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Old 04-16-2006, 10:31 PM
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We've had ours for a couple of weeks now. Here's why I like it and here's why I could do with a better one. Do add in your own comments.

It's good because it really is soothing to fly around, assuming that there isn't much wind. It's pleasing to be able to ROG in a few feet and put it down in about three feet. It only needs a small area to fly in. There's nothing there to stress me out compared with flying my brushless / LiPo Edge 540T The hop-up options seem pretty good - brushless, LiPo, ailerons, aerial photography, etc.

It's not so good because I have flown much faster and with more room for control (basic aerobatics) and so it does seem a little slow and basic at times

In terms of upgrades, does anyone agree that either of these upgrades would make it pretty sporty ?

http://www.brchobbies.co.uk/?page=sh...dditem&item=80
http://www.brchobbies.co.uk/?page=sh...ditem&item=146


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Old 04-17-2006, 01:36 AM
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Hey Dude...

I too like my stick and have upgraded it to the brushless as well. The link you posted is a decent little setup from the looks of it. Similar the the 400xt that is so popular.

If you continue to use the ss as a relaxing flyer you'll get lots of great use out of it. If you want to the speed and manuvering pull out the 540.

What part of the UK are you from? My step dad is from Melksham, Wiltshire. Near Salsbury. I have been over to visit a couple of times while I was stationed in Germany. Beautiful part of the world it is...
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Originally Posted by netdudeuk View Post
We've had ours for a couple of weeks now. Here's why I like it and here's why I could do with a better one. Do add in your own comments.

It's good because it really is soothing to fly around, assuming that there isn't much wind. It's pleasing to be able to ROG in a few feet and put it down in about three feet. It only needs a small area to fly in. There's nothing there to stress me out compared with flying my brushless / LiPo Edge 540T The hop-up options seem pretty good - brushless, LiPo, ailerons, aerial photography, etc.

It's not so good because I have flown much faster and with more room for control (basic aerobatics) and so it does seem a little slow and basic at times

In terms of upgrades, does anyone agree that either of these upgrades would make it pretty sporty ?

http://www.brchobbies.co.uk/?page=sh...dditem&item=80
http://www.brchobbies.co.uk/?page=sh...ditem&item=146


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The first set up will effect a great change in its flight characteristics. Though it will never compare to your Edge 540 in performance, you'll be able to loop it from level flight (something a bit difficult to do with the stock set up), inverted flight will also become a reality (a hoot to watch that thing upside down with its tail hanging at about a 25 degree angle downward in relation to the horizon while holding full up elevator to keep it level).

The second option will turn it into a monster, too much power IMHO.
 
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Mine's a stock setup with the 350 motor, and it will do quite a few loops one right after the other. That's one of my favorite things to do with it, until I go brushless that is.
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Mine's a stock setup with the 350 motor, and it will do quite a few loops one right after the other. That's one of my favorite things to do with it, until I go brushless that is.
That 350 is a great power plant. I have seen some of them fly with the EPS-100, though it has been mostly indoors and in almost no winds outdooors.

Once you go B/L you'll rediscover the Slow Stick all over again. Have fun!
 
Old 04-17-2006, 06:35 AM
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Point to make about the even smaller LPS setup Qban, is the weight savings. A Slow Stick with a geared tiny little LPS setup with the 12V (3s) option motor, will hover the plane with a small lipo. Not a powerhouse, but takes advantage of the thrust to weight ratio. Saw one hovering indoors like this.

Also, good thread title dude. Rules out about 80% of the contributors? from this one: How to fly a Slow Stick?
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Old 04-17-2006, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Bill G View Post
Point to make about the even smaller LPS setup Qban, is the weight savings. A Slow Stick with a geared tiny little LPS setup with the 12V (3s) option motor, will hover the plane with a small lipo. Not a powerhouse, but takes advantage of the thrust to weight ratio. Saw one hovering indoors like this.

Also, good thread title dude. Rules out about 80% of the contributors? from this one: How to fly a Slow Stick?
That is precisely why I started this thread. I've never seen such flames at RCU. If people have the same interests then they ought to be buddies !

And something else for the real SS buffs - I've got a couple of brand new pico servos and fancy doing the aileron mod but I've read that they don't make a lot of difference. Maybe it's due to the dihedral ? Can you roll it over and yank it round ? The shape of those wings make me think it will just want to level up again. I know that there is another thread about this but I've not seen any nice warm feeling comments about the mod.

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Old 04-17-2006, 09:20 AM
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What part of the UK are you from? My step dad is from Melksham, Wiltshire. Near Salsbury. I have been over to visit a couple of times while I was stationed in Germany. Beautiful part of the world it is...
I'm at the opposite end of the country, about thirty miles from York, the historic former capital city of England. You US guys and gals can't get enough of the place. It was a former Viking settlement, has many museums and a giant stone wall around much of the city.

I've been to Germany and stayed at one of the military camps in Munster (there are two Munsters and I can't remember which one it was).
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Sounds like an interesting place, We have some friends that live in Thetford as well. One of these days were going to get back over to visit. Maybe come see York since it sounds so popular with us US guys and gals . We did the London tourist thing. It was great but loved the countryside better. You get a better feel for what it's reall like away from the big cities. Stonehenge was cool as well!
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Old 04-17-2006, 01:45 PM
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Don't forget it is called a Slow Stik for a reason. It flys slow and relaxing. As far as going brushless there is a site www.gwsexpert.com.
They have brushless combos starting around $53.00.
I love this plane because it CAN e flown in a small lot in my community and not bother anyone. By just changing to a lipo it flys long and will do loops from level flight.
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Don't forget it is called a Slow Stik for a reason. It flys slow and relaxing. As far as going brushless there is a site www.gwsexpert.com.
They have brushless combos starting around $53.00.
I love this plane because it CAN e flown in a small lot in my community and not bother anyone. By just changing to a lipo it flys long and will do loops from level flight.
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Hi Glo,

Long time no see. Still have that Nosen Citabria sitting in my basement. Hope things are fine down there in FL, weather up here has been the pits. Yesterday was the first nice "flying" we have had in quite sometime. Spent over five hours at CASA.

Having a ball with the Butterfly both indoor as well as outdoors. The rest of the stuff is still collecting dust next to the Citabria. :o

Say hello to sis for me!

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PS: Hobby Lobby has the 400XT outrunner @ $15 a pop. A Tower Pro 18A B/L ESC can be had for under $25, their 10A for under $20 making either whole enchilada the best bargains (read cheap) around these days.
 
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Since we talking Sticks, I have heard someone made a new stick wing using three halves on the stock wing. Flat in the center and dihederal at each side. Anyone know about it?
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Old 04-17-2006, 06:16 PM
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Hadn't heard of that TN but I bet it looks neat. I'd like to see what it looks and flies like.
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:04 PM
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I'm putting one together with 2 wings glued together with a spar and no dihedral and ailerons like a fatwing fun fly still haven't flown it yet it's actual done just making final adjustments and working on the batt mount came in AUW just over 20oz
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:26 PM
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Like this? http://www.littleplanephotography.co...al/quickstick/
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:34 PM
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Hey Skiman sounds interesting. Could you post a pic of that? That sounds like something I'd like to try as well
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Love it here on the west coast of Florida. We live a LOT closer to the flying field. 15 min v/s 45. Keep an eye out for wingo kits for me. Getting ready to go to SEFF in 2 1/2 weeks. Surrounded by flying clubs. Getting 2 DX6's to take the fqcy pin worries away. Getting the shop in shape, about 1/2 the room I had in MD. drop me a line at

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Originally Posted by bsoder View Post
sort of I kept the ss wing shape and used a wood I beam I made for a spar but still in that concept.
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i'm looking forward to seeing it. Mine flies really well, it's a lot of fun to roll it.
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
Hey Skiman sounds interesting. Could you post a pic of that? That sounds like something I'd like to try as well
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Neat job there bsoder and Skiman... looks like I need to order a couple of wings and give it a shot
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Originally Posted by skiman762 View Post
I'm putting one together with 2 wings glued together with a spar and no dihedral and ailerons like a fatwing fun fly still haven't flown it yet it's actual done just making final adjustments and working on the batt mount came in AUW just over 20oz
You may have seen mine.........
It has all the SS gear (which I love the ease of) and full sym. wing with ailerons....18.5 oz. ready to go.
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
Neat job there bsoder and Skiman... looks like I need to order a couple of wings and give it a shot
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[quote=firemanbill;62981]Neat job there bsoder and Skiman... looks like I need to order a couple of wings and give it a shot[/quote,
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Originally Posted by Doc Pete View Post
You may have seen mine.........
It has all the SS gear (which I love the ease of) and full sym. wing with ailerons....18.5 oz. ready to go.
sharp looking
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