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Old 02-14-2004, 08:14 PM   #1
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Who in the toronto area would be willing to do an electric 1/15 scale GWS or equivilent WW2 scale combat. I am definetly up to it!
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Old 03-20-2004, 10:24 AM   #2
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Who in the toronto area would be willing to do an electric 1/15 scale GWS or equivilent WW2 scale combat. I am definetly up to it!
Hi Matteo,

This sounds pretty interesting, but I don't have much experience with the small electrics. What would use for streamer that is light enough?

I have heard tell of guys in the Ottawa Valley zone doing electric combat with Zagi's dragging videotape.

I'm thinking of getting a GWS tiger moth this summer if that would work, otherwise I'd be happy to pick up an FFX parkflyer warbird and give that a try... I know for sure that they would have the power.

Anyone else have any experience trying electric combat?
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Old 03-20-2004, 11:23 AM   #3
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hmmmm sounds interesting i might par take in such a trial i have a gws slow stick i could offer up and if i really need to i guess i could spend the 80-90 to buy a zero or stang or corsair or other of the gws combat plane kits to start into it i think it would be fun and i think the repairs would even be quicker than coro field repairs

WOW i didnt expect that to happen !! did you charge up your battries ??
i just got a hit !! i had it full up and nada dude !! are you on the right model ??
i thought you would have checked everything since its a madien flight !!!
ive got a garbage bag in my car if you want one ?? that knife edge was a little low bro !!
oh ya its goin in!! did you bolt the wings on?? i forgot to plug in my alerons!!

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Old 03-20-2004, 02:35 PM   #4
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I just went to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum this morning and there was an indoor electric and rubber funfly. Hank Uroda and Marc Thompson did a combat. I think they used regular streamers but cut them to about an inch wide. It was a real blast to watch. Planes had no problem pulling the streamers.

Both planes were made from Depron foam and equipped with outrunner type brushless motors and 3 cell LiPoly packs. Marc used his "Foamtana" and Hank had is own modified designed "Snoopy". It was a great event and a lot of fun to watch.
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Old 10-05-2004, 12:02 AM   #5
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Hello Guys just thought I'd throw in my 2 cents worth, A friend and I were goofing around one night while everyone was flying electrics (mainly GWS aircraft) and he came up close behind my beaver and then flew above it and pushed it down, well not to be outdone I did the same to him, all this gentle "Landing" on each other soon lead to coming up underneath wings and flipping each other over, do aq vicious dog fight, well to make a long story short we were laughing so much everyone was watching and chearing for their favorite (Moth or Beaver) then with one deft manouver we narrowly avoided a prop to prop hit but some minor damage was done, I had no sooner said I was landing (Wing strut had come off the wing)then from about 50 feet the wing folded and in it went, (about 15 min later it was back in the air after some epoxy and ca work and a new prop), my friend was laughing so had as was I it was a real surprise when he lost the 2 wings on one side not 5 seconds after mine had folded, we both had a great time and will ofcourse continue this as the fun amount was just too high, not recomended for everyone but it was a great stress releaver and we shared a beer later around the fire after the planes were fixed (epoxy diies fast )
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Old 10-06-2004, 06:11 PM   #6
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eventhough their only small electrics, without a huge potential for danger, I can't say that I condone purposely hitting another aircraft, not even the super heavy duty open B's. Does sound fun, but I'd reccomend sticking to cutting streamers.

Dave, I just ordered a GWS Tiger Moth last night from great hobbies. Hope it flies good. A member at the club has one and says that it can't fly in even a breeze. Oubviously he's a sport pilot and not a combat pilot!
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Old 10-09-2004, 10:02 PM   #7
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There is a compat that most PBFs use its prop wash combat. What you try to do is fly over to pf another person and pull up and haver over them. the prop wash might push them out of the air. just a thought

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foe e-combat what about these things!
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