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Old Apr 29, 2001, 01:19 AM
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Most Prolific RC Plane?

I am guessing the Lite Stick has been the largest all-time selling RC airplane. Anybody have better candidates?

Electric Planes only, please.

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Old Apr 29, 2001, 01:34 AM
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Zagi?
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Old Apr 29, 2001, 02:50 AM
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...Considering how contagious they are, Id have to second that notion, ZAGI.
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Old Apr 29, 2001, 03:37 AM
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Twinstar?

I assume we're only talking about electric planes..

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Old Apr 29, 2001, 07:52 AM
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I've never seen a lite stik (at any field or in a store). If we're talking electric (and if not, I'd send you to rconline! ) I'd say Zagi..
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Old Apr 29, 2001, 02:03 PM
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Today, maybe the Zagi.
BUt Everyone I know has a Gentle lady somewhere in their shop.
My vote is a Gentle Lady.
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Old Dec 31, 2007, 07:16 PM
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Slow Stick is my guess, followed by a dozen more GWS planes. Then the EZ Star. Then multiple ARFs.

Frank

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Old Dec 31, 2007, 07:26 PM
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funny, i have been flying nitro for a couple years and electrics for the last one and i have never seen a zagi.not on the fields or at the stores.....
but some stick of some kind is always flying...
i have a mini ultra stick myself!
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Old Dec 31, 2007, 07:49 PM
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The most OVER modelled RC planes are cubs and mustangs... Slow sticks sure seem prolific, at least here on Ezone. Zagi is up there too but anymore it's "flying wings" as a group. They still piss everyone off with their obnoxious noise due to the prop being in the back and the pilots that fly them need lessons in good manners.
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Old Dec 31, 2007, 07:53 PM
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When the Lite Stick and the Zagi was popular(I had both) no one ever had even heard of GWS, as they were yet to be!

The Slow Stick and Pico Stick is just a copy of the Lite Stick!
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Old Dec 31, 2007, 07:57 PM
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IMPO, the "Stick" (as in the Das Ugly Stick or Ultra Stick) type would be the one.
easy to build, easy to fix, will fly easy enough for a beginner but can be "upgraded" for power for more advanced flying. can increase or decrease the size with same type of flight performance.
it's just a basic plane.

i agree, tic. the Cub and 'Stang are over modeled!!
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Old Dec 31, 2007, 09:18 PM
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Well, I fly at a club field with about 80 members and I would say that over 1/2 of them have a Slow Stick but only 2 that I know of have any Zagi type wings. Almost as many have EasyStars as have SS's.

Even the guys that have the Zagi's seem to only fly them when it is to windy for anything else to fly.

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Old Dec 31, 2007, 09:49 PM
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When the Lite Stick and the Zagi was popular(I had both) no one ever had even heard of GWS, as they were yet to be!
Of course the Lite Stick WAS made by GWS as an OEM.... before they started selling under their own name in the US. Even today we still have at least one vendor (Maxx Products) selling some GWS stuff (motor/gear drives, retracts) under their own name.

BTW, Frank, how did you find this old (over 6 1/2 years) thread to add to it today?
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Of course the Lite Stick WAS made by GWS as an OEM.... before they started selling under their own name in the US. Even today we still have at least one vendor (Maxx Products) selling some GWS stuff (motor/gear drives, retracts) under their own name.

BTW, Frank, how did you find this old (over 6 1/2 years) thread to add to it today?
Maxx products is doing what??!!


Anyway, someone in another thread was wondering what was the oldest thread here on RCG (post crash I suppose) and I simply did a title search for "RC" and this came up. I know it wasn't the oldest, but I couldn't help pumping a little 2007 air back into it -even though there's not much of that left.

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Old Dec 31, 2007, 11:27 PM
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Maxx products is doing what??!!

Frank
It's no secret, really. Their EPU1 - EPU11 drives are IPS drives. Their micro retracts are the GWS ones.....

I don't think there is much more these days. Heck, six years ago FMA Direct was selling GWS servos and so were several other vendors.

Oldest post-crash thread, eh? I don't recall exactly when the crash was - I wonder if anyone else does (I'll bet Jim B. does ). There were many fewer fora then, so the threads are probably scattered about.
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