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Old Aug 18, 2006, 06:48 PM
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Parkzone F-27C Stryker

I have visited many threads on the F-27 Strykers (including the "F-27B"). Many people say it is a difficult airplane to learn on because of the elevons. Yet on the other hand I read that is was an excelent airplane to learn on because it could easly be put back togeather with some foam safe CA. Now they are coming out with the F-27C, whitch has a 1880Kv brushless motor and such for $250. My queston is at a lower speed would such a plane as the stryker handle well, and be easy to learn on from your experances. I know that no plane could survive a crash at the 80+Mph capabilitys of this new craft, so it would be best to keep it slower. Thankyou for your help
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Old Aug 18, 2006, 07:14 PM
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The stryker handles well at lower speeds IF you've been flying for awhile and know what you're doing BUT I wouldn't suggest you get this Plane to learn on.
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Old Aug 18, 2006, 07:20 PM
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The stryker handles well at lower speeds IF you've been flying for awhile and know what you're doing BUT I wouldn't suggest you get this Plane to learn on.

I had a bad experance with a 3ch airplane about a year ago. I liked the small 2ch airplanes, fun easy, you know. Then I bought a blade cx, flew it got boared, got a cp, flew it a few times, now it wont fly . So I do not want to go back to the Elevator, and rudder combo. I would rather try my hand in elevon controll, if the stryker isent good to lear elervons on, what would be a good flying wing to learn on
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Old Aug 18, 2006, 07:34 PM
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I would suggest a Skyscooter or Spacescooter. I know they're not wings, but you need another step up before you tempt wings. There's a ton of info and video on these planes here. Do a quick search. You can hit the ground with it pretty hard and get a little damage. Just a bent nose or so.
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Old Aug 18, 2006, 07:43 PM
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I would suggest a Skyscooter or Spacescooter. I know they're not wings, but you need another step up before you tempt wings. There's a ton of info and video on these planes here. Do a quick search. You can hit the ground with it pretty hard and get a little damage. Just a bent nose or so.
The only thing is they do not have any throttle controll, and that is key to learning how to fly, balancing the throttle
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Old Aug 18, 2006, 07:58 PM
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The Space Scooter has throttle control.

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Old Aug 18, 2006, 08:10 PM
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I will think about it, still would rather get a stryker, i dont have a very high income to buy 2 planes befor winter
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Old Aug 18, 2006, 08:47 PM
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I started out on a stryker,went through a few bodies but now fly it quite well and have a buddy box setup and help other learn and I only started 2 months ago
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Old Aug 18, 2006, 09:24 PM
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Any flight tips?
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Old Aug 18, 2006, 09:35 PM
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Wanna learn elevons??? Get some foam and build a jerbear simple wing!
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Old Aug 18, 2006, 10:09 PM
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Any flight tips?
Just don't do this:
Stryker 27 crash (1 min 2 sec)
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Old Aug 18, 2006, 10:24 PM
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ROTFLOL!
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Old Aug 18, 2006, 11:03 PM
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My first "real plane" was a RTF Stryker. My first flight lasted about 5 seconds before I had a pile of foam. I fixed the damage, my 2nd flight was maybe 7 seconds....same result.

I then put the stryker aside and purchase a SuperFly-E. It was a kit which was a good experience.....if I can build it....I can fix it.

The SuperFly is also an elevon plane and it was perfect for me. It was still more advanced than my skills but it was much more durable than the stryker and flew slower than the stryker. After flying the SuperFly for a few months I took the stryker out again and had a ball.

I've been flying for over two years now and no longer crash (at least not every time I go out). I still have that original superfly and still fly it. In comparison, I'm on my 4th stryker fuse.

If you're looking for a durable elevon plane to learn on I'd recommend the SuperFly-E.

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Old Aug 19, 2006, 03:36 AM
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I learned on a 27B. It wasn't that hard to fly. Much easier in fact than the Commander 2 sitting in the garage. Use the FMS free simulator and check it out. The B model is underpowered compared to the sim but the C is another story. I've already put a 2000 kv motor and lipos on my B. HOOT!

Have fun,
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Old Aug 19, 2006, 04:00 PM
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I learned on a 27B. It wasn't that hard to fly. Much easier in fact than the Commander 2 sitting in the garage. Use the FMS free simulator and check it out. The B model is underpowered compared to the sim but the C is another story. I've already put a 2000 kv motor and lipos on my B. HOOT!

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It came with a simulator or did you download one?

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