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Old Dec 03, 2012, 01:26 PM
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I got the Power Up 450 Slowfly 880kv 240 watt Motor for it so I assumed the wing could probably use some stiffening.

I wish I could find a place online that sales both fiberglass cloth and carbon rods to save on shipping. Update... I looked on tower hobbies website and they offer both.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 01:31 PM
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I guess it really depends how you fly your Stick, but I've read reports that some folks get "wing flutter" using the stock fiberglass rods, so I just never used them.

CF tubes resist flexing even more than solid CF rods so they're great for wing spars.
So the carbon tube is even strong then the solid carbon rods? Interesting... Which is stiffer, the round or square carbon tubing? All seems to be similar in price and available in same sizes.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 01:33 PM
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So the carbon tube is even strong then the solid carbon rods? Interesting... Which is stiffer, the round or square carbon tubing? All seems to be similar in price and available in same sizes.
Square is stiffest, followed by round hollow, and round solid the weakest - assuming same diameter. Strange I know, but that's what everybody says - there's been some long threads about it.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 02:31 PM
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OK guys, I've finished up my twin Stick yesterday and I'm pleased how it turned out.

I have been wanting to do some aerial photography so this will serve as my AP platform.
That thing looks awesome! Nice job! Best wishes on your maiden
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 02:41 PM
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Great job phoam! I hope it flies well for you.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 02:47 PM
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That thing looks awesome! Nice job! Best wishes on your maiden
Thank you GeeBee!

The CG ended up spot on right where I had anticipated with all the components on it, too. Didn't have to adjust the wing mounts at all, which I thought was amazing.

The terrain at home where I usually fly is a bit unforgiving so I will take it to the park for its maiden, likely this weekend.

Thanks Gohmer!
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 02:57 PM
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Great job. Looks fantastic. It's going to fly great.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 09:32 PM
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Wow 999th page! Have not been here in a while. Getting nice here in central FL, time to get the SS back out.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 12:15 AM
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Wow! I'm gone for a couple of days and the thread goes wild! Very nice planes guys. I love the creative juices flowing here and the silver with yellow wing tips looks like it needs a belly scoop! SlowStang!
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 12:45 AM
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Got some more parts from RadicalRC in today.

First up, a huge 35mm motor mount. Pretty big compared to the 28mm one I have now!





Also I got in another long boom section:
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 03:43 AM
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WOW Razor!!! You sure that things gonna balance out right? Looks pretty cool with the gear all the way forward.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 12:06 PM
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OK guys, I've finished up my twin Stick yesterday and I'm pleased how it turned out.

I have been wanting to do some aerial photography so this will serve as my AP platform.
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.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 10:24 PM
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OK - who get's the biggest bragging rights?
First on page 1000
Or post # 15,000







I guess I missed page 1000
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 10:26 PM
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I got the Power Up 450 Slowfly 880kv 240 watt Motor for it so I assumed the wing could probably use some stiffening.

I wish I could find a place online that sales both fiberglass cloth and carbon rods to save on shipping. Update... I looked on tower hobbies website and they offer both.
An alternative to fiberglass for stiffening the wing is to fill in the bottom with a sheet of 3 mm foam.
I did my SS last week - a little less lift but also less drag - net result flies faster.

Will post photos when I get home tonight.
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