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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:39 PM
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No problem.... are the stab, elevators and rudder ok? Or did they get damaged also?

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 09:53 AM
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Had first flight with the 59" last weekend was good after some trimming. Need to increase the expo on low rate for the ailerons and upgrade the battery straps before next flight. I think the servos I'm using are a little faster them what I've been flying with so far.
I'm just using Velcro straps but want to replace with Velcro clinch scripts instead. I just cant seem to get them as tight as I would like around the battery.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:27 AM
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Little brother in progress!!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 04:51 PM
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Awesome! Wow, that 104 in the background is HUGE! Loving the graphics
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 05:01 PM
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The graphix have turned out very nicely. Thanks to Santi at S8 Grahix. Your right, the 59 next to the 104 makes it look even that much bigger.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 02:16 PM
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Has anyone tried SFG's or vortexing with their 59" Slick?

Was considering votexing based on the results of the 48" Edge.

Any experience on this airframe?
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 02:17 PM
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Personally, I prefer the Zippy Flightmax, 40C, for the higher "C" rating, and the weight is really about what you need to balance the plane properly. 4000's will give you more flight time also....

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+1 on those Zippy's. They seem to perform even better than my GenAce 25C's.

Here is a pic of mine from this weekend at the field.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 03:44 PM
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Has anyone tried SFG's or vortexing with their 59" Slick?

Was considering votexing based on the results of the 48" Edge.

Any experience on this airframe?
No VG on my Slick yet because she is very stable already at harrier, also I have not done any crazy tumbles on her so far, want to fly more as is and thinking about fooling around later.

But, I did install VGs on three of my balsas, GP Ultimate and two Hyperion 3Ds, after reading 48" Edge thread. Due to the weather condition, I only test flew the Ultimate, and the result was amazing! The Ultimate used to wing rock like crazy, but now she flies like my 42" Slick at harrier. But the down side is these VGs reduce the speed and roll rate a lot, which help me practice slow and low. I might try the VGs on the 42" later.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 06:02 PM
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No VG on my Slick yet because she is very stable already at harrier, also I have not done any crazy tumbles on her so far, want to fly more as is and thinking about fooling around later.

But, I did install VGs on three of my balsas, GP Ultimate and two Hyperion 3Ds, after reading 48" Edge thread. Due to the weather condition, I only test flew the Ultimate, and the result was amazing! The Ultimate used to wing rock like crazy, but now she flies like my 42" Slick at harrier. But the down side is these VGs reduce the speed and roll rate a lot, which help me practice slow and low. I might try the VGs on the 42" later.
i knew you would like them i was told that some planes you couldnt tell a difference with or without them. i didnt see a reduction in speed and roll rate on my buck 50. i would say that they can effect different wing designs in different ways, but idk. actually on my buck they made rolls seem more precise.

did you install them on the bottom of the planes also?
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 06:03 PM
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had a quick question. how does the 51" slick compare to the 59, for you guys that have flown both.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 06:20 PM
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i knew you would like them i was told that some planes you couldnt tell a difference with or without them. i didnt see a reduction in speed and roll rate on my buck 50. i would say that they can effect different wing designs in different ways, but idk. actually on my buck they made rolls seem more precise.

did you install them on the bottom of the planes also?
No, only the top of both wings on the Bipe. I installed VGs first on main wings and horizontal slab, and then up side of the rudder, the last at cowl and lower side rudder (below the elevator). Test flew her and found each stage improved a little. But the VG on rudder really makes the difference. As I said, now the Ultimately flew like a 42 slick at harrier, which is the second easiest plane to harrier in my fleet (next to 48" EPP extra). I found the 59" is also very easy at harrier, can't see how VGs can improve something already good enough. I just need to get pass the "big investment" fear and fly low!
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 06:28 PM
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ive heard of a few guys trying sfgs on their slicks but took them off, said it didnt make a difference.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 06:29 PM
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had a quick question. how does the 51" slick compare to the 59, for you guys that have flown both.
The Slick 59 feels bigger and more precise in the air It will draw straighter lines than the 51. That being said, it's bigger frame and increased focus on precison means it looses some of its hucking/nimble characteristics its little brother has. Personally, from a design and flying perspective, I actually prefer the 59. However I think a fair amount of people prefer the way the older 51 flies (bear in mind the 59 is the latest generation four Slick and the 51 is the first generation hence why they're rather different). I will say the one big advantage the 51 has - and this can be applied to any 60" vs 50" debate - is that it can fit in most vehicles fully assembled. Whilst not a big deal if you're just flying at the weekend with plenty of time to spare, if you want to fly after work quickly, the amout if time setting this up and putting it away is fairly significant; probably about 10 to 15 minutes, and this is time you may just not have. But overall they're both awesome!
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 07:17 PM
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The Slick 59 feels bigger and more precise in the air It will draw straighter lines than the 51. That being said, it's bigger frame and increased focus on precison means it looses some of its hucking/nimble characteristics its little brother has. Personally, from a design and flying perspective, I actually prefer the 59. However I think a fair amount of people prefer the way the older 51 flies (bear in mind the 59 is the latest generation four Slick and the 51 is the first generation hence why they're rather different). I will say the one big advantage the 51 has - and this can be applied to any 60" vs 50" debate - is that it can fit in most vehicles fully assembled. Whilst not a big deal if you're just flying at the weekend with plenty of time to spare, if you want to fly after work quickly, the amout if time setting this up and putting it away is fairly significant; probably about 10 to 15 minutes, and this is time you may just not have. But overall they're both awesome!
Agreed... I have owned both.
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I will say the one big advantage the 51 has - and this can be applied to any 60" vs 50" debate - is that it can fit in most vehicles fully assembled. Whilst not a big deal if you're just flying at the weekend with plenty of time to spare, if you want to fly after work quickly, the amout if time setting this up and putting it away is fairly significant; probably about 10 to 15 minutes, and this is time you may just not have. But overall they're both awesome!
+1, I actually fly my 42" Slick and 33" Ultimate more because I can fit both in the trunk and a 50" in the back seat of my Saab. But I need to use my wife's SUV to hull my 60" planes during the weekend, which limit my fly time. I plan to get a 51" this summer as a daily flier after work.

Btw, 59 really give me the big plane feel. Even though she is lighter, but feel bigger in the air than my other 60".
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