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Old Oct 25, 2006, 03:20 PM
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[QUOTE=kahloq]
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If you have two programmable mixes on your radio,

Mix 1: throttle master to rudder slave
Mix 2: rudder master to throttle slave

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Not enough mixes for differential throttle. Requires 3.

And yes, diff thrust is useable in the air, steerable nosewheel is not. I wanted to do it just to have some semblance of rudder for cross wind landings.
Using two mixes as described above is exactly how I have differential thrust on my GWS A-10 set up.
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Old Oct 25, 2006, 03:47 PM
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[QUOTE=kahloq]
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If you have two programmable mixes on your radio,

Mix 1: throttle master to rudder slave
Mix 2: rudder master to throttle slave

QUOTE]

Not enough mixes for differential throttle. Requires 3.
Only if you want the nosewheel steering as well. Plug one ESC to throttle, the other one to rudder, and use the mixes above.

The nosewheel is harder, and does indeed take 3 mixes. Try this:

Mix rudder 100% to channel 5, (probably with 50% offset). This should have channel 5 mirroring the rudder channel exactly.

Then mix CH5 to throttle and throttle to CH5. ESCs go in 5 and throttle, nosegear still goes in the rudder channel.

If you can disable the gear switch (I can assign it to another function, for example), then do. Bumping that switch in flight would be very bad...
Old Oct 26, 2006, 04:43 PM
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Nice pics. Boards sure have quieted down a bunch after the initial earlybird rush. Any word on shipments of these to hobby stores in the US? Horizon Hobby is showing early November availability. Tower hobbies shows mid November (and is 6 dollars cheaper too!)
Old Oct 26, 2006, 05:07 PM
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I would say first shipments should be on LHS shelves by Thanksgiving at the latest. But, be sure that these initial shipments will most likely sell out fast. I would talk to an LHS owner who has these ordered, and ask them to call you as soon as they come in.

We're having a large fly-in here at the end of January. I convinced one of the LHS owners to order a supply of these kits and offer them for sale during the show. There are two of us with P-38s signed up as pilots for the show, so we will be showing them off. He'll probably sell out the first day.

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Old Oct 26, 2006, 05:12 PM
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Boards sure have quieted down a bunch after the initial earlybird rush.
Now that we have them in hand, we're too busy building and flying to do much talking!

In fact, I have a second one that I need to finish up tonight for a friend.

Pat
Old Oct 26, 2006, 06:13 PM
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I don't have mine in hand yet!

I have been wondering about the tail of the GWS-38... I know there's some kind of piece at the tail which makes the tail removable for transportation -- is there a modification which makes it more permanent (both stronger and nicer looking)?

Thanks!
Old Oct 26, 2006, 06:45 PM
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Guy,

The tailplane simply slides into slots in the vertical stab. The vert stab has small plastic "tabs" that protrude inwards, and rest on the top and bottom of the tailplane. The bottom tab has a nut and you simply secure everything together with a single screw.

For a more permanent installation, leave the tabs off and just epoxy the tailplane into the vert stab slots, and then fill in the gaps. I have a kit that is disassembled at home and will take pics of it tonight to show you what I'm describing.

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Old Oct 26, 2006, 07:29 PM
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Dear Early Birds who own the test production GWS38 on hand,

Would you like to send you videos to GWS to be add on video links?

Send to: Debby@gws.com.tw
Old Oct 26, 2006, 07:30 PM
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I don't have mine in hand yet!
......
Thanks!
Ooops!

What's happening?
Old Oct 26, 2006, 08:24 PM
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Using two mixes as described above is exactly how I have differential thrust on my GWS A-10 set up.
Uhhh ok but what radio you using? And do you have both motors following throttle stick too?
Old Oct 26, 2006, 08:58 PM
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Ooops!

What's happening?
Mr Lin, I don't think he ordered as an earlybird.

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Old Oct 26, 2006, 09:19 PM
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Ooops!

What's happening?
Joyce sent me an e-mail saying she would have GWSUSA take care of it. That's the last I heard of the GWS-38.

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Here's pics to go along with my post #773.
Got it -- thanks for the pics! That looks like an easy modification -- no where near as difficult as I expected.
Old Oct 26, 2006, 10:49 PM
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For the results of my first test flight with diferential thrust activated see
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