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Old Aug 17, 2012, 07:31 AM
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Very nice. My girlfriend always rolls her eyes when I talk about RC. I sent her a link to this page while we were talking on the phone. She started reading out loud about elevon movement with a fake tone of interest in her voice to poke fun at me, but then she scrolled down to your photos. After a very brief silence she just said "wow, that's beautiful." Nicely done!
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 01:54 AM
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I read this whole thread the other day, got so inspired I ordered 3 fuses from Amazon.com.
Good deal , like $56 shipped + I had amex points I used to bring that down. They arrived in like 3 days. Amazon sometimes charges zero shipping on orders over $25 I guess this what went on woith my order as I haven't seen a shipping charge. Bodies for $10 bucks each, got to love it. I retired a Hawk Sky this year, just too many repairs. It didn't want to fly anymore as much as I stopped wanting to fly it. May use the motor and esc from that plane. Used a 6x4 prop the Hawk is about twice the weight of the Stryker should do fine.
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 03:12 AM
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I read this whole thread the other day, got so inspired I ordered 3 fuses from Amazon.com.
Good deal , like $56 shipped + I had amex points I used to bring that down. They arrived in like 3 days.
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 02:33 PM
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May be this?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846

But shipping will make this much more than $56 for 3.
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 09:25 AM
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anyone got a link for UK buyers please? amazon wont ship this to me
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 07:24 PM
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Neobot, I don't know where you live but Horizon has a map of local shops, here:
http://www.horizonhobby.co.uk/shop_f...op_finder.html

My local hobby shop sells the fuselages for the same price as I can find it online anyways.
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 07:26 PM
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Getting ready to start my fourth light Stryker - this one a bit more like MikeRx's.

I'm also building a pair of matching Funbats for some fun combat and it occurred to me:
Wouldn't the lightweight Stryker be about the best combat plane ever? Rear engine. Cheap. Tough. Easy to fix. Maneuverable. Etc. Etc. Etc.
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 11:38 AM
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I hadnt flown my lightweight Stryker in some time, but I charged up a couple lipos last night and had a good half hour of fun (15 minute flight times on the 500mah 3S). I had forgotten how fun this plane could be! I nearly put it in the lake (again), and decided to build some floats. It will add some weight, but being just over 8oz AUW, I think it can handle the load.

After flying the Stryker for around 8 years now, this slow one has become one of my all time favorites (and longest lasting!)

Nick

edit: forgot the pic
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 10:49 PM
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V5!!

This is my 5th 3D version using upgraded gear.

14 oz auw with 30 oz thrust. (200w) 3" elevons.

The last was TP 9g servos and Orange reciever. Nice but..

There is something to be had when you are using 55 degrees of thow on 3" elevons and you get no differential, something that plagued the last.

No longer does one servo swing faster, stronger, and sometimes farther than another.

There is more holding power also compliments of the new Hitec 65s.

The AR6115e reciever adds to the harmony and crispness of control.

With my newly reinforced version of elevons, it adds up to moves that
defy what a delta normally does. Fun.
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 11:24 PM
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Looks sweet. I'm getting ready to build me another Stryker inspired by yours.
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 03:19 AM
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That tail shot is so cool.

Where can I find those pin hinges?
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 08:02 AM
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Where can I find those pin hinges?
Any decent RC shop should carry them. Or you can order direct from Robart:

http://www.robart.com/store/control-hinges
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 03:06 PM
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That tail shot is so cool.

Where can I find those pin hinges?
These are Robart 1/8" (2") size from my hobby shop.

http://www.robart.com/products/18-st...hinge-points-6

These work much better than other methods giving no resistance and ulimited range of movement.

Installation is simply "digging" out slots. Drilling a hole like recommended does not work as well on this foam. Use hot glue as other glues tend to run into the pivot easily ruining the hinge.
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 04:00 PM
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Very good, Thank You for the details.
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