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Oct 21, 2008, 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by benhobe
Actually, it's the solvent in the paint that melts the foam, but the rest is true. The propellant is typically a hydrocarbon, like butane or propane. The solvents are foam-nasty things like acetone and toluene, and MOSTLY evaporate before hitting the foam. If you're patient, you can spray as you describe with most enamels. I think the solvent in Testors is kinder to foam though anyways.

OK, good to know. I always thought it was the propellant. But like I said, so far using my techniques, not one single meltdown.

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Oct 21, 2008, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by crxmanpat
OK, good to know. I always thought it was the propellant. But like I said, so far using my techniques, not one single meltdown.
I've had mixed luck with spraying directly on the foam, I get areas of orange peeling, where the foam is partially eaten. I'm sure it is just a lack of patience.

I'd really like to try the eggshell paint described by jet capitain. That would solve my "large surface area" dilemma with the airbrush, though I'm not sure I could ever use a quart of tactical grey paint - maybe a 200% version. I wonder if you can get it in pints?

Oct 21, 2008, 11:16 AM
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Just keep it pure white when you buy it, then tent it with your choice of color with acrylic craft paints. However, make sure you keep a log of how much of each you put in, otherwise it would be difficult to match later.
Oct 21, 2008, 11:27 AM
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thanks jetcaptain!
Oct 21, 2008, 07:07 PM
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I was thinking that if you were able to get all of the primary colors Red,Blue,Yellow, and then a can of white you could make any color you wanted. It would save money in the long run I would imagine.
Oct 22, 2008, 05:17 PM
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What size airframe should I think for this one using 2S lipo's 600-800 mah?
I have a few of these available and would like to use them.

The Hyperion Z1709 2100 kv would be a very nice motor. The only problem is it will perform best with an 6x4 prop, which is a bit large if I have to scale down the airframe.
Any better suggestions for the motor? perhaps a small inrunner?

Edit: the 600-800 mah lipo's are actually double 300-400 packs. Is it wiser to use them single in a very small airframe with a very small inrunner like the Y12L-5300 with a GWS 3x2 prop (7,3 A = about 20C @ WOT)???
Last edited by ZamBeZi; Oct 22, 2008 at 05:49 PM.
Oct 23, 2008, 12:28 PM
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ZamBeZi (and anyone else wanting to do a micro version),

A friend of mine took Tomas' design and came up with a smaller verion with an 18.8" wingspan. This is perfect for a small 12mm inrunner and 2S lipo. In fact, he has a link to the motor he used from Hobby City.


Nov 08, 2008, 05:51 PM
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Some good ones of Pat's plane from today. Like all of Pat's planes a great flyer.

Nov 08, 2008, 07:37 PM
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Flew mine today. A bit windy but it handled it well....right up to the landing. Somehow I nosed it in on the landing approach and broke off the nose. Probably a 3 minute fix at the most. First crash with this one. I must have 20-30 flights on it. My first F-22 lasted through only 2 flights. Totaled it due to radio interference. This is my 2nd F-22 and it's one of those planes that I always take with me. I take my Infinion with me wherever I go for my 3D habbit and the F-22 to satisfy my need for speed speed.
Nov 08, 2008, 08:22 PM
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That's funny, my first one only lasted like 3 flights before I nosed it in pretty bad. But #2 is going strong (as evidenced in the pics posted just above).


Thanks for posting those pics that Tina took today. They look great! In that last pic, I had just done my new manuever; a wheels up touch and go! I bring it in like I'm going to land, cut the throttle, then "skip" it off the grass, hit the gas and keep going.

Nov 09, 2008, 02:16 PM
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Flight Video

I just posted my first inflight video attempt with the FlycamOne 2 into the video forums. This is also my first upload attempt. Are folks posting to YouTube instead of this site?

Nov 14, 2008, 08:31 AM
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Hi to all..

Have been scootin around with my Yardbird F-22 for the past few months until last week when i managed to drive it into the ground and spend quite some time picking up the pieces..

So the question is - another YB or something a little different????

One of the guys i fly with has been playing around with an indoor version of this 22 and i gotta admit, i like the shape.. The YB was a nice looking plane but this one has some really smooth lines.. A brief skim thru this thread also has many comments claiming this one leaves the Yarbird in its wake..

So, i'm building me one... Gotta admit, i don't have the steadiest hand when it comes to cutting out plans, so that caused some apprehension but now that i'm half way built i'm loving the look & eagerly awaiting the first flight with those cool elevons...

Have tomorrow to finish the build (gotta work around domestic duties) before flying with the guys Sunday morning..

This plane, i feel, is going to be FUN....

Nov 14, 2008, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Maxih
The YB was a nice looking plane but this one has some really smooth lines.. A brief skim thru this thread also has many comments claiming this one leaves the Yarbird in its wake.
I've flown with (or maybe I should say against) another gent who has a Yardbird F-22. His has the Dualsky motor combo as purchased from 2dogrc. His flies faster and flies better slow and inverted than mine, but it's smaller (about 80-90%) and lighter than mine too (I'm running a PQ 2500 battery that weighs nearly a half pound). On the otherhand, his cannot whip around mid-flight and change directions almost instantly like mine.

His is faster, mine's more maneuverable, so I'd say it's probably a wash, depending on your personal preference. Mine was much cheaper too - about $1.50 worth of Blucor + my time and effort (which i consider fun).

Last edited by Park_Flyer; Nov 14, 2008 at 01:31 PM.
Nov 14, 2008, 06:49 PM
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I have to admit there is a little more satisfaction when you start with a sheet of foam and take it from there..
The speed difference should be a little interesting. I'll be using the Dualsky combo out of the Yardbird in this build, which has meant a few minor mods to accommodate the mount and prop. The Dualsky setup worked so well in the YB it'd be a shame not to keep using it..

Also to allow the whole plan to fit on one sheet i've built 90%.. I think even at 90% it's still a little larger than the YB. Bit hard to tell, between the crash and the derigging there's not enough to really tell .

In any case, better feed the kid so i can get back to the build before tomorrow..
Nov 14, 2008, 10:50 PM
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guys, i love this bird so much that i m gonna build a smaller version, scaled down to 50%. muahha... m sure its gonna be fast.

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