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Old Apr 29, 2004, 07:56 PM
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Wing struts for pico Stick FD

Somewhere in this forum I've seen mention of how to make wing struts for the Pico Stick FD, complete with photos. If anyone knows or can direct me to it I'd be very appreciative. Electroglide.
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 10:51 PM
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I havnt seen that post but it definatly need it. I broke my wing during a loop and it fell from 50 feet!
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Old May 01, 2004, 05:43 PM
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OUCH!
Sorry to hear that.
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Old May 02, 2004, 07:02 AM
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I havnt seen that post but it definatly need it. I broke my wing during a loop and it fell from 50 feet!
There are some plastic pieces on a patrs tree that I think are intended for this use. My manual said to read a separate "Sheet" (not included) if you were going to use a different power system I suspect it is explained there. I have some ideas on that if you are interested. My method of joining the wing is good. I'm going to try the wing "as is " first, since I'm using the stock motor.
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Old May 02, 2004, 09:17 AM
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Strut Help

You can use the strut pieces that the E-starter uses, it should work very well. But it might cause alittle too much drag if your running on the suggestesd 6s 150mAh pack(if your on a 7-8s pack your fine) If you dont want that much drag, you could get some small wire(maybe even some extra push rod wire) and use the little clear plasitc piece(in pic) and glue one to the fuse, and one to the wing (do it on both sides ) and add teh wire.(in sec pic)
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Old May 02, 2004, 12:20 PM
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You will need:
  • Plastic Clevis' (included in kit)
  • Plastic connector shown in previous post (included in kit)
  • Bamboo stick, CF rod, or other
  • Epoxy

Now, take the connector piece. Get another piece of scrap foam, about 1/2" by 1/2" (bigger wouldn't hurt). Cut a slit in this so that you can press it over the plastic piece shown in the post above. This will help prevent the piece from pulling out of the fuselage. Put Epoxy on the plastic piece, and piece of foam, and glue them to the fuselage.

Now, take you Bamboo stick. I recomend that over other material because you can get it from your local grocery store, and sand it to fit in the clevis'. (in one of the pictures) Press the clevis' onto the bamboo, and test the length you will need with your given dihedral. Then, once the length is right, and the bamboo is sanded to fit, glue it in securely with Epoxy, not CA. Epoxy will be much stronger. Many Beavers have died due to the struts pulling out.

Now, clip them together and fly.

~Chris
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Old May 02, 2004, 12:24 PM
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I need to get everthing back up on my website so I can host all of the pictures (sorry about the large size) on one post.

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Old May 02, 2004, 03:37 PM
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The Picos Stick FD looks kind of like a Fokker Endecker (sp) which used flying wires top and bottom. A lot of work for a Pico Stick. A carbon rod of tube taped to the leading edge would prob. be enough if you're not too heavy.
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