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Oct 07, 2011, 08:36 AM
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I managed to flip my Polaris and got it wet too. But all survived.
The motor even ran submerged !

You must be at an Oasis !!! :-)

Bob
I was walking my dog at a local park when I noticed a model upside down in the middle of the lake. Every once in awhile the motor would sputter and the plane would move forward a bit - no one was around. Eventually found the owner who was on the other side of a hill when he lost the plane. He was able to get the model to the opposite shore by cycling the throttle between off and full, which gave him about 3-4 seconds of thrust. I ran home and grabbed an RC boat that I used to help push it in. It was a built-up balsa/ply model and it was slowly sinking - probably had a gallon of water in the fuselage when he fished it out. Fun times.
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Oct 08, 2011, 03:02 AM
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I was walking my dog at a local park when I noticed a model upside down in the middle of the lake. Every once in awhile the motor would sputter and the plane would move forward a bit - no one was around. Eventually found the owner who was on the other side of a hill when he lost the plane. He was able to get the model to the opposite shore by cycling the throttle between off and full, which gave him about 3-4 seconds of thrust. I ran home and grabbed an RC boat that I used to help push it in. It was a built-up balsa/ply model and it was slowly sinking - probably had a gallon of water in the fuselage when he fished it out. Fun times.
I guess his next build should be a Polaris....
Oct 10, 2011, 05:38 PM
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Tribute-video of my favour 2 models: the Jbug, and TomHe F22 Raptor of course, both scratchbuild
Depron gommoli Jbug + F22 Raptor Tomhe profile Gaeta (4 min 19 sec)


Audio deactivated from WMG GRRRRR!!!!!

The song was "Monkey Business" from Skid Row band

update: thanks Vimeo! amd f**k off youtube
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Oct 19, 2011, 06:28 AM
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F22 low flying under a football crossbar


I know its childish but my 13yr old son challenged me so what could I do!!!!!
F22 flies under football crossbar (0 min 16 sec)


Then my daughter gave a perfectly timed scream to this low flypast, more impressively my son didn't flinch with his camera
F22 close flypast (0 min 10 sec)
Nov 05, 2011, 05:52 PM
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The first flight, i had a little problem whit battery connection !

Battesimo F22 con botto !!! (3 min 19 sec)
Nov 12, 2011, 04:57 PM
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After building 5 of the Nico Hobbies 18.5" w.s. minni F-22. I'm currently cutting out a full size tohme F-22. If it flys as nice as the little one I'm looking forward to it.
Nov 12, 2011, 11:49 PM
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I am convinced that the F-22 PLAN FORM is a winner !

No mater who has designed a "version: it always seems to come out a Good Flyer !

The Polaris was a good model for me but somewhat limited in capabilities.
It would do some wierd stuff but always recoverable.

It served me well for several yrs.

But being limited I started getting really "creative" which eventually ended up ruining it !

C'est la vie !

Bob
Nov 14, 2011, 02:27 PM
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I am convinced that the F-22 PLAN FORM is a winner !

No mater who has designed a "version: it always seems to come out a Good Flyer !
I have to absolutely agree. I built an F-35 using the same design techniques and it just isn't the same. I've tried three different motors in it and it just flies like a pig. It will do the flippy-style maneuvers, but its roll rate is crap - even with ailerons - just not the same.
Nov 14, 2011, 04:16 PM
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Y'all have brought up a good point. My Tomhe F22 is one of the most fun planes I have built and I want to do another. I have the same motor, the 2212-06 and all the gear so I want to do one like the F22, preferrably by Tomhe. Have you guys built another one of his that is (almost) as fun as the Raptor? Thanks.

Don
Nov 14, 2011, 04:32 PM
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Don,

Of the other tomhe models, I'd say the F-18 is probably a close second to the F-22.

Pat
Latest blog entry: Nico Hobbies
Nov 14, 2011, 07:55 PM
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We have built tomhes SU 37 outta 6mm depron. But we gave it to R Vincent . It flew O K
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=244
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Nov 15, 2011, 01:11 AM
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Got all my foam "parts" cut tonight. Gotta figure my ply motor mount tomorrow and begin assembly .. Should have it maidenable by the week end. Hope to let you fly it on black friday ,Pat.
Nov 15, 2011, 03:57 AM
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Hi guys, no-one tried a big motor for a boost of speed ??

Bye
Nov 15, 2011, 09:32 AM
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My Mig 29 does what I call Blurrrrrrrroles.

I actually have to switch off the hi rate alierons - wheeeeew !

Plus it just seems lighter than my f-22 ever was.
Nov 17, 2011, 12:25 AM
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Got the equipment bay , engine nachells , and battery hatch bottom all glued up . Everything is looking square and true. Most importantly I'm happy with how it's comming together....
It's easier to keep on building a plane if everything looks true to your eye. A lotta times when something isn't right , we shelve the build. But this is looking good.
I'm gonna try a Hobby People motor , Don't know the number, it had a 6x4 apc prop on it, and it flew a GWS P-51 with authority... It's the smallest one of the black series,


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