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Old 09-17-2003, 02:12 PM
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Hello Dear members,

I am a total newbie and I recently purchased a Slow Stick combo kit off Ebay. Now, I have never build any model in my life, the closest thing I have done to it is to build computers. I have read through the forum and search any posts regarding the construction of a Slow Stick. I haven't received the Slow Stick and I am wondering what tools, elements I will need in order to built it successfully.

- Epoxy? (some sort of glue I presume)
- tape? (what kind of tape?)
- screws to reinforce the mount of the engine? What type of screw?
- Extra propeller?
- New wheels?
- Built a CG testing tool with 2 HB crayons and a flat plank?

Any other idea of what I might need? Specific screwdrivers etc... I will try to compile an online guide as I go with pictures so I can help other beginners like me. I haven't find any step by step construction website of the Slow Stick so far in Google.
Suggestions are welcome.

Albert.
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Old 09-17-2003, 02:37 PM
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Your best bet will be to wait until the plane's delivered. Many of your questions will be answered by simply reading the instructions.

The Slow Stick can be assembled using common household tools. It includes its own tape and glue, though you might find waiting for the GWS glue to cure a bit frustrating. You can get epoxy at Wal-Mart; simply ask for epoxy if you can't find it in the paint/tool section. There is 5 minute, and 2-ton. The 2-ton takes two hours to cure, and the 5-minute takes.... Well, take a guess

If this is your first plane, I suggest you build it stock. There is very little wrong with the Slow Stick as-is, at least nothing so critical that it won't fly. Props are 10x8 GWS Slow Flyer style, and you will break some on your first flights.
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Please disregard this post.
I have found this excellent post which answered all my questions.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...hreadid=122951

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Thanks Matt. I guess I didn't search correctly on the forum because I find the excellent post by Aero by searching again.

I appreciate the time you took to reply, and will follow your advices.

Thank you very much,

Blessings,

Albert.

PS: To be honest I can't wait for the plane to arrive. I can barely concentrate at work.
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PS: To be honest I can't wait for the plane to arrive. I can barely concentrate at work.
*chuckle* That's what I figured
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