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Posted by bbrstorm | Oct 28, 2010 @ 04:33 PM | 4,704 Views
Did a quick test flight in the street with the Micro Cam on the Slowstick.

It was a little more windy aloft than it seemed and I had a hard crossbreeze off the street. So just a quick take off and landing


GWS Slowstick Video (1 min 48 sec)

Posted by bbrstorm | Oct 10, 2010 @ 01:04 AM | 5,064 Views
Been taking a break from helis and really enjoying my GWS slow sticks. I few buddies are into night flying and got me into it.

Night Flying is really a lot of fun and these slow sticks give you a nice sized, easy to fly and inexpensive planes work very well for this. They are easy to learn on and I think easier to fly and get your orientation with a good light pattern. You'll see on mine that I have RED and White on top and Blue and Green on the bottom. The arrow design makes orientation very easy to see a lot of fun to fly.

Now that I have enough experience flying. I'm now able to fly it in the street out front and it brings out all the neighbors to come see the UFO lol.

Cheap setup:

- GWS Slowstick - $30 (Basic plane)
- 1050 Alpha 370 -$11
- 30amp ESC - $11 ( yes you could use 18amp +)
- 2 x Tpro Servos - $6
- LED Lights - about $40 from hobbyking for all the colors and enough for 2 planes.
- Dubro Wheels and Linkage $10
- Cheap 2.4 RX/TX $30-50 depending on what you get.
- Steerable tail wheel for slow sticks $5 - LHS

That's it, well except for all the soldering and wiring

The slow stick is a fine flyer as it is but you can really stiffen it up and get a little more our of it. It's very durable and if you crash, tape and CA typically fix you right up in a few minutes.

There are a few mods I did to improve the overall performance and longevity of the plane.

1. Down and right thrust. 2 washers takes care of this. You want to do...Continue Reading