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Old 10-22-2013, 06:59 PM
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Great Planes Giant Big Stik or Drastik 120

I cant decided on the Great Planes Giant Stik or the Drastik from texasrcplanes . This will be my first giant plane so i would like a little help .. anyone ?
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:56 PM
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AMR has several sizes of sticks in kit form.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:18 PM
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Ok i'll check them out ..Thanks
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:35 PM
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I have the 120 size drastik with a RCGF 40 twin and it's a hoot. BUT, the hardware is useless and the covering is not the best, the overall built is just average. I did a lot of work on mine to make it good, I would go for the great planes gaint stik much better quality.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:13 AM
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I have had both and hands down the Great planes is a better aircraft. Covering and build quality are better on the great planes. Texas r/c as a company is great to deal with though
What engine are you planning?
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:07 AM
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Perhaps you can find a NIB Ultra Stick 120 Lite. That is the best flying one I have had or flown. Even then, the hardware was useless, I moved the servos to the rear, and reinforced the firewall and landing gear mounting area with carbon/epoxy. From what I have heard, the AMR kits are very good, but they build out tail heavy.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:49 AM
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Like i said i'm new to the this size plane , i have a Hanger 9 P51 with a DLE 20 on it and does everything i ask it to with no problems . I thought i would run a DLE 30 or DLE 35RA on this plane . Do you think its enough engine ? or is there a better choice without breaking the bank ?
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:08 PM
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I just finished assembling a .60 stick from GP. When compared to the same plane at Texas RC, it was $10 more difference. You throw in the standard Tower discount and now its $10 cheaper. When I looked at the two, they are the same price, until you include the tower discount, $40. The GP was a straight forward build. Its gonna be a test mule for my 15gx. I have a ultrasport stick 120 with a 20cc on it. It flys, but not with authority. Flys much better with a 30cc. Its also a test mule for breaking in engines.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:02 PM
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I think that Great Planes Giant big stik is the one i have decided on.. It appears to have a great track record and thanks to everyone for your comments ...
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:38 PM
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I built the AMR big stik 50 for a guy this last spring. Easiest kit I ever built!! The plane is a tank but flies GREAT. I don't have a problem building heavy but anybody who has built an AMR kit will tell u they are inherently heavy airframes. I put a DLE 60 twin on the front and it is An AWSOME combo. I covered it in solartex. If u use the supplied wing jig that comes with it, you couldn't build it crooked if u wanted to!! It honestly only took 2 weeks to build. I've shown and flown it at a lot of fun flys and everyone says its the best stik they have ever seen!!
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