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Old 03-11-2016, 08:15 PM
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This is my favorite stik video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1R30U3qpFs

This one aint too bad either

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ2pzLF_1N4
Old 03-16-2016, 01:25 PM
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Does this qualify?

Stick 1500, (note the "c,") an ARTF available from a French supplier, Irvine 46 up front. On its third flight it lost a wheel but I managed to get it down onto the tarmac. The only damage was a few millimetres ground off the end of the propeller!

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Originally Posted by Telemaster Sales UK
Does this qualify?

Stick 1500, (note the "c,") an ARTF available from a French supplier, Irvine 46 up front. On its third flight it lost a wheel but I managed to get it down onto the tarmac. The only damage was a few millimetres ground off the end of the propeller!

sure does, any stick, stik, stic, or similar type qualify
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The best thing you can do for your gear is get rid of the set screw collars and thread the end of the axle instead, then you can use a nyloc nut and never lose another wheel. The first time I lost a wheel was on one of my Sticks, I decided that was never going to happen again... and it hasn't!! LOL
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Old 03-17-2016, 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by painlesstom
The best thing you can do for your gear is get rid of the set screw collars and thread the end of the axle instead, then you can use a nyloc nut and never lose another wheel. The first time I lost a wheel was on one of my Sticks, I decided that was never going to happen again... and it hasn't!! LOL
Done that but thanks Painless any way!

If my Stick qualifies for inclusion, what about its great great grandfather, my Chris Olsen Uproar which won the British model aerobatics championship in 1958 and finished runner up in the European Championship the same year.

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Old 03-17-2016, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by painlesstom
The best thing you can do for your gear is get rid of the set screw collars and thread the end of the axle instead, then you can use a nyloc nut and never lose another wheel. The first time I lost a wheel was on one of my Sticks, I decided that was never going to happen again... and it hasn't!! LOL
I never thought of that, i have both a metric and standard tap and die kit; so threading would be easy.
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GXR1000, I take it from your RCU handle that you are a fellow motorcyclist.

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Old 03-18-2016, 04:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Telemaster Sales UK
GXR1000, I take it from your RCU handle that you are a fellow motorcyclist.

Yes, I have a GSXR1000, a Honda CBRf4i and a Yamaha YZ 125 and Yamaha Banshee. I don't have room for full size side by side or I would have one of those to.
Old 03-27-2016, 01:20 PM
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Hi from Italy. Just completed a scratch built Cardboard Stik from RCM july 1974 , substituted balsa for carboard, foam wing, Hirtemberger HP40F engine as the original, 1950 grams weight. The squared vertical tail suggested a WW1 camouflage from a british SE5A fighter, just for a change
Here with his rival/companion Das Ugly Stick, also scratch built from Grid leacks plan. FOX Eagle 1 engine

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Old 03-28-2016, 02:57 AM
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I final got around to getting the Great Planes Big Stik 60 ARF from tower. I will be using a Saito 100 on it. I checked it over and the build quality looks very good.
Old 03-29-2016, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by smkrcflyer
I final got around to getting the Great Planes Big Stik 60 ARF from tower. I will be using a Saito 100 on it. I checked it over and the build quality looks very good.
Please inspect the front wing hold-down lugs. The last three 60 sized Big Stiks I've seen had poor quality wood in this area causing one Stik to lose the wing on the maiden. The others had dowels added to secure the wing. See picture.
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Old 03-29-2016, 06:02 PM
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I added a center rib made from 1/16" aircraft grade plywood that was epoxied between the roots of the wings. It greatly enhances the strength of the hold down tab.
Old 03-29-2016, 07:43 PM
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Me and a friend always gravitate towards each other when we fly, jokes about dogfights come up, and we end up doing circles around each other like moths to a flame. This is the end result of the unscheduled meeting we had last week. Luckily when the motor fell away it neatly unplugged itself from the ESC and the battery shifted forward to help with CG, I still had control and held it in a harrier attitude all the way to the grass. The blade embedded in my wing was mine. Ordered a new fuse and she's fixed and ready for more. This the second T-28 I have taken out with a Stik, the first time it was the same size foamie version which turned into my landing approach with my 30cc Giant Stik, at a fast idle it cut the T-28 into pieces, but only broke my prop and shut the motor off for a textbook deadstik (pun intended) landing.
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Old 03-30-2016, 07:59 AM
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Yeah, I don't fly my gassers or glow when the foamie airforce is flying at my field; I'll fly my foamie if I do fly when they do. The closing rate on my glow and gassers is to much for a slow stable floating foamie,
Old 04-06-2016, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by warhwk
Please inspect the front wing hold-down lugs. The last three 60 sized Big Stiks I've seen had poor quality wood in this area causing one Stik to lose the wing on the maiden. The others had dowels added to secure the wing. See picture.
warhwk,
Did you open the wing up and add wood for the dowels?
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Originally Posted by smkrcflyer
warhwk,
Did you open the wing up and add wood for the dowels?
No need to open up the wing. Just drill 1/4 or 3/8" (depending on dowel size) holes at a slight downward angle into the leading edge, but not into the spar. Drip some epoxy into the holes then add dowels. Start low with the pilot holes, then slowly make a vert slit until the wing just sits flush at the front and back.
Old 04-12-2016, 05:12 AM
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Just when I thought the GP Stik 40 couldn't get any more fun to fly.....
A few weeks ago I lost the rear half of my OS 46AX muffler. For the same money, I replaced it with a MAC's one piece muffler. With the stock OS muffler, I could hover the Stik at about 90-95% throttle. Very little reserve to pull out. With the MAC's muffler and the same APC 12-4, I can now hover at only 80% power. This past weekend, I was able to Torque-Roll my Stik 10" off the deck. Before, when I tried to Torque-Roll, it would fall out and I didn't have the power to recover.
This old Stik is once again the funnest plane in my fleet and flying way beyond the STIK stereotype..
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You should see how they fly with a 55ax on them.
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Here is my latest Stik, a Stik 60 with an OS 1.20 AX.
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Super08
You should see how they fly with a 55ax on them.
I have, I broke in a friends OS 55 on my Stik, but I didn't re-balance and it would no longer get into a flat-spin due to the extra nose weight. You betcha I would use this engine if starting with a new Stik
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To do it on mine I went with a trial dragger set up and put the battery pack in the rear of the fuselage. I made a hatch to access it through the bottom.
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Old 04-12-2016, 06:12 AM
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Great Minds think alike! I have several planes with battery hatches behind the wing. It's the only way to get some serious rear CG without adding weight!
Old 04-14-2016, 02:04 AM
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I just discovered the thread. If anyone is interested, I have a NIB Midwest Das Little Stik I want to sell. PM if interested.
Old 06-04-2016, 03:46 AM
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Hey Guys.

I'm also Stik mad. I have 7 , ranging from mini electric to 50cc size with a Saito radial.

Here's a video of me having a mid air with my home built 60 Stik in a pylon race.
Was using a vintage Webra Speed 61 with tuned pipe.

Plane is repairable and Engine only needs new spraybar.

https://www.facebook.com/Area51Flyin...2475513153077/
Old 06-18-2016, 08:58 AM
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I went to outerzone.uk.com and download a couple of stick plans to build you might check there the plans are free

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