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Old 09-23-2014, 10:00 AM
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I think that should have been "THICK" wings
Old 09-23-2014, 10:35 AM
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I guess I should trust the manufacture recommendation.
Old 09-23-2014, 05:02 PM
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Thick wings abosorb more power? That's a new principal.

I go with Kelly Johnson with aircraft like the F-104 and thinner equals faster. The full-size jet had wings just over 4" thick and was a jet engine with a pilot accomidation squeezed in.




Thicker wings give better speed envelope, lower landing speed and, depending on the wingspan, better aerobatic traits. They also have more drag and can make for smoother maneuvers if you work the throttle for up lines vs. down lines.

But a very thin wing can handle a lot of power. It just goes faster!
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:36 PM
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:51 PM
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Post #29 Is a AMR Big Stick with DLE 55cc power. It's a great flying stick and the kit was very enjoyable to build.
Old 09-29-2014, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by overbuild View Post
wow that's effin huge...
Old 09-29-2014, 04:37 PM
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Has anyone converted the great planes 40 or 60 stick to electric? I have a Turnigy g46 and was thinking about doing this converstion.
Old 10-02-2014, 06:20 AM
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I just received mine yesterday, GP Giant big stik


i had the Joss stik which i had with a Magnum .92 four stroke and then converted it to a gasser witha dle 20 what a blast!! to bad it only lasted for 13 years :S

lost it in a weird crash where i lost control of the plane, sold the dle 20

hope the Giant big stik flys as great as the joss stik, i already have a dle 30 on the bench for it
Old 10-03-2014, 05:54 AM
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The GP Giant Stik and the DLE 30 are a great combo. You will love it! The fuel tank hatch area is pretty tight, if you have large hands. Be prepared to place the batteries in the tank compartment and probably add lead to achieve the recommended balance point.
Old 10-03-2014, 07:39 PM
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I have one on back-order for several weeks from Tower. Hope that means mine is on the way as well.

Putting a Zenoah G-26M (with smoke muffler) on mine.
Old 10-04-2014, 05:33 AM
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I have an Eflite Ultra Stick 25E and it is the best flying, most fun aircraft I have in my hanger. I powered it with the 25 size motor but now after quite a few flights I ordered another one to put a 32 in. This is my first experiance with "stik" aircraft and I love the way they fly. Count me in the brotherhood.
Old 10-04-2014, 03:55 PM
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I've got a Big Stick 40 ARF, I got from Value Hobby. Love it, one of my favorite planes and the one with the most miles so far. Been running it with a 710kv brushless on 5s w/ 11x7 prop. Just upgraded to a faster motor, converted the landing gear to the Dubro composite version, and made a larger rudder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uBHJkKcyno
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Old 10-04-2014, 04:33 PM
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Nice........
Old 10-05-2014, 06:53 PM
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Current Stik is a GreatPlanes .60 size ARF. w/ OS 1.10a 4-stroke. Love these things. Had a GreatPlanes .40size I built years ago and sold.. had the Midwest Stik .20 I built and sold many years ago... I still have those plans.. as well I ran across another Midwest Stik.20 kit a few years back that someone started, didn't get very far on.. and its sitting under my desk waiting for a rainy day.

I like that yellow scheme... I'm always thinking new colors.. with the original scheme.. that always makes a sharp looking Stik.
Old 11-04-2014, 04:59 PM
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I think my Avitar may qualify me for the Brotherhood. I will soon post photos of my Sticks, all electric.
Henry
Old 11-05-2014, 09:45 PM
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Is it too late to join the Stik Brotherhood? I have a Midwest sweetstik 40 with a K&B 60 on it, vertical is out of this world. I also just picked up the plans and a short kit for Bud Nosen's Big Stik. I will build that when I'm comfortable flying again. I've not flown in ten years so there's a little trainer time I'm going to have to do first.
I will post pictures in the very near future.
Old 11-08-2014, 05:21 PM
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Yes to post # 32. I have two Big Stick 40's and two Big Stick 60's all 4 are electric. My Giant Big Stick is also electric.

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Old 11-09-2014, 08:30 PM
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I have had two Sitks over the years, and I am sure I will have another one day. I will happily take a number!
Old 11-12-2014, 05:07 PM
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I have an Ace Littlest stik 0.020, Das Not Ugly stick 0.061, E stik, Gas Stik 10, ARF 40 sized Stik, Slow stik. I have enough stiks to shake a stick at.

The original plans are at:

http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=1253

Buzz.
Old 11-16-2014, 06:34 PM
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I flew my Ugly Stick this mourning, count me in.......
Old 11-18-2014, 09:21 PM
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ooohh....... I saw someone mention the SlowStik... How could I forget my SlowStik... I have one too! I dropped an EFlite 450 brushless into it...... very fun Stik..

I shortend the fuselage on it about an inch due to a crash, and the aluminum tube(its an older version) buckled.. so I cut the buckled area out and just spliced in a piece of square hard plastic that came with the kit for what they said was a "2-piece fuselage option" ... Its been like that for 10yrs.. They're a great version of a Stik.
Old 12-17-2014, 01:36 PM
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I've been flying a Big Stik 40 for a couple years with an OS46 and an 11-6 prop. Lo and Behold...I found I can hover the thing fairly well after replacing the prop with an APC 12-4. I really did not think the tail feathers were large enough. I think this is Stik #6 over the last 25 years. Does anyone remember the unpronounceable brand name (Asian?) Stik ARF's that were sold in the early 90's? (Chen Xiong??) I had a few of those. I had one break the main spar after too many square outside loops. I could buy one on Friday afternoon and fly it the next morning.
I put together a VMAR stik for my son, and we flew that for 6 or 7 years. I didn't expect it to last a season.

Anyways, I always bring out a Stick to loosen the fingers for the first flight. I have used it to buddy box (on low rates) anyone that wants to take a turn. I'll do things with it I won't do with my scale models, etc... I'll probably always have one in the stable.
Old 01-01-2015, 04:18 PM
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I fly a GP Big Stik 60 with a DLE20cc, count me in.
Old 01-03-2015, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by overbuild View Post
I had one of these as well but I put a 100 on it. I sold it to a good friend who loves it. I covered mine in Worldtex. I also have a Giant Stik with a DA35, a 40 Stick with an OS55 and a 60 Stik nib.
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:39 PM
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My GP Big Stik .60 with DLE 20cc
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