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Oct 02, 2004, 11:39 AM
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First pictures from my Slow Stick


My Slow Stick came in Thursday, and I had it in the air yesterday evening. I got the one with an EPS400-C from Tower Hobbies. It came with a "D" ratio gearbox and 10x6 propeller. I'm using (for now) an 8-cell 600AE NiCd pack. I get around 8-10 minutes of power-on time, and can get a pretty good climb from it. I plan on getting some 1050KANs soon, or something else, if there is any better NiCd or NiMH packs. No lithium at the moment. Anyway, here are a few pictures I got on the 2nd and 3rd flights of the plane. What do you all think? (they were touched up with Pain Shop Pro)
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Oct 02, 2004, 12:04 PM
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not bad at all. god work!!

Which camera is that??

ash
Oct 02, 2004, 12:56 PM
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Great stuff... Have you got fish in that stream?...
Oct 02, 2004, 01:12 PM
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ashdec87, it's the same Aiptek Mini Mega Pencam that I used on my 2M glider last year. I installed a switch form Mr.RC-CAM in it, and it has served me very well. I need to tewak the focus a bit though I think, I seem to remember better pictures than that from it before.

wattnoise, there are lots of fish in there. It's Bayou DeGlaise. There are perch, catfish, bass, and a few gar.

Thanks for the comments!
Keith
Oct 02, 2004, 01:53 PM
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Here is a better view of that bayou, I wasn't going to post it, as the original was pretty bad off, caught the sun just wrong. Anyway, a little creative editing took care of that... lol (see small original, it's just resized)
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Oct 03, 2004, 09:15 AM
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Keith,

Good to see you back in this forum. Looking forward to more pictures!

Lew
Oct 03, 2004, 09:24 AM
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Keith, could you post a picture of your plane and camera setup? Thanks.

Pat
Oct 03, 2004, 10:10 PM
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Pat, I would, but the Aiptek is my only camera. It's just your typical Slowstick, all stock except for epoxy in place of the GWS glue, and I also epoxied the fiberglass rods on, and used packing tape on top of them. I don't even have a proper camera mount as of yet, I'm using a block of foam rubber on the back of the camera, and rubber bands to hold it on. I'm going to make me a better mount soon, I just need ideas before I can get started... lol

Lew, thanks, it's good to be back. I'll be posting some more as I get them. I took a few today as well, just need to edit them.

Keith
Oct 03, 2004, 10:35 PM
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Thanks for that info Keith, although you could just take a self-portrait in front of a mirror! Just kidding, thanks for the description. Nice pictures too!

Pat
Oct 03, 2004, 11:01 PM
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Great pictures. That sunset is really nice.

So what are your thoughts on the SS for AP? You were on a 2M glider before? Is the SS better? worse? or just different?
Oct 03, 2004, 11:20 PM
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Well, if I had to say, I'd say the SS is better for all around stuff. The only thing it can't do as good as the motor-glider is handle the wind. I flew today in some wind, and it actually flew pretty good, it just couldn't get up enough speed to make any headway. Overall, if I could only have one AP plane, I'd pick the SS, it's alot easier to get around, and can get into and out of smaller areas. I'm pleased with it.


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