View Full Version : GWS J3-F or Pico Stik-F SP280 Instructions?
10-05-2005, 03:26 AM
A very long time ago I bought a Pico Stik-F (fuselage version) and it came with a 'suplemental' instruction sheet for installing the speed 280 direct drive motor. I of course have long since lost this sheet. It is also the same sheet that comes with the J3 Cub fuselage version. So, if any of you folks out there in foamyland have a copy of these instructions and could either scan or take a clear photo of them I'd really appreciate it.
10-13-2005, 03:01 PM
I bought a J3-F before they came with that instruction sheet, but was given the "280 conversion set" and figured out how to mount it myself; it was pretty easy. My advice, though you didn't ask for it;) , is to forget that 280 direct drive setup. Frankly, it was a dog. The cub flew MUCH better with the IPS drive, and was quite a bit lighter since I could use a smaller battery.
10-13-2005, 05:01 PM
Hmm. Anybody ever try a geared 280? They're sturdy and efficient (if not powerful).
10-13-2005, 07:15 PM
Done that on the J3F too. More specifically, I used an EPS-100 S1. Worked fine, had more power than the DD 280 or IPS geared, but the extra weight from motor/GB and battery negated most of the benefits. Frankly, I don't think it's worth bothering with. Stock IPS on 2s lipo or IPS size or CDRom b/l seems to be the hot ticket these days, and the cost difference is hardly noticable anymore--pays for itself the first time you burn out the brushes on the IPS. Just my 2cents.
07-24-2009, 02:28 PM
Hi guys, i'm Kenneth Jr. you can call me Ken. I have a GWS Pico-J3-F foamie, i have another one, my father is building the other plane, i told him that when he finishes the other plane, i'll give him the old one. my Pico-J3 uses a Tower Pro Motor. Tell me your kind of plane, what motor it uses, and the specifications. Thanks
07-24-2009, 02:30 PM
By the way, My Pico-J3-F foam plane uses a direct drive tower pro motor.
07-24-2009, 03:00 PM
That must be a rocket ship! My first Pico Cub F flew on 150mah 7.2v nicads and the stock IPS motor. I remember it was a real achievement to get it to climb over 50' or so before the power got weak. 3 minute flights were LOOONG!
07-24-2009, 03:04 PM
no! it's a electric foam plane that flies, my batteries were 8.0 v zippy batteries 2s. that gives you 24 misutes 'coz i have 2 8.0v batteries. the GWS Pico-J3-F is a nice plane to fly
07-25-2009, 06:18 AM
how do you mount navigation lights and how to make the navigation lights work on the Pico-J3-F? :D Please reply with pictures:D Here's my GWS J3 file:///C:/Users/Public/Pictures/Kodak%20Pictures/2009-07-25/100_3148.jpg
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