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Aug 21, 2002, 09:04 PM
Backyard Bomber
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GWS Slowstick!?

Stopped by my lhs and they have new GWS plane i've never seen advertised, THe Slowstick. Comes with EPS C(280 size) motor. The wings are much larger than picostick wings prolly 11" chord and larger WS. Square Aluminum fuse "pipe" Really Cool!
oh and best of all $35.00!I think i'll get this plane next time i remember to bring money with me Whaddaya guys think?

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Aug 21, 2002, 09:07 PM
Captain Carnage says......
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well for starters

and then

lol we're already ahead of ya

lol <<S>>

Aug 21, 2002, 09:16 PM
Backyard Bomber
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Aww well it doesn't matter! Just opening broadening the horizons... Aren't i great?! I'm humble too

Thanks AWB!


PS. i AM going to buy it... Wat kind of ESC should i get as well? 10a? 15A 5A?
Aug 21, 2002, 09:16 PM
Serial plane killer
When i first got the Tiger Moth, i wanted to build it but not use it until i could
learn to fly on the upcoming (then) Slow Stick.

Well, i could not wait and decided to try the TM right away.

The TM was soooo easy to fly that i have abandoned the idea of
getting a Slow Stick.

The only reason that would make me buy a Slow Stick is if i could fly indoor.

Also, i was thinking that i would be able to use my Qualcomms. But nope...

Just my little contribution
Aug 21, 2002, 10:49 PM
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Size matters

After reducing the size of my old LS I convinced myself that "smaller is better" ( in the case of this plane )

It now handles wind better, has more power relative to weight (loops) The wing flex is gone.

Only loss is the reduced glide but well worth it.

The slow stick does sound interesting however
Aug 22, 2002, 02:54 PM
A Few Sandwiches Shy
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Slow Stick is GREAT!!!!!

It is Huge. 46" span. Also flies slower, faster and more responsive than the Lite Stick. 3' takeoff, 40 degree climb and 0 landing roll.

Plus, it is durable. Today I hit a tree 30' up and it fell onto my neighbor's roof onto the right wing tip, then slid down the roof to a nose first landing on their driveway. NO DAMAGE !

It will also carry a load. I have flown it with a 7 cell AA 1600 NIMH pack and it didn't blink. I'm going to set it up for banner towing and a small video camera for the next indoor meet.

I'm impressed that it doesn't need any modifications, stock out of the box is perfect. GWS must have listened to the beefs about the Lite Stick cause they corrected them with this plane.

Aug 22, 2002, 03:00 PM
Backyard Bomber
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What ESC do you use?

What Amperage ESC do you use with your plane?

Aug 22, 2002, 03:35 PM
Captain Carnage says......
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here's one more place online

scroll down the page its on the right
32.99 + shipping

best price i've seen so far

Last edited by AirWarriorBelgy; Aug 22, 2002 at 04:05 PM.
Aug 22, 2002, 03:56 PM
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Look honey - over there

Soonds good !! I'll have to get one when my wife's not looking
Aug 22, 2002, 04:20 PM
Senior Moment Member
With the 280 powered version you can fly it on a parallel pack of QC830's, same weight as a 7x720 NiMh pack, but you'll get about three times the duration.

Aug 22, 2002, 07:49 PM
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At last, I have had a calm evening. Flew the slowstick today. Takeoff roll with 6x600ae was about 10 feet, with a positive climbout. Gains altitude very quickly with a slight headwind. With 6x350 nicad, it loops from level at 3/4 throttle. Havent tried looping with larger pack. For any of you that loved the smaller stick, this 1 is even better. Not much else to say, it flies like a big, better, lightstick.
Aug 22, 2002, 08:07 PM
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Hawk eyes

My wife's still watching
Aug 23, 2002, 04:58 AM
Captain Carnage says......
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mine too poobs...lmao

but i don't care......ordered one any way...price is right

Aug 23, 2002, 08:24 AM
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Maybe next week...I just got a box of stuff from Aero micro
Aug 23, 2002, 11:25 AM
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At a $34.99 price, does it really matter if the wife is watching? This is hard to beat.

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