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May 01, 2013, 08:04 PM
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how well does the slow stick x handle wind?


i haven't finished my slow stick x but was curious how well it will fly in the wind compared to the gws slow stick? also will i need to add any down incidence to the motor? also how well will the wing hold up to high G loops
thanks jeff
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May 17, 2013, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by jeff262
i haven't finished my slow stick x but was curious how well it will fly in the wind compared to the gws slow stick? also will i need to add any down incidence to the motor? also how well will the wing hold up to high G loops
thanks jeff
The SSX is an excellent wind flyer. Hi G loops should not be a problem.

James
May 18, 2013, 07:09 AM
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The SSX is an excellent wind flyer. Hi G loops should not be a problem.

James
I have flown this in winds that my club tells me is 15 mph. Just have to take off and land directly into the wind. I have landed my SSX in wind strong enough for it to simply hover to the ground. However, once down and leave the motor on till you pick it up. Otherwise it gets blown over.

For rougher days I fly this plane or my PZ t-28. The SSX is a fantastic flyer
Jul 01, 2013, 10:02 PM
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I love this plan, it's one of my favorite planes. It handles wind and I've not had a problem with any extreme loops or pulling out of dives. Mine is a little extreme though and still handles extremely well. I started off with a rimfire .10 (which was a great match for this plane, but I pulled motor for another plane and put a eflite 480 910kv motor in and didn't like it so as an experement i went with my current motor out of an old FMS 1600 T-28 and was amazed at how well it flew.) I've got a 4250 motor on with a 3300 4s pack. I did however have to upgrade to an aluminum motor mount because the plastic can't handle the thrust (speaking from experience, motor mount gave way to the stress it wasn't designed for and motor/prop pulled off durring flight. Perfect glider BTW)

The only thing I can say I'm not too happy with is the landing gear, they like to twist.
Jul 02, 2013, 11:44 AM
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I love this plan, it's one of my favorite planes. It handles wind and I've not had a problem with any extreme loops or pulling out of dives. Mine is a little extreme though and still handles extremely well. I started off with a rimfire .10 (which was a great match for this plane, but I pulled motor for another plane and put a eflite 480 910kv motor in and didn't like it so as an experement i went with my current motor out of an old FMS 1600 T-28 and was amazed at how well it flew.) I've got a 4250 motor on with a 3300 4s pack. I did however have to upgrade to an aluminum motor mount because the plastic can't handle the thrust (speaking from experience, motor mount gave way to the stress it wasn't designed for and motor/prop pulled off durring flight. Perfect glider BTW)

The only thing I can say I'm not too happy with is the landing gear, they like to twist.
Thanks for the great comments. There are a few things that can cause the twisting in the gear.

1. You twisted the carbon when inserting it. There are ribs in the carbon sockets that are damaged if you twist the carbon during installation.
2. Did not glue the parts together properly or no glue at all.
3. screws are not tight.
4. The carbon threads have been twisted and are no longer glued together. This is often caused by item 1.
5. Narrow wheels are also a problem. That is why I switched to the fat wheels.
6. landing too hard on paved or concrete runways.

Here is the build log for the X-Gear:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=813454

Send me an e-mail, if we can not resolve the problem, I will send you whatever parts you need to fix it.

I stand behind my products,

James Karpy
President Millennium R/C

James
Jul 02, 2013, 02:11 PM
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Thanks, I'll check the tightness of the hardware. I think I'll go to the hardware store and find some long screws and nuts so I can try some fatter wheels. I have the ones in your link provided. And again, the kit really speaks for itself.
Jul 19, 2013, 08:30 PM
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Here is my SS(Super Sport)X, I'm going to try and get some vid if you guys are interested in some unlimited vert shots.



Aug 10, 2013, 10:34 PM
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James, they kept twisting on me so I CA'd them and they broke when I hit an embankment. Durring takeoff the elevotor servo horn broke (TG it broke before I went airborne). I did find an alteritive solution that worked out rather nice and I'm using the X-gear top mount to secure it to the stick. This may be somthing to look into as an option for you to offer customers:



Aug 13, 2013, 11:31 AM
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James, they kept twisting on me so I CA'd them and they broke when I hit an embankment. Durring takeoff the elevotor servo horn broke (TG it broke before I went airborne). I did find an alteritive solution that worked out rather nice and I'm using the X-gear top mount to secure it to the stick. This may be somthing to look into as an option for you to offer customers:



The twisting is caused by several building mistakes. Thin wheels being number one. Take a look at the X-gear build thread. Most of my customers are not having these problems.

Send me a direct e-mail, I will get you another set of X-Gear.

James


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