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Old 01-12-2007, 01:33 AM
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Default GWS E-Starter gets new life (pics)

This is my most often flown plane, with a new paint job it almost looks new. Out of my over 25 planes it is the most forgiving, and pretty darn fun to fly. Vertical performance is very impressive for a trainer.

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Motor E-flight Park 400 outrunner
Prop APC 9X7.5
Battery TP 1320 3s
AUW 15.3oz
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Old 01-12-2007, 01:36 AM
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Looks nice!
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Old 01-12-2007, 04:01 AM
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Now put some skies on that thing and you can really have fun! Nice looking plane!

I almost bought the E-Starter (and I'm still thinking about it) but I misread a review about them and something about it being three channels and went with the Soareasy instead. I now know the E-Starter can be built as a 3 or 4 channel and I also found out the Soareasy is balsa (one good crash and it's finished). Oh well, live and learn.
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Old 01-12-2007, 04:07 AM
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Hey David nice looking E! I bet she's a hoot with that 400 outrunner in it! I run an Ultrafly b series outrunner in mine, smaller that the 400 but even on a 2s she'll do wahtever I want her to!

Nice paint scheme!
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Old 01-12-2007, 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by gsk11740 View Post
Now put some skies on that thing and you can really have fun! Nice looking plane!

I almost bought the E-Starter (and I'm still thinking about it) but I misread a review about them and something about it being three channels and went with the Soareasy instead. I now know the E-Starter can be built as a 3 or 4 channel and I also found out the Soareasy is balsa (one good crash and it's finished). Oh well, live and learn.
Thank you!! Yes, That would be very fun to have it snow equipped. The e-starter is a great aileron trainer, that when properly equipped, and lightened will be a very fun sport plane. Mine has been crashed many times (I am a new pilot), but I just did the spackling, and repaint and gave it new life. I would guess that is has well over 100 landings, and more than 25 hours in the air and still looks new. david
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Old 01-12-2007, 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
Hey David nice looking E! I bet she's a hoot with that 400 outrunner in it! I run an Ultrafly b series outrunner in mine, smaller that the 400 but even on a 2s she'll do wahtever I want her to!

Nice paint scheme!
Thank you Bill, It is a very fun airplane, My favorite... Yes, the 400 will definatly push it to limits Mr Lin never dreamed of. david
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Old 01-12-2007, 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Rugar View Post
Looks nice!
Thank you!!
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Old 01-13-2007, 01:02 AM
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Dave's plane flies great and I got a few pics yesterday of it in action. The extra long servo arm for the ailerons makes all the difference in roll rates.
Still slows down very nicely for a small park yet can go vertical at the drop of a hat.
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Old 01-13-2007, 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Kosh View Post
Dave's plane flies great and I got a few pics yesterday of it in action. The extra long servo arm for the ailerons makes all the difference in roll rates.
Still slows down very nicely for a small park yet can go vertical at the drop of a hat.

Thank you for posting those...
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Old 01-13-2007, 05:22 AM
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Default Great look'in E-starter

Great look'in E-starter, I just put the same power-batt, combo on mine, WHAT A HOOT!!!! your bub, steve
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Old 01-13-2007, 05:26 AM
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EAT MORE CHIKEN! I love that paint scheme Steve. You could probably do an add for Chick-fil-a with that one!
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Old 01-13-2007, 05:33 AM
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Got Milk? :p
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Old 01-13-2007, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by stevecooper View Post
Great look'in E-starter, I just put the same power-batt, combo on mine, WHAT A HOOT!!!! your bub, steve

That looks really cool!!! Nice work!!
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Old 01-13-2007, 05:37 AM
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Default the old bovine

firemanbill::: every time I have a boo boo or dumb-thumb a tree, I just add a spot on the old bovine about the affected area an Whaa-laa, she's ready to chew some cudd again!! your bub, steve
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heck if I did that mine would be all black!
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:59 PM
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Nice looking plane! I'm working on one right now. Does any one know what the CG measurement is on this model? The instructions do not give this measurment!
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by ssketer4 View Post
Nice looking plane! I'm working on one right now. Does any one know what the CG measurement is on this model? The instructions do not give this measurment!
Honestly, I have never checked mine. I will put it on the balance stand today and tell you where mine is. david
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:52 PM
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Default E-Starter CG

The CG "marker" is located underneath the main wing - look for a circle that has been split into quarters moulded into the foam - they did that so you can just feel it.

Mine does the vertical thing with an el-cheapo 2409-18T ($16 eBay "Headsup rc store") and a 30amp Tower Pro ESC with a 1300mah lipo. Lots of fun, actually too much fun. I need to slow it down a bit as it is silly fast right now.

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Old 01-15-2007, 09:54 PM
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On the underneath side of the wing are two small circles with X's in them (not the mold release circles). These are the CG. Mine was a bit twitchy so I made it an eights of an inch or so more nose heavy.

Goes like a scalded cat with a Himax 2808-0980 and a Thunder Power 1320-3SJPL. At that power level it needs a bit of down-thrust.

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Old 01-15-2007, 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted by ssketer4 View Post
Nice looking plane! I'm working on one right now. Does any one know what the CG measurement is on this model? The instructions do not give this measurment!
Look on page 13 of the instructions at the top shows the location of the CG.
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Old 01-16-2007, 12:14 AM
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Default 1/4' behind the wing spar is dead on

sseter4::::1/4' behind the wing spar is dead on, ALLWAYS GO NOSE HEAVY WHEN YOUR NOT SURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!your bub.steve
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Old 01-16-2007, 04:16 AM
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TW, Stu, Thanks for the info, went to check it out, and there they were!
I can figure my dimensions from there. I'll be sure to run it noseheavy at first, then go from there! Thanks to all that replied!
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Old 01-16-2007, 06:04 PM
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Where can I see videos of the e-starter on floats? Are those GWS floats?

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Old 01-16-2007, 08:49 PM
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racerpaul:::yes they are, they change from land to float in about 30 sec's flat!! the floatplane part of this forum has some e-starer vids on the wet-stuff, you bub steve
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:49 AM
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Guess I better throw in a few pics also. The red one has a straight wing and tricycle gear and the yellow is pretty much stock. Both run brushless gear and 3 cells.
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