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Posted by saigol7 | May 25, 2009 @ 02:08 AM | 1,664 Views
I found a lightweight Chinese made MP4 player with camera for under $27. See my videos made with the Slow Stick on the stock motor and prop.

Aerial Video of Gulberg, Lahore (5 min 23 sec)


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Posted by saigol7 | May 25, 2009 @ 01:43 AM | 1,676 Views
I haven't updated my blog in quite some time so its long overdue.

Having revived my GWS Pico Stick S in January this year, I was intrigued by the rave reviews of the Slow Stick. Its legendary flexibility and versatility made it particularly attractive. Problem is, GWS is not sold anywhere in my country.

A PM to the Mr. Lin, Chairman of GWS solved the problem. GWS shipped my Slow Stick and a Pico Tiger Moth direct from Taiwan. It was very expensive as EMS shipping from Taiwan is very expensive, but as a last resort at least one has this option.

My planes arrived in a week and the Slow Stick was RTF in less than 4 hours. Not being able to wait for morning I test flew it under a street light at 11 pm. Just ROG and land straight ahead. I can safely say this is the only overpowered ARF airplane I have ever owned. The stock motor is powerful enough to carry a digital camera.

The next day my photographer friend took these pics of this amazing plane flying low and slow.
Posted by saigol7 | Mar 23, 2007 @ 08:54 AM | 1,782 Views
Of the two Aero Aces (Bipe and Sport), I find that the Bi-Wing or Bipe with only battery moved forward mod is better suited to teach new flyers.

Its slower than the Sport, handles wind better and levels itself out of turns. The Sport requires opposite stick to come out of a turn. Once the novice has learned orientation and level flight and basic turns, the lower wing can be removed for fast flight.

But the Sport looks so graceful in flight and on a windless day it really soars. It definitely requires the No Throttle Turning Mod.
Posted by saigol7 | Mar 20, 2007 @ 09:55 AM | 2,076 Views
03-07-07
Bought my first ever Aero Ace Bipe. Its sold as the X-Twin Bi-Wing in only one store in our city. I used to fly 1/2A two channels back in the late 70's before going off to college. Never flew R/C again ... TILL NOW!

What a hoot! Silent, easy to fly and absolute fun. Registered at rcgroups.com that same night and have been reading the AA threads during rainy and windy days.

03-12-07
Rushed out and got the AA Sport after reading the great reviews here. The sport comes with one set of spare props. But its just too beautiful to scrape on asphalt. This plan will only flown over grass. This is probably the finest micro flyer in the world. It looks great and flies like a dream. Its lighter than the bipe so taping a penny just aft of the charge circuit improved wind penetration.

03-17-07
Pulled off the lower wings on the bipe. Doubled fun factor. Flew into a tree. Got it down by twirling a stone on the end of a string and timing the release in the tree's direction. Much more accurate than baseball throw and requires no energy. Also stone doesn't fall on neighbor's roof. Landed in rose bush lost one prop. Found prop by searching with maglite over 1 hour.

03-19-07
Give my 12 year old daughter her first flying lesson. She's become a fan.

Got out the soldering iron, picked up courage and did the "No Throttle Turning" mod on the Sport's TX. Man! I got me a whole new plane. Kudos to Martin Mckinley who thought it up. After this mod I think all those $100 RTF Aerobird types are history. Sheer grace. Lands in my hand every time.

Silverlit is bringing out a 3 channel in June, 2007. Can't wait.