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Old 07-29-2006, 04:29 AM   #1
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If you've got a Slow Stick, you NEED to get one of these kits.

It took about 2 hours to set it up and I launched it tonight. What a blast!!!!


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Old 07-29-2006, 04:32 AM   #2
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That's Cool looking Bill!

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That would be cool to mess around with at our local park that has a small lake. Where do you get the kit to convert the SS?
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Way cool Bill. I have 2 Sticks and have been tossing around the idea of getting floats for one of them. Even though I'm in the desert, we have a few ponds around here in parks that I can fly from.

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That's pretty neat Bill! That almost makes me get over my Slowstickaphobia and want to buy one.

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sooner or later Tom, Sooner or later. you'll own one!

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Old 07-29-2006, 05:13 AM   #7
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This is the building thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...at#post5379931
The designer is Jimsp and the kit he sells is beautifully done and very complete. This thing is a blast to fly!

BTW I saw the pilot somewhere and spent a little time trying to get it drawn and cut out on some depron I had. Very cartoonish and appropriate for the boat.

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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
sooner or later Tom, Sooner or later. you'll own one!

I will be strong.....I will be strong........

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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
That's pretty neat Bill! That almost makes me get over my Slowstickaphobia and want to buy one.
Slowstickphobia?!?!?!!!


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You are not a true leccy flyer unless you own either a GWS Slow Stick, or a Multiplex EasyStar (or both!) :p

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Originally Posted by Twmaster View Post
Slowstickphobia?!?!?!!!


Yeah, I've got it. I think I'm the only one on this forum that doesn't own one. I've got to be very carefull how I talk about them for fear there will be a burning Slowstick in my front yard tonight.

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Originally Posted by crxmanpat View Post
You are not a true leccy flyer unless you own either a GWS Slow Stick, or a Multiplex EasyStar (or both!) :p
Now I know I'm in trouble. I don't know what leccy is. I'm hoping it was a typo.

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Old 07-29-2006, 05:24 AM   #13
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Short hand for "electric". Also a derogative nickname, like "slimer". But I pay no attention to that derogative stuff.

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Electric? Dang it. All my planes have glo engines on them! I've been in the wrong forum all this time. No wonder I can't figure this stuff out.

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Old 07-29-2006, 05:28 AM   #15
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Old 07-29-2006, 06:01 AM   #16
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Roflol, oh man, I need some sleep.
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I will be strong.....I will be strong........
Fight the urge man. I don't want to be the only one w/o one.
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Old 07-29-2006, 01:39 PM   #18
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Beautiful morning and I went down to the cove to fly the SS. Flew just as it should but the wind was starting to pick up so I set it up for a landing. Did I tell you this thing loves to fly? I had to use down elevator to get it into a better glide angle for landing.

Well I was pressing my luck. Landing was uneventful but bringing her back to the dock was not. About 1/2 way back, the wind flipped her over on to her wings. Panic!!! Actually while I was getting to her, I noticed that it is VERY buoyant and the only electronic getting wet was part of the brushless. The only water that hit the rest of the gear was drippings from the boat - which was on top now.

Me in my Pj's, water in the boat swashing around my ankles, paddling like a mad man (the battery on the electric boat motor was dead), trying to save my "new" plane. She just waited patiently saying "what's taking you so long?". Thank goodness no one else in the house was awake to witness this.

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Old 07-29-2006, 02:11 PM   #19
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That's my fear of putting floats on a plane - if I go to a public pond/lake to fly and something happens - well swim time
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Old 07-29-2006, 04:00 PM   #20
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Light fishing tackle and a 1/2 oz sinker.

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I have two Golden Retreivers. Will that work? They're good at fetching "Sticks".

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Yes but the teeth marks on the wing might present a problem.

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Now I know I'm in trouble. I don't know what gerogative is. I'm hoping it was a typo. :-)

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Now I know I'm in trouble. I don't know what gerogative is. I'm hoping it was a typo. :-)
Ha, me and my fat fingers.:o Spelling is fixed now.

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