my LHS.

Oct 27, 2005, 12:36 AM
Houng-wen Lin
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GWS outrunner BL motor 300BL and 450BL come on your LHS

By the time GWS outrunner BL motor 300BL and 450BL come on your LHS at early 2006, those BL motors should be even perform better for all the GWS WW-IIs with extra thrust!

We expect to sell our 300BL motor for $15. That may give you 500~700g thrust.

450BL go for $20, that may give you 700~1000g thrust.

So, all the GWS WW-IIs will be very 3D with some modifications.
Oct 27, 2005, 12:41 AM
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GWS is very happy to present our new battle airplane: Formosa-II.

Formosa-II take off weight about 0.7~0.8Kg.

Formosa series will continiously make more bigger size models for F3A and TOC trainning purpose at very affordable cost for RC flyers who wish to go heading on F3A hard practices at minimun cost.

The slope glider version GWS Formosa-II without power system will cost only $43.75 in USA. ( May be less expensive among Asia countries )

$68 for come with EPSD350C power system for 3 cells Li-po at about 1.2kg thrust.

$80 for come with EPS400BL power system for 4 cells Li-po at about 1.6Kg thrust.

$85 for come with EPS480BL power system for 4 cells Li-po at about 2+Kg thrust.
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Oct 27, 2005, 07:12 AM
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Mr. Lin.....

Can you PLEASE give us an estimate on when we (USA) can expect the FORMOSA-II????

I have been asking my Local Hobby Stores in Central Florida and they have given up and now they tell me "NEVER!"

They (we) are tired of waiting.....and Early Bird is not an option for me.

Oct 27, 2005, 09:45 AM
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Formosa-II SG version will be shipped from GWS HQ on Nov. 4th, 2005. Not 2006!

Arrival GWS USA at the end of Nov., we expect you can pick up from the LHS at early Dec. 2005.
Oct 27, 2005, 09:49 AM
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Thank you Mr. Lin!
Oct 27, 2005, 09:55 AM
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you'd better booking Formosa-II at your LHS ASAP before they all booked.

But since the limited qty for this first lot of massive production, you'd better booking Formosa-II at your LHS ASAP before they all booked.

We are moving Formosa-II toolings to China, after this production finished.
Oct 27, 2005, 03:02 PM
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I hear GWS will no longer be making 3x3 props. Is this true?
Oct 28, 2005, 05:36 AM
Houng-wen Lin
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Originally Posted by SuperFlyer
I hear GWS will no longer be making 3x3 props. Is this true?
How comes that?

Who said so?

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