I apologize for only now just getting back on the computer. I've spent the last five days from sunrise to well after sunset working on my truck. Not a toy, but the real thing that I work out of.
I normaly enjoy working on my own vehicles but this was a week of pure problems. I couldn't believe the kind of luck I was having. Being self employeed I had been working out of a car for the last month, not wanting to tackle the truck problems right away...until the timing belt went on the car. In other words, I'm just happy to be alive right now.
What really burned me was I couldn't go out for deer shotgun season here in Ohio this week and today is the last day. Already took a buck with a crossbow but wanted to use a slug on a doe. Still go two more months of bow season to pack the freezer, though.
Back to the subject....WOW...Great job there! I'm envious that you are plowing ground well ahead of me on this project and thus I'll have to be creative to find something new on this plane to pioneer. Couple of quick questions for you...is that foam the cheap chunky stuff at the local home improvement store? I saw what I think is the foam you are working with and thought..."This can't be it, it's too flimsy and chunky looking". It'd help if you gave the exact name of this stuff and any other label specifications so I can be sure what I'm working with. I would have thought the pink Owens Corning foam at the store would be much better as it's smoother, stronger, and doesn't way all that much.
On the BP21s....Good for you on getting those. You'll love the power and speed they produce. Match'em up with a 7x6 prop...or atleast that's the best prop for it on a Stryker. Did you pick up some lipos yet? If not, try Dymond Motorsports website as they are about half the price of anybody out there. The 3 cell 10C 2000ma packs work great with the BP21 and hardly get warm after a long flight. At $35 a pack you can't go wrong. I also bought a Celectra 1 to 3 cell lipo charger and am very happy with it. From what I have read there isn't much difference between lipo chargers out there. In other words, one doesn't really get you any better of a charger on a lipo over another. Let me know how you like those BP21s! Two? You aren't planning on a dual motor version to beat me to that punch too, are you? [>:]
As money provides I'll not be starting on this project for at least another week or two. Fixing my truck took a good bit of cash out of my pocket, not to mention I haven't been working this week to bring in some more money. Oh well, Monday is a new week.