Posted by SlowBipe |
Mar 15, 2012 @ 12:44 PM | 12,211 Views
We are now selling the StuntBipe airplane. It is a 4 channel version of the SlowBipe. This plane uses elevons to achieve some very aerobatic slow flight. The SlowBipe airplanes are different from most 3D planes. It is much more stable and slower than most.
We recorded video of the new StuntBipe in flight this week.
Posted by SlowBipe |
Oct 24, 2010 @ 01:45 AM | 15,407 Views
Here is a video made by a new customer on his maiden voyage of the SlowBipe. He sent me the link to this video prefacing in the email that he hasn't flown fixed wing flight since 30 years ago when he was a teenager.
He also said that he had flow helicopters, so orientation wasn't a problem. Flying the SlowBipe makes him look like a professional.
I am adding some photo's sent of a customer flying the SlowBipe in Washington State.
From Kent somewhere in Washington State
I bought two of your SlowBipes at the Monroe show. Best flying trainer I have ever been involved with by far. Response, slow flight, easy to see, superb power, and excellent crash survivability all excellent. Job well done!,,Do you sell extra battery packs? They are sold out at HobbyKing.,,Thanks, Kent
This is the first follow up email from Kent
This weekend I taught my friend from El Salvador how to fly the SlowBipe. It survived there pretty good crashes (including in a tree) without any major damage. Just a couple broken props.. :-) After 1 day he is flying on his own and doing a great job.
This is the second follow up email from Kent
Yes, you are very welcome to use the pictures. You would be quite proud to see how well Gerson is now doing. We put a very thin 1/64 inch thick plywood strip along the bottom of the fuse. - about 15 inches long. It really beefed it up with no weight gain.
Gerson lost control and drove the plane straight into the ground (soft and grassy) at fairly high speed. Nothing happened other than a broken prop. Was flying again in 5 minutes..
I am going to take it to our flying club next month and extoll its virtues as a trainer.
Thanks again, Kent
Here are the pictures that Kent sent of the student he has been teaching to fly. What a beautifull place to fly.
I am assembling unsolicited feedback that I received from customers who bought the SlowBipe while at the Northwest Hobby Expo in Monroe, WA, two weeks ago. These comments are unedited.
From John from somewhere in Washington State
Thanks for your help on the phone today. I reversed the servo and the esc worked properly. I took the plane out and it flew great. The prop is a little fragile. It broke when I landed in the field the first time. It may of snagged a little branch? I replaced it with an APC 7x4 which is a little smaller and it flew great. The smaller prop is a little more rugged and I never had a problem the rest of the day. I am quite surprised at how long I can fly on a fully charged battery. I went for over an hour and the battery still has some life in it. I'm only flying at 1/2 trottle or less. The plane is super responsive on high rates. It's capable of some very tight loops. I prefer low rates and very slow flying. That is probably why the battery has lasted so long. I broke the bottom of one of the end panels when I landed and it did a little ground loop. I was back in the air in no time with the help of a little CA. Flying outdoors with a slight breeze is no problem. It is a very good plane.
From Wayne in Tacoma Washington
Hi, I pick-up one of your SlowBipe at the Northwest Hobby Model Epxo, on the weekend of Feb 12th-14th. Nice Kit, went together very well without any problem....Continue Reading
I am in the process of introducing a new product. I believe the SlowBipe to be the easiest to learn on RC Trainer that there is. It is easy because it flies so slow, and because it can take the beating that beginners will need.
In this blog I will introduce the product and allow members of the forum to post comments regarding the plane. Hopefully this will increase the information available about this product so others can decide if it is right for them.