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Old Jan 05, 2003, 09:34 AM
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quick homemade parachute drop for Slowstick

About an hour and a half, CA and epoxy, a little balsa, some 1/16th ply and doweling. I'm sure there are lighter means of doing this but the slowstick doesn't really care about lugging this around with a half a dozen troops. You can scale the length to whatever amount of room that you have but watch the CG.
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Old Jan 05, 2003, 09:35 AM
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The parts:
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Old Jan 05, 2003, 09:37 AM
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Assembled, fuselage fits in the channel on top, two rubber bands to hold, forward corner dowel to opposite middle to rear corner, repeat for other side:
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Old Jan 05, 2003, 09:39 AM
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Troops loaded to go

Trim channel 4 to hold safety, reverse trim and tap the stick to release:
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Old Jan 05, 2003, 10:34 AM
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Sierra:
I guess we will need an extra servo to do this but If I am right, the GWS R4-P is a 4-Channel Receiver so plugging another in should be no problem? I like how you have a whole bunch of parachute guys instead of 1, where did you get the Parachute Troops?
-Mike-
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Old Jan 05, 2003, 11:15 AM
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Great job. Now, you need to post a picture of them while they're decending!

We strapped a cut down cup on top of the wing and drop stuff out of it by going inverted. The boy tried to get me with a paintball, and got himself
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Old Jan 05, 2003, 11:41 AM
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Mike,
If you have a 4 channel radio and Rx and a spare servo laying around this works. Just plug into channel 4. I'm using an HS-55 that went twitchy on me, not reliable for control surfaces but works here.

The parachute guys are novelty items from Target kids party gift department. $1.99 a half dozen.

Genebond,
Waiting for the film to be developed.
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