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Slow Stick Equipment List

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 8, 2010

First section is recommended components from Heads Up RC and Hobbypartz. Older links to Hobbycity are listed last for those who want to spend less (as long as you choose the cheapest shipping option) and don't mind waiting 2-4 weeks for the order. If you don't mind spending a little more, order from Heads Up and Hobbypartz and you'll likely have your stuff from both places within a week since they both ship from inside the USA. Heads Up charges $2.00 flat rate for total shipping, no matter how big the order is. Hobbypartz charges $5.00 flat rate. Most of the orders from Heads Up and Hobbypartz arrive within a week, which gets you flying quicker!

Heads Up RC & Hobbypartz links

Motor and electronic speed controller (ESC) combo pack: http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...tor-%26/Detail
---I get the best performance out of an 11x5.5 inch GWS prop, which you can pick up at a local hobby shop.
---You will also need bullet connectors to go in between the motor and ESC unless you want to solder the connections directly: http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...nectors/Detail

Alternative motor and speed controller
---Here's an alternative motor that Jeff really likes on his Slow Stick: http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...0-Sport/Detail.
---Use with this GWS 9050 prop for best climb rate: http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...ers-TWO/Detail
---This ESC is recommended for the alternative motor: http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...UP--20A/Detail. This ESC comes with t-connectors. Because most of the batteries now have 4.0 mm bullet connectors, you'll want to pick up a pair of bullet connectors to solder onto your ESC: http://www.hobbypartz.com/ba40co.html

Battery
2200mAh 3-cell 20C lipo battery: http://www.hobbypartz.com/83p-2200mah-3s1p-111-20c.html

Servos (2 for each plane)
http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...sh---9g/Detail

Motor mount (1 for each plane)
http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...r-Mount/Detail
---Although the alternative motor (the Power Up 400 Sport) says it comes with an x-mount, this will not attach to your Slow Stick fuselage, so you will need to get the black plastic outrunner linked here.
---If you buy the motor/esc combo, that comes with a motor mount, so you don't need to buy a mount separately.

Battery charger
$35 charger: http://www.hobbypartz.com/75p-t606-charger.html
---Requires a 12-volt power supply. You can power this off your car battery, any 12-volt lead acid battery, or you can buy an AC power supply that outputs 12 volt DC (such as a power supply from an old computer, which is what I use.)

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Radio transmitter and receiver
I recommend the Spektrum DX6i, which costs about $200 for the transmitter and receiver (sold without the Spektrum servos which are junk anyway). Most people use Spektrum. It's nice to have what everyone else has so you can easily buddy box with other pilots using a mono audio cable plugged into both transmitters. I would not get this online because you should be able to get it from a local hobby shop and you won't have to pay shipping costs. Here's the link if you are interested in the specifications:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=SPM6600
---Ken recommends this Turnigy 9 channel radio as a less-expensive alternative to Spektrum: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...)_(v2_Firmware
---Another inexpensive radio option is this one: this one.
---I haven't tried any of the off-brand radios, so I can't vouch for them, but the price sure looks attractive.

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Airplane kit
I recommend that you buy this locally so you'll save the huge shipping costs. Here's an online link, however, for reference:
Red Slow Stick slope glider version ($21 since it doesn't include the overpriced brushed motor -- which you won't use anyway since you're getting a brushless motor online)
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHCJ3&P=ML

If you want any other color -- yellow, green, or brown, these do not come in a slope glider version, so you have to pay $35 to get the kit with the motor, such as this yellow one:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXPCG4&P=ML

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Older Hobbycity links
---Motor/ESC combo: http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=4706
---Battery: http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=6518
---Prop saver adapter: http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=3738
---Servos: http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...?idProduct=662
---Motor mount: http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=6782
---Battery charger: For a battery charger, I use this one: http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=7028. If you don't mind waiting for the order to come from Hobbycity, I highly recommend it; otherwise, if you want it quicker, get the one from Hobbypartz listed above.
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Old Jun 20, 2009, 12:46 AM
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Some possible Slow Stick motors from Hobbycity

Jeff asked me about some Hobbycity motors as possible alternatives to the Towerpro 2410-09's, after he had the windings break on two motors in a row. I browsed through the Turnigy motors to find motors with similar specs as the 2410-09 and here's what I found. I can't vouch for any of these specific motors because I've never tried them, but I limited my search to Turnigy's for two reasons. First, I knew it would give me a headache looking through that many motor listings. Second, I have half a dozen Turnigy motors of other sizes and I've been quite happen with all of them. These are listed in the order I found them. All specs are from Hobbycity's website, so trust them at your own peril.

TowerPro 2410-09
Weight: 2.0 ounces
840KV
24 ounces of thrust (with 11x4.7)
Price: $6

Turnigy TR 28-30B
Weight: 2.0 ounces
1050KV
31 ounces of thrust (with 10x5 or 10x6)
Price: $19

Turnigy 2209 28turn
Weight: 1.6 ounces
1050KV
31 ounces of thrust (with a 10x4.7)
Price: $17

Turnigy 2213 20turn
Weight: 2.0 ounces
1050KV
35 ounces of thrust (with a 10x6 or 10x7)
Price: $18

Turnigy 2632
Weight: 1.8 ounces (without connectors)
1000KV
24 ounces of thrust (with a 10x4.7)
Price: $12

TURNIGY 28-30-azj
Weight: 2.0 ounces
1100KV
31 ounces of thrust (with a 10x5 or 10x6)
Price: $10

Turnigy 2830
Weight: 1.9 ounces (not including connectors)
1000KV
31 ounces of thrust (with a 10x4.7)
Price: $12

Turnigy e-drive 2215/20
Weight: 2.1 ounces
Unknown KV
29 ounces of thrust (with 10x5)
Price: $11
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This motor is probably overkill for most Slow Sticks, but I thought I'd also mention that this is the Turnigy motor I currently have on my AP Slow Stick: http://www.unitedhobbies.com/hobbyci...idProduct=3883

It has plenty of thrust for when my Slow Stick is carrying 10 ounces of video equipment.
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Here's a link to a motor from Heads Up RC that Jeff put on his Slow Stick. He really likes it.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=5236
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Here's a link to a motor from Heads Up RC that Jeff put on his Slow Stick. He really likes it.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=5236
We have used this motor mentioned above and just recently built Chad's slow stick with the other motor that Cliff recommended.:

http://www.unitedhobbies.com/hobbyci...idProduct=3883

This motor is amazing on a slow stick! With this motor Chad can do loop after loop without loosing altitude. It flew so well that we also converted Seth's slow stick over. Nice to have control in the wind!
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.... just recently built Chad's slow stick with the other motor that Cliff recommended.:

http://www.unitedhobbies.com/hobbyci...idProduct=3883

This motor is amazing on a slow stick! With this motor Chad can do loop after loop without loosing altitude. It flew so well that we also converted Seth's slow stick over. Nice to have control in the wind!
I just realized that this motor is the same size (but a different KV than the ones we're running on our combat wings). No wonder you can do endless loops. Awesome!
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