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Old 11-09-2008, 06:12 AM
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Default What to do with GWS Cub Kit?

Since the Monsoons have now arrived needed something to build. Had servos, RX and a Lens CDR 17T brushless looking for a home and a unpainted GWS Cub Kit. I have had about a half dozen of the Yellow Cub so decided to see if I could change this into a WW2 Grasshopper with invasion stripes. Here is the result. Didn't do excess detail because of the weight. AUW is 11.9oz so I will have vertical with the brushless.
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:35 AM
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Nice Job Boomer Hey, you have got to many Toys there LOL Have Fun, Chellie
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:02 AM
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Nice to see that you are still active in the RC field Boomer!

Nice cub!
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:32 PM
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Nice job on the Cub Boomer. Its amazing how good a GWS plane can be made to look.

Hey, hows that little gyrocoptor work for you?
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by pburt1975 View Post
Nice job on the Cub Boomer. Its amazing how good a GWS plane can be made to look.

Hey, hows that little gyrocoptor work for you?
Thanks for the complements guys! Could have added more detail but have another on the bench to work on.
Twirl is great.... the big single rotor crashed and was destroyed. Never was comfortable flying it.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:59 AM
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Nice L-4 Boomerace. I just did the same thing with some Parkzone Cub spare parts a few weeks ago. I like those windows. Is it some kind of foil or something?
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Old 11-11-2008, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Crash&Burn(Often) View Post
Nice L-4 Boomerace. I just did the same thing with some Parkzone Cub spare parts a few weeks ago. I like those windows. Is it some kind of foil or something?
Windows are made from Monocote Gold Trim Sheet. Hard to keep from getting a glare off of the foil when picture taking but should help in keeping the plane in sight on a sunny day as will get flashes off the windows when the sun hits them.
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Old 11-11-2008, 01:18 AM
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Had a couple of requests for pics of the LG installation so here they are.
In use the lipo wire goes under the Velco strap and excess is then tucked into cavity behind Lipo so nothing is hanging down in flight
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Nice job on the LG Boomer!

What is your power setup in that one?
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by electric View Post
Nice job on the LG Boomer!

What is your power setup in that one?
A hand wound 17T CDR Brushless that Lens RC used to produce. First class little brushless. I have several left. My Pico TM also has one.
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:55 AM
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Well maidened the L-4 today. Not good. Wind was pretty calm at ground level but not so in the air. ROGed and immediately found I needed a lot more down thrust as every time I applied enough power to overcome the wind it would gain altitude like a homesick angel! Got it back to me once and should have landed and corrected the down thrust BEFORE continuing my maiden but NO! Completely lost orientation and let it get down wind and it ended up over the building that because of the power used for building Motorhomes always causes the plane to lose control. You can see it going down uncontrolled. Found it upside down beside one of the buildings with a slight tear in the left wing root area where it probably hit some of the steel racks alongside the building when it crashed. Easy fix. Last time that happened with a plane we had to get a lift in and get it off the roof and it was rekited.
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http://rcuvideos.com/video/L-4-Gras...r#theater_title
Will alter thrust angle and repair and try again.
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:03 PM
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Nice job on the cub/grasshopper, boomer. That is the plane that really taught me to fly after trying decades ago with a Telemaster. The maiden flight of my cub didn't go so well either - it went 20 yds straight into a stop sign. In retrospect, teaching myself to fly in a school parking lot, at night, in the dead of winter probably wasn't a great idea. but it turned out okay, the cub lived to fly many many more flights after that one, and I'm sure yours will too...
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