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micro Stryker F-27C - 69.7mph!

Old 05-23-2010, 12:17 PM
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Default micro Stryker F-27C - 69.7mph!

Built a couple of these before, but they were small and meant for AA gear, this one is meant for brushless speed! The first one I built was a test, I didnt know how the spackle/mud would cover or the clear coat...didnt turn out so well, and a bit small too at only 14 inches. This new one is at 16 inches and the finish is better, but not great...shouldnt notice at +40mph though!

Empty weight is a bit over 38 grams, AUW looks like it'll be around 75g or so. RX is a Spektrum AR6300, servos are Spektrum-ish linear 2.3 gram, Turnigy 6A Plush ESC, Turnigy 16-06 3000kv 9g motor, 2S and 3S lipos, 3.5" prop. I'm building up a standard size Stryker too, it'll match the little ones, but it'll have the Turnigy 2836 2350kv motor on 4S [8D]

Come on ParkZone, you know you want to make one!

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Old 05-23-2010, 12:55 PM
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nice job micro, i almost want to hire you to build me some planes lol.
Old 05-23-2010, 02:53 PM
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Default RE: micro Stryker F-27C - 69.7mph!

Nick, that is sweeeet!

How about a video?
Old 05-24-2010, 12:43 AM
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what would you charge to send an arf kit of this to someone? nice job by the way looks amasing.
Old 05-24-2010, 02:23 PM
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Thats amazing
Old 05-24-2010, 05:47 PM
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Default RE: micro Stryker F-27C - 69.7mph!

Thanks guys, I'm really hoping it'll handle like its big brother...I've been flying the Stryker for 6 years now (my first RC plane!) and its still in my top 3 out of everything I've ever flown. And though I'm sure ParkZone appreciates hearing such kind words, I'm not quite sure how much they would appreciate me making money off their design I would have to change the design enough to make it not look like a Stryker, and then it wouldnt be a Stryker anymore. I'm moving in about a week, once I get all moved in, we'll see what happens.

Hoping to get the rest of the electronics in this week, but there's a fair bit of soldering to do and its making me procrastinate - I dont really have a work station anymore, its all in boxes

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well hopefully pz will take your offer because id love to have one of these ulrta micro strykers.
i think id put an e flight 180 brusless in it.
Old 05-24-2010, 07:49 PM
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micro, how much would you want for one? ive always though the strykers were awsome but there way to fast for my liking. this micro version would be an awsome substitute for the full sized one
Old 05-24-2010, 09:24 PM
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I dont really have a work station anymore, its all in boxes
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What happened bro?
Old 05-25-2010, 04:04 PM
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do we have a video yet???? I hope your move goes well Micro. Or is the plane even done yet?
Old 05-25-2010, 11:49 PM
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Default RE: micro Stryker F-27C - 69.7mph!

Nick, that is way cool. I hope you can get the powers that be at HH to greenlight your plane.

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Old 05-26-2010, 03:46 PM
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Default RE: micro Stryker F-27C - 69.7mph!

Wheelnut, just moving into a new place. I left myself just the basics, an Xacto, some fresh blades, CA+kicker, sandpaper and a ruler (the soldering iron too for now)...everything else is all boxed up! Cant wait to have a proper building area again.

diabolic-mind, I have no idea, never gave it any thought. I wouldnt sell a Stryker though, some other delta wing design perhaps.

No video yet, AF, gotta get myself to finish the soldering, and I'm not making it easy on myself It'll be done soon though, and a video to follow.

Thanks Fern, I've never really tried making money from the hobby, I think I procrastinate too well to do it...but if HH wants to send me a check, I'm fine with that

Nick
Old 05-26-2010, 08:23 PM
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hey micro would you by chance be willing to draw up some planes for the stryker. i can see why you wouldnt want to sell one. its an original build of it and its absolutely beautiful. but if you could come up with some plans id like to give building one a whirl. i got some other ides for planes too, with your level of craftsmanship maybe you could turn my ideas into planes!
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Default RE: micro Stryker F-27C - 69.7mph!

NitroCharged was kind enough to do some doppler readings for me, and I'm going faster than the F-27B at 69.7mph!! I had no idea.

Here's the 3 videos I have. First is the maiden in not-so-great quality, 2nd is an HD video is much better with some general flying, 3rd video was from yesterday and has some slow and low inverted passes and high speed low altitude rolls (and a crash into the tree )

I'm re-drawing the plans I made, I'll post them up soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znd2f8sx9v0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3rCneAZSHM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoHw5rvl2mo

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seriously? ok be honest, you made that out of carbon fiber and kevlar didnt you?[:'(] that thing is bullet proof man, rough lawn dart landing, hitting a tree, still flies, lol. ive seen many of planes that got friendly with trees and didnt brush it off and fly away lol. it seems like it flies pretty well at lower speeds, i figured it would be hard to tame low and slow but it seemed to glide by near effortlessly. i was wondering did you set the motor at an angle to compensate for the motors torque roll, or does it not effect it cause of the design?
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Default RE: micro Stryker F-27C - 69.7mph!

Yeah it can take quite a beating...for as soft as balsa is, when its thick enough, it can withstand some punishment. I dinged up the leading edge pretty good when I hit the tree, but the spackle will smooth it all right out. If there wasnt buildings and trees surrounding me, I would've tried slowing down further - when pulling full back on the elevator, it'll fly in a pretty stable alpha position...seems to fly slower when inverted. The motor has no thrust angle on it, and is just barely above the centerline so it doesnt try the typical 'pull the nose up when at full throttle' thing. It sometimes wants to roll at full throttle, but thats about it, the large verticle fins help keep it straight too.

Tonight I flew around WITHOUT going full throttle the entire time, got nearly 10 minutes of flight time, but the battery was warm. Just learned of a new pack that can handle more of a load and is just a hair bigger...might have to try that out along with some differant props...I'm sure there's still a few mph's I can pull out of it

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just a suggestion, but i would say look into getting a ducted fan unit for it. you might be able to crank the mph up alot with one. im not sure how you would mount it on the back but im sure its do-able. do you have the battery compartment setup so that you can shift the battery forward and back at all? if not make it so it can be shifted, that way when you feel like flying low and slow you can move it back, then you can get that same high alpha type of flight without needing to use control input. ive been experimenting with battery positioning on my flyzone playmate, and erc mustang and have been finding some great ways of getting different flight characteristics based on where the battery is.
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that is crazy man!
how in the world do you see that little thing going that fast? [:-]
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its easy srt10, he duct tapes a pair of binoculars to his eyes!
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its easy srt10, he duct tapes a pair of binoculars to his eyes!
ahh man that's awesome!
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Default RE: micro Stryker F-27C - 69.7mph!

hey Micro Builder, looks like ParkZone listened to you http://www.skyhighhobby.com/parkzone...-wing-180.html

but really, your micro stryker looks amazing, you are very talented in your crafts, hats off to you

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