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Old Jul 06, 2012, 08:08 PM
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Sowly - A magnificent Land and Lake Build

The plans for this craft are provided free for personal use by Christian Huber (of course the instructions and labels on the plans are in German, as are all the build instructions I have found - Thanks Google automatic translations of webpages.) I was guided to this jewel by "Cracksmeup" (Joe) from our posts and videos of the Magnum Reloaded (I am now working on #5 of that one)... I did a quick build using Owens Corning Fan Fold Foam Insulation. Despite several CRI moves and one "Deer in Headlights" brain pause on the first time out... It has proven to be a fun build as well as a fun gem to fly. Here is a video of my Third and 4th time out with her... About 4 minutes..



My next build will be the lake version.. I already have the pontoons made... I will put up here some pictures of the build process as well as some hints to help you avoid CRI's.

Tim has some great build photos starting on page 2 of this thread, as do others there after as well as Jurgen's tips.. Here is a starting place http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1686460&page=2

Here are the updated plans for slowly kindly provided by Jurgen
I just added the file "Rader.pdf" which is the plans for the wheel pants and the five hole wheels
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 08:19 PM
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Here is the link again

For some reason the link to the video got lost in the wild blue yonder... so we will try again..

Sowly V2 at aces field (4 min 41 sec)
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Old Jul 07, 2012, 09:19 AM
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Slooooooooowly

very nice vid and build.
I`m pleased to see Christians Slowly V2 on rcgroups.
I´ve drawn the plans for him from his paper templates. The free plans can be downloaded from VTH / Foamie, a German magacine, just scroll to......

http://www.vth.de/zeitschriften/foam...downloads.html

>>Downloadplan Slowly <<

additonal Floats by Christian..

>>Downloadplan Schwimmer für Slowly<<

I`ve got plans for additional oldtimer floats, see added PDF


videos of my version:

on land and water

http://www.rcmovie.de/video/c7968f26...wly-geht-baden

on water only

http://www.rcmovie.de/video/3fbbaaaa...3e5/Juergen-Be


Christians Slowly

http://www.rcmovie.de/video/7e0b50d0...1e56/Slowly-V2

first testflights indoor...

http://www.rcmovie.de/video/b5d8e7cb...cbf2/Slowly-V2


maybe we can see some more builds over here



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Old Jul 07, 2012, 11:27 AM
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This is so beautiful! Nice vid. Been on the lookout for a RET type slowflyer...and this may be it! Awaiting some build pics and tips! Downloaded the plans and will look into them soon.

Whats a good power set up and Lipo suggestions?
Appreciated in advance!!
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Old Jul 07, 2012, 11:57 AM
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Great video ggrimly I have not started mine yet but iam very happy to see you build and fly one and start a thread . Iam also happy to see jurgen stop by , he has helped me alot with some german free downloads and how to find and build them. Your slowly flys just like its name and would make a nice slow trainer or just a relaxing plane to fly. I agree with jurgen i hope more here build some. joe
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Old Jul 07, 2012, 02:10 PM
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GG: a nice sweet flying old timer! You might want to add the first L in Slowly in the thread title, I skipped over it the first few times as I thought it was about agriculture!
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Old Jul 07, 2012, 09:33 PM
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Nice, I like it
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 06:31 AM
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A good setup is a 24g motor like the HXT or Turnigy 2730-1700 and a GWS 8 x 4,3 prop on a 2s Lipo up to 1300mAh.
Two servos, +/- 9g are possible.

I have no build pics available, but for those who are able to read some German, there is a big thread on the German rcline forums with much photos. or use a translator. Only negative thing is, you have to register on that forums, to see the photos.

http://www.rclineforum.de/forum/boar...34#post3662434


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Old Jul 08, 2012, 09:56 AM
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A good setup is a 24g motor like the HXT or Turnigy 2730-1700 and a GWS 8 x 4,3 prop on a 2s Lipo up to 1300mAh.
Two servos, +/- 9g are possible.

I have no build pics available, but for those who are able to read some German, there is a big thread on the German rcline forums with much photos. or use a translator. Only negative thing is, you have to register on that forums, to see the photos.

http://www.rclineforum.de/forum/boar...34#post3662434


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I did not need to read german for someone who posted the build pictures starting on page 6 of the german thread jurgen. As long as i have some pictures its all good. Thanks jurgen. joe
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Thanks for the info jurgen. Appreciated. With the plans...I guess I could figure what goes where eventually....lol. Would be fun like a jigsaw puzzle. Guess i could print them out and start cutting some depron, since I do have the electronics available. Now to find the time and hideaway.

Hope to build it soon and put some pics up. It'll make a nice relaxing plane to fly when I'm not in a 3D or sporty mood...
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Here is a couple more videos of my first build... Even though I used Hot Glue and FFF and it comes in at a whapping 420g with the 44g motor and a 3 cell 800ma battery, I get about 9 minutes of take-off and landing practice. (edited to about 4 min. taken with a key chain #16 camera on my cap.)

Sowly at aces field Wheeled landings #2 (4 min 15 sec)
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 01:17 PM
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I get about 9 minutes of take-off and landing practice. (edited to about 4 min. taken with a key chain #16 camera on my cap.)
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Very nice,

for smooth landings, just leave a little throttle on the stick, no power off before tuch down. Try out as you want to fly by slower, and slower, give a little up elev. til it does not sink, then lower the throttle a bit more. The plane will decline and you`ve got the right speed for landings. Last inches before landing give just a little up elev again.

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Old Jul 08, 2012, 01:47 PM
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Some CRI's

Being of Norwegian Heritage some times gets in the way of real world facts...First time building I invoked my Norwegian perseverance (which is to take a mistake from one situation and apply it to future situations and expect different results).. I decided that if I kept the axle short, a 10" skewer would be fine, and if I used magnets to hold the wings in place (like on Magnum Reloaded) it would make it easy to transport... Here are the early results...

Needs some re engineering (1 min 29 sec)


After these attempts, I widened the wheel base to 11" and added rubber bands to hold the wings on. Results were much better

# 2 is on the cutting table, this one will be aquatic. I already have the Old Timer Floats made. This one also will be Owens Corning pink Fan Fold Foam, and will use this motor.. (I ordered two a while back when the HTX 24 gram motors were out of stock)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=5354

I will post some build pictures along the way...
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 01:54 PM
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I am currently finishing a Magnum Reloaded made from Dollar Tree foam Board with the paper removed. It is then about 4.7mm thick and much lighter than FFF, I assume it is very similar to Depron, which I am too cheap to order... If it works, I will build Slowly out of it also... I late August I will be in Denver (only seven hours down the road) and hope to run down to Colorado Springs where they have a shop that sells Depron and Carbon Fiber rods and tubes quite reasonably, but shipping kills you... It looks like the Magnum will be about 240 grams, unlike the FFF ones put together with hot glue that come in at about 470 dry and 525 after a few water flights.
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