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Old 12-27-2008, 08:47 PM
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I know most people look for a fast flying wing. Are there any slow design wings. I saw a link for the Zag Nutz it found it is a slow wing and may build this one. Are there any others?
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:21 PM
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i just orderd a elipstik 260 cant wate to get it looks slow saw some vids on you tube nice
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:24 PM
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Superfly slows down nicely. I walk mine into the barn all the time.
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:13 PM
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i'll second the superfly. it can crawl around the sky leaving you wondering how its still even flying.
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Old 12-28-2008, 05:28 AM
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so no elipstiks out there ? doing A se5a for chanel mod right now cf on the LE so none of that stuped wing braking on me !!!! wish I hade A eflite 300 anyone got one thay wont to get rid of?
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:36 PM
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A delta wing will generally slow down better than a regular flying wing. However, a regular wing with a 36" to 48" wingspan with a very light power setup will also slow down and float very well.
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Old 12-28-2008, 04:14 PM
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Flatulator,what regular wing and setup do you recommend ?thanks.
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Old 12-28-2008, 05:55 PM
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My MS mini Swift can fly very slowly, so I guess a Swift 11 would fly even slower but... I agree wilth the comments about the Superfly.. that can fly very slowwwwww
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by MYHELIGUY View Post
Flatulator,what regular wing and setup do you recommend ?thanks.
Are you looking to build from scratch or are you looking for a kit?
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:03 AM
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Hey. Aren't there a few "slope" wings out there? Seems to me a glider would by nature have a very low stall speed.

Shouldn't take too must to add a small motor if he want's it powered
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Flatulator View Post
Are you looking to build from scratch or are you looking for a kit?
I like scratch,and prefer it.or? any ideas? i been lookin around(mini slinger?) but want some good solid advice

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Old 12-29-2008, 01:34 AM
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info Feather Duster

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Old 12-29-2008, 03:18 AM
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Originally Posted by MYHELIGUY View Post
I like scratch,and prefer it.or? any ideas?
This is what I built as my first scratch build. I built a 34" wing that was a real floater. If you were to build one about 30" and use a 1700kv blue wonder and small lipo, then I think it would fly pretty slow.
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Flatulator View Post
This is what I built as my first scratch build. I built a 34" wing that was a real floater. If you were to build one about 30" and use a 1700kv blue wonder and small lipo, then I think it would fly pretty slow.
GEE,i thought i have check on rcgroups,thanks for that thread.have you built and flown this wing ? details? i'm gettin happy.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:32 AM
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look at elipstik 260 & 700 & one sise in midel I dont know wich one but I hear thay are grate wings ! I have A pic in my pics
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Yes I built this wing last year. I used a Wicked Jr. motor and 30a esc with a 4.1x4.1 prop and 1200mAh battery. I wanted it to be fast when I built it. I clocked this wing at 71mph with this setup. However, it would slow down pretty well also. As a general rule, the lighter you can build a plane, the slower you will be able to fly it.
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:32 PM
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Good deal,thanks for info. i just added it to my build list over the winter,come spring i try to have models ready for the summer. i do fly all year.
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:33 AM
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How about a HXT 28-26-b 1350kv 45g. 500g.thrust ,with a 3 cell 2000 mah,possibly the 31" size?
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:01 AM
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That chunk of a battery weighs a bit much to be flying slow. I would recommend the 24g 1700kv Hextronic motor with a 800mAh lipo and hd8x4 prop and 10a esc to keep the gear light. Remember, you need to keep the wing loading down as much as possible if you want to fly slow. I've made this mistake several times. I build something small and heavy and expect it to fly slow and it just doesn't work.
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatulator View Post
That chunk of a battery weighs a bit much to be flying slow. I would recommend the 24g 1700kv Hextronic motor with a 800mAh lipo and hd8x4 prop and 10a esc to keep the gear light. Remember, you need to keep the wing loading down as much as possible if you want to fly slow. I've made this mistake several times. I build something small and heavy and expect it to fly slow and it just doesn't work.
Yes, i would have to build in the 48" size to fly slow. tryin to figure the wing load per sq.inch.
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Old 01-01-2009, 03:35 PM
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You could also try the Dizzy Bird.
It's a German design, I just built it myself.
Flies nicely. Slow when you want, fast if you like.
Handles very neat, even when motorized.
And you can build it in two days time.

This is the url:
http://www.modellbauvideos.de/bauanl...izzy-bird.html

However, it is helpful if you can read German (like me), but building instructions have enough pictures to make things clear.
Please note that you need to make a stiffening plate on the inner bottom side of the wing, this is not so clear from the drawing.


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Old 01-01-2009, 06:00 PM
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how about the maxi swift?

[media]http://higherplaneproductions.com/media/DiggsDayMaxi3-H264.mov[/media]
i just ordered one a few days ago after seeing this video, seems to slow down very nicely.
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:32 AM
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i recieved the maxi swift today, and it flies VERY slow. its not made for small areas since it glides forever and ever but it does fly VERY slow.
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:22 PM
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I'm building an Elipstik 700 from a kit. Here's what I've gotten to so far.
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:10 AM
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MAN I love my elipstik 260 and my 156 the one in my avatar I'm going to make a bigger one soon i have made like 5 260s make them lite in tail and make CG rite me 260 will do 63mph with 2cell and 6x4 apc and will slow to 9mph super aerobat
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