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Nov 02, 2015, 12:14 PM
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You can see in the photo I posted previously the mains are at a funny angle. this was to get them to come out to the right position yet retract fully into the fuselage. The head-on view shows the angle best. I had to build some additional structure to hold them.

The nose was placed as low as possible. I'm glad I had the dual nose truck with the small wheels. You can see the battery tray/ nose gear mount in the photo wiht out the canopy. I have to use two batteries because there isn't much room under the canopy without modifying it. I wanted it to look the same from the outside. I use a 2S and a 3S inline with one of them going to the firewall and the other back under the turtledeck. Its tight but it all worked.

Someone gave me an old beat-up gray one that was glow powered. I had considered converting it but it needed a new nose also due to fuel soaking and numerous repairs. I found a set of grey cowls in the UK and a friend bought them for me so I have the hard part. My white canopy needs repaired and re-painted but I think I can do it. If I dive into this again, I think I'll build two new noses and repair them concurrently. It was fun to fly and definitely turned heads. They typical comment was 'weren't those discontinued because they didn't fly well'

Its a wood, semi-scale prop-jet that flies well with flaps and retracts. You just don't see that very often.

Ahhh...too many projects...not enough time...

Link for reference :https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...6#post27468106
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Nov 02, 2015, 12:18 PM
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Scott Todd,

Thanks so much for that additional detail, much appreciated.

Look at this gentleman from SPAIN who converted his Prop Jet with rotating Nose Gear Retracts!

Let me know what you think?

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...9&postcount=45
Nov 02, 2015, 12:21 PM
TAFTS
Thats pretty cool. For my model, the actual gear was the thickest part. The tires were shorter than the retract itself.
Nov 22, 2015, 05:17 AM
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Moving On!


Guys,

I live in Orlando, Florida so, if you know of anyone out here in Central Florida that would love to get their hands on a Hangar9 F22 Raptor Ready-To-Fly then, please let them know of my FOR SALE Ad.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2540352
Jan 27, 2020, 10:02 AM
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Back in the Saddle


Guys!

Well, it has been for sale for the longest time so, I decided to keep it for a little while longer!

Just an amazing Prop Jet model, especially with the Electric Power System. It has been perhaps 2 years that I have not flown it so, I got the step stool and lower it down from hanging all this time. Dusted it off and checked all systems and afterwards, headed to Moon Port on Sunday, 01-26-2020. It flew for 3 flights and didn't disappoint!

A Few high resolution and wide bandwidth pictures can be seen at:
https://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/12579265-post39.html

Enjoy the Video below.
(2 min 51 sec)


Small Example of how fast this prop jet can attain......
Hangar9 F22 Raptor Maiden Flight FAST PASS 10 25 2015 (0 min 6 sec)
Jan 27, 2020, 11:34 AM
A man with too many toys
Are those still available?
Jan 27, 2020, 09:23 PM
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Are those still available?
Occasionally, you will see them up at eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hangar-9-F2...wAAOSwWxxeInh9

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hangar-9-F-...QAAOSw9KBeJ7M5
Jan 29, 2020, 10:36 AM
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Good job Carlos! I haven't had mine out in years. A few years back I watched a friend crash a 80mm F-16 Foamy I talked him out of the retracts for it with the intention of putting them in my Gray one. I think it will much easier than the custom job on the red/white one I did. I just need to add one vertical bulkhead and bolt them in. You are motivating me to get going on that

Scott
Aug 01, 2021, 11:21 AM
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Okay guys!

Got my Hangar9 F-22 Raptor converted to Electric RC airplane model back in the air for two wonderful flights after one year and two months hanging!

Just an amazing Sunday Central Florida morning! Performed the touch test after each flight on the motor and I was able to keep finger on motor rotating can so, it was two good flights without motor getting too hot on 5-cells.

Loose magnet was repaired one year ago and Gorilla Clear Glue operational temp goes up to 180 degrees F. Therefore, after two flights of 7 minutes each with spirited flights, I am declaring a success with repairs on Motor!

Repairs on motor can be seen at:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...otor-magnet%21

Video post improvements on my H9 F-22 Raptor:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...or-Improved%21

Amazing model!


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