HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Jan 08, 2013, 04:49 PM
Hobby King Hater
Kimber's Avatar
USA
Joined Mar 2005
4,593 Posts
We got our Slow Stick today, it is a bit different from what we
are used to building.

Any important tips I need to know?? I don't really want to read
184 pages before we start??

They have options for about every thing,, Glue the fin on?
Get some plastic, drill some holes and bolt it on?

We have a Powerup 400 sport motor and a 20a ESC. Lots
of 1300, 1800 batteries and all kinds for props. E55 servos.

Any help will be appreciated. And get you back on the Christmas
list..
Kimber is offline Find More Posts by Kimber
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Jan 08, 2013, 04:54 PM
Fly it low.. and fly it fast!
Hit N Run's Avatar
United States, MA, Westport
Joined Nov 2011
1,790 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimber View Post
We got our Slow Stick today, it is a bit different from what we
are used to building.

Any important tips I need to know?? I don't really want to read
184 pages before we start??

They have options for about every thing,, Glue the fin on?
Get some plastic, drill some holes and bolt it on?

We have a Powerup 400 sport motor and a 20a ESC. Lots
of 1300, 1800 batteries and all kinds for props. E55 servos.

Any help will be appreciated. And get you back on the Christmas
list..
If you're using the Power Up 400 (sport) motor. I recommend a 9X4.7SF prop. All the batteries you mentioned will work very well with that motor and plane. As will the servo's.

As for the build.... I've only had the older "thinner" style.
Hit N Run is online now Find More Posts by Hit N Run
RCG Plus Member
Old Jan 08, 2013, 05:07 PM
Hobby King Hater
Kimber's Avatar
USA
Joined Mar 2005
4,593 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hit N Run View Post
If you're using the Power Up 400 (sport) motor. I recommend a 9X4.7SF prop. All the batteries you mentioned will work very well with that motor and plane. As will the servo's.

As for the build.... I've only had the older "thinner" style.
Thanks a lot for the info.. We have several 9X4.5SF props.
Also 8X4, 8X5, 8X6. We will just play with what we have
an see if we need to order more.
Kimber is offline Find More Posts by Kimber
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 08, 2013, 08:44 PM
p-w
Registered User
p-w's Avatar
Joined Oct 2007
29 Posts
Does any1 know the link to the 34in gws p-51 build thread????
p-w is offline Find More Posts by p-w
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 08, 2013, 10:28 PM
Registered User
Taiwan, 北市
Joined Dec 2010
1,215 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimber View Post
We got our Slow Stick today, it is a bit different from what we
are used to building.

Any important tips I need to know?? I don't really want to read
184 pages before we start??

They have options for about every thing,, Glue the fin on?
Get some plastic, drill some holes and bolt it on?

We have a Powerup 400 sport motor and a 20a ESC. Lots
of 1300, 1800 batteries and all kinds for props. E55 servos.

Any help will be appreciated. And get you back on the Christmas
list..
I'd like to glue the fin on instead of bolting it on. Be reminded that the newer thicker foam is not as tough as the older thinner one. I did carefully penetrate a piece of bamboo skewer as a dowel, about 4" long, from the horizontal stab into the fin for my buddy. Two pieces of toothpick work the same instead if you could not find out the bamboo skewer over there.
twn Chen is offline Find More Posts by twn Chen
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 08, 2013, 10:40 PM
Right Rudder
PittSpecial's Avatar
USA, FL, Orlando
Joined Nov 2010
9,731 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by p-w View Post
Does any1 know the link to the 34in gws p-51 build thread????
Here is one very old thread. I am the one who opened it (formerly guapoman2000)

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88416
PittSpecial is offline Find More Posts by PittSpecial
RCG Plus Member
Old Jan 09, 2013, 01:10 AM
Hobby King Hater
Kimber's Avatar
USA
Joined Mar 2005
4,593 Posts
Thrust angle? There is no mention of it in the instructions.
Just glue the motor on..
Kimber is offline Find More Posts by Kimber
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 09, 2013, 07:05 AM
Fly it low.. and fly it fast!
Hit N Run's Avatar
United States, MA, Westport
Joined Nov 2011
1,790 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimber View Post
Thrust angle? There is no mention of it in the instructions.
Just glue the motor on..
Yep, that's what helps her fly straight when the motor is cranking away in flight. You typically want 2 to 4 degrees of down, and a couple of degrees right to start with, and then you "fine tune" it until you get it where you like it.

I made a crude drawing with "paint" to give you the basic idea of how it would look with down and right thrust angles.
Hit N Run is online now Find More Posts by Hit N Run
RCG Plus Member
Old Jan 09, 2013, 08:49 AM
Right Rudder
PittSpecial's Avatar
USA, FL, Orlando
Joined Nov 2010
9,731 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimber View Post
Thrust angle? There is no mention of it in the instructions.
Just glue the motor on..
That's because, if my memory serves me right, the Square Tube where you insert the Motor/Gearbox assembly should have the needed angles already, unless of course the model has been crashed and then, you need to provide some yourself. Don't ask me why I know!!

Additionally, here are some other neat and colorful instructions for the Slow Stick that you might find useful.

http://www.masportaviator.com/pdfs/G...ow%20Stick.pdf
PittSpecial is offline Find More Posts by PittSpecial
RCG Plus Member
Old Jan 09, 2013, 10:26 AM
Shelter Kitty "Orange Death"
bartricky's Avatar
United States, FL, Monroe
Joined Jan 2008
3,165 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimber View Post
Thrust angle? There is no mention of it in the instructions.
Just glue the motor on..
I tried to use the bendable aluminum mount way back when. They would just bend out of shape when nosed in.

Now I don't bother with offset and it flys just fine. It's easy to trim out any quirks.

Put ailerons on it and you will have a plane you can fly and not have to "coach" it around the field.
bartricky is offline Find More Posts by bartricky
Last edited by bartricky; Jan 09, 2013 at 10:32 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 09, 2013, 10:52 AM
Hobby King Hater
Kimber's Avatar
USA
Joined Mar 2005
4,593 Posts
Thanks for the good info..

We got the recommended aluminum mount for it, Off set the holes
a little to get a bit of down.
The "fuselage" is about done. Need to get the wing done to get
the CoG right and then get every thing mounted for good.

There seems to be a lot of extra in the kit. All the little screws in
the wing spar package?? The clear parts seem to be for several
planes.

And, this thing is a lot bigger than we thought it would be...

We have left the control rods uncut so we can move the servos
if needed. Do you glue the mount things in place once you
have the CoG set, or will they stay put as is??

Thanks again..
Kimber is offline Find More Posts by Kimber
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 09, 2013, 11:02 AM
Shelter Kitty "Orange Death"
bartricky's Avatar
United States, FL, Monroe
Joined Jan 2008
3,165 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimber View Post
Thanks for the good info..

We got the recommended aluminum mount for it, Off set the holes
a little to get a bit of down.
The "fuselage" is about done. Need to get the wing done to get
the CoG right and then get every thing mounted for good.

There seems to be a lot of extra in the kit. All the little screws in
the wing spar package?? The clear parts seem to be for several
planes.

And, this thing is a lot bigger than we thought it would be...

We have left the control rods uncut so we can move the servos
if needed. Do you glue the mount things in place once you
have the CoG set, or will they stay put as is??

Thanks again..
Once I decide on the CG I put a dab of hot glue on fuse at the wing braces and servo holder. It holds well and is easy to remove.

Yes, lots of extra parts.
bartricky is offline Find More Posts by bartricky
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 09, 2013, 11:04 AM
Hobby King Hater
Kimber's Avatar
USA
Joined Mar 2005
4,593 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by bartricky View Post
Once I decide on the CG I put a dab of hot glue on fuse at the wing braces and servo holder. It holds well and is easy to remove.

Yes, lots of extra parts.
Thanks, and BTW, your plane is really ugly!


Kimber is offline Find More Posts by Kimber
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 09, 2013, 11:55 AM
Shelter Kitty "Orange Death"
bartricky's Avatar
United States, FL, Monroe
Joined Jan 2008
3,165 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimber View Post
Thanks, and BTW, your plane is really ugly!


bartricky is offline Find More Posts by bartricky
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 09, 2013, 01:56 PM
Hobby King Hater
Kimber's Avatar
USA
Joined Mar 2005
4,593 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by bartricky View Post
Kimber is offline Find More Posts by Kimber
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yippee! All the modern good things corporations have brought us. cyclops2 Life, The Universe, and Politics 77 Nov 17, 2011 10:00 AM
Help! all the parts needed for a new GWS slow stick NP kit ? cyclops2 Foamies (Kits) 1 Sep 08, 2011 02:33 PM
Discussion Of all the stupid things done by NHS ... this has got to take the cake! logan5 Life, The Universe, and Politics 13 Jun 16, 2011 12:17 PM
Sold Four GWS Naro Max BB Servos $28 for all four. tryharder Aircraft - General - Radio Equipment (FS/W) 2 Mar 23, 2011 01:23 PM