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Old 08-26-2008, 03:17 AM
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Default Another Slow Stick!

I've been lurking here for a while, reading, learning.....trying to decide what plane to buy next

I've flown glow powered RC planes on and off since the 70's but recently got back into the hobby. I figured I'd ease back into it with an electric, at the same time builing an AP platform. My Flycam II will be here by the end of the week so I hope to post some videos soon.

I made a few modifications including landing gear and reinforcing the wing with some carbon fiber tubing. I'm using a Spektrum Dx6i and couldn't be happier with the system. I've made about a half dozen good flights so I'm comfortable with attaching the video camera! I find it odd flying with no aelerons so I MIGHT add them at some point. Or.......I might just get a sportier 4 channel.

This is a great forum and I've learned a lot!!
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:24 AM
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Hi FL Knifemaker and Welcome to Wattflyers, yes getting a SS is a great way to break the rust if you have not flown for a while nice SS BTW, Take care and Have fun, Chellie
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Welcome to Wattflyer FL Knikemaker, glad to have you aboard!

Good looking SS you have there. I still enjoy flying mine too!
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Now that you Tasted Electric flight, you will not want to go back to the Slimmers, slimers, oily planes
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
Now that you Tasted Electric flight, you will not want to go back to the Slimmers

Or Slimers for that matter!
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
Or Slimers for that matter!
That just goes to prove, that I cant Spell for Sheet
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
That just goes to prove, that I cant Spell for Sheet

LOL!
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
Now that you Tasted Electric flight, you will not want to go back to the Slimmers, slimers, oily planes

Ha!! We have 3 nitro cars so I get slimed, oily and burnt fingers from them. Honestly, I really like electric flight. Flying the Slow Stick is very relaxing. I have no real interest in a nitro plane right now. I'm probably going to get a foamy pattern type plane next. I used to fly pretty well. I had a 40 size Pitts biplane that I flew for years with only a few very minor mishaps. I'd consider an an electric bipe once I know I can fly the foamy!!

I appreciate the warm welcome
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Originally Posted by FL Knifemaker View Post
Ha!! We have 3 nitro cars so I get slimed, oily and burnt fingers from them. Honestly, I really like electric flight. Flying the Slow Stick is very relaxing. I have no real interest in a nitro plane right now. I'm probably going to get a foamy pattern type plane next. I used to fly pretty well. I had a 40 size Pitts biplane that I flew for years with only a few very minor mishaps. I'd consider an an electric bipe once I know I can fly the foamy!!

I appreciate the warm welcome
Your going to Love it here, Everyone is super nice and smart, I have Learned a lot in a very short time, Here is a very very nice pattern type foamy, Cheap too, the members in my Club fly these, and they fly great, I am going to get one soon too, for $31.50 you cant go wrong, this is the slope glider, it does not have the motor, they sell one that has the motor, but it is a brush motor, and we install direct drive brushless motors in them, or you can get the ARF, All- Ready- Finished one with the brush motor and gear box, for $37.19 and use a 2 cell lipo, of about 1000mah to 1300mah

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...odID=GWSAE0015

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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
Your going to Love it here, Everyone is super nice and smart, I have Learned a lot in a very short time, Here is a very very nice pattern type foamy, Cheap too, the members in my Club fly these, and they fly great, I am going to get one soon too, for $31.50 you cant go wrong, this is the slope glider, it does not have the motor, they sell one that has the motor, but it is a brush motor, and we install direct drive brushless motors in them, or you can get the ARF, All- Ready- Finished one with the brush motor and gear box, for $37.19 and use a 2 cell lipo, of about 1000mah to 1300mah

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...odID=GWSAE0015


That's interesting and not a bad deal at under $40. I'll add it to my consideration list I should have said a "Flat Foamie", that's what I've been considering. I've been flying the Flatout 300 in G4 and having a lot of fun with it. I like the more realistic look of the Formosa.
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