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Old May 10, 2015, 12:04 PM
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Raptor Glider Pusher Jet Conversion

Just a brief description.... Pics worth a 1000 words. Hobby Lobby $9.99 Raptor Glider. Shorten wings ( cut 7"ea. ), and horizontal stab (cut 2" ea. end) (shaped cut pcs for winglets), shape & sand fuse. Carbon fiber tube in bottom of fuse (optional), flat carbon fiber in wings and horizontal stab (a must). Hot wire hatch cover, install aileron servos, hog out fuse. for battery, esc & servo. Install elevator push rod, drill 1/2" dia hole in fuse for motor wires / cooling exhaust and epoxy 3/8" square stock for motor. (leave long and cut to final length after elevator is installed.) 1/4"x1" tapered balsa ailerons and 5/16" x 1 1/4" w/ metal gear servo for elevator. I used popsicle stick in front with center and rear magnets hatch hold down. Make front cooling inlet holes (not pictured), finish installing radio and paint and have fun. Turnigy D2826/6 2200KV motor w/ 7x5 prop, 60 Amp Esc, 3S 2200mah battery. CG approx. 2 3/4" back from LE root. Plane screams thru the sky like on rails. THIS IS NOT A BEGINNERS AIRPLANE . Use low throw rates "Cause it don't take much at 90+MPH"
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Old May 11, 2015, 10:40 PM
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Looking good, to say the least.
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Old May 23, 2015, 09:41 PM
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Chuck, have you flown this one yet?
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Old May 23, 2015, 09:46 PM
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That's a nice clean "no racks" D- model for an avatar !
How'd you get it so big ?
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Old May 24, 2015, 09:26 AM
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That's a nice clean "no racks" D- model for an avatar !
How'd you get it so big ?
I pulled a still image from one of my flight videos.

F 105 (3 min 47 sec)
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Old May 24, 2015, 11:16 AM
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Shades of Tahkli Thailand 1969

pretty darn fast too !

Your buddy needs a Mig for you to shoot down !

what model is it ?
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Old May 24, 2015, 01:46 PM
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I scratch built it a few years ago.
More info in my blog.
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Old Jun 06, 2015, 12:07 PM
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Flys pretty good but some wag at high speeds. Going to remove winglets to see if that is the problem.
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Old Jul 19, 2015, 03:15 PM
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Vptech...
Man you did a amazing job on that plane! I haven't built a raptor yet "only 5-6 titans". Do you by chance have a flight video?
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Old Jul 19, 2015, 08:35 PM
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Bentucky, I thought they were the same just rebranded?
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Old Jul 22, 2015, 06:47 PM
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Thanks Bentucky for the kind words. I have about a dozen flights on it but no video. I must admit that I am a "fair weather flyer" and it's just been too hot to go fly. I have done a couple Titans also and both style fly like they are on rails. Couple guys I fly with also made pusher conversions and it's a blast with three of them screaming thru the air. When it cools off I'll try to get some video.
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I built one with stock wings RET. A mad thrust 50mm mounted on the top. Didn't bother to shorten the wing. To mount the motor I wrapped it with a single layer of sheet rock tape and then wrapped with layer of black plastic plumbers tape. Previously I had pylon mounted prop.

The mad thrust motor draws 20 amps on a 3 cell lipo. Very smooth and quiet.

My intent is build up a f117 with the motor. I have two prop driven models and like how they fly.
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