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Old 03-12-2005, 03:33 PM
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Default What do i need to get my slow stick up in the air??

hi, im looking into getting a slow stick and see them for anywere from $21 to $33 arf. I was looking at www.gwsexpert.com and i was wondering if you konw the differnce between the 3 or 4 slow sticks they have. I was wondering what they come with and what i need. I have some electronics for another plane i used and was wondering if you could tell me what i still need with the stuff that i have. I have a a hitec single stick 3 channel radio and two hitec hs-81 micro servos. Not sure if one works though. I also have a hitec micro 555 receiver. If you know please tell me if these things will work for the slow stick. All these parts can be viewed at www.zagi.com if i didnt give enough info on them. If you know please tell me what i need and about how much it will cost. Also if you can please tell me the best selection of the three slow sticks at www.gwsexpert.com thanks. any help would be great Also what would be a better motor a 400 a 350 or a 300? Which is faster? And could i make it go faster with a differnt prop? thanks
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Default RE: What do i need to get my slow stick up in the air??

Justwondrin,

You sound eager to get in the air. Just a suggestion about your multiple posts in the different forums:

I would suggest you post to the forum you think will get you the answer you are looking for. Many of us here read many of the forums, so your question will most likely get a response within a day easy. If not, repost to another forum. Just a bit of forum ettiquette.

Good luck with the SS!
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Default RE: What do i need to get my slow stick up in the air??

ORIGINAL: Justwonderin

hi, im looking into getting a slow stick and see them for anywere from $21 to $33 arf. I was looking at www.gwsexpert.com and i was wondering if you konw the differnce between the 3 or 4 slow sticks they have. I was wondering what they come with and what i need. I have some electronics for another plane i used and was wondering if you could tell me what i still need with the stuff that i have. I have a a hitec single stick 3 channel radio and two hitec hs-81 micro servos. Not sure if one works though. I also have a hitec micro 555 receiver. If you know please tell me if these things will work for the slow stick. All these parts can be viewed at www.zagi.com if i didnt give enough info on them. If you know please tell me what i need and about how much it will cost. Also if you can please tell me the best selection of the three slow sticks at www.gwsexpert.com thanks. any help would be great Also what would be a better motor a 400 a 350 or a 300? Which is faster? And could i make it go faster with a differnt prop? thanks
The Hitec radio should work fine. The HS-81s likewise will be fine with the Slow Stick. Micro 555 again is a good fit.

The motor you choose will depend on what you want from the plane. The slow stick, by design is intended to be a slow flyer, so you should not expect it to be fast. The Speed 400 is the most powerful of the three. The 350 should give you a good balance between speed and power and light weight. The 300 would be excellent if you will be doing any indoor flying.

If you want speed, this is the wrong plane for you to buy.

The easy star is faster than the slow stick and is an excellent flyer. It is made of a very resiliant foam. It will also handle wind much better. The electronics you have should work fine with it.

Easy Star - $54
This is both a parkflyer and a park glider
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXFRU7&P=ML
Thread on Easy Star
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=258656

If you are interested in a kit, the Magpie might be a good choice.

Magpie - Easy to build Foam kit
Has trainer wing AND an available sport wing
Master the first, then advance to the second.
http://www.mountainmodels.com/magpie.php
Video
http://www.mountainmodels.com/Magpie.wmv


If you would like something with ailerons, the Space Scooter would be a good choice.
Your electronics would be fine.
ARF
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXGZV4&P=7


One does not buy the Slow Stick if you want speed.
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are these easy to crash. I want something that is not gonna break if i crash it once on my first flight. I used to have a cheap 2channel plane but people say they are way differnt than 3 channels and up so i might try one you have suggested thanks
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ORIGINAL: Justwonderin

are these easy to crash. I want something that is not gonna break if i crash it once on my first flight. I used to have a cheap 2channel plane but people say they are way differnt than 3 channels and up so i might try one you have suggested thanks
Of course they are easy to crash. All planes are easy to crash. Anyone can do it.

Be aware that the faster the plane the more room you need to fly it. The minimum recommended space for the Aerobird is 600X600 feet. I would say that would be a good minimum for any of the planes I gave you. The Slow Stick and the Slo-V can probably be handled quite will in 300X300 by a new pilot.

I can't gurantee that any plane will survive any crash so you can forget that. The more appropriate question is how easy is it to fix if you crash it.

The slow stick is pretty good, but if you hit it hard you will break it.

Of the ones I just gave you, the Easy Star is probably the most resistant to crash damge and fairly easy to fix if you do damage it. The Space Scooter is pretty good too.

I would also recommend:

Aerobird Challenger - RTF Electric
I started on an Aerobird RTF. I love it and recommend it highly I have
over 250 flights on mine. I also thermal and slope soar this plane.
It is a ready to fly package which includes the
radio, charger, batteries, and all. $150
Flies well and stands up to hard landings
http://horizon.hobbyshopnow.com/prod...p?prod=HBZ3500
Review
http://www.hobbyzonesports.com/Disco...ID=1289#Page01
Discussion Thread
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147621
Video
http://www.parkflyers.com/html/aerobird_video.html


T-Hawk - RTF - Excellent Value
Comes with extra wing, tail and battery
Flies well and stands up to hard landings
http://www.toytx.com/thawk3chrtf.html
T-Hawk - Without Radio - add your radio and receiver
http://www.readytoflyfun.com/wittran.html
T-Hawk Discussion Thread
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ighlight=THawk
Videos
http://www.readytoflyfun.com/thawkvideos.html


These are pretty tollerent to bad handling but any one of them can be fatally broken if you crash them bad enough.


You said you had a 2 channel plane before.
I don't recommend two channel R/T electrics, so you won't find any on my
list. They can be very easy to fly and can be a lot of fun, but they can also
be very easy to lose. A three channel R/E/T is a better choice as a trainer
plane, in my opinion.

If you are totally new to RC Flying, these articles may be helpful in
understanding how these planes fly

RC Planes Are not like RC Cars
http://www.rcezine.com/cms/article.php?cat=&id=17

Stall
http://www.rcezine.com/cms/article.php?cat=&id=31

Launch into the wind
http://www.rcezine.com/cms/article.php?cat=&id=43

Parts of the plane and how they work
http://www.rcezine.com/cms/article.php?cat=&id=54

The RC Pilots Cockpit
http://www.rcezine.com/cms/article.php?cat=&id=59

Flying the Plane
http://www.rcezine.com/cms/article.php?cat=&id=64



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