We are excited to be the new home for the mighty GWS Slow Stick! Get yours today!
Genuine GWS Slow Sticks - These kits are brand new as Aloft Hobbies has teamed up with GWS to bring these little babies back into production. We just could not let these wonderful planes disappear.
You will get all of the normal airframe parts along with a brushless motor mount (upgrade) to assemble the good ol' Classic Slow Stick. These are as complete as we can provide them at this time. As far as we know, we have found the very last sources of GWS parts available in the world today.
While the Slow Stick is a superb beginner plane, it is also a hoot for experienced pilots.
Super slow flying speeds are the main reason this plane is such a good trainer. Slow speeds give you time to think, time to react, time to correct mistakes. If you are a beginner and are going to learn on this plane, build it as light as possible. Keeping the weight down is what makes it fly slow and avoid damage when things go wrong.
Once you have learned the basics, you have the option to modify your slow stick. Weight is not as critical as it was while you were learning, you can add weight now in the form of modifications that are a whole bunch of fun, not to mention they enrich your understanding of model aviation.
"What mods" you say? We have seen aileron, spoiler, bi-plane, semi scale, twin boom, float, dual ducted fan, larger motors, higher capacity batteries, you name it. Just google slow stick mods to see some very creative ideas that can help you reinvent your Slow Stick.
Here is a fun video of a young lady taking her first flights with a Slow Stick. :)
And a slightly modified Slow Stick with ailerons and our power system.
|Wing Span||46.3in (1176mm)|
|Wing Area||505.9 sq in. (32.64sq dm)|
|Flying Weight||15.87~21.16oz. (450~600g)|
|Wing Loading||4.5~6.0oz per sq ft. (13.8g / dm2)|
Slow Stick airplane from Aloft Hobbies
It would take pages to describe the happy and educational experiences I have had for many years with these humble and simple RC model airplanes. Simple and cheap though they are, they are my favorite RC electric model airplane, and I have 14 of them equipped for various flying locations and weather conditions. I have flown them off grass, ice, snow, water, mud, sand, picnic tables, truck beds, etc. and I have a VTO (vertical take off) version with launch tabs fitted to the tail feathers. I train students to fly Slow Sticks using linked transmitters, and if the plane crashes, packing tape and a few minutes will usually get the plane back in the air for more flying. Many thanks to Aloft Hobbies for bringing this great airplane into their product selection.
The Best First Airplane in the history of history
Arrived quickly, and undamaged. Super easy to put together. Flies very well.