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Old Jun 06, 2012, 02:01 AM
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LaStick with TD .020 Video

I built this plane nearly 5 years ago and flew it a ton with a TD .010 for power. After a couple of trips to SMALL with that configuration, it returned this year with a much more robust TD .020 up front. I was inspired to move up to the "big block" after seeing hfenn's Little Stick perform so well the last time I was there. She's so much faster now and flies with good authority. Rudder rolls and big loops are a blast.

LaStick RC Plane with Cox TD .020 (2 min 7 sec)
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Old Jun 06, 2012, 08:58 AM
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Wow! It's a rocket ship with that engine.
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Old Jun 09, 2012, 04:25 PM
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Rocket indeed. Pound for pound I think the TD.020 is one of the most powerful engines ive owned.
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 05:53 PM
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That is pretty neat.
These little suckers were great as RC planes.
I flew several over the years. I still have the damaged remains of my last one still.
I have a original unopened ACE RC kit of the Littlest Stick still, but after seeing what some of them are selling for on Ebay, I decided to not break it open and build it.
I noticed that Hobby King is selling a interesting Stick ARF clone that looks very promising for glow engine conversion. They have it as both a kit and a ARF too. I bought one but I haven't done anything with it yet. I still need to refurbish a .020 engine and get it to work good first.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbycity/s...ervo_ARF_.html
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbycity/s...arehouse_.html
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbycity/s...80mm_ARF_.html
and here is the kit for it too
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbycity/s...80mm_KIT_.html
A pic of it



My poor old retired ACE RC Littlest Stick dates from circa 1991


My new kit too


I forgot that I still had this Radical RC Micro Stick built up for electric power. But it came out heavier than I liked though, plus the shrink covering came out bad on it. I need to recover it and make it more light.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 11:34 AM
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At the SMALL event a couple of weeks ago a guy had one of those new kits for $15. He had one framed up for $20. When he saw all my 1/2A glow planes, he tried to sell them to me. "You really need one of these.". I then showed him my flight-ready, battle weary scratchbuilt one and he backed off the hard sell. Now I wish I had picked up the kit. Oh well.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 12:17 PM
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Old Jun 15, 2012, 06:21 AM
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Thanks for the plan Bare. I've got a Pee Wee that's looking for a plane.
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Old Jun 15, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Those are the plans I used to build the plane in the video. Stiks of all sizes fly well.
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 10:37 AM
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thought as much ..although I have 'another' stick plan. Should anyone need it.
Personally I prefer to cut my own kit parts. This allows me to choose the wood density quality.. I... deem appropriate.
Worst IMO are laser cut bits. those are usually really soft wood (consistent and easiest for the laser to cut) which is great for weight and little else.. exact opposite end of the same problem (inappropriate wood) with the old Die Crunched kits.
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 11:38 AM
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thought as much ..although I have 'another' stick plan. Should anyone need it.
Personally I prefer to cut my own kit parts. This allows me to choose the wood density quality.. I... deem appropriate.
Worst IMO are laser cut bits. those are usually really soft wood (consistent and easiest for the laser to cut) which is great for weight and little else.. exact opposite end of the same problem (inappropriate wood) with the old Die Crunched kits.
Thanks for the offering!
It would be nice to look at it and try it as well, me too have one of those little monster engines preserved from the glory days of balsa planes!

Doug
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 11:51 AM
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I had built one from those plans, awhile ago. I sold it not long ago. It flew so good I had to build another one.
The first one I built as electric, and then switched it to a Cox .020. I liked it better as electric. It had better perfomance & throttle control, less hasle, and cleaner. Just my choice.

This one I made a few changes, I built the wing flat and bolt on, moved the fin/rudder split for more rudder, and added tapper to the ailerons and elevator, and added many lighting holes in the tail end, and it's electric again.

I had it all built and I asked the wife to decide how/what color I should make it. she said that she wanted it trans purple (I already have a hot orange bipe stik, a hot red DNU stik, and my other one was trans red), and I put white on the bottom of the wing and stab.
I got it all done, and showed it to her and she asked "Why did you put those crsses on it?" Gulp! I said because thats what stiks usualy have. She Said "Not on this one" so thats why it has bears on it instead of the crosses.

As soon as I can get some more props, I'll fly it. I go through props, because I fly on grass in my backyard, and can't use landing gear on small planes. They flip every time.

Pat
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 12:56 PM
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Nice clean builds.. well done. Despite the 'bears' :-)
What electric motor /prop/bat ?
You've gotten my attention, as my local park is too 'iffy' for the wail of a Cox
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 02:07 PM
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Thanks Bare,
My first one I used a EFlite BL 250 motor, and a Hyperion 2s 320mah 25c battery. First I used a gws black prop 503 and then a gws EP 605 prop. I don't remember the differance any more, but the EP 605 broke easier.

On this plane I bought a Turnigy 2211 motor, and the same Hyperion batt. but have not flown it yet. No props left. I will be getting both the black 503, and black 605 props.

I fly the same BL250 & batt on my CannonShot bipe, and it goes straight up without hesitation.

But I have had problems with two of the motors, with the wires breaking, along with some other people. And at $30.00 mail order, and $40.00 lhs, thats not worth it. The Turnigy 2211 is about the same motor and only $10.00 from HK

Heres a picture of it naked, before covering it. The top of the front is a hatch for the battery.

Pat
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 01:43 PM
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Your stiks look very nice, Pat. What was the covering material?
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 02:13 PM
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Thanks Tee Bee,
The trans red & white trim one is all monokote.
The trans purple is Ultra cote and the white on it is monokote.
The neon orange bipe & neon red DNU are also monokote.

Pat
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