Joined Oct 2003
George I always wanted a flapping winged slowstick,, never got around to modifying one.
I think 44 needs to fly on that rc plane first, will put him on the fast track learning the controls etc,, then he can proceed to a rc orni. Flight speed and weight are close enough for him to make the transition easily.
As for building a balsa wood kit that's not a bad idea either, if it were me I'd do both.
Since this is a scratch build thread, here would be an easy modification to a slowstick. Notch the main wings, add your carbon rods and ripstop nylon. Fly the aircraft with prop, note the change in flight charactoristics. Next add your flap mechanics and fly it again with prop and flapping wing. Last, remove the prop and theirs your first homebuilt ornithopter. (sounds easy enough).
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