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Mar 07, 2003, 06:37 PM
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Gonna Build My SS This Weekend...Wish Me Luck!


Well, my order came yesterday. I went with the SS, 8 cell 720 Mah, Focus 3 AM radio w/ HS 81 servos, and Aveox 35 amp Esc. The setup was pretty much the minimum setup in regards to spending money. My first two kits were RTF kits so this is my first assembly to do. Wish me luck since I don't know what the heck I'm doing!!
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Mar 07, 2003, 06:40 PM
its not hard at all! have fun
Mar 07, 2003, 06:52 PM
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DWavs-
Welcome to the SS club. You should find it easy to put together. If you do run into trouble, this is the place to get answers. The SS is easy to fly and a hell of a lot of fun. Good luck and have fun!
Mar 07, 2003, 07:45 PM
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Dways. Welcome to the Zone. What do you mean build it this weekend? Aren't you done yet? Seriously, you could be ready to maiden it tomorrow even if you've never built before. It's that easy. You're gonna love this plane. Do a search for Slow Stick and you won't believe what we've been doing to this plane!
Mar 07, 2003, 08:11 PM
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Originally posted by turbojoe
Dways. Welcome to the Zone. What do you mean build it this weekend? Aren't you done yet? Seriously, you could be ready to maiden it tomorrow even if you've never built before. It's that easy. You're gonna love this plane. Do a search for Slow Stick and you won't believe what we've been doing to this plane!
I don't even know what a servo is and I have 2 of them! LOL!
Mar 07, 2003, 08:12 PM
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Yet another one


DWavs:

Come on in, the water's fine!

The only things I can think of to keep in mind:

-the stock wheels will probably break
-keep the center of gravity pushed a bit forward at first
-try to avoid handlanching until you feel comfortable with the trim
-the 300C-D motor might run hot with the stock prop. You might pick up a few 12x6's, 11x4.5's, etc.
-Have a Blast!

DaveWCO
Mar 07, 2003, 08:18 PM
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Dwavs:
It's Probably one of the easiet planes to build, you will enjoy the build. I took my Slowstick out last Saturday because we had an entire Day of Dead CALM conditions so I had a blast with the Slowstick doing touch & goes on the deserted runway at the local slimer club, real cool landing at a slow crawl & then shooting up off the runway again.
You can't beat the price & it is soo easy to fly! Good Luck & have fun!

-Mike-
Mar 07, 2003, 08:21 PM
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Dwavs:
Try some of these wheels from Nippon Dave, they work great!
-Mike-
Mar 07, 2003, 08:21 PM
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Dwavs:
Try some of these wheels from Nippon Dave, they work great!
-Mike-
Mar 07, 2003, 09:02 PM
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Originally posted by mrebman
Dwavs:
Try some of these wheels from Nippon Dave, they work great!
-Mike-
Where might I find a set of those wheels at??
Mar 07, 2003, 09:21 PM
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Wheels


Yes, you might as well stock up on new wheels before it's too late!

Here's Nippon Dave's site:


http://www.aircraft-world.com/default.asp

NESailplane carries them, too. I don't have the link handy.

DaveWCO
Mar 07, 2003, 10:03 PM
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Re: Wheels


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Originally posted by daveWCO
Yes, you might as well stock up on new wheels before it's too late!

Here's Nippon Dave's site:


http://www.aircraft-world.com/default.asp

NESailplane carries them, too. I don't have the link handy.

DaveWCO
What size wheels should I go with? Do I need the hardware also or do they attach to the existing landing gear ok?
Mar 07, 2003, 10:04 PM
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About the directions to put the S S together..they suck so you will run into some snares...like which way to put the plastic part on and how far to put them on..and which one holds the servo and which one holds the receiver....really if you have any questions..even like what is tape.....let us know.......I have received soooo much help from the ezone I wanna give it back...
Mar 07, 2003, 10:20 PM
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Wheels


You might go with the tallest ones (63mm?) so you still have prop clearance. I read on another post that those wheels fit directly on the SS landing gear. I'm sure Mike can verify this.

I'm still waiting for mine to arrive.

DaveWCO
Mar 07, 2003, 10:49 PM
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Welcome to the SS club, you will love it.

I know the NE Sailplane wheels fit the stock SS landing gear and I'm sure I read that Nippon Dave's do also.

The photo above will provide some info concerning the placement of things on the fuse and note the screw holding the motor on the fuse... it's in the gray plastic of the gear box. Just drill a hole in that location and put a small screw in it to hold the motor on.

Also, use some glue to attach the F/G rods to the leading and trailing edges of the wing before taping them on.

Good building!

Sierra Gold


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