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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:26 PM
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Bummer about the damage, possibly due to a stall? More elevator will just make things worse.

These birds are tough, should be fine, for a while. LOL

Peace, Wolf
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 08:58 PM
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Found out my limits today. I had the day off so i took it out even though it was 27 out and winds were gusting to 18mph. i had it up for 2 minutes, that was enough. Getting stir crazy i guess.......
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 11:18 PM
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Yeah, although these things can handle wind better than anything RC I've ever seen fly, they do have their limits!

Mine should fly again once I repair the crack. I really need to start thinking about getting a new airframe soon!

I did put a little throttle in trying to pull out of the dive, but it only got it to about a 60*-70* angle. So not really sure what the heck happened. I almost bet if I'd had time to think about flipping to high rates and giving it more throttle, I might have been able to save it. Hard to say at this point.

Still love this ole bird!
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 10:41 AM
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The only one I've used is the APC prop. seems to hold up good I'm flying alot by lost lake (friant) lots of rocks, big & small the vinyards are sandy so not much of a proublem there... Nice to see some people still call it FAT, the tourist board thinks it's YOSMITE INT. ????
YOSEMITE INT is the official name, but most people just call it by its airport identifier which is KFAT or just FAT. I just bought a couple APC props. too windy for flying today, but we will see what tomorrow holds.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 12:41 PM
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I took the Stryker up yesterday in some pretty stiff winds, and cracked it up. Wasn't the plane's fault, or even conditions, but just me. I had been doing goofier and goofier stuff with it, and with about 35 seconds left on the timer, I decided to float it in harrier mode inverted towards the field from a reasonably high altitude. All was going well, except that I let it get both too low, and also too close to a clump of trees. Had I been higher, my 'exit move' could have been as simple as adding power, adjusting stick pressure, and gain altitude while remaining inverted. But as it was, with the ground coming up rapidly, I did a quick half-roll, and gunned it, with wings level, but that left me below treetop level, and headed for the clump of trees.... I was hoping I would just slip between the trunks (what are the odds of hitting a thin trunk versus the space between them, right?), but I did hit a trunk about chest-high, and it spun the plane around, ejected the canopy and battery, broke the nose off just past the magnetic part, and most damaging of all, left a big semi-circular gash about 3 inches deep in one leading edge. I think I can coax the pieces back together with some heat and then repair it with some 30 minute epoxy, but it was a totally needless incident.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 01:15 PM
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Was that after Happy Hour?

(Would love to see the video.......)



Sorry though, noob

As you know, of course, the Stryker rebuilds pretty well.......

But even better is to swap the guts into a nice new airframe......

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Old Feb 20, 2013, 01:21 PM
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Was that after Happy Hour?
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As you know, of course, the Stryker rebuilds pretty well.......

But even better is to swap the guts into a nice new airframe......

heh heh No, I wish I had an excuse like that -- stone cold sober, but just not thinking things through....


I think it will fix up pretty well -- these things can take quite a beating.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 04:09 PM
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Yeah, although these things can handle wind better than anything RC I've ever seen fly, they do have their limits!

Mine should fly again once I repair the crack. I really need to start thinking about getting a new airframe soon!

I did put a little throttle in trying to pull out of the dive, but it only got it to about a 60*-70* angle. So not really sure what the heck happened. I almost bet if I'd had time to think about flipping to high rates and giving it more throttle, I might have been able to save it. Hard to say at this point.

Still love this ole bird!
Like you I love doing the boomerang spins & I still have the stock system eletronics etc.I have never had to use throttle coming out of it but in the back of my head I still remember back in this thread somewhere guys talking about stunts on the "Q" done with max throws on all servo's could in some cases bring about a brown-out but still with throttle control,anyway always in the back of my head whenever I try those....
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 08:01 PM
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I got a great deal on the Ultra Micro Stryker and I am thinking about getting the big one. How do you guys hand launch the big one and not get your hand chewed up?
just watch how QQ does it. he is the designer of the plane and he designed it to be hand launched using the molded grips with NO POWER. no power toss = safest method.

others seem to like the powered, side arm guided, lob

any other method and you're asking for trouble
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 08:10 PM
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.....hand launched using the molded grips with NO POWER. no power toss = safest method.....
That method may be "safe" for the pilot, but it's pretty dangerous for the aircraft!

There've been many crashes from power-off launches.

Search the posts in this thread.

There are many, many, many endorsements of the sidearm/frisbee power-on launch.

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Old Feb 20, 2013, 08:11 PM
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those mega motors sure are expensive! if you buy a turnigy motor, you can also get yourself 1 or 2 65c batts for the same cost. extra batts more than outweighs any efficiency gains from a mega motor in a draggy sport plane flown "just for fun."

but hey, if got the cash go for it! but then couldn't you afford a (custom) neu motor and then you can brag about having the best that money can buy?
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 08:49 AM
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Hi all. Does any1 know much about the scorpion s2 3014 - 1220 kv. I had one laying about and seen a lad on youtube getting nearly 140mph on a 9x9 prop. Well iv got it all fitted and ready for this weekend. I put it on the watt meter and its pulling around 800 watts at 70 amp on a 8x9 apc prop wich is a bit more than scorpion say it can handle but its not getting hot so going to chuck it up. Il post a vid after the weekend.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:14 PM
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I am looking for a stryker complete air frame...i see a couple of places that sell parts,but not sure of all the parts that are needed for a complete plane where all i need to add is my own servos,motor and esc...This seems to be the best prop jet on the market...I like both Q and C versions...any help in getting this project in gear is appreciated...thax
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:35 PM
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Okay, i just checked and strker motor is about half the size of the 1800kv i wanted to use...can anyone here recommend a motor from HK that would be equal or better then stock and bolt right in using stock mounts? thx
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:07 PM
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those mega motors sure are expensive! if you buy a turnigy motor, you can also get yourself 1 or 2 65c batts for the same cost. extra batts more than outweighs any efficiency gains from a mega motor in a draggy sport plane flown "just for fun."

but hey, if got the cash go for it! but then couldn't you afford a (custom) neu motor and then you can brag about having the best that money can buy?
Hi Rcfisherman, i am going to build a stryker from parts once i can find them...can u recommend a good motor that is as good or better then stock and bolts right in using stock mounts...i would like around 90-100mph on 3s 2200 mah..but also want a motor that handles 4s ... i will use a 7x6 or 7x5 prop i will be installing a 60 amp esc...thax
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