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Old Nov 30, 2008, 09:53 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, 02:49 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
Old Dec 08, 2008, 08:34 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!
Old Dec 08, 2008, 09:08 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

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Old Dec 09, 2008, 09:06 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 !!!
Old Dec 09, 2008, 09:41 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!
Old Dec 09, 2008, 07:45 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
Old Dec 09, 2008, 10:13 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
Old Dec 10, 2008, 10:38 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!
Old Dec 10, 2008, 10:46 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
Old Dec 10, 2008, 11:12 AM
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Cool! Thank You sir.
Old Dec 10, 2008, 11:49 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.
Old Dec 10, 2008, 12:32 PM
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Awsome. My Hobbycity order has been placed!
Old Dec 10, 2008, 07:12 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
Old Dec 10, 2008, 10:07 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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