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Old Aug 06, 2008, 06:26 PM
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Hey guys-

Just started throwin' an F-22 together.. I haven't dealt with depron too much, just curious as what you guys are painting these things with?

Thanks!

Jeff
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Old Aug 06, 2008, 07:02 PM
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Hey guys-

Just started throwin' an F-22 together.. I haven't dealt with depron too much, just curious as what you guys are painting these things with?

Thanks!

Jeff
I asked for and received an airbrush for Christmas. I use airbrush paints, which though water-based acrylics, are more permanent than typical craft-type acrylics. I'm no expert at it, but it works well enough for what I do - military-type camo. I coat the plane with aerosol WBPU after painting.

Ben
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Old Aug 06, 2008, 08:03 PM
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Hey guys-

Just started throwin' an F-22 together.. I haven't dealt with depron too much, just curious as what you guys are painting these things with?

Thanks!

Jeff
Jeff,

For a quick and fairly nice paint job (from about 4 feet) get some acrylic craft paint and thin it with windshield washer fluid. Get a good soft paint brush and paint away. If you are a little more pickier, use the same method but spray it on with a airbrush.
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Old Aug 06, 2008, 09:50 PM
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I pre paint my foamies with a coat of PVA glue and talc powder+water. Sand to smooth finish. Then light coat with water based floor varnish. Spray with Acrylic paint followed by a final thin coat of water based floor varnish. Gives good finish and protects the foam well.
Depending on how many coats and sanding you do as to how good the finish will be. As usual the finish is in the preparation.
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Old Aug 07, 2008, 03:08 PM
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Just curious what kinda weights everyone is getting with the bare airframe?

I am at 4.7oz..

Planning on using HXT900's, Berg 4L and some 1500 or 2100's 3S packs.. Still looking for a motor..
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Old Aug 07, 2008, 03:51 PM
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Tram, that sounds pretty light. I think my AUW is in the 10-12oz range with a Loong 1300 3s battery and a LS Super Park Jet motor.
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Old Aug 07, 2008, 03:55 PM
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rmgmag - How do you like the performance on your setup?

A buddy just reminded me of the LS SPJS I have.. Thinkin' about using it..
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Old Aug 08, 2008, 07:40 AM
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rmgmag - How do you like the performance on your setup?

A buddy just reminded me of the LS SPJS I have.. Thinkin' about using it..
I like it a lot. No problems at all. Floats around nicely at low speeds and moves pretty quick at higher throttle settings. I only have an 18 amp esc (battery stays cool), so I think it's cutting down my top speed. One of these days I'm going to try a 25 amp esc to see what happens....
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Old Aug 08, 2008, 11:14 AM
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Sounds like I'll have to give it a shot.. What prop are you running?
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Old Aug 08, 2008, 01:17 PM
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I only have an 18 amp esc (battery stays cool), so I think it's cutting down my top speed. One of these days I'm going to try a 25 amp esc to see what happens....
I'm pretty sure that an esc will not affect your top speed, unless it is cutting out at full throttle. That said, if you're using a 6" prop, then you're likely not getting as much as you can out of the LSSPJ. I'm running one on another park jet with the recommended 7x5 APC. It pulls just shy of 19 amps and really kicks.
I may swap it out sometime. I'd like to see what it does on this jet as a way of comparing its performance to the 2212-6 park jet motor.

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Old Aug 08, 2008, 01:25 PM
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Ben-

What prop are you running?

J
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Old Aug 08, 2008, 05:12 PM
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Ben-

What prop are you running?

J
I'm running a LSSPJ on another park jet with the recommended 7x5 APC.

On my F-22 I'm using the 2212-6 with an APC 6x4.

Ben
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Old Aug 08, 2008, 06:53 PM
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Sounds like I'll have to give it a shot.. What prop are you running?
I'm running a 7x5 but it seems like it maxes out on the rpm end at about 3/4's throttle, that's why I'm thinking that the ESC is kicking in. I don't have a watt meter, so I really don't know how many amps it's pulling.

Bob
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Old Aug 13, 2008, 02:08 PM
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F22

Just finished mine. it is my second from plans build.

Used blue core
2 x HS 55
Motor 28 - 26 1900kv from hobby city - pushing 200 watts at 17 amps (static)
2100 15c 3cell common scense lipo - pushed way forward
AR 6100 rx
dynam 25amp esc
6x4 apc
weight 18.1oz

maiden hopefully this weekend.

Anything I need to know before launch?

Paul
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Old Aug 13, 2008, 02:38 PM
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Good looking plane Kangaman. Make sure you've got the CG correct, advance the throttle to 3/4 and let her fly. Then you can try to figure out how to wipe that stupid grin off your face.
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