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Old Jun 13, 2003, 09:14 PM
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Flew Slow Stick for the First Time today

Wow, I flew my Slow Stick for the first time today, I can see why some of you say this is the best 30 dollars youve spent on a plane. It was tail heavy at first, but i fixed that problem. It glides forever also. Alot of fun for a slow airplane.

It hasa R4P receiver, two Hitec HS 81 servos, And a GWS 100 speed controler.

Now I have to get my 2nd MSW flying, the first one got to beat up.
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Old Jun 13, 2003, 09:15 PM
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Congrats.....and with that, another sees the light - or was it a spark?
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Old Jun 13, 2003, 09:53 PM
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Great Plane... Congrads on the Maiden!
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Old Jun 14, 2003, 12:23 AM
It'll work this time!
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Cool - I had a great time flying mine indoors tonight. Unfortunately, I discovered that while the SS loops nicely outdoors, indoors doesn't offer quite enough vertical space to get away with it. Whack! But wait, I'm not convinced yet - Whack!

Then, I discovered that it glides very nicely after the motor/gearbox falls off. Heh.

One small self tapping screw later, well, let's see - maybe if I add more throw to the elevator........

Some super glue and foam safe kicker later, well, let's move that throw back.

Oops.

Then, all too soon, the evening was over, and I discovered that it was really nice out in the parking lot - no wind. Yay!

Loops, barrel rolls, uh, wait a second - what do you mean this thing won't do an outside loop?

(Luckily, I tried it from about 50' and had plenty of time to recover. )

Anyways, I've had mine for a couple of months now, and it's really a great time - I hope you enjoy yours as much as I've been enjoying mine!

Chris

P.S. Seriously, you don't wanna try the outside loop........
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Old Jun 14, 2003, 12:27 AM
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P.S. Seriously, you don't wanna try the outside loop........
OK with a brushless!
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Old Jun 14, 2003, 12:35 AM
What crash???
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That sounds like a pretty good setup for the S.S. However, if you changed those HS-81's to 55's or GWS Picos, you would save some nice weight. Not like the slowstick has trouble carrying it though. I have heard stories of Slow Sticks taking up dispoable cameras with an extra servo to take the picture!
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Old Jun 14, 2003, 01:55 AM
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I thermaled mine out of sight with HS-81s, full size 7ch reciever and a Speed 400 on the front.

Out of sight, literally. Found it 2 1/2 hours later hanging off of someone's roof. Nice lesson learned that day...
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Old Jun 14, 2003, 12:01 PM
Oops, reversed elevator!
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When you get bored of slow flying, you could fit a 400c motor and lift the trailing edge of wing a little. It will fly faster and with better wing penetration.

I tried the disposable cameras idea. Poor result. Check out the aerial photography forum. Lots of great pictures with cheap digital cameras.

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Old Jun 14, 2003, 03:07 PM
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Congrats, MrRCB!

I also flew my SS for the first time a couple of mornings ago and I
fell in love with it straight away!
I've got mine in work with me tonight to work out a good, simple
set up for my digital camera to sit on it. Can't wait to fly it again!
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