Dave's flying a Slow Stick now. He likes it better than the
Pico Stick, though it's still
sluggish and slow to react to control inputs. He reports that
it's somewhat sensitive to balance, and he has trouble keeping the nose
down when it wants to balloon up into the air and stall.
Getting ready for takeoff ...
In the air!
Slow Stick flying with a Formosa (not
the Slow Stick is a very slow, docile plane,
it also turns out to be a
popular target for hacking. Lots of people fly Slow Sticks
one way or another. Here's someone with a clipped-wing Slow
with a hopped up engine, flying 3D aerobatics. He also did some
amazing tight loops, stalls and spins.
Another local has a Slow Stick with ailerons and lights installed, and
lots of other modifications.
So Dave clipped the outer edges off the wings of his Slow Stick so that
it would turn more responsively. Then, after the tail broke again
and he got tired of repeatedly re-attaching it yet always having it be
mushy and wobbly, he built balsa tail surfaces to replace the original
foam, which seems to work very well. It's still a bit slow and he
still has trouble flying it in the wind, but it's a lot more precise
and fun now.
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