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Old Nov 30, 2008, 08:53 AM
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F22

Well Boys, last night I maidened mine. I love this airplane! I flew it indoors at a soccer rink. It is surprisingly stable at low speeds. I could only fly at about 1/4 throttle and even at that it was fast. Of course being indoors somewhat limits my ability to fly at full throttle. Can't wait for a decent day outdoors to try the afterburner!! Marty
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Old Dec 02, 2008, 01:49 AM
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Im glad you like it Martys, i flew mine at the electric expo at university of phoenix stadium in phoenix where the cardinals play, and had a lot of fun. The ability of this plane to be fun while going slow or fast is why i love it so much.

Adam
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Old Dec 08, 2008, 07:34 PM
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My Mini-Raptor

I finished my F22 mini Raptor. I will try to maiden tomorrow if possible. hopefully it will fly as well as its big brother!! The full size Raptor is one of my favorite planes to fly.

I am thinking it may be a little under-powered. I am using an E-flite park 250 motor that I had laying around with a gws 5x4.3 prop, and a 2 cell 900mAh battery, on 3mm foam. The total weight with battery is 5.5 oz. I will post how it works out.

Thanks for the plans.

Here are some pics w/ Big Bro!
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Old Dec 08, 2008, 08:08 PM
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Baby F22

Maverick, I promise you will love this airplane or your money back!!! The setup you have is MORE than enough for what you need to fly that bird. I have a HobbyCity 19 gram, 2500 kv motor on mine with a 2 CELL 500 mah battery. I love this plane! As a matter of fact, the club I belong to (South Jersey Silent Flyers) is planning on a one of a kind contest and race with this airplane. The club Pres and I already flew ours. His first attempt was with a 10 gram HC motor, but it's performance was marginal. All of the club members have opted to use the 19 gram motor instead. I fly mine with a 5X3 prop. Haven't really had a chance to fly her on a decent day. Perhaps soon. Marty

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...cro_Motor_(19g)
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Old Dec 09, 2008, 08:06 AM
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All,

A friend of mine found this thread and I am going to start mine this week. I was searching for an indoor jet to fly and this fits perfectly. And the fact that it represents the exact jet I was looking for is even better.

Thanks for sharing adbradley !!!
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Old Dec 09, 2008, 08:41 AM
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Any time!! I flew mine inside the University of Phoenix stadium (location of the last superbowl) at a fun fly last year and had a blast, its a great indoor flyer!
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Old Dec 09, 2008, 06:45 PM
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Hi guys , i am just new in RC world, well i have cut parts and almost done. buy motor from ebay.

Shaft diameter: 3mm
Dimension : 18mm x 10mm
Recommended Propeller: 5x3
Weight: 24g
Kv: 2500rpm/V
Max Currect: 12A
Max efficiency: 89%
Max. Continuous Current: 0.8-12A
Screws & Parts are inclued
5x3 Propeller x 1

planning with 2 cell 1st then 3 let me know if i am wrong some where.

important stuff that i want to ask you is : how to mount a motor?
we are using 3mm which is so small ,if any one who can show me picture demo how to do that would be gr8 help.

regards
aqeel
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Old Dec 09, 2008, 09:13 PM
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i just cut a motor mount from some 1/8 or 1/16 ply, and glue it to the motor mount area, use something other than CA though, epoxy works well, or maybe like a foam safe goop type of glue, something that isnt as brittle as CA.. all u need is a flat mount that is bigger than the motor and fits in the motor notch
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Old Dec 10, 2008, 09:38 AM
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adbradley,

Can you tell me what equipment other than the motor you used such as servo's, esc, rx?

Thanks!
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Old Dec 10, 2008, 09:46 AM
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servos were the cheap hxt 5 gram ones from united hobbies, used there cheap towerpro 10 amp esc as well, and flew it with a spektrum ar6000 rx
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Old Dec 10, 2008, 10:12 AM
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Cool! Thank You sir.
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Old Dec 10, 2008, 10:49 AM
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I also used 5 gram servos on mine. Picked them up from Lazertoyz.com. Used a 4 channel Corona Rx from BP and an Azzar high gain antenna. Hides everything nicely inside.
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Old Dec 10, 2008, 11:32 AM
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Awsome. My Hobbycity order has been placed!
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Old Dec 10, 2008, 06:12 PM
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Battery

Guys I think that a 3 cell will make the plane too heavy. Try a 2 cell 500mah (this is what I use) or 650 mah. Remember, lighter is better! Marty
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Old Dec 10, 2008, 09:07 PM
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i used a 3 cell 500mah the loong maxx brand from UH, wasnt to heavy at all
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