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Old Feb 03, 2014, 11:47 AM
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James you OK, haven't heard anything from you lately?

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Just got back from hell in Atlanta. I camped on I 75 Tuesday night for 13 hours.
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Old Feb 03, 2014, 11:50 AM
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Maybe stupid question, but I just started my build and ran into snag at first step. My SC1-A nor my SC2-A have holes in them. In steps 2 & 3, you mention how important it is to have these holes line up but mine don't have any!
I need to update the instructions. The holes have been deleted.

Sorry for the confusion.
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Old Feb 03, 2014, 11:53 AM
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This is another confusing part of the build. The leading edge crutch is laser cut from one of the sheets. As you can see, mine is still in the sheet. I mistakenly used one of the spars and then had to buy another piece to finish the wing.Attachment 6458768
I will try to make the clearer.
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Old Feb 09, 2014, 02:46 PM
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All the fancy planes I have and all of the helis for 100-700 size and my slow stick is still about the most fun thing I have to fly

Worry free fun. Its crazy but I have sevos on helis that cost more than complete SS's

I have one built w/ dihedral and it will do continuous outside loops

i picked up another wing kit at SEFF 2 or 3 years ago and havent built it yet
need to get busy but I havent been flying anything much this past year
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Old Feb 10, 2014, 12:08 PM
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All the fancy planes I have and all of the helis for 100-700 size and my slow stick is still about the most fun thing I have to fly

Worry free fun. Its crazy but I have sevos on helis that cost more than complete SS's

I have one built w/ dihedral and it will do continuous outside loops

i picked up another wing kit at SEFF 2 or 3 years ago and havent built it yet
need to get busy but I havent been flying anything much this past year
Thanks, You will have more fun with the flat wing. It will handle the wind better.

James
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Old Feb 10, 2014, 10:04 PM
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Getting the covering on the new SSX.

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Old Feb 11, 2014, 09:10 AM
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Petrie, nice graphics. What does the bottom look like?
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Old Feb 11, 2014, 02:42 PM
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Getting the covering on the new SSX.

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Nice covering work!
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Old Feb 11, 2014, 08:18 PM
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Petrie, nice graphics. What does the bottom look like?
Thanks guys. The bottom of the wing is solid black. The buzzards really stand out in any color sky so I wanted to try that with the yellow tail for orientation.
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Old Feb 24, 2014, 11:42 PM
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My SSX came in the mail on Saturday, well packaged and no damage. I started the wing on Sunday, and was still working on it today. It looks like it will be another day or two at the rate I am going, but I am just taking my time and enjoying the build (more complicated than I thought). There was one area that confused me some, W1A had two tabs that I finally removed in order to get the P2 joiner to fit. It wasn't hard to figure out but it did have me wondering. The wing is super strong, but at the rate I am going it will weigh 7 or 8 oz by the time it is covered. As pictured it weighs 3 3/8 oz. John
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Old Mar 06, 2014, 09:54 PM
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This is my third slow stick, I have built them all the same. With a 480 park brushless motor and I use a 3 cell 2200 battery. for some reason this slow stick is almost impossible to control. I had the wing mounted a inch and a half back towards the tail mistakenly. Would this cause the plane to be hard to control. I moved it up towards the nose and put it at the recommended measurement per manual instructions. I will try it out tomorrow.
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 08:03 AM
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Wileyrc - I fly with a 2200 also, that is not the problem. I know you want the distance between wing and tail to be as long as possible; and still balance. This means even moving the the rear of the tail box out past the boom. With the length and the balance right she will hold inverted without correction. Somewhere James has a post on this. Maybe someone can point it out.
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Old Mar 10, 2014, 11:43 AM
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I finished up my Slow Stick X this weekend. Flying weight 23 3/4 oz, CG is 4 1/4" from the leading edge ( 3/4" behind the spar). From everything I have been reading on this thread the CG is good. The leading edge of the Horizontal Stabilizer is 13 1/2" behind the Rear Wing Saddle, so according to the drawing I am good there. However the front of the Motor Mount is 7" from the Forward Wing Saddle. That is 1 1/2" more than is specified on the drawing. How is the 1 1/2" extra forward moment going to effect the flying of the airplane? John
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I finished up my Slow Stick X this weekend. Flying weight 23 3/4 oz, CG is 4 1/4" from the leading edge ( 3/4" behind the spar). From everything I have been reading on this thread the CG is good. The leading edge of the Horizontal Stabilizer is 13 1/2" behind the Rear Wing Saddle, so according to the drawing I am good there. However the front of the Motor Mount is 7" from the Forward Wing Saddle. That is 1 1/2" more than is specified on the drawing. How is the 1 1/2" extra forward moment going to effect the flying of the airplane? John
John,

According to the drawing, the CG is 3.5" aft of the leading edge, Make sure that is set correctly.

The additional length of fuselage is not going to effect its flight characteristics,

Frank
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Old Mar 10, 2014, 04:59 PM
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Frank, thanks for your advice. 3.5" is 29% of the wing chord (with ailerons). James has consistently stated that 1/2" to 1" behind the spar is a sweet spot for CG. My 4.25" is 38% of the wing Chord and after I figured that out I decided to move the CG up to 3.5". 1 oz of lead stick on weights taped to the battery did the trick, bringing the flying weight to 24 1/2 oz. John
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