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09-20-2004, 04:02 PM
I have just completed my Great Planes Giles G-202 .46-.61
I just want to know if there is anything I should do before I maiden it?
Also any feed back as to how it fly's would be awsome too.
P.S when I say "completed" I mean re-built, I bought the plane used in bare condition at a hobby shop and modified it.
09-22-2004, 06:04 PM
You REALLY need a 3 blade? Less efficient than a 2. IMHO. I would only go to a 3 for scale looks or if you don't have the clearance which doesn't appear to be the case.
Beauty of plane you got there.
09-23-2004, 03:14 PM
I have been thinking it over and I will only use the 3 blade prop for scale flying at Scale Rally's, or for display.
09-24-2004, 03:55 AM
I flew a Midwest Giles 202 all this summer for IMAC. Its almost identical to the Great Planes Giles.
I also saw two of these exact same planes crash this summer, mine was one of them. In both instances, with two different pilots who are experienced, the plane has the tendency to snap when recovering from a spin especially if your using too much elevator and applying it too quickly and thus both planes met there demise this way. Others I have talked to met with the same fate with their Giles!
Over all its a beauty plane and a joy to fly. Make sure you follow the mfg's recommendations for setting up the throws especially, and this is important, the elevator throws. Too much elevator used too sharply will cause the plane to snap and unless you have lots of altitude to recover, kiss her goodbye!!!!
Also like the Cap, keep just a click or two of power on for landings until your ready to flair or again you'll snap unexpectantly!
This is what I have personally found and what others have told me directly so the above is only MHO and personal experience with this plane!
09-24-2004, 10:30 AM
great job Jim,
your plane looks sweet...good job on then web site too..oh yeah,thanks for e-mail the other day..manny h.
09-24-2004, 07:07 PM
Hey, thanks for the complements!! :D And to Gary for telling what to expect.
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