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Old Jun 02, 2007, 10:56 PM
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Fatts - I guess you just stated at least one advantage to NOT having landing gear on a R/C plane...
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Old Jun 03, 2007, 04:32 AM
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Fatts,
That is too funny! I bet you would have been surprised if your Stryker has gone whizzing by your head?!!! We all slip up at one time or another. Of course that could be a very expensive lesson if you don't start unplugging those lipos after flight. Drain one down and you won't be doing donuts any longer with that pack.
Happy flying and thanks for sharing.
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Old Jun 04, 2007, 04:35 AM
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I have alot of horror stories myself...guess thats why they call accidents -accidents I been putting togather a new stryker...Im gonna keep it simple and lite...shaved off vents and used 2 solid FG rods across bottom...after a lite air brushing, Im done...it was time for a new battery too...I picked up a new 4s 25C TP Extreme thinking I may get more bang for the buck...I will get a vid of it when im done...I was sent a flying challenge and thought id pass it on to you extreme pilots...this is your time to shine...I got 48.8
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Old Jun 08, 2007, 09:37 AM
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finster -

49.3M on that "challenge". Definitely a good time killer for those slow days at work.

The servo on left wing of my Stryker has popped loose during the past 2 flights. I had been using hot glue to secure the servos to the Stryker fuselage, but it just wasn't holding the left servo. I ended up pulling out the big guns and Sumo glued it in, then set a ball-peen hammer on top of the servo while the glue was drying to really lock it down. The right servo is still in there solid, for some reason the hot glue held fine there. If that servo pops out again, I am going to explode!!
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Old Jun 08, 2007, 09:57 AM
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I still will be flying my Stryker... But I have been bitten by the heli bug...again. Going for the T-rex 450 SA.... Cant wait.
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Old Jun 10, 2007, 07:04 AM
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Hi Guys

I got a bare airframe stryker which is ready to go and I would like to know what throws to put on the elevons, can anyone please help me?.
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Old Jun 10, 2007, 04:23 PM
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Hi Guys

I got a bare airframe stryker which is ready to go and I would like to know what throws to put on the elevons, can anyone please help me?.
Rcoz -

10-15mm above and below the deck should be fine. I used the long arm connectors that came bundled with the HS-65HB servos, and put the control rods through the outer most holes. Plenty of throw.
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Old Jun 10, 2007, 04:53 PM
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I go for as much throw as I can muster! And it's still not quite enough for me.

Low rates at about 75% of full throw. I never use them anymore though.

I am using HS81's and have the rods on the outer holes and the control horns on the second to the outer hole.

Have Fun!
Andy
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 12:37 PM
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Dose anybody have a DX6 Reciver laying around thats not in use???
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 03:05 AM
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I am buying a Stryker C version this week. I am going to run a Mega 15/16/4 with 4S. Do i need to mod the airframe at all to handle this ??

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Old Jun 13, 2007, 09:54 AM
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I am buying a Stryker C version this week. I am going to run a Mega 15/16/4 with 4S. Do i need to mod the airframe at all to handle this ??

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Yes. More carbon fiber supports, or even a carbon fiber arrow shaft.
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 10:18 AM
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Excellent info here

Also the Mega 16/25/2 and 16/25/3 have been said to have great success on the Stryker.

Haven't tried one myself yet.
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 05:22 PM
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I finnished my plane but the weather hasnt been so good...Maybe tomarrow I can get out and fly it...I molded a one piece hatch and it looks good but Im thinking I may go with a half hatch leaving the electronics open to get more air...For CG I pushed electronics as far back as possible and made 2 slots in back for the ESC and UBEC so they sit on top of each other with a small gap between for more air...Took out about 1/4 of foam below the battery so the battery could lay flat...I used 2 CF rods across bottom for strength...

Update: Few hours later the weather got better so I took it out...Zooming around and I noticed the nose started getting heavy...so I adjusted the trim to bring it back up...next thing you know....BAM...the plane goes from 80 to 0 like it hit a brick wall and starts tumbling thru sky...I seen something black flying thru sky and hit a tree with a loud bang...it was the new 4s battery...the plane landed up in neighbors tree with some damage to wing...the battery was couple hundred feet away in weeds with a big dent in it after it hit the tree...
Conclusion: dont forget to put valcro on your battery!
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Old Jun 14, 2007, 03:09 PM
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Coating the Stryker with polyurethane

Hello, I'm on my third Stryker C airframe. And when I painted this last one, I coated it with Minwax waterbased poly. So far it has worked pretty good. Has anyone else tried this?
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Old Jun 14, 2007, 03:31 PM
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Polyurethane

My third Stryker with polyurethane
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