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.
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
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.
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.