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08-01-2021, 07:19 PM
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Posted By guapoman2000

Okay guys!:) Got my Hangar9 F-22 Raptor...

Okay guys!:)

Got my Hangar9 F-22 Raptor converted to Electric RC airplane model back in the air for two wonderful flights after one year and two months hanging!

Just an amazing Sunday Central...
11-02-2015, 06:09 PM
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Posted By guapoman2000

Sunday, November 1st, 2015 Flew my F22...

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Flew my F22 Raptor for exactly six (6) minutes and it was pretty much 3/4 -to Full Throttle even more exhilarating speed and performance. This represents my fifth (5th)...
11-02-2015, 04:20 PM
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Posted By guapoman2000

fhhuber, Hum.......well I have someone over...

fhhuber,

Hum.......well I have someone over at the "other" RC Web Site that was still under 8lbs. and that's using a lower Kv motor and more cells than what I am using.;)

Here is the thread:...
11-02-2015, 10:54 AM
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Posted By guapoman2000

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Guys,

Sorry, no pictures nor video!:oops:

I was able to slow down the model in various high altitude circumstances and finally had the guts with a good Head Wind down the runway to slow it down...
11-02-2015, 10:48 AM
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Posted By guapoman2000

Considering Retracts!

Guys,

Look how neat this Hangar9 looks if one goes with retracts!:D
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11-02-2015, 10:26 AM
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Posted By guapoman2000

In-Flight Pics from 10-31-2015

Okay guys,

As promised, Gerry came through and captured some neat pictures of my Hangar9 F22 Raptor while In-Flight (Fast Passes). It really helps when nice weather conditions exist with BLUE...
11-01-2015, 03:06 AM
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Posted By guapoman2000

Wow, Today, I flew my F22 Raptor for about 6...

Wow,

Today, I flew my F22 Raptor for about 6 minutes and it was pretty much at 3/4 Throttle for exhilarating speed and performance.

The charger just quit and placed back 2256mAH into the...
10-31-2015, 10:46 PM
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Posted By guapoman2000

Exclamation Saturday RC Flying (10-31-2015) 4th Flight!

4th Flight!

Guys,

Can't wait for Gerry's picture results as the sky was perfectly BLUE with partial clouds and he was able to place the camera in the optimum mode for best quality and...
10-29-2015, 05:51 PM
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Posted By guapoman2000

3rd Flight after Post Maiden Flight Adjustments!

Guys,

Wow! :eek:

She is a terrific flyer!:p

After the Post Maiden Flight Adjustments, especially the Elevator Halves, it turns like she is on rails and oh, I didn't stall her up high as I...
10-28-2015, 08:53 PM
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Posted By guapoman2000

Hum......I would be careful with the speed on...

Hum......I would be careful with the speed on this model. Unless you have the all GREY covering and covering was applied in such a manner that there are no seams at the leading edge of anything...
10-28-2015, 08:46 PM
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Views: 21,140
Posted By guapoman2000

Guys, According to: ...

Guys,

According to:
http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi?Submit=Go&sta=KTTS&state=FL

Tomorrow seems to be perfect for the 3rd flight (Post Maiden Adjustments) and will try to record...
10-27-2015, 06:56 PM
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Posted By guapoman2000

Hi WaytooSlow, The issue (in my opinion)...

Hi WaytooSlow,

The issue (in my opinion) with a low Kv motor is that it would need significant more Cells to produce respectable RPMs at the motor output shaft. Certainly, one with more Kv's...
10-27-2015, 11:09 AM
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Posted By guapoman2000

Hi Guys! :) This is perhaps the first RC...

Hi Guys! :)

This is perhaps the first RC Airplane Model that has a tapered trailing edge Elevator and for me was illusive for my eyes. The Elevator Halves looked okay when operated during my...
10-27-2015, 03:47 AM
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Posted By guapoman2000

I was just curious and decided to rough estimate...

I was just curious and decided to rough estimate the speed from the Video noting the distance of the pass when the model came into view all the way to the end of the field view.:p

Estimated a...
10-27-2015, 02:42 AM
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Posted By guapoman2000

Guys, Reflecting on the Maiden Flight gives...

Guys,

Reflecting on the Maiden Flight gives me goose bumps that I didn't lose the model on Take-Off. Yes, I may have horse UP the model before its time but, I am certain that when I pull UP...
10-27-2015, 02:06 AM
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Posted By guapoman2000

Okay guys, Got down to get her done with the...

Okay guys,

Got down to get her done with the required adjustments and it turns out that I will not need to add another servo for making Elevator Halves with their independent servo. I did go to...
10-26-2015, 11:55 PM
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Posted By guapoman2000

Guys, I had an opportunity to measure the UP...

Guys,

I had an opportunity to measure the UP Elevator Deflection on each Elevator Halves and was horrified to witness that the LEFT Elevator Half has 1/2 inch more than the Right Elevator half.
...
10-26-2015, 05:31 AM
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Posted By guapoman2000

Okay, In similar manner the user manual...

Okay,

In similar manner the user manual (perhaps an updated manual) lists three options for flaps. This of course pertains to the modification I am about to do with Elevator halves.:D
...
10-26-2015, 05:16 AM
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Views: 21,140
Posted By guapoman2000

Well guys, I found an interesting BULLETIN...

Well guys,

I found an interesting BULLETIN for this model over at the HORIZON HOBBY web site and allow me to share it with all of you.
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10-26-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 21,140
Posted By guapoman2000

2nd Flight Pics!

Guys,

My buddy Gerry took some neat in-flight photographs from my 2nd Flight today after my maiden flight as he came later on in the morning to our RC Club.;)

The morning was heavily overcast...
10-26-2015, 12:08 AM
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Views: 21,140
Posted By guapoman2000

Thanks for that......however, I have two JR SPORT...

Thanks for that......however, I have two JR SPORT ST47's that will add another 1.5 oz. and I am not in the least worried about any weight gain as I have it less than 7lbs. and that's using the large...
10-25-2015, 11:02 PM
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Views: 21,140
Posted By guapoman2000

Nigel, The Elevator halves are linked...

Nigel,

The Elevator halves are linked together (both push rods are linked together using a round metal ring with set screw). I noticed this a LONG TIME ago and noticed the uneven UP Elevator...
10-25-2015, 10:54 PM
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Posted By guapoman2000

Well, The Nose Wheel Steering is all fixed...

Well,

The Nose Wheel Steering is all fixed as this was the reason for not flying it for the 3rd flight as the battery was topped off.

Just to let everyone know, I took two different battery...
10-25-2015, 10:37 PM
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Views: 21,140
Posted By guapoman2000

I don't know about the Super Sabre "Dance" as...

I don't know about the Super Sabre "Dance" as that was the F-100.

This Lockheed-Martin F22 Raptor does indeed perform a Flat Spin so, the RC model has the same type of characteristics.

Fast...
10-25-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 21,140
Posted By guapoman2000

Guys, I found the model to be very forgiving...

Guys,

I found the model to be very forgiving considering the high wing loading and I horse the model UP before its time and reason for Prop P-factor taking over.

I will look into the Elevator...
10-25-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 21,140
Posted By guapoman2000

Guys, Here is the Maiden Flight Video! ...

Guys,

Here is the Maiden Flight Video!

Make sure you select High Resolution and Full Screen!

https://youtu.be/S5GR9MLjh0M
10-25-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 21,140
Posted By guapoman2000

Exclamation Maiden Flight Summary!

Nigel,

Thanks so much for that LUCK wishes as I needed it and your wishes saved my model!:)

Post Maiden Summary:

This model is just an amazing Prop Jet model that unfortunately Hangar9...
10-25-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 21,140
Posted By guapoman2000

Showing it before Maiden!

Okay......

Showing a picture wide angle and closeup before Maiden Flight!:D

Either it will fly or not!;):popcorn:
...
10-25-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 21,140
Posted By guapoman2000

The Night Before Maiden Flight 10-24-2015

Hi Guys,

Completed the model to its fullest possible manner before the Maiden Flight on Sunday morning (Today!).:D

Performed some needed adjustments on both Flaps halves on both wings and Left...
10-23-2015, 10:33 AM
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Views: 21,140
Posted By guapoman2000

Sunday morning is the Ticket!

Guys,

Finally! Seems like Sunday early in the morning will be ideal to maiden my Hangar9 F22 Raptor conversion.:)

http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi?Submit=Go&sta=KTTS&state=FL
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