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Old Aug 05, 2007, 05:34 PM
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Indoor F-27 Stryker

This is my indoor Stryker. Its the fourth one off the production line, but the first for indoor. Threw it together over two nights. The fins are made of 3mm depron so are one crash wonders, but I just keep a supply of replacements handy, although I havenít had to use any yet. Just made up a card board template from a stanard Stryker fin and can knock out a depron fin in no time. Elevons are 6mm depron with a thin c/f strip c/aed to the trailing edge to give rigidity. I am just using a 280 brushed/geared motor set up as I had three sitting around doing nothing. When these are used up I will replace with an outrunner.

I have also used it very successfully as a ridge soaring glider. The motor is just stick mounted with two screws so comes off in about 30 seconds and then you have a very good ridge soarer. Just fly it on the ridge with a 650 mah battery which would probably last all day.
AUW for indoors is 10.5 oz and it is a barrel of laughs. Need to get some more around so we can try indoor pylon racing.

Heres a link to a vid posted awhile ago by "blucor basher". He said "Saw Mike Conalley flying a Stryker indoor last season, looked cool, so I did one for myself. 9.8 oz. w/ StrongRC 17T CD Rom motor wound by Mark Greer (member Aeronot), GWS 7035 prop, TP 480 3S. HS-55 servos, T-bird 9 esc. 6mm depron elevons and 3mm depron fins, $19 Stryker B replacement foam body. Flies like a feather, too fast for indoors if you open it up."

http://www.2kool4u.com/2k_1006/strykerindoor.shtml

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Old Aug 05, 2007, 09:04 PM
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whoa, that's just the coolest stryker ever
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Old Aug 06, 2007, 11:51 AM
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link to instructions to build one???
or are they for sale some where???
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Old Aug 06, 2007, 04:21 PM
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You can get the bare bodies from any Parkzone dealer for $19.95 or a kit with hatch set, elevons, tail fins, push rods and fittings and a motor mount. From there its just a straight forward build: ESC, Rx, two servos, motor of choice and you are away. You will need a TX with delta mixing or need to instal a separate delta mixer.
There is a huge thread here on the Stryker:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...69#post5221338


Heres my other three Strykers

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Old Aug 06, 2007, 08:50 PM
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lol i thought it was a smaller stryker, but this is acutally same size but super lite

that's cool, are those light weight stuff cheap?
cuz i never gotten anything that's light and has enough power for me to go 80
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Old Aug 07, 2007, 01:26 AM
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The light weight set ups are really cheap. You can get good ESC/motor combos from most model shops and use budget stuff for all the rest of the set up. Its not really feasible to have an indoor flyer that will go 80 mph. You just can't make it light enough to really perform well inside. You need to specialise to get the best performance. I have even done that with "Vulcan" and "Flanker" in the pics above. The "Vulcan" is a roust about park flyer, medium weight and very agile with a brushless outrunner set up, while the "Flanker" is a heavier drag racer set up for maximum speed at the field, powered by a brushless inrunner. Also you need to have additional strengthening of the fuse for high speed runs.

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