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Old Dec 05, 2012, 12:26 AM
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Great work!

I did something similar, but your's is way nicer than mine.

I ended up with an overall design very close to yours. Including the one servo for the rudder, and the support between the two sticks where you mounted a camera. My support is just a stiff wire, though.

I think you will like flying it. Mine uses 2 1300 3S batteries, and 400 size motors and 8 inch props, and flies quite well at half throttle.
Mine weighs in at 49.40 ounces. That's AUW with a couple 3S 2200s. Camera included: 53.90. However, it's got a staggering 788" wing area that makes for a decent 9oz/sq.in. wing loading. I am really looking forward to taking it for a spin.

Still need to devise a method of remotely triggering the camera in flight, which will probably just consist of mounting a servo to the cam with double sided tape to trip the shutter. Originally I was gonna use a small digital camera with an intervalometer so that I can set it to snap a pic at any given interval, but they're more hard to find than I thought. The servo method is the way to go anyway as it would eliminate a lot unwanted shot.

Do you run your batts in parallel?

Do your motors spin the same direction or do you feel the need to counter spin one another?
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 03:12 AM
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One of the easiest ways to trigger a camera is a GentLED. I use one with a Pentax Optio S10.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 11:19 AM
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Yeah thanks Chris. My particular cam is not comparable with 'em, but I assure you my next one will be.

Do you shoot pics from your SS?
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 09:59 PM
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you run your batts in parallel?

Do your motors spin the same direction or do you feel the need to counter spin one another?
I plug one battery into each ESC.

Same direction. I don't think I would notice any difference with counter rotating props.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 10:23 AM
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I plug one battery into each ESC.
I'm plugging each battery into their own respective ESC too, but I would probably sleep easier at night if I run balance wires from one ESC to the other. This would ensure that the motors will spin at the same RPM even if the two batteries' charged values varies a bit from one to the other.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 12:11 AM
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I think it is pretty forgiving. With all that wing it can't fly very fast. So I don't think you need to worry to much that the rpm is exactly the same. As long as the motors and props are identical, you'll be good.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 05:17 PM
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Took it up today.

Thanks to all who posted in this thread and elsewhere.
Just got it together enough to fly it. Still need to sort a couple of things out and add a camera. It was a miserable day today. Rainy with a 10 to 15 mph wind but I walked outside about noon to find the wind at almost zero and not actively raining so I strapped on the battery and had at it. I have the wrong prop on it its about a 10x7 apc on the turnigy 480 850kv. Only pulls about 11 amps full throttle but it had plenty of power. Once I prop it up correctly It should really haul some freight. It is almost completly aftermarket. The only stock parts are the wing foam and one main wheel I used for the tail wheel. I think the wing is warped a little as it wants to turn right power off and it takes almost full left trim to get it to glide straight. But it was sitting in a shed for about five years so I kinda expected it although I cant really see it by eye.
I got it a little muddy landing in the field but it was a lot of fun.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 06:28 PM
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Yeah thanks Chris. My particular cam is not comparable with 'em, but I assure you my next one will be.

Do you shoot pics from your SS?
I did a lot at first but don't have much time to fly these days with my hours at work. I like to find interesting scenery and then hunt up a landing spot nearby.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 11:41 PM
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Whoo Hoo! Page 1000. Neato.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:41 AM
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I'm just about finished with my slow stick and wanted to check with guys on preferred CG of this plane. The manual says 95-100mm from the LE.... Are those measurement working for everyone?
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 10:45 AM
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I was given a slow stick earlier this year but never got around to using it. I have now passed it on to someone brand new to planes. The only thing needed to fly is a battery, receiver and radio. The gentleman was nice enough to include, motor, props, etc... The motor is
Ripper Outrunner OBL 2928/09 can anyone recommend a battery for this plane?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Everyone has been so helpful on the forums here.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:11 AM
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I'm just about finished with my slow stick and wanted to check with guys on preferred CG of this plane. The manual says 95-100mm from the LE.... Are those measurement working for everyone?
My experience is that if you balance it on the aft location, the plane will float a lot more than the forward location. It penetrates wind a lot better in the forward position. with power off, in the forward position, the nose drops and does not come back up, it's not a fast descent, but one you will have to pay attention to.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:13 AM
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I was given a slow stick earlier this year but never got around to using it. I have now passed it on to someone brand new to planes. The only thing needed to fly is a battery, receiver and radio. The gentleman was nice enough to include, motor, props, etc... The motor is
Ripper Outrunner OBL 2928/09 can anyone recommend a battery for this plane?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Everyone has been so helpful on the forums here.
I'm not familiar with that motor, but if it's compatible with a 3 cell, I would think anything from a 1300 to a 2200mah would be fine.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:44 AM
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Thank you very much
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:59 PM
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My experience is that if you balance it on the aft location, the plane will float a lot more than the forward location. It penetrates wind a lot better in the forward position. with power off, in the forward position, the nose drops and does not come back up, it's not a fast descent, but one you will have to pay attention to.
Thanks Bill0.... I'll start somewhere in the middle for the maiden and then test the forward / aft CG's positions and see where I like it better.

I ended up making the wing completely flat and replaced the stock spars with three 4mm thick carbon hollowed spars. I then fiberglasses the carbon rods to the wing using fiberglass tape and polycrylic. The wing is solid as a rock and has almost no flex at all.

She's gonna be on the heavy side with all the X-gear, ailerons and reinforcements I've made. Hopefully the 450 motor ( 890kv) will pull its weight.

I'll post some picks when I finish up
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