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Posted by mastrsn | Dec 17, 2008 @ 04:14 PM | 6,282 Views
No, not really- I don't use drugs (but I may want to when I fly this thing!)

Although not looking like a Slow Stick, all the hardware came from a Slow Stick. (Never throw out a wrecked Slow Stick, the parts come in handy) Looking for a new project, I was surfing the web when I found this neet little paper airplane called a "Hoopster". Almost imediately, the gears in my head started spinning and this is what I came up with. After blowing up the dimentions 400%, I was shocked to find out that the fuselage was the same size as, you guessed it, a Slow Stick! I found a coffee can for the 6" diameter hoop and a large sauce pan for the 12" hoop. After cutting my 4" strips of fan fold, I used my Monocote Heat Iron to help bend the foam around the can and pot. I glued the circles, then used strapping tape to re-enforce them.

I did add the control surfaces, not on the paper airplane. It has a functioning Rudder, and an Elevon mixer for Elevator and Ailerons. Power is a Tower Pro 2408-21 and 18 amp speed control.

I need to balence it , I think it should be real close to the paper airplane, and it should be ready to fly. I'll video it as I usually do this weekend if weather is friendly. (I don't think this will be a windy- day plane, but it could also surprise me.........)