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Old Apr 10, 2011, 09:57 PM
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1936 Flying Aces Stick

Here are a pair of F. A. Sticks I built for the SAM R/C speed 400 event. The blue and yellow bird is a 75% reduction and the purple one is scaled at 80%, I can't believe how well the climb on a direct drive 400 size can motor! Using a 1000 mah 2-cell lipo battery pack and a GWS 7x4 narrow blade prop.
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Old Apr 11, 2011, 12:02 PM
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Nice looking planes. Did you cut your own ribs or buy laser-cut?
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Old Apr 11, 2011, 01:06 PM
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Construction method

Both models were scratch built, hacked the ribs out using a templete Lots of wire to bend but it was .047 so not too tough. Wheels are light ply disks with thrust bearing centers.
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Old Apr 11, 2011, 05:37 PM
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Hey, there's familiar territory - built one of these full sized when I was in college. Flying Models did an article on it and since it was so simple, I and some friends drew our own assembly drawing, and built it by committee (I did the wing). Had a very worn out Testors (McCoy) .19 RC for power. I don't remember how it flew - the only thing I remember was we had trouble with ground handling the first time out (wheels toed out), had to quit that day. I still have the rib template, and was recently thinking of doing it again for electric since it was so light for it's size.
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Old Apr 11, 2011, 07:31 PM
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Here is the original, thanks to Planeman, if anyone is interested in building the 1936 Flying Aces Stick.

Soft landings,

Joe
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Old Apr 12, 2011, 09:43 AM
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Randy...your FA sticks are just cool. Luv em'!
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Old Apr 12, 2011, 09:26 PM
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more stick photos
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