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Old Jan 08, 2011, 04:10 AM
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Cool
$3 AP upgrade for SLOWSTICK.

My slowstick has more lives than a dozen cats!
Yep, I have to put the winglets back on, it made a big difference.
New motor mount and gear/camera mount for the GOpro HD.
All for 3 bucks!
Poplar stick $o.99
Aluminum piece $1.99
Glue we all have some!
Formica: Free Lowes samples!
Fun factor: priceless

GWS Slow stick $3 AP upgrade for GOPRO HD.wmv (3 min 17 sec)
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Old Jan 08, 2011, 06:15 AM
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Well done
Now Bottom line
show some AP / AV how it flyes and reacts

GUY
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Old Jan 08, 2011, 09:51 AM
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That was a great video! However, now I'm hungry. BTW! With the radio off many times the servos will flutter. Now if it flutters with the radio on, then it is probably interference.
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Old Jan 08, 2011, 11:17 AM
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That was a great video! However, now I'm hungry. BTW! With the radio off many times the servos will flutter. Now if it flutters with the radio on, then it is probably interference.
Yes it did.
It also did it at the park where I shot the 4th of July video! alot more pronounced out there.
http://www.youtube.com/user/Lafayett.../2/nxI1dN8Ork4
I actually started using a new rx and it seems to be better.
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Old Jan 08, 2011, 11:31 AM
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Well done
Now Bottom line
show some AP / AV how it flyes and reacts

GUY
Well sir, check out this video just a couple of days old, using this setup:
http://www.youtube.com/user/LafayetteN11#p/u;)
or my blog: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=288699:)
I will post more soon. Snow storm today 60 mph gusts! No flying today!!!
I hope it will come down a bit as I really want some shots from up high with snow, and possibly take my kids sledding and film them as they go down the hill!
The winglets on the video you saw were a big help in stabilizing the aircraft, I did not have them on for filming Fields of gold and I could feel the difference, and see it too. My 3 year old thought it was funny to pull white pieces of from from red ones!!!
I am also still working on my design the "SeeBee" see blog/videos...
I have two different size motors and mounts ready, trying to work on the twin version and also an additional mount on top of the wing, pusher or tractor for light weight motor and light weight payload.

Other ap videos were made using the TR800.
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Old Jan 09, 2011, 04:12 PM
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By the way, that video was as shot, not stabilized.
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Old Jan 09, 2011, 11:20 PM
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I do think I'll get one now LOL!
How do the extra winglets help?
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Old Jan 10, 2011, 01:35 PM
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I do think I'll get one now LOL!
How do the extra winglets help?
The winglets and added rudder surface improve tracking and control,the small winglets between the fins on the wing helped create more lift and stabilized the pitch axis.
It is tracking and behaving like a heavier aircrat, tracked better, felt more solid all around, rather than feeling like you are flying a parachute.
Also remember that i covered the bottom of the wing which improves performance as well.
Se: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1243116
Post # 1 video 1 and 2.
I am about to redo a new set with a larger winglet surface. I will keep you posted.
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Old Jan 11, 2011, 02:46 AM
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Well done
Now Bottom line
show some AP / AV how it flyes and reacts

GUY
Did you watch the video?
Raw, not stabilized. I think the results are as good as any made with more expensive planes. I'd love a tricopter, but not in my budget at the moment.
I am still looking for a large size coaxial heli, which I believe would do the trick.
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 05:39 PM
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My yellow Pimped out Slow stick!

Yep!!!
Said I had a NIB yellow one, well I started with it.
Millenium gear and parts, yellow of course.
NOW, what Millenium RC does not know is that there is a free camera mount for GOPRO included!!! I'll show you what I am talking about when I put together the build video.
I already plan on using this landing gear for other projects.
I am also making another "Now free" pusher engine mount, 3 blade 9050, a TP 2409 18T of course, 1800 3s and a 500 3s for the lights. Probably I will have this one with a "V"tail, 3 different camera mounts front, side and vertical, as well as 3 meters of LEDS!
Of course I will cover the bottom of the wing like I did on the red one.
Working on new design for winglets.
Stuck at home in the snow, COOL!!!
That's a Pimp Stick!!!:Photos/videos to be posted soon!
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