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Old Apr 05, 2011, 01:27 AM
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its 85 for just the frame no hatches hardware ect......
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 04:34 AM
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Frisbee style launch would be much safer. That's how I launch my Superfly and scratch built F22 too.
To each his own, I've never been happy with the frisbee toss.

An aside: grew up in Bridgeport CT, home of Frisbe Pie Co. Ate the pies, threw the tin plates, got in trouble more often than not because they had a deposit on the tins and wouldn't take them back if dented.

I use a transmitter strap and the transmitter is in the way for a frisbee toss. I get much more power from the sidearm toss, that's why the hand launch glider guys use it.

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Old Apr 05, 2011, 08:15 AM
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Point is that both are Stryker....and they have so much in common.

Would you prefer if the title of the original thread changed?


Read the other thread...same comments are made.



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No, separate the threads.
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 11:45 AM
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Thanks, guys, for the input on the hand launch. I like the idea of mixing in elevator to the throttle, but it sounds like the recommended approach is to launch throttle off.

There are a few guys I fly with that have multiple Funjets with different setups and I've given them a few tosses so they could have full hands on during launch. They always launch at half to 3/4 throttle. Now you guys have me freaked out with all the fingering slicing stuff. I know that chicks dig scars, but I'd like to avoid severing a tendon.

You really have enough time to throw and get your hand on the throttle before these heavy planes hit the ground?
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 11:59 AM
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You just have to throw it hard at about 45degrees and punch the throttle. I tell everyone to throw it like a 70yrd touchdown pass. If you throw it like that into the wind you'll never have a problem. Just use low rates to launch and it works every time. I've been doing it like that for about 6yrs and haven't lost a Stryker on the launch yet. I'm not a fan of the Frisbee throw but, to each his own. What ever gets it into the air and your comfortable doing is the right way for you.
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 12:10 PM
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What if you don't know how to play football
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 12:58 PM
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what if you don't know how to play football :d
lol!
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 01:41 PM
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Thanks, guys, for the input on the hand launch. I like the idea of mixing in elevator to the throttle, but it sounds like the recommended approach is to launch throttle off.

There are a few guys I fly with that have multiple Funjets with different setups and I've given them a few tosses so they could have full hands on during launch. They always launch at half to 3/4 throttle. Now you guys have me freaked out with all the fingering slicing stuff. I know that chicks dig scars, but I'd like to avoid severing a tendon.

You really have enough time to throw and get your hand on the throttle before these heavy planes hit the ground?

the point of the mix is so you can launch throttle off and as soon as the plane is out of your hand you can get on the throttle with your left hand. Without the mix, you have to get the right hand to the elevator THEN give it throttle. with this method, all that you need is a soft toss at about 20 degrees into the wind and the plane does the rest.

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What if you don't know how to play football
so you're supposed to kick it?!?
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 02:02 PM
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the point of the mix is so you can launch throttle off and as soon as the plane is out of your hand you can get on the throttle with your left hand. Without the mix, you have to get the right hand to the elevator THEN give it throttle. with this method, all that you need is a soft toss at about 20 degrees into the wind and the plane does the rest....
What mix do you use? Like a -20%, so you have about 20% elevator at 0 rpm and no elevator at full rpm. That way it wouldn't loop on you as you increase the throttle.
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 03:09 PM
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What if you don't know how to play football
I guess change your name to Nancy........

Really just chuck up into the wind, it'll glide, and just throttle up. Pretty easy.
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 03:33 PM
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What mix do you use? Like a -20%, so you have about 20% elevator at 0 rpm and no elevator at full rpm. That way it wouldn't loop on you as you increase the throttle.
it's a 20% mix but the elevator goes up more as the throttle increases, no throttle = no elevator (seems like a good way to stall if you have up elevator with no throttle). You also shouldn't give it full throttle on launch as it'll want to torque roll. With probably 70% throttle the plane climbs out nicely and has never even come close to looping. IF it even will loop like that, you'll have your other hand on the radio, the mix turned off, and be flying the plane long before that time.
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 04:28 PM
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IMHO you can set a degree of mix in a position switch,no need to mix it with throttle.
Set it up for 30% for launch,throw,let the stryker climb under the 3/4throttle,and then return switch to 0 for level flight.

I think this was posted a few pages back in the stryker c thread.
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 04:31 PM
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IMHO you can set a degree of mix in a position switch,no need to mix it with throttle.
Set it up for 30% for launch,throw,let the stryker climb under the 3/4throttle,and then return switch to 0 for level flight.

I think this was posted a few pages back in the stryker c thread.
i had it like that originally, but it tends to go smoother when mixed to throttle because it wont try to climb before adding throttle. in the end either way will work.
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 05:31 PM
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So the Stryker-Q is marketed as having an airfoil that's better suited to high speed, eh?
Do we have an idea as of now what that means? Thinner? More symmetrical?

The main things that appear to keep the Q from being as suited to high power and high speed are the canopy that restricts cooling air to the motor, and the possible inability to run the Custom RC Parts Stryker motor mount.
I think these things can be worked around by making custom hatches or using a Stryker C hatch, and modding the trailing edge to mount the Custom RC Parts mount.

If the Q has an airfoil that truly is more suited to high speed, I'm super interested in it, as long as it can still run the high power it takes to get high speed. (I'm the fool who has packed 11S 4000mah into his Stryker to get 195mph)
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 06:28 PM
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I'm thinking I'll use my current 2 F-27C's for speed and the F-27Q for aerobatics. I was about to order an Extra 300 for aerobatics when my old car showed signs of expiring and had to buy a new one. I was a bit bummed until a buddy told me about this new Stryker, it cheered me right up.
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