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Old 05-24-2006, 01:54 AM   #1
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Hmmm.... Well I've been quite bored the last few weeks because I have no planes small or slow enough to fly in my property. I was taking a look at the GWS slow-stick.I hear lost of great things about this plane. I was thinking of getting the 400c version. Although I've heard from many people to go with the 300c because you can run Li-Pos on it. I won't be running Li-pos on it because I have many ni-cds batteries. I've heard it is easy to build easy to upgrade parts and that it is a very slow flyer.... that is why I like it. I need some info. on this plane. General stuff.

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Old 05-24-2006, 02:15 AM   #2
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Blake I would highly recomment this bird. I have had mine for quite a while and have loved every minute of it. I started out with the 300 motor on it and it had more than ample power to fly. I hav esince upgraded mine to the infamous 400xt.

I ran 7.4v lipos on it before the change with a lipo compatible great planes esc. I ran it that way for about 6 months and never noticed any degradation on the motor. at least no noticeable to me anyway.

The palne is very versatile and can be modded in just about any way imaginable to man. (see some of the other posts here

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6120

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Old 05-24-2006, 02:25 AM   #3
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got one love it but i ditched the brushed setup after the first two flights in favor of brushless lipo power...much more fun to have the much longer flight times and "quik to altitude" power....
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How big does the space have to be to fly the ss in?
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Old 05-24-2006, 02:42 AM   #5
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How big does the space have to be to fly the ss in?
That depends on how good of a flyer you are!

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Old 05-24-2006, 02:49 AM   #6
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Great plane, easy to fix, easy to learn, can take a huge "payload"


I put ailerons on mine....I finally trashed it after the glue/tape weight exceeded the aesthetics

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Old 05-24-2006, 03:09 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by zakstang View Post
got one love it but i ditched the brushed setup after the first two flights in favor of brushless lipo power...much more fun to have the much longer flight times and "quik to altitude" power....
How true.........
Also, the extra power instantly gets you out of possible trouble that the stocker could never do......

Ask the old guy how to fly the plane....... He's still alive!!
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I'm not sure if you guys know what size the esc in the wattage cessna 180 is?? But can I use that in the ss? I was hoping to transfer all the eletronics in to a ss.

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Old 05-26-2006, 03:45 AM   #9
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as far as field size i fly mine in less than a soccer field if i need to.....and yes brushless power has gotten me out of more than one jam that the stock power never would have.....
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I've been flying mine in a basketball court. Outdoors and surrounded by trees on three sides and a club house on the other one. Tight quarters, but manageable with the Slow Stick.

And yes, going brushless ($35 motor-ESC combo) and Li-Po ($20) made one heck of a difference.


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Old 05-26-2006, 02:19 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by qban_flyer View Post
I've been flying mine in a basketball court. Outdoors and surrounded by trees on three sides and a club house on the other one. Tight quarters, but manageable with the Slow Stick.

And yes, going brushless ($35 motor-ESC combo) and Li-Po ($20) made one heck of a difference.
what motor/esc combo is that? Very cool!
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Old 05-26-2006, 03:47 PM   #12
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what motor/esc combo is that? Very cool!
That's an inexpensive Tower Pro 2410-12s motor with a Tower Pro 15A ESC. Got both of them from Paul (www.rcepower.com) $15 for the motor $20 for the ESC.

I was using a Hobby Lobby 400XT prior to his combo. Took it off to try this cheaper combination. It works just as good. One more thing, spare prop shafts for these motors are $2 a piece.

The 400XT can't be reapired if its shaft gets bent, so one would have to replace the entire motor at a cost of $17. :o

All in all, the 2410-12s & 15A ESC is a great bargain. There is athread started by Idaho somewhere here in W/F about the Tower Pro Motors and ESCs.
 
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Old 05-31-2006, 07:28 PM   #13
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Sold! Have a couple of q's before I order..Can I get the spare shafts from him? I guess it comes with the stick mount? Will I need to get prop adapters to run GWS and APC-SF props?

Originally Posted by qban_flyer View Post
That's an inexpensive Tower Pro 2410-12s motor with a Tower Pro 15A ESC. Got both of them from Paul (www.rcepower.com) $15 for the motor $20 for the ESC.

I was using a Hobby Lobby 400XT prior to his combo. Took it off to try this cheaper combination. It works just as good. One more thing, spare prop shafts for these motors are $2 a piece.

The 400XT can't be reapired if its shaft gets bent, so one would have to replace the entire motor at a cost of $17. :o

All in all, the 2410-12s & 15A ESC is a great bargain. There is athread started by Idaho somewhere here in W/F about the Tower Pro Motors and ESCs.
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Sold! Have a couple of q's before I order..Can I get the spare shafts from him? I guess it comes with the stick mount? Will I need to get prop adapters to run GWS and APC-SF props?
It comes with the aluminum stick mount, he sells shafts plus spare aluminum stick mounts so that those who did not buy the motor from him will have an easier time installing them on their Slow Sticks. You will not need any prop adapters, the shaft on these motors is identical to those used on GWS gearboxes. All GWS propellers will work on these lovely little gems.

It is unfortunate that GWS has decided to screw up what up until now used to be a very nice model. Shame on Mr. Lin.

I guess if we want to have a more durable and solid model we will have to buy a full size boom from other companies and discard the two section one now included in the kit.
 
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Old 06-01-2006, 02:58 AM   #15
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Thanks Q!!

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It is unfortunate that GWS has decided to screw up what up until now used to be a very nice model. Shame on Mr. Lin.

I guess if we want to have a more durable and solid model we will have to buy a full size boom from other companies and discard the two section one now included in the kit.
This might be worth a look, a cf square section tube from HL. It's smaller than GWS, so some shims would be needed to use GWS plastics:



http://www.hobby-lobby.com/carbonfiber.htm
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:25 AM   #17
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I saw a post somewhere about an outfit selling the 10mm square aluminum boom for the Slow Stick.

I'll dig for it and post its URL on all Slow Stick threads.
 
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:31 AM   #18
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Here is the solution to GSW' screw up. It sells for $3.50 :p

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Old 06-01-2006, 03:21 PM   #19
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I used an oak dowel (rectangular shape) that I bought from the hardware store for $1.39

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I love my Stick! What a great, fun way to get all your leftover servos and electronic bits, etc from the remains of crap Chinese eBay things and get flying again. At least that's what happened to me. Now I am well versed in just about every spare part there ever was for this little plane - my advice = Buy 2 at once!!

It just loves to fly (except when the wind gets it and I crash it all rather too often!), and knowing this I have even made a cardboard box horizontal stablizer. The good thing about using a nice rigid cardboard box is that if you incorporate a part that is folded for the box's lid - you have an instant hinge! I'm sure I'm not the first to realize this and at his time only keep it as a spare and haven't tried it yet.

I have seen lots of variations on this plane - top kudos to GWS! Does anyone know why some people cut the ends off of their wings - does it go faster, turn quicker ...?

Great site, I have a feeling I'll be visiting it a lot and asking lots more silly questions.

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Old 06-03-2006, 03:59 AM   #21
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Thread split.
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7319
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Default Gws Slow Stick Slope Glider

If you just buy the glider can you add a Brushless motor to it?
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yep, but I don't think the slope kit comes with landing gear

someone correct me if I'm wrong

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yep, but I don't think the slope kit comes with landing gear

someone correct me if I'm wrong
My last three did. I have no idea if the new version will or not.
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Here is the package I'am looking at:
http://www.gwsexpert.com/product_inf...roducts_id=206
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