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Oct 17, 2011, 01:58 PM
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Well, you're WRONG!!! I overhand launch with power all the time.
There's two kinds of people that launch a pusher from underneath with power on- those who have been injured doing so and those that will be I've been flying over 20 years and I can't begin to tell you the number of stories I've heard and read over the years about people getting severe cuts on their hands from this, and nearly every one of them begins with "I don't know what happened, I had launched this way many, many times before without incident".

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Dangerous? I think you might get a papercut from the MicroStryker prop. If this was regular Stryker - then yeah it can be dangerous.
A bad habit is a bad habit, regardless of the size of the plane.
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Oct 17, 2011, 02:12 PM
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Yep, it is indeed a bad habbit but I've been doing it for 7 years with all sorts of pusher planes from UM Strykers to 700 watt Funjets... But it works well for me. I've tried other methods only to break the nose off. The biggest mistake you can make with power on launching is to let go and leave your hand up. But if you throw it like a baseball and let go and keep your hand moving down (which I need to do anyway because I need to get on that right stick right away. Funjets like torquing to the left and if you're not on the right stick right away, it it's going to roll over on you.)

I know it's more risky but it's what works best for me.
Oct 17, 2011, 02:48 PM
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There's two kinds of people that launch a pusher from underneath with power on- those who have been injured doing so and those that will be
That's like saying "there are two kinds of people who fly airplanes. Those who are alive, or those who have died in a crash or will die in a crash." It's just false logic. There are many, many of us who have not been bitten and who never WILL be bitten. People need to apply lessons from full scale flying to the model world. Discipline, focus, what you are doing always MUST be fully on your mind. If it's not, stop, breathe and get your focus back before you continue. People get bitten when they loose focus and do it differently because they are not paying undivided attention to what they're doing.

I've got a Bridi Kaos that I built in 1979 that I flew a lot and is in perfect condition. I never crashed. I was taught to fly RC by a WWII test pilot (the P-38 project). It was like learning to fly the real thing as far as procedure, focus and attention.

EDIT: I mean... think of the danger of propping a big engine over if you don't pay attention and do it absolutely RIGHT every single time! Dangerous? Yes, if you loose focus. Propping a big motor over is NOT a bad habit. You just need to pay attention... always.
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Oct 17, 2011, 11:36 PM
I launch mine from underneath under power. Just a little flick of the wrist and away she goes.
Oct 18, 2011, 04:21 AM
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Yeah - me too...

For the first flight I found I had no option but to power away, I couldn't trim it till it was in the air but I couldn't launch it power off till it was trimmed
Oct 18, 2011, 05:46 AM
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Are there any good batteries on Hobbyking that someone would recommend for the 180? Would this one work? http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Lipo_Pack.html
Oct 18, 2011, 06:08 AM
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I'm guessing they are a bit on the heavy side... A lot of people have CG issues saying that it is nose heavy already - you really needs a pack a bit lighter than that. Plus its got 2 connector wires on it and they are both wrong!!

I got some Miniaviation 2S 210mAh which are great, plenty of extra power there
I am however in the process of getting some batts from RCBabbel, he makes his own lightweight packs from Hyperions.

I've got a couple of Hyperion batts myself with the Mini JST on them, wonder if he'll swap the connectors for me after I become a loyal customer
Oct 18, 2011, 07:25 AM
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I have been giving these Miniaviation batteries http://miniaviation.com/UMX_210.html ago in my Stryker of late and am quiet happy with them, they are just as good as the Hyp's in my books and i do fly both

what i like the best is they work out to about $15 each delivered and unlike the Hyps i have to buy here in Australia or from the USA, they already have the right connector attached works out a lot cheaper for me

I have been using them in my Sbach and Beast too no complaints yet

cheers chuck

PS the Miniaviations come from the UK http://miniaviation.com/index.html
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Oct 18, 2011, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by SilentPilot
I'm guessing they are a bit on the heavy side... A lot of people have CG issues saying that it is nose heavy already - you really needs a pack a bit lighter than that. Plus its got 2 connector wires on it and they are both wrong!!

I got some Miniaviation 2S 210mAh which are great, plenty of extra power there
I am however in the process of getting some batts from RCBabbel, he makes his own lightweight packs from Hyperions.

I've got a couple of Hyperion batts myself with the Mini JST on them, wonder if he'll swap the connectors for me after I become a loyal customer

Yes Sir.

Send em to me anytime.

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Oct 18, 2011, 08:53 AM
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Oct 18, 2011, 03:09 PM
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Battery Connectors?


I have a couple 200mah batteries from other planes I used to own, and I am considering the purchase of the UM Stryker. Can anyone tell me what the battery connector is, so that I can order a couple of connectors along with the plane?

Parkzone does an outstanding job with hiding this detail from everyone, which I assume is because they want all of us to only buy over priced batteries from them exclusively.
Oct 18, 2011, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Gamerjoe
I have a couple 200mah batteries from other planes I used to own, and I am considering the purchase of the UM Stryker. Can anyone tell me what the battery connector is, so that I can order a couple of connectors along with the plane?

Parkzone does an outstanding job with hiding this detail from everyone, which I assume is because they want all of us to only buy over priced batteries from them exclusively.
It is a custom connector. Like the batteries on the beast. It is basically a standard 2S balance charger connector with a single tab on the top rather than two.
Oct 18, 2011, 09:42 PM
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The best launh on the umx and big stryker is throttle up...and side toss it.....works all the time
Oct 19, 2011, 10:40 AM
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I think the reason people can't get there hands back to the receiver in time to power it before it hits the ground is that they aren't throwing it hard enough. If you are willing to chuck the thing like a cheap paper airplane you may find you have that extra time... Just my personal experience.

Also, has anyone clocked the speed of this little devil? I have a guess but was wondering if anyone knows for sure.
Oct 19, 2011, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by MJF
The best launh on the umx and big stryker is throttle up...and side toss it.....works all the time
That's how I do my Um Stryker. 3/4 throttle or so and slight toss from holding one if the wings.


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