|Jan 02, 2012, 05:16 AM|
GWS SLOW STICK with Brushless Power!
No, this is not my first model or Slow Stick, however, it was supposed to be a Trainer that I gave away with Transmitter (JR Quattro) and it was returned to me due to the target person just decided RC Airplanes is not his cup of tea and instead went into Sail & Electric Power Boats.
First I had to change out the Brushless motor that I handed to the learning subject because the mount busted on impact and also the Brushless motor that came with this Slow Stick just had too high of Kv.
I selected the BP Hobbies A2217/9 (950Kv) Brushless out-runner motor and using the same generic 20-AMP Brushless ESC. Using the smaller 3-Cell, 1350mAH, 25C, Li-POLY by Thunder Power, I suspect that will provide good amount of power to swing the APC Slow Flyer 10 X 7 propeller.
There was really no easy manner to secure the motor with the Cross (X) motor mount to the Plastic GWS square molded stick mount so, I went ahead and used high quality small size Tie-Wraps.
The receiver is famous Castle Creations BERG 4-channel with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) super narrow band 72-Mhz.
The servos are Hitec HS-82MG so, these will last a long time.
Oh, yes, I almost forgot.....if you take a careful look at some of the pictures you will see that I used some short hollow aluminum standoffs for the rubber band wing attachment method.....an improvement so, I can use the larger rubber bands!
A few pictures....
Stay Tuned for a Flight Report!
|Jan 02, 2012, 12:00 PM|
Flight Summary! January 2nd, 2012
Arrived at EDWARDS right at 10:30am and I wasted no time and took my new "SLOW STICK" out from the trunk with battery all ready, pre-installed and turned ON my trusted JR Quattro 4-Channel 72-Mhz Transmitter and then, connected the 3-Cell, 1350mAH, 25C, Li-POLY (Thunder Power) to the ESC and did a careful pre-flight check and I commanded her to take off and did so with nothing more than 1/2 throttle.
Yes, it was windy but, the wind came and left so, I had time to wait for a low spot. She zoomed up like a home sick dove and I quickly throttle back between 1/4 and 1/2 throttle and she looked like a kite without any string.
The landing was just majestic as it came down like a Harrier Jump Jet!
It was a very short flight of nothing more than 3 minutes just to check out all systems and all past with flying COLORS!
|Jan 03, 2012, 12:47 PM|
Great Report and ...
|Jan 04, 2012, 09:31 PM|
Tsavah, you may want to check out this thread:
There are 9 parts dedicated to the slow stick, and its many, many iterations, including tons of motor/prop combos. also, heads up R/C has good suggestions, with cheap prices, and $2.00 shipping to CONUS. Here is one I have tried on my slow stick:
There are just too many choices to list them all, but inexpensive choices abound.-------Metalguy
|Jan 04, 2012, 09:45 PM|
BP Hobbies A2217-9
Generic 20-AMP Brushless ESC
3-Cell, 1350mAH, 25C, Thunder Power Li-POLY
APC "Slow Flyer" 10 X 7 Propeller
Castle Creations BERG 4-Channel DSP 72-Mhz Receiver
Amazing is just not the word I have to use here with this power system I installed on my newest GWS Slow Stick!
It is awesome!!!
Just take a look!
Non other than our famous Michael Wargo performed the Video capture who is an expert 3D flyer and he himself found my Slow Stick to shine in the many maneuvers I put it through in the short flight!
|Jan 04, 2012, 10:16 PM|
Hey good flying machine but you need to get a cheap key chain cam on there and take some videos in flight! nothing better than to watch teh scenery while you fly. I like the idea of wire ties on the motor mount thanks for the video and ideas! Larry
|Jan 04, 2012, 10:57 PM|
200 Watts and ...
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