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Old Aug 30, 2006, 11:43 AM
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I was gonna get me a Spektrum. But I sometimes like to go sky high. Don't want to loose range. So I guess I'm patiently waiting for the company to release a full range radio system so I won't have to worry about that. For now, my Futaba 9C radio works just fine with no glitches. (if you're using the right RX)

So what's the deal with the Stryker brushless motor? Can we put a different size prop to make it any faster? We all know the prop it comes with is a 6x4. Do you think a 6x5 will make a difference?

-Tomi
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 01:21 PM
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So what's the deal with the Stryker brushless motor? Can we put a different size prop to make it any faster? We all know the prop it comes with is a 6x4. Do you think a 6x5 will make a difference?

-Tomi
If someone could just take some amp readings we might be able to figure that one out.

Too bad about the range problems. Those RTF's are not too good to be true!

117.3 (feet per second) = 79.9772727 miles per hour. (flat and level for 2 seconds after a vert. dive!...lol)

Rich
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 01:47 PM
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My Spektrum range is fantastic and WAY UNDERATED ( on purpose ) so that my 65inch plane is a dot in the sky( far as I DARE fly it) and it comes home. You can't see much less fly, a park flyer 25 oz 32in wing span past 2500 ft. The range has been tested to over 3000 ft. This IS the future , not the scanning for empty channels for plain ol 72 mhz. That is delaying ol technology, last gasp of old tech to keep sales up, while the old stand by Companies see if they can fight the patient rights of Spektrum or somehow beat or get around it. It may be the nail in the coffin for gas or its saviour , just have to wait and see. In the past three months the most disasters with RX at the local fiield club has been these scanning Rx 's .......some just quit all together. While they are out their trying to figure out what went wrong , I'm busy flying my planes . Big bucks for something that is old technology and seems to work even poorer I call it scanning for EXTRA NOISE as well as free channels. Slowly but shurely the diehards are buying elecrtic planes and 2.4 systems. Everytime I go out to the field ther is another retiree running up to me with his new electric and DX6 .........just too funny good for them.

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Old Aug 30, 2006, 01:54 PM
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sounds like a radio I need to get for my electrics and combat slope gliders. Sweet deal. I'm going to look into gettin one sometime at the end of the year so the wife won't beat me over the head for getting it now.. haha
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 02:02 PM
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I was gonna get me a Spektrum. But I sometimes like to go sky high. Don't want to loose range. So I guess I'm patiently waiting for the company to release a full range radio system so I won't have to worry about that. For now, my Futaba 9C radio works just fine with no glitches. (if you're using the right RX)

So what's the deal with the Stryker brushless motor? Can we put a different size prop to make it any faster? We all know the prop it comes with is a 6x4. Do you think a 6x5 will make a difference?

-Tomi
I'm running a Himaxx 2815-2000kv on my Stryker and with a APC 6x4 it pulls 19 static and a 6x5 x 5.5 pulls 25 static, and with a lower kv motor like the one in the C version you should be find with a 6x5 providing the ESC that comes with the New Stryker is rated for 25 amps and just make sure if you don't have a Amp/Watt/Voltage Meter that you fly it for a minute at 3/4 throttle and land to see if everything is not getting hot, and then at WOT for a minute and land and check again.
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 04:13 PM
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back to top speeds

Alright, back to top speeds. I bought my first Stryker a year ago after seeing one fly while washing my car. At 32 years old, I was a kid again and have spent $$$'s in the hobby since then. I flew the proven Mega 16/15/4 set up. Loved it!

I am interested in hearing who has taken the Stryker past this agreed on proven set up. If I buy the new "C" version and mod it.....what would the ultimate speed set up be? Anyone? Thanks.
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 05:04 PM
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I'm loving this little plane. We're doing low inverted harrier circles in our little field with it, and it has the punch to climb out of them vertically on a fresh pack. Don't flip over into upright flight at too slow a speed or too low an altitude, you need some speed to get the nose up when flying upright. Inverted, however, the nose stays up willingly. Awesome plane even without the speed factor.
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 05:54 PM
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I'm loving this little plane. We're doing low inverted harrier circles in our little field with it, and it has the punch to climb out of them vertically on a fresh pack. Don't flip over into upright flight at too slow a speed or too low an altitude, you need some speed to get the nose up when flying upright. Inverted, however, the nose stays up willingly. Awesome plane even without the speed factor.

I was doing some slow inverted flight too. but not harriers. I guess you 3D nuts will try to do some 3D moves on any planes huh.. lol. I did upright harriers though. This was in dead wind. We have some wind today so I'm gonna go out and do some more flying.

Can't wait to hear from someone on how to make this thing get up and go faster..

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Old Aug 30, 2006, 06:37 PM
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f27c stryker for sale

i have an unopened one for sale decided not to fly electric....225 plus shipping
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 10:28 PM
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How well do they fly in 5-15mph winds?
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 10:49 PM
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They do good in wind. I got mine on radar today my best run into a slight wind was 79mph not room for going with the wind at the field. I need to see what its pulling for amps on the stock set up and go from there.

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Old Aug 31, 2006, 03:19 AM
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The easiest solution is just to figure out how to space your rx away from noisy components....its not rocket science.

I have never had major glitching problems in anything (including my helicopter) without either having someone on my channel or using cheap radio equipment.

If I do choose to use one of cheap receivers I have "from before i knew better", I also choose to accept that I might get shot down occasionally.

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Old Aug 31, 2006, 12:52 PM
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How well do they fly in 5-15mph winds?
I was slope soaring mine yesterday. It doesn't do it very well but it handles the wind pretty good. I did some more dives and it seems to be going faster than 86mph this time. I think my battery pack is starting to work better.
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Old Aug 31, 2006, 12:58 PM
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I have a E-flite six series 2700 Kv kicking around that I had in a PZ mustang(RIP) anyone have any idea what the numbers would be if I put it on my stryker? Thanks!
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Old Aug 31, 2006, 02:16 PM
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Thanks for the flight reports guys ,,,

I did have a chance to open one of these up and check it out ... it is of better quality all around than the previous F-27 models ... it was tempting ...but I flashed back to my pile of backlogged builds . So I'm trying to talk my buddy into getting one
As for speed, I can understand trying to put a number on it to refute or confirm manufacturer claims . But for me, I don't worry about my models speed in MPH ... So I stick with 3 general measurements.
1 ) eh ,,, pretty slow.
2 ) Hey, this feels good ...
3 ) MY GAWD !!!!!



Take care all ~
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