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Old Mar 27, 2011, 10:17 PM
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Being able to catch the plane and not have a motor cowl full of sand is priceless for me.
Takes a little practice - ssteven1 makes it look easy, but a lightweight Stryker is the plane to do it with.
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 05:49 AM
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Any recommendations where to score a foam body and i guess 6mm depron?
If you have a hobby shop close to where you live then that would be the place to get the Stryker airframe. Most hobby shops keep them in stock and sell them for around $20. If they don't have one in stock, see if they could order you one. That way, they pay the shipping, not you.
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 09:11 AM
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Only 1 hobby shop in town. Never been there cause they dont carry parts for my SUperCub.

Now how does one PATIENTLY wait for parts????
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 09:13 AM
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Now how does one PATIENTLY wait for parts????
Ha ha! believe me, it's hard!
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 09:37 AM
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Its there a detailed step by step writeup for lightening the stryker?
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 11:26 AM
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No, the stock Stryker comes with a heavier motor and esc, heavier servos and battery, big heavy motor mount, hard plastic (heavy) battery hatch and canopy, and heavier hardware. All the parts you have ordered are considerably lighter and are what will make your Stryker "float".
Speaking of motor mounts, I forgot to have you add one to your Hobby King order. Here is one from Headsuprc.com. You will also need a prop-saver for the motor. Headsup only charges $2 for shipping. Some other things you will need are pushrods and control horns to connect the servos to the elevons. Again, your local hobby shop will have these.
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 04:18 PM
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Takes a little practice - ssteven1 makes it look easy, but a lightweight Stryker is the plane to do it with.
...or a Radian! They love to be hand-caught.

Wopachop...your enthusiasm is contagious!
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 04:30 PM
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Whoops i also forgot to order up props...the link didnt work when i clicked it but it does now. Didnt think it was a hobbyKing link so waited on it.

Thanks so much for the HeadUp parts. Will buy the SuperCub mounts too that steven posted.

My buddy flew a radian out camping. it was super crazy windy he had to land cause it was more work than fun he said.
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Should i find GWS props instead of these?

http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...ers-TWO/Detail
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 05:16 PM
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those are GWS and exactly the props you need

Hey Wopa, where you from?
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 05:26 PM
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Funny how this place works. I have been itching to build a StrykerLite since I first found this thread. Always seems to be something else going on.

But then along comes some young energy and enthusiasm and this thread lights up again.
I could use a new BlueWonder anyway so I am going to order a handful and some ESCs and stuff and get to work.

The Stryker was my re-introduction to RC after 25 years. I maxed it out and then left it for the Radian as my AP/AV platform. Sure miss the Stryker speed and sound. This lite build should satisfy my cravings.

Welcome aboard wopachop and keep us posted on your progress. Pics and video expected.

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But it says right there "these are not GWS"

Im from LA county area. It sucks screw the city. Now im up in the High Dez CA


So this will show what a newb i am. Didnt realize i need a radio AND receiver. Does my superCub have a ESC/receiver combo or something??

Looking up the Dx6i and see some versions have a microlite receiver. Im seeing MD1 and MD2. Sorry for the constant questions but man there is just so much to learn here.

Any recommendations what i need for a lite stryker? Im turning the SuperCUb brushless that means i need to buy a receiver for it too correct?
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 05:31 PM
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Pics for sure man i plan to crash the hell outta it ha!!
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 06:00 PM
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But it says right there "these are not GWS"

...Im turning the SuperCUb brushless that means i need to buy a receiver for it too correct?
Yes, you will need another motor, electronic speed control (esc), and receiver for your Supercub. Once again Hobby King has the best price for a receiver compatible with the Dx6i.

Those props will work, looks like the Chinese copied the GWS props and even named them the same (8040).
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 06:38 PM
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Receiver says: Super light weight 3.7g / 9.8 grams with case

Do we run the case? Will find a different brand thats light enough for the stryker.
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