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Old Feb 06, 2013, 08:36 PM
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If they _do_ come out with a "new" UM Stryker I would like to see a DSMX Receiver and Digital Servos.

I was out flying tonight and discovered a neat maneuver I don't know the name of.. I would fly it full throttle straight and level and then push the nose full down while cutting the throttle to zero. It would result in a virtually instant stop. An odd way to air-brake, I must say..but it seriously works and I am liking the variety of unexpected stunts this plane can do.
I love to punch it way, way up there.. then flip it and let it come down inverted..and 3 feet off the ground, go wot and push it nose up and do it over again

I gotta wonder why this plane did not appear to sell well originally..perhaps the looks are intimidating?.
After flying the Stryker, my 3 flying buddies have all placed orders.
Their other planes (champ, um trojan, um spitfire, umx mix-15, um pole cat) sat in the trunk.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 08:46 PM
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Launching is intimidating?
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 09:10 PM
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Launching is intimidating?
Good grief, no!

The Baby Stryker is an easy overhand launch.*

Got a new one on the way now......



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* For her Big Brother, I strongly recommend the side-arm launch.

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Old Feb 06, 2013, 11:25 PM
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I can't seem to find this talked about anywhere but is there a prop upgrade for the 180 to gain some more speed that wouldn't be to hard to find? Something like a prop from another micro? I notice planes like the champ have the same screw size with a little wider prop. Want to find something that won't overload the stock ESC either. Thanks in advance.
It's actually been talked to death earlier in this thread. The ESC isn't what you have to worry about. It's the battery packs. Put a 4040 prop on her and good quality battery packs and I swear this thing does close to 60mph! Don't try it with the E-flight packs, though.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 03:27 AM
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If they _do_ come out with a "new" UM Stryker I would like to see a DSMX Receiver and Digital Servos.
+1

I also think that now Eflite batteries are a bit better it should come with a 4040 as standard. Also they need to sort the wiring so it works with a 6i out of the box.

They could keep the same shape mouldings (like they did with the Sbach 3D) and just update the electrics, possibly even the CG position...


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Old Feb 07, 2013, 05:23 AM
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What battery packs are recommended for this little bird?
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 05:32 AM
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BabbelBatts 180s are highly recommended, though I use his 240s most of the time.

I think the 180s are favoured as they are lighter and can help keep the CG back.


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Old Feb 07, 2013, 07:15 AM
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I was out flying tonight and discovered a neat maneuver I don't know the name of.. I would fly it full throttle straight and level and then push the nose full down while cutting the throttle to zero. It would result in a virtually instant stop. An odd way to air-brake, I must say..but it seriously works and I am liking the variety of unexpected stunts this plane can do.
Nose down?? Hard nose up at full speed is called a wall.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 08:28 AM
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If they _do_ come out with a "new" UM Stryker I would like to see a DSMX Receiver and Digital Servos.

I was out flying tonight and discovered a neat maneuver I don't know the name of.. I would fly it full throttle straight and level and then push the nose full down while cutting the throttle to zero. It would result in a virtually instant stop. An odd way to air-brake, I must say..but it seriously works and I am liking the variety of unexpected stunts this plane can do.
I love to punch it way, way up there.. then flip it and let it come down inverted..and 3 feet off the ground, go wot and push it nose up and do it over again

I gotta wonder why this plane did not appear to sell well originally..perhaps the looks are intimidating? It really is a pussycat if flown at low speed.
After flying the Stryker, my 3 flying buddies have all placed orders.
Their other planes (champ, um trojan, um spitfire, umx mix-15, um pole cat) sat in the trunk.

Nose down? Seems like a good way to stuff it.


I just stuffed mine trying to push out of inverted flight about six feet off the ground. I made the mistake of not giving it enough throttle and rather than coming back up nice and clean, it just kind of rolled over and died. It glued back together nicely though, both stabilizers snapped off, nose snapped off.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 08:45 AM
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I was a new customer but didn't get the new customer discount. Hmmmm

How does the FB thing work? Do I just have to like their page and that is it?
The FB page has a 'deals' category next to their 'photos' and 'likes'.

The new customer was on the cart page and asks you to register for the discount it was only $1 and some change so it wasn't much.

It's my second UM Stryker. I probably won't even fly it until the one I'm flying now becomes unflyable. I'm enjoying it as much as my bigger Q.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 04:58 PM
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Nose down? Seems like a good way to stuff it.
What it does is cause the plane to flip inverted in the opposite direction, arresting forward motion in a snap. Cutting the throttle at the same time causes it to just stop and float down inverted. It's very easy to do, give it a go!
(just be sure to hold the nose "down" so it stays inverted and floats until ur ready to rip)
On that topic, this plane will fly better inverted than any I have ever tried.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 05:27 PM
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Nose down?? Hard nose up at full speed is called a wall.
We also call it a Cobra here....
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 05:57 PM
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I maidened mine today in a 5mph or so breeze. First two flights went very well, although I soon discovered that the CG is too far forward. I am using Nano-Tech 300s which are pushed up next to the brick with just a tiny CF rod between. Tomorrow I will put a nail in the rear fuselage to balance it out as I don't want to be buying even more 2S lipos!

I am assuming the CG is off because it needs quite a bit of down elevator when inverted ... does the conventional aircraft rule apply where I should expect little or no forward stick?

I did some nice inverted spins (it wouldn't spin the right way up, due CG I guess), loops, rolls, fast fly bys and elevator landings. I was amazed how quick it goes and how well it deals with the wind.

On the third flight I decided to add some down trim as it was always pitching up at speed. Unfortunately I was distracted finding and using the trim switch so flew it into a small tree that I didn't see It was going pretty quickly so it took a few small chunks out of the leading edge along with other small wounds. I always put clear tape on the leading edge of a new micro... but I had forgotten!. I have had to repair it by snipping out some small bits of foam and gluing in. It still flies but it is annoying to make it a mess early due mis-attention.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 06:11 PM
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We also call it a Cobra here....
There's a technical difference. The Wall doesn't go past vertical... like a wall. The Cobra does... like a cobra in striking position. A distinction with no real difference, I'm sure.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 07:51 PM
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Question: Is it possible to get a Dx5 to work with the Stryker?

I need a cheap transmitter and the used Dx6 I bought died the next day.... low on funds, need to know if a Dx5 will get me by or.. ..are there other brands of transmitters that are cheaper but conform to the same dsm2/dsmx standard?
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