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Poll: Pico Stick F vs. Pico J3 Cub F

Old 09-12-2008, 07:21 PM
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Talking Poll: Pico Stick F vs. Pico J3 Cub F

I made a mistake and bought a pico stick and only flew it twice before the plug-in wing mount broke. My fault...too windy. Either way. It is way too fragile and instead of fixing it, I'm going to hang it from my son's ceiling and get one with a fuse.

Sooo...which one should I get and why?
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:36 PM
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I love my Cub, but they both fly well. Get both...
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:54 PM
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Since they are both the same plane more-or-less pick the one you like the looks of.
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:31 AM
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I've had the J3 and the Pico F (not the Pico Stick) and the Pico F is by far the best of the bunch. It can be built to be very durable. We use them for combat.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...9&postcount=29

The pico F fuse and wing materials are different than the J3 - much more durable, but can be built very light.

Gorilla glue, Zagi tape and flat carbon in the right places make it indestructible.

Just let me know what your objectives are for the plane and I can help with set up.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:56 PM
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Default New Pico Stick-F

First flight on wife's new plane, yesterday. It went perfectly!
I did a short test-hop, and the thing took off straight, and climbed out
at a good angle, cruised, (which is the way we mostly fly), at about 1/3rd throttle. Since no trimming at all was needed, (and that's rare), I landed
and handed her the TX. She had a good long flight, no trouble, at all!
I didn't vote, since we haven't had the Pico J3 Cub F, (surprising, since she's always been partial to Cubs). She picked the Pico Stick-F, so we ordered 2. When we got back from the field, yesterday, I started assembling mine. This is one nice little park-flyer!
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Old 09-21-2008, 05:41 PM
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Wow - It's a wonderful plane - congratulations!!!
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:23 PM
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Default Pico Stick-F mods

Thank you, that is appreciated!
I hope it is not inapropriate to post here, in the poll thread, but before I close the fuselage, I thought I would show the mods I did to our planes;
The picture shows how I hollowed out the forward fuselage, to accomodate the 1300mAh 2S1P Lipo. we keep the GWS battery hatch, to slide the pack in through, but the pack is slid all the way forward, so as to not have to add ballast up front. To do this, I had to cut out the top-center part of the landing-gear wire. To provide adequate gear-strength,
LitePly filler-pieces are laced to the gear-wire, and that assembly is epoxied into the existing slots, in the foam fuselage, after the wire is cut away, to provide a clear tunnel for the Lipo.
Also, the motor-mount stick groove is enlarged to 10mm square, and positioned to center the AX 2308N brushless outrunner.
The ESC is a Turnigy Plush 10A, the propeller is a GWS 8-6.
Judy had already assembled her plane, when I did these mods, but they are easier to do, ahead of time.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Lancer31 View Post
Thank you, that is appreciated!
I hope it is not inapropriate to post here, in the poll thread, but before I close the fuselage, I thought I would show the mods I did to our planes;
The picture shows how I hollowed out the forward fuselage, to accomodate the 1300mAh 2S1P Lipo. we keep the GWS battery hatch, to slide the pack in through, but the pack is slid all the way forward, so as to not have to add ballast up front. To do this, I had to cut out the top-center part of the landing-gear wire. To provide adequate gear-strength,
LitePly filler-pieces are laced to the gear-wire, and that assembly is epoxied into the existing slots, in the foam fuselage, after the wire is cut away, to provide a clear tunnel for the Lipo...
That's a pretty cool battery tray mod. Mine was similar but easier.

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Note the brace under the wing. I would recommend some sort of brace. Mine folded up the first time I tried even semi aggressive flying.:o

My vote went to the PicoStik-F. This little plane cemented my love for this hobby!
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Old 09-22-2008, 04:31 AM
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I have made several modifications to my Pico-F for combat. This plane can take tons of abuse. It has endured dozens of full speed nose first crashes, prop strikes, entanglements. head on collisions, bumps, slams, chops, tree "landings", dunks in mud, high winds, and pretty much anything else you can put a plane through.

I've intentionally used red tape to show the damage to the plane as an experiment to see where most damage is done to further reinforce the next plane in those areas.

Here's a link to an album outlining the mods:

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/album.php?albumid=140
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Old 10-03-2008, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by wmac View Post
I have made several modifications to my Pico-F for combat. This plane can take tons of abuse. It has endured dozens of full speed nose first crashes, prop strikes, entanglements. head on collisions, bumps, slams, chops, tree "landings", dunks in mud, high winds, and pretty much anything else you can put a plane through.

I've intentionally used red tape to show the damage to the plane as an experiment to see where most damage is done to further reinforce the next plane in those areas.

Here's a link to an album outlining the mods:

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/album.php?albumid=140
If r/c combat is of interest to you, you probably already have AirCommander modules, which I just ordered a pair of, for our Pico Fs.
Brian, a fellow r/c pilot who makes these, has a very serious health
issue, and could really use our help. Look at;http://air-commander.com/index.php
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:33 PM
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hi. My Pico-J3-F Flies perfect with the Direct Drive Tower Pro motor.
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:31 PM
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Ken:
I still fly my 3-4 year old Cub every so often on calm mornings. Down the street a block and a half away a park has a single soccer field with trees and shrubs all around it. Just the right size for the old girl. I still use the stock IPS-A geared motor (have replaced just the motor a couple of times over the years) but flies great for the small area. Mine weighs a little less that 8ounces ready to fly, with a 700ma 2S lipo. Will fly 20-30 minutes on a charge if you just putt around like the full scale Cub does. Its got some Hanger Rash now but at 10-15 feet still looks OK in the air. One of those planes I think I deffinately got my moneys worth when I bought it!!!!!!


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Old 07-25-2009, 01:16 AM
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Bob, i am in the Philippines. from Batinguel, if you went to the rocky alley, turn right,go straight, when you found a hotel, turn left, then when you get to the rocky road, go straight, then when you found a 2-way, turn right,then turn left, go straight, then you'll find a field with a bamboo house on it, it's a great place to fly my Pic-J3-F
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:19 AM
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Bob,tell me what model is you plane, and its specifications.
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:46 AM
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My Plane's picture
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:47 AM
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My Plane's picture C:\Users\Public\Pictures\Kodak Pictures\2009-07-25\100_3148.jpg
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:25 PM
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Follow this link Kenneth it will help you to post the pics.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12385

I am going to be building a Pico Stick F for a night fly we are having in September. I've never owned a Pico and I have never flown at night so this should be fun .
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:47 PM
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My Pico-J3-F picture on the ground (Don't mind the date it's wrong)
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:56 PM
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Looks good, which Tower Pro motor are you using?
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:00 PM
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smokejohnson, i can't tell you what type of Tower Pro Motor i'm using. All i can tell you is that i'm using a outrunner Tower Pro, i can't tell the model. thanks for the compliment
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:10 PM
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I am going to be running the 2408-21 with a 2 cell lipo and a 10x4.7 prop.
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:20 PM
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smokejohnson, post your plane with pictures
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:23 PM
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I will as soon as I have one . It will probably be next week before I get down to the LHS to buy it.
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:34 AM
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Here's my picture of the Pico-J3-F, ready to fly, adding wheel leg holder to prevent the gear from bending, and the inside
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How has the Stik been treatin' ya Ken?

I finally made it by the LHS today and ordered mine...$23 will be here in a week . I will be searching and digging through threads to find any improvements I can make.
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