Welcome to The FlyingGiants! - please login or click this bar to join our community...

 

Welcome to The FlyingGiants Community! We're all about fun, and inside you'll find the greatest, friendliest, and most helpful group of people around! If this is your first time visiting, please check out site, and click here to sign up! We hope to see you soon!!

Go Back   FlyingGiants > Giant Scale Planes > General Discussion
Forgot your password? Create a new account


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-19-2008, 08:42 PM   #16
SleepyC
Thanks for the Support!
 
SleepyC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: USA, OH, Aurora
Age: 43
Posts: 25,880
Awards Showcase
Japaleno Bad Ass: This is to say thank you for donating  funds to help bring Wesse to the 09 Joe Nall! - Issue reason: WERD! FlyingGiants Good Dude Award: For stepping up to the plate, being a part of a fundraising effort for a good cause. Thank you. - Issue reason: Thank you very much for helping with the recent donation drive. Brass Balls Award: For having sack.. - Issue reason: For having the SACK to photochop two of the most respected names in the hobby into precarious photographs. See http://www.flyinggiants.com/forums/showthread.php?p=90555 Platinum Diamond Studed Steaming Fabergé Turd: The SleepyC award. Enough said. - Issue reason: Because you, Sleepy, are a triple Platinum Daimond Studed Steaming Faberge Turd! In a good way of course! LOL! 300+ post thread, and took it like a man! 
Total Awards: 4
Default Re: GILES 202 Whatever happened nobody flies these?

If I'm correct the 40% WH Giles is a 100cc plane.

Span: 106"
Area: 2,020 sq. in.
Weight: 24-27 pounds

Giles are small planes.
SleepyC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 10:19 PM   #17
Ryan Smith
No Soup for You.
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,599
Default Re: GILES 202 Whatever happened nobody flies these?

I think he meant the Fiberclassics Giles was a von Linsowe design. Wasn't Richard Giles the designer of the fullscale series?
Ryan Smith is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 10:42 PM   #18
Tired Old Man
on a vacation
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: California
Posts: 4,321
Default Re: GILES 202 Whatever happened nobody flies these?

The Wild Hare Giles can be effectively flown with an 85 or 100cc engine. There is no extra lightening efforts required to hit between 25 and 26 pounds. Mine hit around 25 lbs, 10 ozs. using a Brison 6.4.
Tired Old Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2008, 01:12 AM   #19
RC-3D
Flyin' Around
 
RC-3D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Arlington, Tx
Posts: 10
Default Re: GILES 202 Whatever happened nobody flies these?

I also have WH Giles 40% with DA 85 & KS 95 canister, weight 24.5 lbs ,fly so slow & nimble, have unlimited vertical. By far the best rolling harrie plane I ever own.
Attached Thumbnails
  • Click image for larger version

Name:	mini-airplane 008.jpg
Views:	162
Size:	94.6 KB
ID:	143276 94.6 KB · Views: 162

RC-3D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2008, 01:44 AM   #20
iflyrc3Dstyle
Shane Quale
 
iflyrc3Dstyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Necedah, WI
Age: 33
Posts: 740
Default Re: GILES 202 Whatever happened nobody flies these?

I would have to say that the Giles is great precision aircaft.

The Wild Hare Giles (new version) is huge and it will fly great with a DA-85 under the hood. I would recommend this plane.

If you were interested in building one, it wouldn't hurt to ask Dennis at Carden if he will cut you one.
__________________
Shane Quale

"Flip It, Fly It, Hover It, Land It"

iflyrc3Dstyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2008, 01:55 AM   #21
sweetpea
If you can't HUCK it BLING IT!
 
sweetpea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: United States, VA, Hampton
Age: 39
Posts: 10,426
Awards Showcase
Japaleno Bad Ass: This is to say thank you for donating  funds to help bring Wesse to the 09 Joe Nall! - Issue reason: Thank you so much! Official FG Bad Ass!: Hand selected award for being a BAD-ASS member, and an awesome dude in general. - Issue reason: For helping put on the 2007 FlyingGiants Las Vegas Huckfest, and being an essential friend of The Giants! 
Total Awards: 2
Default Re: GILES 202 Whatever happened nobody flies these?

I think it comes down to this.........

A 40% giles is the size of a 35% plane. When the IMAC circuit "feels" bigger is better as far as scores then people would want a 50% giles that is about the size of the 40% IMAC planes.

Now when you get to just 3D folks........How many that are already flying have a 150/157/170 size motor? I'd say quite a few. So they buy larger planes than the Giles.
__________________
Offical Member of Team Caribou Lou



"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But the U.S. ARMED FORCES don't have that problem." ...Ronald Reagan
sweetpea is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2008, 02:10 AM   #22
excelpoint
Mother Hucker +

 
excelpoint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: australia
Age: 40
Posts: 2,411
Send a message via Skype™ to excelpoint
Default Re: GILES 202 Whatever happened nobody flies these?

A shot of my old Comp ARF Giles. Best precision plane i owned except it was a handful in negative snap manouvers.
Attached Thumbnails
  • Click image for larger version

Name:	giles inverted.jpg
Views:	100
Size:	19.2 KB
ID:	143277 19.2 KB · Views: 100

__________________
(ASAA) www.scaleaeros.com.au
DESERT AIRCRAFT AUSTRALIA: NUMBER 1 FOR PRODUCT AND CUSTOMER SERVICE.

Last edited by excelpoint; 12-20-2008 at 03:03 AM.
excelpoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2008, 02:17 AM   #23
iflyrc3Dstyle
Shane Quale
 
iflyrc3Dstyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Necedah, WI
Age: 33
Posts: 740
Default Re: GILES 202 Whatever happened nobody flies these?

Quote: Originally Posted by sweetpea
View Post
I think it comes down to this.........

A 40% giles is the size of a 35% plane. When the IMAC circuit "feels" bigger is better as far as scores then people would want a 50% giles that is about the size of the 40% IMAC planes.

Now when you get to just 3D folks........How many that are already flying have a 150/157/170 size motor? I'd say quite a few. So they buy larger planes than the Giles.
Great Point Sam!
__________________
Shane Quale

"Flip It, Fly It, Hover It, Land It"

iflyrc3Dstyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2008, 02:18 AM   #24
bodywerks
Bad-ass Super Contributor!
 
bodywerks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Tucson
Age: 39
Posts: 5,273
Default Re: GILES 202 Whatever happened nobody flies these?

Quote: Originally Posted by Tired Old Man
View Post
It is, but quite different in it's own ways.

The guy that designed the Giles was not Dave von Linsowe. I work with the designer of the full scale Giles and he definately isn't a Dave.
He is saying that Von Linsowe designed the Comp-arf Giles. I am not sure about that, but he did design one for himself to compete with at the TOC, and also a pattern version that I believe was marketed by Gator or Von linsowe himself.
__________________
Gmoney and Smarks are spooners
bodywerks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 12:35 AM   #25
Curtis_Lloyd
Fly it like you stole it!!
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Katy, Texas
Posts: 35
Default Re: GILES 202 Whatever happened nobody flies these?

I will be the first in line for a 50cc Giles if Wildhare offers this plane! Hands down, the best flying "pattern-ship" designed to date!! The straight trailing edge and tapered leading edge does something for the soul. Just my opion.
Curtis_Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 07:27 AM   #26
Barn-E-Stormer
Cruzin The "Super Moon"
 
Barn-E-Stormer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Narrows VA
Posts: 960
Default Re: GILES 202 Whatever happened nobody flies these?

I have always loved the lines of the Giles. It think it got such a bad reputation from people building .40 size ones which were too heavy. Making them snappy.

I have the CMP 71" with a Brillelli 26 on it. It's a rocket but not really a hovering machine.

I always thought this WildHare version whas the most beautiful RC plane period. I wanted one but they don't make em anymore.
Attached Thumbnails
  • Click image for larger version

Name:	Giles1.jpg
Views:	81
Size:	84.5 KB
ID:	146151 84.5 KB · Views: 81

  • Click image for larger version

Name:	GilesWH.jpg
Views:	118
Size:	176.2 KB
ID:	146152 176.2 KB · Views: 118

__________________
Vivo Volare
Barn-E-Stormer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 08:57 AM   #27
JPHen
Uber Contributor
 
JPHen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Spotsylvania, VA
Posts: 656
Default Re: GILES 202 Whatever happened nobody flies these?

I think they are gorgeous planes. I have a TopModel Giles (78 WS) seen below. I maidened mine yesterday and it was tail heavy which made for a bumpy ride. I'm going to adjust the CG and fly again today, weather permitting.

I'm also looking at a bigger one made by Mibo. http://mibomodeli.si/trgovina/index....67&language=en

And Aicraft International has 3W Giles - a small one (level two build) is on sale right now.


Joe
Attached Thumbnails
  • Click image for larger version

Name:	Picture 002.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	198.8 KB
ID:	146156 198.8 KB · Views: 63

JPHen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 09:53 AM   #28
wildhare
on a vacation
 
wildhare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,486
Default Re: GILES 202 Whatever happened nobody flies these?

Hi y'all!

Since there was a lot of mention and questions about our Giles, I thought I'd offer some clarifications about the Wild Hare Giles.

Our 40% plane is indeed a 100cc class airplane, the full scale G202 had only a 22' (264") wingspan so 40% is just about 106". Our original 35% Giles (Wild Hare's very first plane) was 93" span.

The new 40% Wild Hare Giles is available as a fast-build ARF, all pre hinged and the canopy/hatch is completed. The weights the guys have quoted are accurate, we did a lot to get it this light. It's just as happy with a DA-85 or DA-100 or any 100cc twin. It has a canister tunnel and a cowl that mounts on a ring so it's a very nice looking planes. The wings are huge, it has a 2100 sq. in. wing area.

We took some liberties on control surface sizes, so even though the plane is super stable it can be tossed around in 3D as easily as an Extra or Edge. We also made some changes to the cowl design, the full scale Giles has a seriously ugly cowl and we cleaned it up and smoothed it out a bit to make it a really beautiful plane.

Regarding the MX2, from what I understand they bought the design rights to the Giles, but the MX2 is a totally different plane that has the same shape to the fuselage. It's a couple feet longer than the Giles, is fully composite, and has a totally different wing.

To those guys who think they know the Giles, they probably don't. It's about the nicest flying plane made. It has a feel that you don't get from other designs which comes from the sweep on the leading edges. It only takes about a minute on the sticks before the pilot says something like "wow, this feels way different".

I have heard many people say "The Giles doesn't present well because it's so short". Clear evidence that they know nothing about a Giles. The G202 actually has the second longest fuselage-to-wingspan ratio of all the popular aerobatic planes. I forget which one is longer, but it's only by a small percentage.

We just received a new shipment of planes about a week ago in these two schemes.

More info at http://wildharerc.com/products/G202/

A nice video is here; http://wildharerc.com/downloads/vide...hare_giles.wmv

Another one is here; http://wildharerc.com/downloads/videos/giles202.wmv

If enough people were serious I'd love to make a 50cc Giles. Let me hear from you.

TF
Attached Thumbnails
  • Click image for larger version

Name:	g202 004 [800x600].jpg
Views:	59
Size:	121.2 KB
ID:	146165 121.2 KB · Views: 59

  • Click image for larger version

Name:	g202 007 [800x600].jpg
Views:	66
Size:	121.0 KB
ID:	146166 121.0 KB · Views: 66

  • Click image for larger version

Name:	ybgiles-106 004 [800x600].jpg
Views:	65
Size:	86.0 KB
ID:	146167 86.0 KB · Views: 65

  • Click image for larger version

Name:	ybgiles-106 006 [800x600].jpg
Views:	77
Size:	60.6 KB
ID:	146168 60.6 KB · Views: 77


Last edited by wildhare; 01-04-2009 at 09:56 AM. Reason: add photos
wildhare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 10:53 AM   #29
Rbyrd
Flying Texas Style
 
Rbyrd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Age: 42
Posts: 745
Default Re: GILES 202 Whatever happened nobody flies these?

I flew this one at the '98 TOC. It was a 43% designed by Mike McConville then kitted by Pirate models. Very nice flying plane.

Rick
Attached Thumbnails
  • Click image for larger version

Name:	rick.jpg
Views:	180
Size:	27.9 KB
ID:	146188 27.9 KB · Views: 180

__________________
Rick Byrd

"The worst thing you can do is not try something because it is different"

Team Futaba, Hobbico, Desert Aircraft, Carden Aircraft, DurantDirectDrive.com, Smart Fly, J&J Tailwheels, B&E Graphics, Grasshoppper Built, FlightPower Batteries, Graph Tech
Rbyrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 10:58 AM   #30
Fred
Super Contributor
 
Fred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Dumas,Texas
Age: 54
Posts: 330
Default Re: GILES 202 Whatever happened nobody flies these?

I have been flying the Giles for 3 year's and it is a great flying plane , But for 2009 I going with something different . air frame is for sale
Attached Thumbnails
  • Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00889.JPG
Views:	107
Size:	55.5 KB
ID:	146189 55.5 KB · Views: 107

Fred is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Giles 202 help! brycesteenburg Chit Chat 0 09-12-2008 08:59 PM
OMP Giles 202 UL and Ryobi 31 cc combo? davey General Discussion 4 09-12-2008 12:05 AM
Lanier Giles 202 35% brycesteenburg General Discussion 1 08-20-2008 09:43 PM
Aviation Models 35% Giles 202 build Ol'Skool Build Threads 46 08-10-2006 08:37 AM
Giles 202 on realflight g3 randy archer Photos and Videos 2 02-09-2006 05:32 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:26 PM.

All Flyinggiants.com content copyright 2006-2014 by RCGroups.com, LLC except where otherwise indicated. The Flyinggiants.com logo is a trademark of RCGroups.com, LLC.
Please report any misuse of our trademarks or copyright violations using the contact form.
RCGroups Network :: RCGroups :: The E Zone :: Lift Zone :: RC Power :: Crackroll :: RC Cars

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.