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Old Oct 17, 2012, 02:46 PM
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 07:54 AM
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Sharp looking airplanes, BTW.
What motors/batteries are you using?
The bipe has a Maitian 2208/09 (Hobby People), with a Hyperion 3s 850Ma 25c lipo

The DNU has a WayPoint E2205-32 with a 2s 700Ma Square lipo (Which I'll never buy another, I had to clean the grit out, and epoxy the magnets before ever putting a prop on it to fly)

The red LaStick switched from a EFlite BL250 with a 2s 320 Ma Hyperion 25c lipo to a Cox .020. As a electric it was more fun to fly.

The purple LaStik has a Turnigy 2211 2300kv with a 2s 320 Ma Hyperion 25c lipo

I also have three other Stiks to build yet, 2 will 28" wings & electric ( I fly the smaller electric's in my backyard), and one will be a 80" with a Poluan 44

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Old Oct 18, 2012, 04:31 PM
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A simple question

What makes a "stick model" a sticck ?

Looking at all the pictures in this thread I notice that _ _ _

Fuselages have a square and/or rectangular cross section,

Wings are rectangular and have about the same aspect ratio,

Horizontal tailsurfaces are slightly longer at their trailing edges,

Vertical tail surfaces have many different shapes and dimensions,

Engines are without cowlings,

Landing gears are not all the same.

One is even a bipe.

Can the name "stick" be attributed to some specific design ?

I am just curious.

One thing I like about the construction is that it is easy and there is never any need to add weight to balance this model.

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Old Oct 18, 2012, 04:42 PM
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Weren't the originals called "Das Ugly Stiks"?
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 05:44 PM
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Yes. Phil Kraft designed the first one. Simple construction and good flying characteristics. I'm planning on (maybe) scratch building a GS Stick from some almost original plans for a DLE30. Should be a lot of fun and cheap to run.

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I have a unbuilt stik. Its a big one.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 09:44 PM
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Now thats cool!
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 06:40 AM
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One I am going to build this winter, is a Canard Stik.

(Picture is from the internet, not of mine)

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Old Oct 19, 2012, 07:28 AM
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I think that evey experienced modeler has seen a Stick, even if they have not flown one. It seems like they have been around since the Good Old Days. They are great models !

The ones posted here are fine examples of the genre.

The Ace "4" series is a knock off of the design. I'm currently flying an Ace 4-60, and I have a 4-40 kit waiting to be built.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:40 AM
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Weren't the originals called "Das Ugly Stiks"?
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Yes. Phil Kraft designed the first one. Simple construction and good flying characteristics. I'm planning on (maybe) scratch building a GS Stick from some almost original plans for a DLE30. Should be a lot of fun and cheap to run.

Mike
Here is the complete history : http://time.hs-augsburg.de/~erd/Mode.../UglyStik2.pdf
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 11:27 AM
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I got the plans printed for the canard stick and have a ace 4-20 comming.
Good stuff guys.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 11:48 AM
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Here is the complete history
Great reference! Thank you for sharing it.

When I got into R/C back in the mid-70's, there was always a Stik or two out at the flying field. It seemed to be the standard staple. When I moved to Texas in the early 80's, more Stiks. After getting back into the hobby in 2007, guess what? More Stiks! I can't imagine anyone that has been in the hobby for any length of time NOT seeing a Stik!

I've never owned one, but have flown other modeler's. Great second airplane coming out of a trainer.

For you plan builders, RCM Plans offers Phil Kraft's Das Ugly Stik:

http://www.rcmplans.com/index.php?ma...oducts_id=1753

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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:30 PM
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Anyone knows ?

I do not see any answer to my question in post #34.

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Old Oct 19, 2012, 02:02 PM
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stiks were a great next step to the flat bottom trainer, no bad habits and just flew great any way you had them.

Since I started this thread here is a opportunity for someone to enjoy one, a original from the early days by midwest.


http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1754769
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