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Jul 12, 2012, 10:46 PM
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Build is going well. The key, I learned, is to take your time. Last time I was in a rush and the plane was crooked. This time no hurry.
I got my batteries today. Hooked up the electronics and Wow!!! 3S is so much more powerful than 2S! This is going to be fun. I can't wait!! Oh, wait, that's excitement. Let me calm down so I can build this thing properly.
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Jul 13, 2012, 12:59 AM
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Originally Posted by 3flyguy3
Build is going well. The key, I learned, is to take your time. Last time I was in a rush and the plane was crooked. This time no hurry.
I got my batteries today. Hooked up the electronics and Wow!!! 3S is so much more powerful than 2S! This is going to be fun. I can't wait!! Oh, wait, that's excitement. Let me calm down so I can build this thing properly.
Haha, I've built many a crooked planes while burning the midnight oil so I could go fly it in the morning.

I like flying both 2S and 3S depending on the mood I'm in.
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Jul 13, 2012, 08:21 AM
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Got a couple of flights in with the slicko during the evening. Relaxing flight.. still have to get the hd hat cam set up dialed in though .

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Jul 13, 2012, 11:47 AM
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looking to get two Slicko EPP's.. Any idea when they will be back in stock?
Jul 13, 2012, 12:03 PM
Hoarding balsa is a sickness
before the batteries, I bet.
Jul 13, 2012, 12:58 PM
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looking to get two Slicko EPP's.. Any idea when they will be back in stock?
Hey dalesum, I'm doing testing on variations of wood and carbon fiber to come up with the best combo so I can just sell one common kit rather than maintaining 2 versions. I'll have it all sorted out this weekend. In the meantime the wood ones are in stock.

The final kit will be the wood version of the plane with an optional kit to include the carbon lead edges and wing struts for a bit more money. The wood kit fly's excellent without the optional kit and is extremly durable.. I've put a bunch of flights and crashes on mine. The carbon lead edges in the optional kit add even more durability and when combined with the wing struts makes the wing very rigid at the expense of a little weight of course.

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before the batteries, I bet.
Sorry about the delay on the batteries.. My supplier told me a fib on when they were actually shipped. Great company, but they are nervous about losing my business.

The batteries are in now but I'm doing some testing on the new 35C 350,450 and 600 cells. If all goes well I'll have them on the site tomorrow or Sunday.
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Jul 13, 2012, 01:34 PM
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Something else you might be interested in trying instead of carbon struts. You can experiment with spider wire flying wires. When rigged right they are very strong a weigh practically nothing. Thats what I'm using on my tail and wings right now and don't have much if any flex.
Jul 13, 2012, 02:27 PM
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Hey dalesum, I'm doing testing on variations of wood and carbon fiber to come up with the best combo so I can just sell one common kit rather than maintaining 2 versions. I'll have it all sorted out this weekend. In the meantime the wood ones are in stock.

The final kit will be the wood version of the plane with an optional kit to include the carbon lead edges and wing struts for a bit more money. The wood kit fly's excellent without the optional kit and is extremely durable.. I've put a bunch of flights and crashes on mine. The carbon lead edges in the optional kit add even more durability and when combined with the wing struts makes the wing very rigid at the expense of a little weight of course.
Khen,

Thanks for the quick response.. I'll wait for the full carbon version your testing, that's what I'm looking for. I need all the strenght i can get for harrier roll pratice!!!
Jul 13, 2012, 04:00 PM
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Khen,

Thanks for the quick response.. I'll wait for the full carbon version your testing, that's what I'm looking for. I need all the strenght i can get for harrier roll pratice!!!
You bet! should be up tomorrow if all goes as planned.


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Something else you might be interested in trying instead of carbon struts. You can experiment with spider wire flying wires. When rigged right they are very strong a weigh practically nothing. Thats what I'm using on my tail and wings right now and don't have much if any flex.
Good idea, I'll have to give spider wire a try. I've done similar in the past with dental floss. The only problem I had was in the winter here the EPP contracts and the wires become loose. I have used a light weight bowsie before for quick tensioning. I'll give that a try too.
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Jul 13, 2012, 11:18 PM
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For those who run both 2S and 3S, how are you mounting the batteries? Velcro? Two different size cut outs? Where are you mounting? Side of fuse? Thru the fuse? Top or bottom?

What about the receiver and esc? Are you mounting both on one side or as directions state one on each side?
Jul 13, 2012, 11:26 PM
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All of the above.. Once i get the balance to my liking i cut a slot for the packs i have the most of(440-460 2s). Ofcourse that doesn't leave you many options if you later decide you want to run larger packs for added flight time or 3s packs and maintain the same balance point etc so i have velcro mounted as well. Velcro is easy and gives you plenty of options for different size packs,only downside is lateral balance is slightly off usually.
Jul 13, 2012, 11:50 PM
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All of the above.. Once i get the balance to my liking i cut a slot for the packs i have the most of(440-460 2s). Ofcourse that doesn't leave you many options if you later decide you want to run larger packs for added flight time or 3s packs and maintain the same balance point etc so i have velcro mounted as well. Velcro is easy and gives you plenty of options for different size packs,only downside is lateral balance is slightly off usually.
Thanks! What about the receiver and esc? Where did you mount them?
Jul 13, 2012, 11:58 PM
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Your welcome,I mount the rx and esc on the opposite side of the lipo(usually mount the lipo on the right side of the fuse)the rx and esc usually dont weigh as much combined as the lipos used in small 3d foamies but it gets the lateral balance closer to neutral.
Jul 14, 2012, 02:11 AM
Hoarding balsa is a sickness
I have not got the battery placement finaled yet, as I am waiting for Khen to get the new ones in stock. When I get those, both 2s and 3s, I will get them close with a light velcro, then glue on a "plate" the size of the battery made out of .015" x 3ply plywood as a hard point to mount good velcro to. The 2s battery will be slightly tail heavy, and the 3s will be slightly nose heavy...nothing I can't live with.
Jul 14, 2012, 01:50 PM
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Wow that was fast, I placed an order for a Slicko about 3PM Thursday and it's sitting behind me right now as I speak (Utah to New York). Since Kevin offered the sale on the carbon kits to those who were interested back in June when they were out of stock I contacted him at the last minute for one. Then I found out he was holding off on the carbon kits for a little while and testing a new hybrid version. He was nice enough to offer me the carbon upgrade (wing struts, wing fences and leading edge carbon strips) for free with my wood/epp kit.

It may be a few weeks before I get it flying due to a couple parts I bought for it elsewhere being backordered. At least it'll give me a chance to plan out the paint job I'm going to do with it and take my time getting most of the building done.

Thanks again Kevin for all the help and thank Andria for the tootsie rolls.


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