Sunday, 23 January 2011

GWS E-Starter

GWS E-Starter (fixing up navigation lights)

The GWS E-Starter, a household name among RC flyers. I bought this bird alongside with the GWS Beaver from an owner who decided to quit the hobby. I was told by the ex-owner that he paid someone to assemble these planes. That led me to wonder if it is viable to build planes to make income? Anyhow, it has a simple but effective design.  Good for beginners and yet ready for adventurous flying when called upon.  Once, I was seduced by it to try for an inverted landing!  The "floaty wings" gave newbies more reaction time for turns and loops.  By now, a newer EPO-version of the plane is available. GWS is infamous for kits that require an extensive amount of assembly work. A new pilot with no prior build experience should try building a GWS plane so as to expedite his/her learning, and what better way than to "Start" with an "E"

Technical Data
Wingspan: 960mm.
Length: 725mm.
Weight: 450g.
Propeller: 10 x 4
Motor: Brushless Outrunner
Battery: 1000mah to 1300mah 3S1P 11.1v
ESC: 18A
Servo: 3 x 9g

: 7
Performance: 7
Aerial Ability: 8
Design: 9
Overall: 8

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