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Old May 01, 2007, 07:53 PM
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F22 Hangar 9

I received my new F22 from Horizon Hobby today. First glance very nice. Rough airframe weights are as follows--

Fus- 34 oz
Wing tubes 4 oz
wings/etc 34 oz
wheels 3 oz
hardware 7 oz.
total = 82 0z, 5 .125 lbs

This is without the engine parts. This was the basic kit.No engine supplied.

Comparison between engine parts and electric motor parts.

Engine parts--
Evolution .52, 14.7 oz
Full gas tank, 12 oz
Engine mount, 6 oz

Total weight 32.7 oz
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Electric Motor parts--

AXI 4120, 11.30 oz
123 5s1p, 13 oz
CC ESC 1 oz
total 25.3 oz

The 1p5s will have a short run time. By going to a 2p5s the run time will be about 8-9 minutes. This increases the weight 13oz for a total of 39.3 0z., 7 oz more then the stock Evolution. The AXI 4120 is equal to a .60. I could use a AXI 2826 which is about a .40-45 and save some weight but this is a heavy plane and I think the 4120 is a better choice.

I do not have the servos etc yet and don't have the weights. On order from tower. I think the total weight will come in about 7.5 -8 lbs. This is a very acceptable figure imho considering it has a wing area of 731 sq in.

I'm very busy right now and the way I work it will be a month or so before I get this thing in the air.

I flew my Bipe today with 123-1p3s. These replaced my emolis. Saved about 10% weight. Got 4 flights in with multiple take offs etc. Out of a 2400 mah I used only 1200mha for each flight of about 5-6 minutes. 123 are wonderful. The plane flies much better.
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Old May 03, 2007, 09:03 PM
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Hello? Glad to see this plane was on everyones want list. Maybe I should send it back?
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Old May 05, 2007, 11:12 AM
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dusty,looking forward to seeing her, I'm contemplating it for my Eflite 46 I have on a .40 profile I'm pretty sure the wings will rip off of.
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Old May 05, 2007, 12:00 PM
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I found a site that discussed the F22 in depth. "Aircraft Fuel, beginner's trainer." of all things. Lots of negative comments that has me a bit worried.

I think every one here must be smarter then I. But I'll plow ahead with the project. This thing is definitely a lead sled, not good.

If it doesn't work I'll just move the stuffings over to a U -Can- Do or a Senior Kadet both under constriction for a long time. Got to have a big backlog to be happy.
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Old May 05, 2007, 02:15 PM
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Dusty,I have a HUGE backlog,and I'm just starting to work on it again after not being in the building mood for a week. Check out the other thread,theres been one converted with a Power 60
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Old May 06, 2007, 01:40 AM
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Liitle info

Where is the other thread? I searched this forum (but not the others) I just picked up this plane and placed the order for a power 60. I am going to use this as a second trainer for the kids, but they got a kick out of it when I told them I could make it electric for them.

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Dusty,I have a HUGE backlog,and I'm just starting to work on it again after not being in the building mood for a week. Check out the other thread,theres been one converted with a Power 60
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Old May 06, 2007, 12:23 PM
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Where is the other thread? I searched this forum (but not the others) I just picked up this plane and placed the order for a power 60. I am going to use this as a second trainer for the kids, but they got a kick out of it when I told them I could make it electric for them.

Thanks

Ralph


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CRCJA, make sure you read the glo powered reviews I mentioned. Some like it some don't. It doesn't sound like a model for beginners or even intermediates in some cases. I couldn't find the site mentioned either.

Anyway keep us informed of your progress. Good luck.


As it's laying in my shop I occasionally look at it . A really nice looking plane.

A pretty face has got me into a lot of trouble in my long life. sigh.

So my latest hare brain idea is to get the weight out of the fus. That beast weighs 2 lbs. So today I'm thinking about using the existing fus as a plug and making a fiberglass/carbon fiber fus. I think I can get rid of 18 oz of fat and have a stronger fus.

But tomorrow is a new day.
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Old May 06, 2007, 01:30 PM
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dusty, here it is. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=669006
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Old May 06, 2007, 01:36 PM
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also the videos show it flying fine, just build it and have a ball! I would but I've got a few BIG projects already. Just bought a .90 Dago Red to convert at SEFF with the 1000 watt outrunner I mentioned and still have to finish my TM Pro Extra .40 with the eflite .46 ,and 55" 337.
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