Servo placement Slow Stick?

Can anyone give me a close placement for the servos? Once the wires are cut
that's it.
Thanks
Mark
Batteries are 1500mah LiPo (3 cell) motor is stock 400.
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Mark
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Assemble the stick but dont cut the rods yet. Put on the wing, battery, motor, etc. Check your balance. Slide the servo tray back and forth till balanced. You can slide the wing also. Once you get it balanced you can cut and put the z-bends on the rods. Or just use quick connectors. Once you have the rods set up to length and are ready to install the control horns, it is advisable to use some 5 minute epoxy when you put on the attachment clip/plate/thingie. They are held on by friction and a sort of ratchet effect but they tend to loosen up which sucks when you loose either the rudder or elevator control in the air. Epoxy will keep em on permanently. High speed nose dive into the ground with my brushless powered one this morning. Ripped the horns right outta the control surfaces but those plates stayed on the horns.
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Fubar of The HillPeople
Dan told you what you need to know about servo placement , so here's a little tip to help prevent bending the aluminum tube. They are very easily bent and sometimes just enough to throw off the thrust but not really be noticable otherwise. I use a piece of 3/8" square balsa about 12" long and slide it into the tube. You need to plane or sand the balsa just a bit so you have a nice tight fit. It only adds about 3-4 grams but greatly increases the strength of the tube.
I'm sure you'll enjoy the Slow Stik. I have about 20 other planes from 1:20 size pattern to 24" span electric pylon racers but the Slow Stik is so much fun to just putt around with. I have a ball with mine. It can be flown almost anywhere if you leave it stock. Of course , more power never hurts but if you're thinking about major modifications it's best to just buy another plane that will suit your needs. IMO , modififying defeats what the little aircraft was intended for , slow and easy relaxed flying.
Ken Day
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Ken Day
My Dad flies his with the only mod being a LiPo pack. He brings it every time we fly and enjoys the heck outta it. Usually I crank up the brushless on mine to gain altitude then cut the motor and glide around. My fav bit is when we have em on the ground side by side and as we take off, I go full throttle, holler "See Ya!!" and go straight up. My Dad gets a chuckle from that every time.
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