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Grasshopper
05-28-2006, 11:50 PM
Does anyone have any experience building and or flying this plane? Is there another ME 109 as good or better? I would like to have one that's at least a 36" WS.

Twmaster
05-29-2006, 02:33 AM
Dunno about others but the GWS bird is scary fast with a 400XT, 3S lipo and an 8x6 prop.

Grasshopper
05-29-2006, 03:28 AM
Thanks Mike,

Scary fast may not be a good thing. I'm kind of scary when I fly slow. Too many planes, too little money.

Tom

Twmaster
05-29-2006, 03:31 AM
It would be a bit tamer on 2 cells and a bit larger prop methinks. I'll let ya know someday when I try it. :D

FinnFlyer
05-30-2006, 03:17 PM
I have one, it flies great.
I went with the GWS 400 motor in a "D" gearbox. A 9x5 prop and a 3S 1300mAh LiPoly.
No landing gear, built very light and no rudder.
Great flyer.:D

Twmaster
05-30-2006, 03:30 PM
I should add the Rocket I have known as a GWS ME-109 has an AUW of 14.25 ounces and is full house.

:D

darkside212
05-30-2006, 04:38 PM
I had one...it flies okay on the stock setup.

darkside212
05-30-2006, 04:39 PM
much better than the squirrely mustang

spinnetti
06-01-2006, 10:03 PM
I've got one, all stock with no LG on 8cell NIMH and GWS gear.

Flies fine, but kinda boring. Great for a first warbird, but Mustang is a much more fun flier if you have the skill for it.

Mines been flying about 4 years, and I've buried about 8 other planes (including 2 mustangs and a zero) in that same time!

I also ran brushless with 2s and 11x7 props which work great. Flight times on the stock power are a bit short.

Grasshopper
06-02-2006, 03:45 AM
I have a mustang and P-47. I'd kind of like a German fighter and I've always liked the ME-109.

Twmaster
06-02-2006, 05:54 AM
Geez Louise! So get one already!! :D

Grasshopper
06-02-2006, 05:58 AM
I know, I know, but I'm also trying to pick up a P-38.

Kosh
06-02-2006, 08:43 AM
I have been putting it off long enough and Im sure the 109 is my next plane also. I like to use a 1500 2 cells with the GWS 350 B geared motors with a 9x7.5 prop. Now I know this is close to the limits of the motor at full throttle but thankfully its not needed often and the 3 warbirds I have fly great on this setup. Its just another option.

cometravi
06-12-2006, 10:04 AM
Hi,
I'm building the Me109 too. Its glassed with WBPU, nose is detachable, going with a 130W geared brushless set up.

darkside212
06-12-2006, 12:56 PM
I have a mustang and P-47. I'd kind of like a German fighter and I've always liked the ME-109.


is that the gws mustang? I had one of those squirelly buggers...the 109 is much better :D

Grasshopper
06-12-2006, 01:47 PM
Hi Paul,

It's the Park Zone P-51. I think I've decided against the Me-109 for now. Still kind of have my heart set on the P-38. I've always wanted a twin.

darkside212
06-12-2006, 02:36 PM
did you see the life foam glider I converted? its really easy and it flies really nice! Best part is it only cost about $8

I totally recommend it! You can go brushless or brushed with it

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7393

Grasshopper
06-12-2006, 02:47 PM
I was actually looking at it yesterday. Pretty cool! I just prefer warbirds. I would like to get some recommendations from you on brushless motors and ESCs once I get the P-38.

darkside212
06-12-2006, 02:49 PM
what are the specs of the plane? perhaps you have a link you could give me?

Grasshopper
06-12-2006, 02:55 PM
See if this helps. I believe its the exact same as the Raidentech P-38.

Grasshopper
06-12-2006, 02:58 PM
Here's the Raidentech link.

www.raidentech.com/pnigararecor.html

darkside212
06-12-2006, 03:04 PM
That looks cool! is it like this one?
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7395
its not the pic posted by 2dog
another member was using two bp21's with good results on that plane. It's hard to read the weight on the pic you posted.

I can put together a 2* bp21/TP15AG2 package for you...pm me :)

Grasshopper
06-12-2006, 03:08 PM
Says the weight is 4lbs.

darkside212
06-12-2006, 03:13 PM
I just checked out the link, and I think its the same as the plane in the link I provided.
K close was using bp21's in his: said it gave decent power, not unlimited vertical but good climbing speed.

I personally put two 21's on the lifefoam glider and had to prop down because the 8" props were too much

I think you would be happy with the 21's :)
looks like you would need firewall mounts (which I have)

Grasshopper
06-12-2006, 03:18 PM
I'll send a PM.