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Old Oct 19, 2012, 03:38 PM
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how about a really big stick that shows up at my field occasionally..

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Old Oct 19, 2012, 05:31 PM
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That would be awesome to fly. Does he run video off it.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 11:00 PM
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I have a unbuilt stik. Its a big one.
I love the specs on the box ........................

"ENGINE: Any Giant Engine"
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 01:16 AM
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That would be awesome to fly. Does he run video off it.
not that i am aware of. but i do have video OF it somewhere on my computer.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 07:13 AM
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A stik is good for every season,every continent and (almost) every powerplant : but even this one is flyng "tail down" in the purest stik style


A large turboprop-powered Das Ugly Stik RC model airplane (3 min 36 sec)
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 09:51 AM
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Tentative STICK specifications

I asked "What makes a Stick ..... a Stick".

I did not see any answer to my question so I am witing a "tentative definition".

A Stick is a Stick if _ _ _

The wings are rectangular or just a bit longer at the trailing edge as seen from the top or bottom and have an aspect ratio of 5:1 or up to 7:1

The horizontal tail surface have the same general aspect of the main wings and an area of about 20% of the main wing.

The vertical tail surface can have any shape (contour) as pleases the builder and about 15% of the main wing area.

Any landing gear is fine.

Any sufficient power is fine.

The fuselage must have a square or rectangular cross section and be flat on top long enough so the main wing can be located to balance the model around the lateral axis.

VOILA _ _ _ you have a STICK model airplane.

Hee ! .... Hee ! Am I right (correct) ? ? ?

Zor
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 10:06 AM
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My Ultrastick Lite 120 is electric. I almost put an engine on it this year after battery issues and laziness in fixing them kept it grounded all year. It's ready to go now, but I haven't been able to take it out yet. I've used it for aerial photos and video, telemetry, and other stuff. Various power systems have been installed over time, but now flies with a Himax 6320 and 10S2P A123 26650 cells. It first flew with an Astro Cobalt 60 geared with a 19x14 prop at 4500 RPM or so on 40 NiCd cells. I can't find a current photo.

I particularly like this Stick by Ralf Rosen of Germany.

drei Zylinder Reihenmotor Eigenbau (2 min 37 sec)


RR 258 mit P51 Prop 1 (0 min 40 sec)


Greg
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 10:38 AM
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Sorry Zor, not to ignore you LIKE ALL THE REST! But it looks like you are right.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 10:46 AM
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Very cool on the turboprop vid, I'd say he definitly wins the prize!
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 10:53 AM
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Gotta LOVE that turboprop Stik!

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Old Oct 20, 2012, 01:20 PM
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A stik is good for every season,every continent and (almost) every powerplant : but even this one is flyng "tail down" in the purest stik style


http://youtu.be/oGNxyW2teC0
That is by far the coolest with that motor.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 01:21 PM
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I asked "What makes a Stick ..... a Stick".

I did not see any answer to my question so I am witing a "tentative definition".

A Stick is a Stick if _ _ _

The wings are rectangular or just a bit longer at the trailing edge as seen from the top or bottom and have an aspect ratio of 5:1 or up to 7:1

The horizontal tail surface have the same general aspect of the main wings and an area of about 20% of the main wing.

The vertical tail surface can have any shape (contour) as pleases the builder and about 15% of the main wing area.

Any landing gear is fine.

Any sufficient power is fine.

The fuselage must have a square or rectangular cross section and be flat on top long enough so the main wing can be located to balance the model around the lateral axis.

VOILA _ _ _ you have a STICK model airplane.

Hee ! .... Hee ! Am I right (correct) ? ? ?

Zor
yes that is right Zor.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 06:15 PM
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Sorry Zor, not to ignore you LIKE ALL THE REST! But it looks like you are right.
You have a problem ?

By looking at the posted pics, it is easy to derive what it takes to be a stick. I, for one, saw no reason to answer the question.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 09:08 PM
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You have a problem ?

By looking at the posted pics, it is easy to derive what it takes to be a stick. I, for one, saw no reason to answer the question.
Wow.... back off on the caffine, some of us joke with each other now and then.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 06:40 AM
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"The original concept of the Ugly Stick was to design a radio controlled
aircraft which could be built in an absolute minimum of time. Its purpose
was towards a flying test bed for new proportional control developments
and an all around shop airplane which could be used as a loaner for visiting
flyers, testing repaired equipment, and any use which required an airplane
which could be considered as expendable."
Phil Kraft's original Ugly Stick was released to the public in the May-June
issue of Radio Control and Model Aircraft World in 1966.

And all others are each person's, or companies idea of what it is, or wants.

I don't think there is a more built plane, then of Phil Kraft's Stik

Pat
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