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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:12 PM
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So i flew mine agian as soon as the wind died down and let me tell you it was awsome it was a great choice to build and ended up being perfect mines is 19 oz with battery ready to fly and it will go straight up at full throttle running a 400 motor with a 11.1 1300 lipo 20 amp esc 10.47 prop it flyes great this is the plane i should have bought first thanks for all the help guys your awsome
Mine is quite a bit heavier (28 ounces) because I have a lot of extra stuff on board but it flies nicely with a 400-size motor, 10 x 4.7 prop and a 1300 mah 3s NanoTech.. No vertical climbs but that is not a requirement for me.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:09 PM
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Mine is quite a bit heavier (28 ounces) because I have a lot of extra stuff on board but it flies nicely with a 400-size motor, 10 x 4.7 prop and a 1300 mah 3s NanoTech.. No vertical climbs but that is not a requirement for me.
I was thinking about trying a 2 s 2200 battery and see how it goes for longer flights what do you guys think think it will still fly okay with the bigger battery and less volts
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:39 PM
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Your rate of climb will be slow, but if you keep it light and maybe go up one inch in prop, the Slow Stick is certainly capable of flying slowly which it would do with 2s.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 04:09 PM
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A pair of 3s 1300's wired in parallel will increase flight times too. I use three 3s 1200's in parallel on mine sometimes. On very calm days I often use a single 2s 720.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 08:20 PM
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A pair of 3s 1300's wired in parallel will increase flight times too. I use three 3s 1200's in parallel on mine sometimes. On very calm days I often use a single 2s 720.
What kind of flight times are you getting when you run those 3 cells in parallel?

I see you from bishopville S.C. I live in Greenville, South Carolina.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 05:15 PM
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I was thinking about trying a 2 s 2200 battery and see how it goes for longer flights what do you guys think think it will still fly okay with the bigger battery and less volts
Hang in there. In a week and a half we'll be sending you one helluva Christmas package. The four Slow Sticks (only part of the package), will have powerful enough motors, like ours, you'll be flying on 3S 1800 and 2200 getting 15 minute flights. I PM'd you what else just got added to the list. People are donating all kinds of cool stuff!!
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 06:29 PM
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What kind of flight times are you getting when you run those 3 cells in parallel?

I see you from bishopville S.C. I live in Greenville, South Carolina.
I honestly don't know, but when it lands we change pilots instead of batteries. I would guess 45 minutes, long enough for my neck to get sore. I'm from Anderson.

Moonbeam, I don't have the words in my limited vocabulary to express my thoughts.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:02 PM
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Hang in there. In a week and a half we'll be sending you one helluva Christmas package. The four Slow Sticks (only part of the package), will have powerful enough motors, like ours, you'll be flying on 3S 1800 and 2200 getting 15 minute flights. I PM'd you what else just got added to the list. People are donating all kinds of cool stuff!!


Thank you man your awsome we cant wait
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:14 AM
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A few guys donated cash, so maybe we'll have enough to pick up a couple more cool items.

Not sure what you said your set up is on your SS, but I use the E-Flite Park450, 30amp ESC, 2200 40C 3S lipo, and switch out props. I use the 10x4.7SF, 11x5.5E mostly. The 10x5E is good as far as low amp draw and more fly time, but it doen't give you much "pull". I like the 10x4.7SF for 7 minute flights, doing rapid steep climbing take offs. Of course my SS is much heavier than most with lights, pilot figure, and bomb/chute/glider drop mechanism. Sometimes I put a "bench seat" just aft of the wing and take my daughters 3" dolls for rides with the camera.

She loves those crazy "Lalaloopsy" 3" dolls, which are perfect and light weight for passengers.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:46 AM
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My daughter Loves those to she never leaves it out of her site
My set up is a 400 power up slow fly 10.47 prop 3s 1300 20 c battery and a 20 amp esc also tried same set up with a 2200 3 s and it was a good 20+ min flight time Im loving the slow stick cant wait for more of them to get up in the air here

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A few guys donated cash, so maybe we'll have enough to pick up a couple more cool items.

Not sure what you said your set up is on your SS, but I use the E-Flite Park450, 30amp ESC, 2200 40C 3S lipo, and switch out props. I use the 10x4.7SF, 11x5.5E mostly. The 10x5E is good as far as low amp draw and more fly time, but it doen't give you much "pull". I like the 10x4.7SF for 7 minute flights, doing rapid steep climbing take offs. Of course my SS is much heavier than most with lights, pilot figure, and bomb/chute/glider drop mechanism. Sometimes I put a "bench seat" just aft of the wing and take my daughters 3" dolls for rides with the camera.

She loves those crazy "Lalaloopsy" 3" dolls, which are perfect and light weight for passengers.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 11:40 PM
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The "Lalaloopsy Air Force" is REAL after all!!!!

Hey I just sent you a PM with the updated list of stuff we're sending to you guys in Afghanistan. It's HUGE!!! Lots of great stuff to keep you busy on Christmas.
(More being added everyday).
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:37 AM
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The LalaLoopsy Air Force thats Awesome haha



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The "Lalaloopsy Air Force" is REAL after all!!!!

Hey I just sent you a PM with the updated list of stuff we're sending to you guys in Afghanistan. It's HUGE!!! Lots of great stuff to keep you busy on Christmas.
(More being added everyday).
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 11:21 PM
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Soooo... That light-weight slow stick I've been threatening to build... yeah... didn't work out so well. I moved everything as far as I could to get the CG right, and ended up having to move the wing WAY back.

Despite tons of throw, I couldn't get it to turn, but it had TONS of elevator throw.

It went splat.

Back to building planes that might actually fly!
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 11:59 PM
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Soooo... That light-weight slow stick I've been threatening to build... yeah... didn't work out so well. I moved everything as far as I could to get the CG right, and ended up having to move the wing WAY back.

Despite tons of throw, I couldn't get it to turn, but it had TONS of elevator throw.

It went splat.

Back to building planes that might actually fly!
What was your set up again? Tell us exactly what motor/ESC, & lipo size. Bet with all the folks here who've had success, we should be able to figure this thing out. Don't give up yet!

I have a Parkzone P-51, P-47, Stryker Q, a 55mm EDF F-86, Ledfeather EPP profile Yak 55, SkyAngel mini T-28, 2 micro helis and a Slow Stick. Out of all of them the Slow Stick gets the most air time with about 4 flights, 5 days a week. I've set up probably 5 or 6 Slow Sticks without any problems.

It can definitely be a pain getting things just right, but they get there. And once they're right and the plane is CG'd correctly, you'll fly the crap outta that thing I assure you. If your set up is anything close to mine, I'll post the exact placement of everything to give you a sorta "Chinese Blueprint" to work off of.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 01:09 AM
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5/16" basswood stick, for a fuse. Quite a bit shorter than stock. Slo-V V-tail mount, rewound red and blue wonder, dymond 47 servos mounted way out back. Plush 10A ESC and a 800mah 2S pack. I ended up using a Hitec 2.4 compatible micro rx from mega-China-hobby-mart, or whatever they're called today. (I still have a few links saved as "Hobby City.")

I think it boils down to me straying too far from the "stock" stick. I should've gone with the stock length, and just mirrored a normal build with lightweight components.
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