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Old 02-04-2011, 07:24 PM   #1
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Default 3dhobbyshop's NEW 71" Slick 540

Hey guys Just wanted to show you all my new plane! 3dhobbyshops updated there 70"! Here is where you can get one
Some quick info on it from the owner of 3dhobyshops

The 71" AJ Slick 540

OK, here they are.

The new 25% AJ slicks measure 71" WS x 70" Long with 1012 sq. inches of wing area.

I think every single customer request ever made about the 70" Slick has been addressed:

The 71" Slick featured a carbon-carbon reinforced landing gear plate assembly with carbon tube fuselage stiffeners and heavy-duty fasteners.

The 71" Slick features 3" diameter main wheels.

The 71" Slick retains the pre-hinged and gap-sealed ailerons, but the tail hinges are no longer glued to allow them to be changed if desired by the builder (different brand, or do custom work like removable rudder).

The 71" Slick electric retains the extra-long hatch and cowl cutout for easy battery placement.

Carbon wing tube, carbon main gear, and carbon tail wheel are included.

A vinyl decal package featuring outline-vinyl graphics is included.

"AJ Design" mylar decal sheet and AJ throwmeter included.

Wing bags included.

All ball link/phenolic hardware.


AND. We are now building these aircraft at a new facility which is allowing us to raise the wood quality a bit, do a slightly better job overall...and offer the 71" in either color scheme for $389.99 plus shipping for now.

They are going live now, and are in stock now. The 71" uses exactly the same components as the 70" Slick, and flies essentially the same, which is to say just about perfectly.
Anyways mine showed up this past monday and I quickly got it built
My set up:
Motor: Motrolfly 4325 310KV
ESC: Castle Creations Ice HV 120
BEC: Castle Creation BEC Pro
Servos: Hitec HS7985mg
Batteries: Two 4s 4000mah 25C lipos for 8s operation
Radio: Futaba 8fg and 6108sb reciver setup in HS mode
My AUW came in at 9 pounds 13oz and with a 18x8 prop I get around 2500watts

Got it maidened without issues( even though the wind was blowing 18 to 20mph) I have even gotten 4 flight this morning(since the wind died down to 7 to 10mph). This plane flys WONDERFULLY. It a very reactive plane yet stable at the same time. For a big plane it still tumbles like a smaller 3d plane I felt comfertable with this plane right away. Got 18+ rotations torque rolling only about 2 foot off the ground and doing my inverted harriers only inches off the ground.
So far I havent found any weird tendencies or bad habbits. It stall cleanly and hovers effertlessly. Harriers are smooth and stable. She even held up to a full throttle blender (A little gun shy on those as I just had a plane this size rip the wings off doing that) I can easly see this plane becoming my favorite plane!

(will get video of it this weeknd when my brother comes over! )

I attempted to upload a few pics of it but the site isnt letting me
I will get them up soon!

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Old 02-04-2011, 07:31 PM   #2
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Here is a video of Andrew Jesky flying the new 71


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Old 02-04-2011, 07:50 PM   #3
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Loaded the pics up on photobucket
I did move my battery packs up a bit. I moved them up about 2 inches or so as with them that far back my CG was a bit more rearward than I like.




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Old 02-06-2011, 10:33 PM   #4
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Ok here is a short video from today. I had to bring it down quickly as I only had the wing by my pinky and it started to dig into the wing So what do you think?


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Old 02-10-2011, 03:44 PM   #5
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Slick looks great!

Good flyin' too!
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Very nice! Is it your first 3dHS plane? I have a small 41" edge, but I'd like to jump to the 51 or 59" slick. Dang that thing is nice. The #1 thing stopping me is that I can't get it in my car to take to the field. My backyard is decent sized, but I'm not skilled enough to pull a hover like that off. Enjoy!!!
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I have had Many 3dhs plane

40"edge, 42"slick, 47" shp and SR ,51slick, 55"edge, 57" extra SC, 71"slick, and 72" extra SC. I have the 59" slick on order

Have had a few of those multiple times(rebought after crashing) I have flown the 41" buck huck alot as my brother has it and I helped a friend build his.

The little edge isn't the easiest plane to hover. The 42 slick is 10X easier and smoother to 3D. Flys much bigger than the edge too.

The 71slick will fit into a pickup trucks cab(my brother has just an extended cab chevy and it fits in there) Also it fits in a infinity g37 coupe. I have a nissan maxima and it fits easily in there. I dont know what car you have but you would be surprised what it can fit it. I seen a 70 slick in a nissan sentra(seen a 89slick in one too)
The best I seen was a 103inch extra SC in a honda fit!!!!!!!!!


The 51 slick was one of my favorite planes. Very easy and convenient size and flys great. Cant wait to try out the 59 slick!!!!!

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Forgot to mention. I had a misshap with the 71" slick. My esc caught fire and burned up my motorbox, cowl, and canopy. Just replaced it All 2 days ago. I had to sand alot of the balsa down to get the black soot off the parts I didnt replace. Got it all done and the plane is back to looking like new. Put an ice 100 in there(since I had it for the 59 slick) Just sent the crispy remains of the 120hv off to castle to get replaced

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Hmmm, I have a G35 coupe. Explain the mechanics of getting it into my car. I can barely fit my 41 edge in there. With the rear wheel on the vertical stab is almost to the roof of the trunk.

And yes, hovering, harriers on that thing aren't the easiest which is why I'd like to move to something bigger.
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Put the drivers set back a little and fold it back too. Put the nose of the plane on the front floor board and the back will be just about touching the back window. So basicly you have to put it in tail first and the nose of the plane will rest on the passenger side floor.

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Also the 42 slick is 10X easier to hover than the 41 edge but your right the bigger they are the easier it is. My brother is picking up an 89 slick. I can't wait to fly that

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Hmmm, now you've just given me an excuse to buy a new plane...Now 51" or 59" slick. I've also been considering the Osiris
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I loved my 51 slick. It flew so different than anything I had flown. The 42 and 71 slick fly alot alike(thats a good thing). The 59( 4th generation slick) is suposed to be a whole other animal. I can't wait to fly one.

I have a passion for 3D but am working on cleaning up my precision to help my 3d flying. b/c my passionn is 3D I dont really have a desire for the Osiris

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What kind of flight times did you get on the 51"?
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Was useing the hacker a30 12xl v1 motor(770kv) 14x7 prop for a burst wattage of 980watts. Batteries were hyperion 2600 35C 4s lipos. I was getting 6 mins out of that setup. I also got 400+ cycles on those batteries before crashing the plane and giveing them to my brother to do a speed plane(he is still useing them)

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so now the real question is should I go 51 or 59. I would have liked a 54 inch. 59 means bigger batteries, bigger motor, and overall more money. But...the 59 is newer and probably better. DANGIT.
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well being that the servos for the 59 are much cheaper and the motor doesnt cost but like a few dollars more(both use the same esc) So I am willing to bet the 59 would come out to be the same. Plus the stuff from the 59 will fit all the other 50+inch 3dhs planes except the 51 slick. also doublei the batteries from the 59 works in the 71 slick or 72sc. triple them and you can use that in the 87shp and 89slick

4s 4000 lipos are cheap. ($35) about the same price as a cheap 2650mah 4s

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That's interesting. I assumed the 59 would use HS85MG's or greater. The 225's are like 10 bucks cheaper (same cost as a 45). That's crazy. I also worry that stepping up from 41 to 59 is quite a large jump
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Then 51 slick uses the hs85mgs and the 59 uses the hs225mgs.

You are going to be surprised that the larger planes are much much easier to fly. I took the jump from foam to balsa a few years back and found that balsa fly great. I then made the jump from a 40inch plane to the 55+inch ones. I was amazed on how much easier it was to fly. So much smoother and more stable. I then just this past Christmas moved up from the 50+ to 70+ and again just smoother and more stable. Don't worry and enjoy!

Here was my maiden on my first 70+inch plane. I was nervous as crap but it went well(except the one drop I had )
no danage and all was good

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Oh man you looked nervous. How far down do you drain your batteries per cell?

Also, you maidened it without doing a lap and checking trims?
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Oh man you looked nervous. How far down do you drain your batteries per cell?

Also, you maidened it without doing a lap and checking trims?
3.7 volts per cell is as far down as I go.

Yeah trimming is only needed if you want it to fly straight about mid way I did that straight long shot and then shot up . Thats when I was checking trim

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Get some pics of me flying the slick today ( here )


It was a nice day for flying 65 and only about a 7 to 8 mph wind. Got 4 flights in today so I was very happy!

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Bought a new carbon fiber Mejzlik 18x8 prop. Man what a difference. Much more thrust all over the throttle range. Was hovering one click under throttle. I still need to put it on a watt meter but I flew 7 mins and came down at 3.7V per cell. So I'm not to worried about it.

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Bought a new carbon fiber Mejzlik 18x8 prop. Man what a difference. Much more thrust all over the throttle range. Was hovering one click under throttle. I still need to put it on a watt meter but I flew 7 mins and came down at 3.7V per cell. So I'm not to worried about it.
Sweet prop! Bet it sounds so nice!
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Yeah it defiantly has a different sound to it.

Put 3 more flights on it this morning and 5 flights yesterday to get the feel for the prop(ok I just wanted to have fun) Though I did have to add some more expo as there is apparently more air going over the surfaces makeing them more touchy with the new prop. I got it butter smooth again

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