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Old 04-09-2004, 06:57 PM   #11
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You should be able to fly all summer on that much.
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Old 04-10-2004, 11:31 AM   #12
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Best first plane...

GWS Beaver by far...

If you go with the GWS Tiger Moth...you'll get bored with it very quickly and you'll end up having to buy new batteries anyway because the 350 ma batteries are only really good for the moth and nothing else.

I am teaching my girlfriend how to fly on the Beaver. She got bored with the moth after two weekends and wanted something more challenging.

So, go with a Beaver - you won't be disappointed and it will be more fun!

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Old 04-10-2004, 11:41 AM   #13
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Ahh it depends on your motor choice. My brushless T6 is giving me anywhere up to 8 min (4-6 average) on 6 and 7 cell 350 nicds. Thats in my Storch wich is bigger than your Beaver. I also flew my Zero on the same 350 packs pre and post T6. As I foulnd the 600 mah packs the hobby shop sold me for the Zero made it to heavy. I'm not saying he should buy the Moth just saying i found other uses for the 350 packs.

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Old 04-10-2004, 08:55 PM   #14
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All fine, Oilman, but the guy said cheap, and brushless kills that right there. Two flying buddies have Beavers, both are delighted with the model, and it is cheap: includes motor, gearbox, blahblah, hangs together quickly, and one guy has over 350 flights on his! His manoevers include inverted which I thought was quite remarkable considering. He took out the dihedral, and all it did was make it less responsive, and some guys are playing with flaps and ailerons, which to me defeats the whole concept of simple, qhick, and cheap.

Can't go wrong. If you want photos of one of them (in Canadian markings, yet) try GWS site, look for posting by towed hall.
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Old 04-11-2004, 10:03 PM   #15
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Towed Hall, that brings back fond memories of a poster from Whistler, circa 1975 not sure if this is 100% right but It seems to me it was taken in front of the the old BC Rail passenger station, at the time a Hostel. any way the poter was of a group of young people standing in a line abreast not exactly dressed, with the caption "Toad Hall, Whistler B.C."
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Old 04-19-2004, 01:40 PM   #16
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any of the gws slow flyers are awsome for a relaxing flight
plus they are cheap and you can get 45 minute flight time with a li poly batt

i just put together a gws cub for my brother in law
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Old 05-05-2004, 04:26 AM   #17
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I would suggest a GWS Tigermoth, and I gotta say, I'm never bored with it.

When you're ready for an upgrade to brushless, it's a perfect bird. This is my TM on a PJS 300.


and more info on how to mount it.


Really, the Tigermoth would be a great start..just make sure you make those struts a little stronger, either by putting thin ply on them, or buying the tigermoth strut pack from www.allerc.com


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