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Mar 17, 2012, 01:10 AM
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FPV Slow Stick

I have had a couple of flights on this now, so I feel I am ready to share this project with RCG. I have made some modifications along the way, but so far this is a really fun light wind platform for moderate length flights close in and slow. Great observation platform!

I have many changes from stock form, and well go over what I have done in the coming days. I am testing my wing mods and mixing tomorrow. I added ailerons, clipped the wing and took the dihedral out as well as added a aileron to rudder mix to help it turn better. Will so how that goes....
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Mar 17, 2012, 12:39 PM
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Flight Report

Wow! It did better than I thought it would with moderate winds. I guess it was 8-10mph sustained with no real gusts to speak of. Cold though, my hands where shaking a bit when I first showed up. The wing mods worked well and turning was good and responsive. I recorded my downlink video and will put it up later today.
Mar 18, 2012, 11:13 AM
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Slow Stick FPV Red Mesa, CO. (6 min 26 sec)
Mar 18, 2012, 11:14 AM
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Gear List

- Slow Stick Slope Kit
- Millennium R/C XGear
- KDA 20-22L
- APC 10x4.7
- Plush 18 ESC
- Nanotech 3s 2200 lipo
- SN555 on BlueSkyRC pan tilt
- Foxtech 200mw 5.8ghz CL&SPW antennas
- DragonLink UHF control
May 08, 2012, 10:38 PM
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I am now using a Dynam GY48 gyro on the aileron channel set at about 25% gain. Really helps keep the plane level in wind gusts.
May 16, 2012, 02:33 PM
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This platform just continues to be fun for me. I am now flying in the valley behind my house and there is very little room to take off and land with large pines all around, but the SS can approach and land so slow I can do spot landing on small trail clearings. Its allot of fun to circle around about 400ft up with the camera panned down the wing and just casually look around.
May 16, 2012, 03:58 PM
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Subscribed. Can't wait to get my FPV slow stick going. Currently I only have 1 camera and video Tx. I'm thinking I'll need to get another.

May 16, 2012, 04:03 PM
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Or you can do what Volto does and make everything modular so you can share gear between several models with a few minutes to move it over. I share one of my DragonLink Rx's between the Slow Stick and the quad.
May 16, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by cactus
Or you can do what Volto does and make everything modular so you can share gear between several models with a few minutes to move it over. I share one of my DragonLink Rx's between the Slow Stick and the quad.
I tried that. And that is probably how I will start with the SS. I just have a very basic plywood pod that I built. It just velcros on, and has the HK super simple OSD on it too. So to start, I will be just simply moving it to the plane from the quad, but until I make something better, I won't have pan/tilt, and I most likely will always have to keep it on top of the plane's wing.

Oct 09, 2012, 03:44 AM
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Hey Cactus, did you ditch that plastic brace that gets taped down to the top of the wing? I'm ordering a new wing for mine to try and remove dihedral and use ailerons.
Oct 15, 2012, 12:43 PM
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I used the brace rods and removed the angled adapter that set the factory dihedral. I just taped the rods to the leading edge with strapping tape.

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