I know a lot of you are familiar with the GWS Slow Stick, it's a great trainer and a well designed airplane. One of our club members started modifying his then a number of other members followed his lead and started modifying theirs. What started out as a slow trainer started morphing into planes that could actually perform. Our leader Steve Zingalie, his uncle is Joe Zingalie of Zinger prop fame, started cutting new tail feathers that are about 20% larger, we found a source on the internet for stronger landing gear with a steerable tail wheel and we all started looking for brushless motors with much more power. I am including a picture of my version of the Slow Stick, I call in the Version 2.0 because I designed a new wing for the plane. The new wing performs way better than the original wing at faster speeds. The original wing would tend to tuck under coming out of a split "S" or loop requiring quick reduction in throttle. The new wing performs well at all speeds, and landings were greatly improved. The rate of decent on landing is very stable and very smooth.
You know how they always say to check the control surfaces BEFORE you take off. In all honesty this is something I normally do. This morning I wiggled the surfaces but didn't pay to much attention to see if they ALL wiggled. My left aileron servo was dead and the left aileron was slightly down make the plane want to roll right. It was quite apparent after take off that something was not right. I was able to get it down in one piece, I taxied back to where I was standing and checked the controls that's when I notice left aileron NFG! It could have been much worst!
Nice. I did something similar. Im running about 450 watts on a 10x7 prop right now. Its a blast so far. Two flights is all. But it's getting there. Not quite a 2:1 ratio, it will hover but the prop stalls quick.
slow stock prop reversal. it flies! easily! 543 watt dual motor bipe slow stick. push-me-pull-you. 242 watt 3 channel slow stick. 365 watt mini ultra stick. 415 watt mini contender. 810 watt ultra stick .25e. 220 watt alpha 450 sport (retired).