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Jun 27, 2007, 01:28 AM
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Robart makes steerable retractable tricycle gear for planes under 2lbs - uses 3/32" wire struts, which are quite robust. With the mechs, a retract or 2 and the linkages, it'll probably increase the weight between 3 & 4 oz. Any opinions on whether the stock power setup could handle this - perhaps 4S?
Mechanical retracts have been done with good success. Mine are pneumatic, but are too light for the model. I'll be upgrading when Robort's 2-5lb pneumatics come out. (maybe sooner..)
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Jun 27, 2007, 01:30 AM
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Some flaperon mixing might work.

I found that my GWS models are pretty much right on their upper weight limits with Lipos. They're too heavy to fly with 2s packs anyway but the 3s packs are almost as much as the plane itself.
What really gets me is they suggest using AAA 8-cell NiCd packs, which to me would be an even bigger weight penalty.
Not for this one-- they reccomend 3s or 4s lithium. Same for the upcoming F-15.
Jun 27, 2007, 07:40 AM
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For the price of a single 70 you can find 2 25's and save a whole lot of worry.
Ok, thanks. Just a recap when I use two ESCs, I should cut (or remove pin and tape) the red receiver input wire on one of the ESCs and connect ?
Out of all my planes this will be my first dice with brushless power twin brushless power at that.
Jun 27, 2007, 09:57 PM
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Anyone flying these without gear? If so, how's the hand launch and landing?
Jun 28, 2007, 09:48 AM
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Ok, thanks. Just a recap when I use two ESCs, I should cut (or remove pin and tape) the red receiver input wire on one of the ESCs and connect ?
Depends on what ESCs you are using. Some require removing one red pin and some don't.

In any case, it never hurts.
Jun 28, 2007, 09:53 AM
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Anyone flying these without gear? If so, how's the hand launch and landing?
I haven't heard much about hand launches, though I'm sure a couple have done it. It has plenty of power, but you have to be careful of the pitch you get from the low thrust line.

From what I've seen, landing on the nacelles is easy, you'll just want to protect the bottoms with tape or glass so you don't eat them up. There's a clear plastic reinforcement available for the nacelle fronts that might be wise as well.

Extreme_RC does ROG from the nacelles on dry grass. No wheels required.
Jun 28, 2007, 02:06 PM
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I've seen a video on you tube of a grass landing of a GWS 262, on the nacelles. It did cartwheel from the momentum when it came to a stop but it didn't seem to damage the plane, depends what the grass is like I suppose.
Maybe some semicircle skids cut from EPP could be added to the under side of the ducts to prevent damage?
Jun 30, 2007, 11:42 AM
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Ok, I'm going brushless then but I have a problem, I don't seem to be able to get the GWS motors included in this review (green/ 3900 kv inrunner 20mm dia, 2mm shaft) in the UK.
Anyone be able to recommend an alternative 3900kv inrunner with the same dimensions I may be able to get hold of here.
Jun 03, 2014, 09:14 AM
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I went a completely different rout on this one - I'm using 3900kv outrunners with different housing and fan...and I think the ESC are 30amp..from what I am reading they might be overkill but that is fine.
Jul 17, 2014, 07:35 AM
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Mine is done- just need to go over setting now before it's first flight
Jan 13, 2015, 08:36 PM
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Building #2 with 4600Kv blue 3mm shaft motors..from GWS so the next jet should fly well.
Aug 28, 2015, 08:23 AM
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Aug 28, 2015, 02:19 PM
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I wonder what the largest size fan that could fit into the engine nacelles? I have a couple 64mm fans that need a good home.
Aug 28, 2015, 03:41 PM
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Got 64mm for mine,fits perfectly. :-)
Dec 05, 2018, 05:55 AM
Glow 😡 no no no

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I recently got one of these unbuilt, and was wondering if it could fly on 2x fms 50mm fans, it could be interesting to reshape the nacelles and make lighter as well ?.


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