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F-22 (The Shrike Conversion)

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Old 11-22-2005, 10:48 AM
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Ah! My favorite plane the Shrike!

Its fast. It looks awesome and its so easy to build! I was wanting to mix up my next shrike project a little and thought about how easy it would be to to convert my next shrike into a F-22 Raptor by simply cutting off the original tail section and playing with cardboard cut outs and some imagination I came up with this.


So I flew it last Sunday on its maiden voyage. The first flight was scary! My Trim guy gave me left when I need right so I had to bring it down fast cause it just racked my nerves till I had none left.. Re Adjusted the trim and off I went I again! It was really fast.. you know one of those planes that can get out of site really quick! but that second flight was all it took. It flew perfect and Extremely fast!

Guys I got video.. But its going to take me some time to convert it Digital.. I should be able to do it over the Holiday weekend!.. She is sweet in the air.. I promise I will work on the Video!.

Anyone else make any mods to their Shrikes?
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Old 11-22-2005, 01:14 PM
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I like it. A couple of pics in the sun light would be nice along with the video.
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Old 11-24-2005, 12:46 AM
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That plane is the cat's ass. Excellent work.
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Old 11-24-2005, 12:58 AM
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Very nice, the stock SHRIKE is nice enough, but this is even better looking!
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Old 11-24-2005, 01:05 AM
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Man, that is one cool Shrike! Looking forward to the video.
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Old 11-24-2005, 01:03 PM
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You know, I was looking at a delta to stick my Mag 52xls in. Now I have to rethink that decision.

Can't wait for the video, plus some more details on how it flies. Would be nice if you can compare it to a stock Shrike (don't want to ask for too much).

Oh well, time to pull out the ol credit card again...
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Old 11-24-2005, 01:25 PM
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Rex R. Nice looking bird. What muffler is that? Ive never seen one like that.
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Old 11-24-2005, 09:33 PM
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What muffler is that? Ive never seen one like that.
I was wondering the same thing. It sort of looks like a tower muffler.
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Old 11-24-2005, 11:15 PM
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I think you have something here. I like it. heres mine
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Old 11-25-2005, 12:00 AM
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that engine /muffler looks like a VMAX ..looks like the 46, I have the .52 and I am using the same muffler on my OS 50sx..straight bolt on..nice little boost to the rpm too.
by the way that is a really kewl looking shrike!!!..you should get them to market that version..looks awsome!!!!
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Old 11-26-2005, 09:43 AM
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It really wasn't that hard to make. When building I just followed the instructions. but when it came to building the tail section I just cut everything behind the last bulkhead of the fuse then all me on everything else. I did learn something though. My first attempt at building the horizontal stab(elevator) was no good. I had the bright Idea of making it all one whole piece of balsa (not a good idea) besides I built it along the grain of the one piece balsa so when My elevator was pushed up or down it was very easy to bend the whole Horizontal stab (it was like rubber). I knew something wasn't quite right with it. Then I asked an expert builder in my club and he said to stick build it and that I would be a whole lot stronger if I did. (I was a skeptic, I couldn't believe that it would make it stronger than one strong piece of balsa)
Of course he was right. I think its the strongest piece of the plane

The engine is a VMAX52 with stock Muffler (it zooms)

The F-22 shrike is the fastest plane I've flown! I've built four shrikes (this being my fourth) and out of all the planes I've flown. This is the fastest!

There are alot of Mods that I can think of for the shrike 40. And since it a pretty cheap plane and its ease of buliding it shouldnt take me long to get a few more in to make the mods I want to do with them.. (they are calling me the Shrike Man at my field now)

Its Saturday.. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I could either pack up what planes I have that are in flying condishtion and go flying with my beloved friends at the field OR stay home and work on moving that video over to ditgal.. (I know how to do it) its just I have to set everything on that other labtop I got.. Geeze! I want to fly!! Well. I always got tomorrow to do it!! :-)

Fly when you can guys! Cause you never know when you can't fly no more!

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Hi Rex,
what sort of rpm are you getting out of the VMAX...mines sitting inside a Extra 330l which I havent run yet though I bought it over a year ago
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Old 11-26-2005, 11:27 AM
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he said to stick build it and that I would be a whole lot stronger if I did.
What is it exactly ? I can't understand [&o]
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Old 11-28-2005, 06:05 PM
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he said to stick build it and that I would be a whole lot stronger if I did.
What is it exactly ? I can't understand [&o]
Sorry.. I meant that it (being the Horizontal Stab) being created as one big piece of balsa would be weak compared to a Stab build with Balsa sticks.

I really haven't placed a Tack to the VMax engine.
I got a friend at the field that has one if we meet up I'll let ya know.

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Old 12-05-2005, 03:18 PM
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Click here for the video .

Hey, I did the best I could. Also.. I never did get above half throttle on this first flight.

Click the link for the video!
[link=http://www.filterpro.com/rex/shrike.avi]Shirke Conversion F-22 Video[/link]
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Old 12-05-2005, 05:29 PM
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I never did get above half throttle on this first flight.
NO GUTS NO GLORY

Is it the maiden ? Oh and also I don't have the sound [&o].

What is that sudden right roll ? Too much right aileron input after it started rolling to the left ?
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