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Old Jul 11, 2005, 02:02 PM
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The only thing i never liked about the kits was the 1mm screws. I have searched everywhere and still don't have a 1mm drill bit. Maybe consider up sizing the screws to a 1.5 mm screw so they would go in very snug with a 1/16 american drill bit.
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Old Jul 11, 2005, 02:41 PM
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Oh yeah, that's rather annoying. It's rather strange though, GWS' planes are fully available in America, but in European countries they're hard to get.. Like Holland. We do use metric...

Anyhow. Would a Speed 400 DD work in a GWS Warbird, like the Spitty? I got a 2 cell 1500 mA pack, which doesn't weigh a lot and could compensate with the heavy motor.

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Old Jul 11, 2005, 03:02 PM
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I'm about to try this exact setup in my corsair. I bought the slope glider so I could figure out what I wanted as I built it. I think this will be a good setup. All of the parts should be in this week and I'll hopefully maiden this weekend.

Motor/Gearbox - GWS EPS-400C-DS BALL BEARING MOTOR/GEARBOX D GEAR
Prop - APC 10 X 7 SLOW FLYER PROPELLER
Battery - GWS 11.1 VOLT 1300 MAH LIPOLY BATTERY PACK
Speed Controller - CASTLE CREATIONS PIXIE 20P BRUSHED SPEED CONTROL
The propeller seems a little to heavy to 3 cells Li-Po.

I like to suggest you to replace a GWS EP9050HD.
Old Jul 11, 2005, 03:05 PM
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Oh yeah, that's rather annoying. It's rather strange though, GWS' planes are fully available in America, but in European countries they're hard to get.. Like Holland. We do use metric...

Anyhow. Would a Speed 400 DD work in a GWS Warbird, like the Spitty? I got a 2 cell 1500 mA pack, which doesn't weigh a lot and could compensate with the heavy motor.

Dave
The propeller can try to use a GWS EP7035 for 2 cells.

However, the larger nose WW-II like Zero, F4U... are not be recommanced for 400DD.
Old Jul 11, 2005, 03:35 PM
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The propeller seems a little to heavy to 3 cells Li-Po.

I like to suggest you to replace a GWS EP9050HD.
Thanks for the tip Mr. Lin, I'll definitally try out your recommendation
Old Jul 12, 2005, 07:50 AM
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RNAF
Sorry about the delay in replying to your query, I surf mostly over lunch!
The brushless I used from RCM Direct is a little outrunner. They mention a gearbox in their literature/website, but its hard to see how you would fit one. Anyway, mine's fine as a direct drive with the orange 8060 prop on 2 LiPos. It draws 10A static, and will climb very steeply, but not vertically. 3 LiPos would make it awesome, but I'll stick with 2 as this gives adequate scale performance, around 15 minutes flight time, and is under stressing everything.
Although it was supplied with a GWS adaptor, it wasn't a direct bolt on replacement for the kit motor - I had to saw off some of the wooden "stick". All-up weight is 15oz (about 450g)

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Old Jul 12, 2005, 11:03 AM
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The only thing i never liked about the kits was the 1mm screws. I have searched everywhere and still don't have a 1mm drill bit.
You should be able to find something like this:
http://www.houseoftools.com/product.htm?pid=58002

If I'm remembering right that there are 25.4mm to an inch, the 0.039 bit is pretty well 1mm.
Old Jul 12, 2005, 11:34 AM
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Yes, 2,54 cm per inch
Old Jul 12, 2005, 03:51 PM
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TrevC I tried to PM you, but I can't. I'm currently seriously considering a GWS P40 with my Speed 400 plus Direct Drive. Would it fit, or not? I really haven't seen a GWS Warbird up close, so I can't decide for myself if I could fit this motor. Sorry to ask again, but no one's given me a usuable answer (about this motor, that is).

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Old Jul 13, 2005, 08:23 AM
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Not sure if you're asking whether the 400 DD will fit or the brushless I'm using. The brushless with the supplied adaptor should fit, it's quite a small diameter. Bear in mind this is an outrunner, so you'll need some clearance around the spinning can.
I wouldn't recommend a DD 400 - we tried this in my son's Formosa after the kit 370 fried on 8 cells, and performance was very disappointing. It was much better when we fitted the GWS geared 400 with the D gearing. This power unit only costs £10 in the UK.
Is the P40 out yet? If not, I can recommend the F4U - big wing for most forgiving flying performance, big cowling for installing motors, gearboxes etc.

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Old Jul 13, 2005, 09:41 PM
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Old Jul 13, 2005, 10:28 PM
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keep airplanes very light when use 400DD config.


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Thanks for the tip Mr. Lin, I'll definitally try out your recommendation
I also like to remind you to keep airplanes very light when use 400DD config.

Wish this datas will help:

http://www.gws.com.tw/english/produc...tem/edp400.htm
Old Jul 14, 2005, 04:51 AM
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But it wasnt like that b4
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I just upgraded my Zero from a 370 to 400, kept the same 9x7 prop, C gearing and 2S 1500 LiPo.
It flies a lot faster and powers through wind better, but lost most of its aerobatic abilities due to the added weight.
Old Jul 19, 2005, 06:28 AM
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Yesterday i purchased a new F4U, it had a 400 motor, the guy at the store told me it's actually a 6v motor, so i should not use it it with 3S.
Is it true?
Eran
Old Jul 19, 2005, 06:48 AM
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EPS400C D gear drive and EP9050 and GWS 3 cells 1300mAh. ICS480Li.


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Yesterday i purchased a new F4U, it had a 400 motor, the guy at the store told me it's actually a 6v motor, so i should not use it it with 3S.
Is it true?
Eran
Pls use a EPS400C D gear drive and EP9050 and GWS 3 cells 1300mAh. ICS480Li.

And tell me what you feel?


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