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Old Dec 03, 2012, 01:55 PM
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Thanks Willy,
I had forgotten I have a 'Slow Stick'. Its hard to find anything better for learning to fly. Very durable too.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 05:54 PM
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George I always wanted a flapping winged slowstick,, never got around to modifying one.

I think 44 needs to fly on that rc plane first, will put him on the fast track learning the controls etc,, then he can proceed to a rc orni. Flight speed and weight are close enough for him to make the transition easily.

As for building a balsa wood kit that's not a bad idea either, if it were me I'd do both.

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Since this is a scratch build thread, here would be an easy modification to a slowstick. Notch the main wings, add your carbon rods and ripstop nylon. Fly the aircraft with prop, note the change in flight charactoristics. Next add your flap mechanics and fly it again with prop and flapping wing. Last, remove the prop and theirs your first homebuilt ornithopter. (sounds easy enough).
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 02:35 PM
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does any one know were to get a cheap tx the one that I was about to but the gut decided to keep
under 80 if possible and it would be nice if it had model memory
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 06:50 PM
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 11:09 PM
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I am thinking of getting a bixler rtf so I can use the tx that it comes with and have a great starter plane. Although it will be 154$ shipped to me with out lipos is this a good deal or should I look elsewhere
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 05:44 AM
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hobby king are cheap and not to bad the bridge sky 1500 solo is good to learn with as well and hobby king has tx and rx as cheap as 25usd approx and the solo 1500 is around 60 usd ++shipping
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 09:24 AM
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Is the solo better than the bixler?
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 06:44 PM
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is about the same i think may be cheaper there are heaps of options around
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