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Old Jul 15, 2012, 09:04 AM
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This is the stuff they use to hold ez-pass to your windshield. Isn't it a little too strong, trying to get the battery off may cause too much strain to the styker fuse no?
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 04:55 PM
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I try to put it down on the plane so that some extends past the ends of the battery. Then I can press down on the velcro/fuse whilst pulling on the battery. I've never broken a plane removing the battery (or camera) yet.
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Old Jul 17, 2012, 12:10 PM
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here is my striker night lite. I have white leds on top and blue on the bottom. The blue looks awesome up close, but far out its harder to tell which way is which (unless you fly the plane by which direction it goes, you'll learn it eventually I guess) I used 1/8" ply on the bottom for the motor mount and I had to use strapping tape because the stiff ply was cutting/sinking into the fuse... This one was beat up so i decided to tape it with uline color coded tape. I'm going to add a little more here and there to make it look nicer. The tape added at most 10 grams, but made those parts 10x stronger...
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 12:51 AM
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looks slick. I'm gonna use that stick mount on my next build.
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 07:52 AM
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Just dont cut too deep into the foam (for the stick mount to sink into). I flattened the foam by cutting in too deep and then over tightening the screws for the mount on one of my airframes. I had to cut some foam board and hot glue it in place to raise the motor back up... The best thing about it, adjustable motor mount! I like to set it up so when I'm using throttle, like 1/2 and up, the plane will fly perfectly level or very slightly climbing, but with less than 1/2 throttle or no throttle it will float without me having to correct elevator inputs, it wont drop....
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 07:56 AM
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inverted harrier on the stryker night lite is amazing. FULL down on the elevator stick, its rock solid smooth and does exactly what I tell it too. They both fly amazing now, but I put my fpv gear on the one without the lights...
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 09:22 PM
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I know it seems counter productive to add weight to my lightweight stryker, but I thought it would be fun to toss a camera on it. Video from this morning:

7/22/2012 Lightweight Stryker - low and fast (3 min 0 sec)


7/22/2012 Lightweight Stryker - Aerial Footage (2 min 30 sec)
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 10:55 PM
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Nice. Where are you mounting your camera? I put mine on the bottom, right on the CG, in a little pocked I carved between the handholds. The downside is I have to catch it (or at least try.)
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 11:03 PM
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Its mounted to the top of the nose. I had to have an alternate location to place my battery in order to maintain proper CG.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 10:50 AM
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BTW I have decided that I want to get a little more speed out of the lightweight stryker. Here is the setup that I currently have:

-Turnigy 2730 Brushless Motor 1500kv
-Hobbyking SS Series 15-18A ESC
-GWS DD-8040

What would be the easiest way to go about that? Could I just try a more aggressive prop like maybe a 8060? Let me know what you guys think.

Joshua
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 12:47 PM
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After some reading... I am thinking about getting a different motor/prop combo. I think I can run these without needing a new ESC:

Motor:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...er_1534kv.html

Prop:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=5436
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Have you tried using any 7" props with your current motor? 8" seems like it might just bog things down, speed-wise. We got pretty good speed out of an APC 7x5 and a similar motor. Haven't tried a 7x6.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 03:29 PM
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Haven't tried a 7" prop on my current set up. May need to try them both since a new motor is only $6 (thank you HK).
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 04:01 PM
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You could also try this one.
The reviewers are running it 3s:
(you may not need to change anything at all, just swap the motor?)

hexTronik 24gram Brushless Outrunner 1700kv
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...er_1700kv.html
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 05:15 PM
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You could also try this one.
The reviewers are running it 3s:
(you may not need to change anything at all, just swap the motor?)

hexTronik 24gram Brushless Outrunner 1700kv
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...er_1700kv.html
I use this one. It is the best or at least one of them.
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