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Ace Littlest Stick

Old 12-31-2002, 01:09 AM
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Here's one for you...

While cleaning the garage I found my old (fuel soaked) Ace Littlest Stick. I have a NIB 280 and I have been looking for a plane to stick it in. Seeing the stick gave me an idea and I think you can guess what it is.

As the ALS only weighs 70g I think I could bring it in at 7oz RTF. Trouble is, it only has 81sqin of wing area. That gives it a wing loading of 12.5 oz!

What do you think, will it fly?
Old 12-31-2002, 10:29 PM
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I have not heard the name LITTLEST STIK in many, many moons. I too have one sitting on the shelf. Mine has trike gear with 1/2 inch wheels. 0.020 Cox engine still mounted. If memory serves it had a weight of 7.0 to 7.75 onces and would glide for a long time.

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Old 01-01-2003, 02:07 AM
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Dru.

That's the one. I dug around and found the plans... Three 8 1/2 X 11 sheets!

I'll clean it up and take a picture tomorrow so I can post it.

I don't remember the glide, as at the time I didn't have real small radio gear. It was a bit heavy RTF, but I do remember taking it off of a picnic table so it couldn?t have been all that overweight.
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I had two of the very pricey Airtronics micro lites, standard Rx with the case removed, small 270mah nicd battery. I do remember that it was a total handful. If you took your eyes off of it, it was gone or in the dirt.

It did make you a better pilot. You did well if it lasted ten flights.

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Old 01-01-2003, 02:20 PM
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Hi rahtware,
I have fond memories of flying my littlest stick with the Cox .020 with 1980's vintage micro flight pack. I also still have it and have toyed with the idea of converting it to electric. I saw a similar-looking stik model in a recent Micro Flight mag, but I forget the dimensions of that plane.
As to 12.5 oz/sq ft wing loading, that doesn't sound very high, but it will probably need some speed to fly "right"...try electrifying it and tell us all about it! Good luck!
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I was getting ready to start on another plane, but this looked like it would be so easy............

Oh well, here goes.

LS empty = 73g

Old gear including: Cox .020 w/prop, Futaba 4ch "micro" Rx, 2 X unknown brand of "micro" servos, 250mah flight battery. Total 149g

New gear including: GWS 280 DD motor w/prop, 2 X CS-10 servos, Mrx-4 Rx, C-10 ESC. Total 133g.

Missing: Fuse upgrades and flight battery.

Here is a picture of the LS and it's old and new radio gear.
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Old 01-02-2003, 02:37 AM
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Fuse changes completed and the LS actually lost 4g! Here she is with the motor pressed into place.
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Old 01-02-2003, 05:49 AM
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I still have mine, previouslyTee Dee .020 powered with Ace Pulse Commander Single Channel. The GWS EPS 100C (280) 2.8:1 and an 8 cell 300mah NiMh pack and 8X6 GWS prop with submicro R/C stuff should work. An GWS IPS with 8X6 prop or Direct Drive motor/prop should also work. Plane will fly fairly fast. Might want to add a coupla bays to the wing and beef up the dihedral break areas a little.
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Ok so you got me all interested and now I have to try what you did. All I need is a prop adapter and small props for the 280 and I'm in! Soon I'll get a digital camera and I'll send in my pic.

I see you ised those little black wooden wheels that came with the kit! I didn't use 'em but might make a whisker landing skid to keep the prop from hitting on landing.

Good job on the makeover, I hope it flies great!

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