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Old 01-09-2016, 04:48 AM
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Red face GWS Slow Stick Motor

Thanks to the help from you guys, you helped me put together a GWS Slow Stick build 9 years ago. I emigrated from UK to Australia 6 years ago and now want to build another one.

I kept the following:

I am beginning to put together another shopping list. I am not sure if things have changed much in 6 years in regards to technology, are there better motors worth looking at now? Looks like GWS are still going (just) and can get one shipped to Australia. Was also contemplating the ParkZone Radian (want another slow flyer and aimed at beginners).

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  • I am missing #1 and cant find a replacement on hobbyking/tower hobbies
  • I am missing #2 and rhe replacement on HC is no longer around.
  • I am missing #3 TH have a pack of 6 replacements for #3, happy to have a better recommendation that fits Slow Stick (10x10mm I believe?)

Was hoping to avoid replacing motor/esc just because I could then skip soldering on the relevant brass connectors/deans clips, but perhaps that has changed as well? Prefer to have minimal build time on getting a slow stick up and running.

So, looking for advice on what you would do? Buy a new motor (please recommend) or does anyone know if I can find replacement parts. Its the #1 piece that I imagine will be the decider. Thanks! Looking forward to flying again

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Old 01-09-2016, 04:57 AM
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Use a new motor. Anything 400-480 sized. There is nothing wrong with the old one, but a new mount is a waste of money IMHO.

Slow stick will fly well with just about any motor. I've ran mine on 4 cells with over 400 watts before, and it was a blast. I prefer about a 250w motor and lower of say 900-1100kv and a 2200mah battery. General fly times can exceed 300 mins. You'll probably want to brace or upgrade the landing gear though. I've flown on as low as 40w with a small battery. It is a very versatile air frame.

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Old 01-09-2016, 04:58 AM
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Oh, and to answer your motor mount question, look for a 8-10mm aluminum motor mount. These use a tube with two or three set screws.
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Old 01-09-2016, 10:34 AM
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Cost of replacement parts for the old motor would probably be equal to or more than cost of a new motor.

And they seem to work very hard to make sure that you can't use parts from one motor to fix another...
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Old 01-09-2016, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by jakc View Post
I kept the following:

................My Problem:


  • I am missing #1 and cant find a replacement on hobbyking/tower hobbies
  • I am missing #2 and rhe replacement on HC is no longer around.
  • I am missing #
TH have a pack of 6 replacements for #3, happy to have a better recommendation that fits Slow Stick (10x10mm I believe?)
OK the TP motor is same as the Skyartec Cessna motor ... and the shafts are easily replaced. #2 is a threaded shaft and all you need are nuts and washers to suit.

#1 - you can replace with a pole mount ... which will bolt to any of the 6 mounts you have ...

such as :



http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ount_2_5g.html

or similar (just check internal diameter of 'hole') ...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Electric-S...gAAOSwDNdVrgVx


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Old 01-09-2016, 02:29 PM
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Some of the guys at my club have switched to this motor (or one of the other KV versions of it) because it comes with a stick mount for smaller planes.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...cro_Motor.html

It is getting hard to find the old bell stick mounts any more.

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Old 01-09-2016, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Stevephoon View Post
Some of the guys at my club have switched to this motor (or one of the other KV versions of it) because it comes with a stick mount for smaller planes.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...cro_Motor.html

It is getting hard to find the old bell stick mounts any more.

Steve
This looks interesting.
  1. How does the motor compare to the TP I currently have? Just as powerful?
  2. I assume that would fit snugly on the out of the box 'fuselage' on the stock SS
  3. Does it negate the need for the #3 plastic part?
  4. Can I run it with the existing ESC I have and a 3S1P 20C 11.1v/1700mAh LiPo?
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Old 01-09-2016, 07:31 PM
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This is what ya really want I think. 8mm tube diameter if it's like the tower pro motors I used to use.
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Old 01-09-2016, 09:12 PM
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Oh wow. I remember when the 2409's were all the rage. Occasionally you see them rolling across ebay but not often. I would just go to another motor. Emax offers a few options as well as stick mounts.
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Old 01-09-2016, 11:07 PM
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Thanks guys.

The SS fuselage is 10mmx10mm.
I believe the power of my motor is 1000kV, and I used to fly it with a
My order is going to be on TowerHobbies as they stock the original GWS Slow Stick. Can I get some help with choice of motor from TH?
  1. How does the motor compare to the TP I currently have? Just as powerful?
  2. Can I run it with the existing ESC I have and a 3S1P 20C 11.1v/1700mAh LiPo?

Could not spot an eMax on TH.
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Old 01-09-2016, 11:22 PM
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If you are going to order from USA. I would suggest this. Many of us here use this company. They also give propeller data on the majority of their motors. I like this place alot.
http://www.headsuphobby.com/Emax-CF2...otor-H-655.htm
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Old 01-10-2016, 04:16 AM
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Unless something major has changed recently, heads up does not ship outside us/Canada.

If tower pro carries the slow stick, order the one that comes with the brushless motor. It will come with a new motor mount and about a 130w motor. This should be pretty close to what you had anyways.
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Yep. Forgot about that.
The motor combo tower offers would make that thing into a rocket on 3 cells at 300 watts.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXAUFW&P=7

Here's a motor and mount that will ship from UK but you may want to verify the rate and carrier with them.
http://robotbirds.co.uk/catalog/prod...oducts_id=3213
http://robotbirds.com/catalog/produc...oducts_id=2002
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