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Old 04-04-2007, 08:58 PM
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Just curious if anyone has ever seen this B-25. I ran across this site and it has a lot of nice planes I've never seen. Looks like they are from several manufacturers since the P-38 is a Richmodels like mine. They even show a P-40 that says GWS but it's also called a P-40 Stearman.

http://www.bmi-models.com/site/index.php?i=3617
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:48 PM
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Tom,

That B-25 looks nice, but it's big (6' wingspan) and heavy (9lbs!). It would take two motors with quite a bit of muscle to haul that thing around. Not to mention what you would need for lipos and ESCs.

GWS was advertising their "coming soon" P-40 a while back, but so far it hasn't made it out of their factory yet. They should have one out later this year though.
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I can't wait to see you build pics!!
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I thought it looked pretty nice. I like the size but I don't think I would like the price that would go along with building it. With two motors (big uns), two speed controllers, two honkin batteries, retracts, bomb bay doors, rotating turrets. etc etc. I don't really want to take out a mortgage on my house. Besides Andy, you need to build a twin. I already have one.
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Besides Andy, you need to build a twin. I already have one.
Ha, I have something in mind maybe ...
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Old 04-05-2007, 03:56 AM
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This:http://www.nitroplanes.com/sibmi5271mut.html?
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Well wadda ya know?
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Ha, I have something in mind maybe ...

Pictures or link please.
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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
Pictures or link please.

I'd been following this one and was going to be an early-bird. But now it seems it requires ailerons, which will probably be a deal breaker to me.

I was going to kill my first EDF and my first twin with the same stone!!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=1237833
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Originally Posted by alienx View Post
I'd been following this one and was going to be an early-bird. But now it seems it requires ailerons, which will probably be a deal breaker to me.

I was going to kill my first EDF and my first twin with the same stone!!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=1237833
Saweet!
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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
Saweet!
Yes, she is beautiful. And large!! GWS isn't commenting on the ailerons issue.

In the meantime, I have my tower cart full of a Zero and a Tigermoth (plus some other parts!).

Just waiting to see what kind of feedback I can get on the F15.
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Originally Posted by alienx View Post
Yes, she is beautiful. And large!! GWS isn't commenting on the ailerons issue.

In the meantime, I have my tower cart full of a Zero and a Tigermoth (plus some other parts!).

Just waiting to see what kind of feedback I can get on the F15.

Did you see the GWS P-40 in the link above?
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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
Did you see the GWS P-40 in the link above?
I looked at that but I am skeptical. That is another that I was interested in but there is a lynch mob formed over in that forum that has had enough of the waiting for the plane. It doesn't look like any other P40 I've seen but I can't believe it's a GWS either though.

What do you know??
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Old 04-05-2007, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by alienx View Post
I looked at that but I am skeptical. That is another that I was interested in but there is a lynch mob formed over in that forum that has had enough of the waiting for the plane. It doesn't look like any other P40 I've seen but I can't believe it's a GWS either though.

What do you know??
I don't know anything about it. I just ran across it on that web site yesterday. That's the first I had heard of it.
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:48 PM
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http://www.nitroplanes.com/mibmi5271nig.html


sells the same b-25 arf

come in two colours


http://www.nitroplanes.com/sibmi5271mut.html


they look like pricey e projects.....



and this is the P-40 http://www.nitroplanes.com/pwabrelrarec.html which is not a gws plane
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Originally Posted by paranoia View Post


and this is the P-40 http://www.nitroplanes.com/pwabrelrarec.html which is not a gws plane
They look like different planes although there is so much ambiguous information on these sites that you can never really even be sure how big the model will be when it gets to you!


I bought the Zero finally and the Tigermoth. That's kind of like a twin if you think about it!

I think I am going to test a new fabric on the Zero.
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Originally Posted by paranoia View Post
http://www.nitroplanes.com/mibmi5271nig.html


sells the same b-25 arf

come in two colours


http://www.nitroplanes.com/sibmi5271mut.html


they look like pricey e projects.....



and this is the P-40 http://www.nitroplanes.com/pwabrelrarec.html which is not a gws plane
It does look like a pricey B-25 to make electric.

The P-40 in your link is from Richmodels in China. It's a Balsa plane. I have most of the Richmodels Warbirds and I really like them. I didn't get that P-40 because it really looks out of scale. Looks kind of like a Piper Cherokee with teeth. Nitro Planes sells a number of Richmodels planes. I have the P-51, Spitfire, P-38, Zero, Pitts Bipe and Extra 260. I've got the Gee Bee on order and will be putting it up for sale next week when it gets here. Here's a link to Richmodels.

http://www.avia-richmodel.com/index2_1.html
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by alienx View Post
They look like different planes although there is so much ambiguous information on these sites that you can never really even be sure how big the model will be when it gets to you!


I bought the Zero finally and the Tigermoth. That's kind of like a twin if you think about it!

I think I am going to test a new fabric on the Zero.
Two new planes! That's always fun. Let me know how the poly fabric works for you.
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i have there p-51 NIB, and the pitts


That 'P-40' doesn't look like a P-40 at all; It must have flew into the ugly tree and got stuck haha.....
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Originally Posted by paranoia View Post
i have there p-51 NIB, and the pitts


That 'P-40' doesn't look like a P-40 at all; It must have flew into the ugly tree and got stuck haha.....
You'll like both of those. I put an E Max 2215-25 in my Mustang and it's got plenty of power. I put a TP 2908-10 in the Bipe and it moves along pretty quick too.
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i,ve flown the pitts on a 1320 and a T400 justgofly, but i needed more power. so i've just installed a aveox 27/13/4 2:1 9x6 and a TP2000, and bi-golly it balances, with pack in the compartment!?

i have a mega 15/16/5 ready for the p-51.....
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:45 PM
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Here's the deal on the GWS P-40 (I hang in the GWS forum all the time on RCG):

About 3 years ago GWS was going to put out several new models; P-38, P-40, Me-262, Fw-190, Formosa II, F-18 and so on. The only thing that ever made it out was the Mosa II. Then GWS decided to move their main factory from Taiwan to Mainland China. This effectively shut down all new model creation, and they only continued to produce already released kits. Plus, their chief R&D guy pretty much just came up with prototypes, and did not see them through to production. He is no longer there, and GWS now has a large R&D team working on new kits.

As of last year, GWS has opened their new China factory, and all production had slowly shifted there from Taiwan. GWS finally got the P-38 out in October, followed closely by the Me-262 in December, the Fw-190 (shipping to stores next week), and AT-6 Texan (going out to earlybirds shortly, and ships to distributors in a few weeks), and an F-15 twin EDF is due at the end of the month. The P-40 had to go back for some tolling fixes, but it should be out by summer.

Unfortunately, GWS put out ads for some of the new planes 3 years ago, and some distributors still have not pulled them from their sites. That's what you see on the BMI site with regards to the P-40.

The P-38 is a good prop twin, and the Me-262 is a good EDF twin. I recommend both. They both come in around 2lbs depending on how you build them.
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:52 PM
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Thanks for the information Pat. I'm anxious to see the AT-6 Texan. For some reason, I've always liked that plane. I sure wish they would come out with a P-47 and a Hellcat.
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:54 PM
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Trust me, we've prodded them for everything you can think of, and quite a bit that you can't!
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
Thanks for the information Pat. I'm anxious to see the AT-6 Texan. For some reason, I've always liked that plane. I sure wish they would come out with a P-47 and a Hellcat.
I asked for a P47 in spite of the fact that I thought I would be booed out of the forum. I also asked for anything in the "cat" family. I really like what GWS is doing in the last year. Larger new planes. And from what I hear they are still moving up the evolution on the quality scale. So for anyone that has an old single and loves it like most of us do, the new effort is exciting. I think that F15 is sweet. And someone suggested today that the true F15 flew with ailerons. I'll have to check this, but if so, I may be back in as an earlybird.

Now I have to put my Tigermoth and Zero together quickly!
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