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Old Jun 21, 2011, 05:24 AM
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Night maiden:
That was sweet! Thanks for sharing both those video flights. Very impressive. Perfect music to go with the video. Well done!
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 08:45 AM
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Looks great mclarkson. How does it feel in the air.
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 02:44 PM
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It feels pretty good. Gets a bit twitchy when I try to slow it down toooo much.
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Old Jun 24, 2011, 05:18 AM
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Since this is about light and slow strykers could anything be gained from vortex generators and or bigger elevons?
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Old Jun 24, 2011, 01:29 PM
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Here is some video of me flying my light stryker at the beach.

lightstryker beach flying (1 min 29 sec)


Here is one with a very slow flyby at the beach.
lightweight stryker beach flying, slow fly by (0 min 47 sec)
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Old Jun 24, 2011, 02:02 PM
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Here is one with a very slow flyby at the beach.
Slow fly by? I was waiting for you to back it up!
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Old Jun 24, 2011, 04:49 PM
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That was cool. When we have enough wind, I try to slowly fly my planes backwards. An ocean breeze would be much nicer than gusty wind over a wheatfield. :jealous:
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 04:32 AM
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Flying some non-ocean-scented Kansas winds:

Light Plane / Heavy Winds (3 min 30 sec)
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 10:45 AM
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Great Job

Very enjoyable video. Well done.

Thanks,
Jamie
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Old Jul 01, 2011, 01:56 PM
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Argh! My motor's going bad after all of about 8 flights.

I was getting an awful lot of stutter at very low throttle. I found this thread, which implied it's fairly normal so I didn't worry about it. Last night, halfway through a flight, it began to make weird rattling / buzzing noises. I think the bearings are going (though I'm no expert - I know the motor shouldn't make that sound...)

The irony is that the motor bearings in my 'real' Stryker just started going out too. Must be a problem with the airframe!
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Old Jul 03, 2011, 02:38 PM
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Mclarkson, I have to commend you on some wonderful background music. I just bought a copy of "The Best of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac" about a month ago. I've been a fan of Fleetwood Mac since the mid 1970's but have only just now discovered the pre-Buckingham/Nicks era. You have good taste in music!
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Old Jul 03, 2011, 04:32 PM
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Here is some video of me flying my light stryker at the beach.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qylgiMPPui8

Here is one with a very slow flyby at the beach.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXU9BKE26YM
That's cool flying man! I like how you slowed it down enough to catch it with your hand.
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Old Jul 07, 2011, 05:31 PM
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I made a light stryker for my brother as a trainer. He has a champ and a supercub and wanted something a little more agile. I tried a tried to be simple and use more stock parts and see how light I could go. I used the stock body, stock fins, and stock elevons. I use the blue wonder 1500 with an 8x4 prop, two 9 oz servos, 10 amp esc and 800 ma 3s battery. I used the stick mount seen earlier in this tread. The total 12.5 oz with battery. Not bad. . I flies pretty good. It wont slow down as slow as my 10 oz stryker but that was not the point. It is a good slow to med speed tough trainer that is easy to fix. I set the elevons up with low throws and will increased them as he get better. HE flies it well. He has broke the nose off (I just glue the nose on usually) a couple of times but a squirt of hot glue and he is back in the air. A fun fast build.
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Old Jul 07, 2011, 06:27 PM
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Looks great. That's as light as mine, but I blame it on the lights.
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 09:19 PM
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Does anyone have any thoughts on slowing this bird down some more? I am constantly flirting with a stall on mine, trying to go as slowly as possible.

I know lightening the airframe will help somewhat, but I was thinking about maybe canards? Or some sort of flap-like extensions?
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