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Old 01-31-2009, 02:53 AM
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Just like you said two of the hinges came loose on the alieron, so I could only turn one way. Then she went in to a spin and down she went behind the hill. As I said it is a very big hill I will post some pictures, after that I tought she was a pile of foam for sure but!!!!!! Like I said when I drove over there she was just sitting upside down with some grass stains and I am missing the right main gear.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:12 AM
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Incredible. Sorry I missed this when you first posted it. Have you had time to upload the photos to Wattflyer yet?
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:41 PM
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I finally got out to maiden this Easytiger F-22 this morning. I put 4 flights on it, and I am pleasantly surprised at what a great flying airplane this is! I am using Flightmax 4s2200 and Xcite 4s2200 lipos, and go about 4 minutes of full throttle aggressive flying before bringing it in for landing. Top speed is pretty good, and it slows down very nicely for landing. Overall a very good first impression!
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:38 PM
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Welcome to the site Huggett and glad to hear about your successful flights! It is a fun plane, I miss mine.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:59 PM
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I repete replace the servos NOW!!!!!! Mine flew great for about five od so flights and then one of the servos went out and she went in like a rocket. If you can you cut them out and replace them with some 55s and just ad glue around where you had to cut the other one's out. Trust me if it had good servos it would be even better plane.
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by giddyuperic View Post
I repete replace the servos NOW!!!!!! Mine flew great for about five od so flights and then one of the servos went out and she went in like a rocket. If you can you cut them out and replace them with some 55s and just ad glue around where you had to cut the other one's out. Trust me if it had good servos it would be even better plane.
Eric, I think I may replace all the servos. Actually, mine came with a servo that would not re-center.....so I did replace one of them already, but I replaced it with one that I think is the same exact servo that I took out of another rtf plane. I have a bunch of new HXT900 servos, which seem really good, that I may use to replace the stock servos. Thanks a lot for the heads-up on the stock servos!

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Old 07-20-2009, 11:51 PM
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Default Check your fan!!!

I have had no problems with the servos, and had several really nice flights with the airplane this week. The airplane is slow, but easy to fly. It's easy to land smoothly.

During my last two flights, I kept hearing what I thought was the ESC low voltage cutoff, so I'd land. The battery was fine.

The problem turned out to be that my fan was in the process of falling off the motor shaft!!! The ducted fan impellor fell off the motor!!

Ended up dead sticking it into the sage brush. Airplane got impaled on sage brush. Should not be too hard to fix, using tape and
polyurethane glue.

I was not impressed with the smoothness of the motor and fan assembly. It ran considerably rougher than my other EDFs (Sapac T45, Miglet). Guess I should have taken it apart and balanced it myself!

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Eric, I think I may replace all the servos. Actually, mine came with a servo that would not re-center.....so I did replace one of them already, but I replaced it with one that I think is the same exact servo that I took out of another rtf plane. I have a bunch of new HXT900 servos, which seem really good, that I may use to replace the stock servos. Thanks a lot for the heads-up on the stock servos!
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:43 AM
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Oh yes balance is the key word. I run the RC LANDER EDF unit's great fans I mean realy good fans, But if you don't balance them right bang they come apartat about half throttle. You should look at some of thier planes very nice.
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:38 PM
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Hi Don:
So is this a recommendation for this particular f22, or are there more "worthy" f22s out there?
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Old 09-23-2009, 12:35 AM
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There are several out there but this is the only one that I've flown.

I enjoyed the plane, be sure to check out the thread link on what happened to it.
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...t=40662&page=3

Towards the end of page three then be sure to read what happened on page four.....
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:31 PM
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Don, that shot of your crashed F22 with the pop-bottle counterweight in front was absolutely amazing. I would not have believed that would be aerodynamically possible.
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe 1320 View Post
just a FYI.....Curtis (aka easytiger) is a distributer, not the manufacturer.
...and your point is?

In all honesty, I guess this should be pointed out for every review of Hobby Lobby titled reviews also, so you better get started, as it's going to be a serious effort.
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:49 PM
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Default Maybe replace the fan assembly?

Had to replace the nose gear steering servo, cause of stripped gears.

Went to fly the airplane, and the fan assembly sounded like it was slipping again on the motor shaft. I'm thinking I ought to either glue the impeller on the motor shaft, or replace the whole motor/fan/esc assembly with a higher performance one. I previously balanced the impeller using dabs of polyurethane glue inside the impeller hub. It was pretty badly out of balance from the factory.

The airplane is easy to fly. The landing gear isn't very robust, the power is sluggish. The airplane isn't fast at all. I've had a lot of fun with it, but I probably would not purchase it again.

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I have had no problems with the servos, and had several really nice flights with the airplane this week. The airplane is slow, but easy to fly. It's easy to land smoothly.

During my last two flights, I kept hearing what I thought was the ESC low voltage cutoff, so I'd land. The battery was fine.

The problem turned out to be that my fan was in the process of falling off the motor shaft!!! The ducted fan impellor fell off the motor!!

Ended up dead sticking it into the sage brush. Airplane got impaled on sage brush. Should not be too hard to fix, using tape and
polyurethane glue.

I was not impressed with the smoothness of the motor and fan assembly. It ran considerably rougher than my other EDFs (Sapac T45, Miglet). Guess I should have taken it apart and balanced it myself!

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Old 03-28-2010, 05:54 PM
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Default Repairing foam models

I really like to use polyurethane glue and water for repairing foam models. It's easy to fill in holes in the foam. First, use blue painters tape to make any forms needed to keep the foaming glue contained until it sets up. Fill the hole partway with polyurethane glue, then spritz it with water. The glue will foam up and expand.

I've started using polyurethane glue instead of foamsafe on my depron foamies as well. It seems much less brittle than foam safe CA.

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Old 03-28-2010, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Bill G View Post
...and your point is?

In all honesty, I guess this should be pointed out for every review of Hobby Lobby titled reviews also, so you better get started, as it's going to be a serious effort.
It's pretty simple really. Do you need help figuring out the difference between a manufacturer and a distributer? It was a simple correction that over a year later you make a big deal about it?
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:06 PM
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Why when I go to Easytigermodels.com I cannot find this product? Did they decide not to market it?
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:32 PM
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The last post in this thread was almost 4 years ago before you found it. Probably another model relegated to history.
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:46 AM
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Thanks man, what a bummer. I am an R/C re-tread, I have been flying Control Line for the last six years, but I am now back to flying R/C so I am new to WattFlyer.
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Old 12-23-2013, 04:55 AM
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There should be plenty other F-22's out there. Just search around. Welcome back to the addiction!
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:42 PM
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abbor,

As xmech mentioned, there are beaucoup choices for the F-22 in all different sizes. 50mm, 64mm,70mm, and 90mm. Check out: MotionRC, Nitroplanes, Diamond Hobby, Banana Hobby, Toysonics, Value Hobby, Grayson. Atomikrc and Hobby King. The F-22 is a popular model.

My favorite mfg's these days are FMS and Freewing. I do have a bunch of the little 50mm Jpowers edf's. A lot of fun in a small, inexpensive package. I think Banana sells them as back pack jets, HK has them as something else, but they're all made by Jpowers. Here's a review thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1348808

If you're looking for a first edf that's easy to fly, I would suggest the Phase3 EF-16 from Hobby People , the Freewing F9F Panther from Motion or Value Hobby or the Freewing Stinger 64mm.

You can even build your own "prop in the slot" profile foamy job. I've built a few of them from Dollar Tree foam board and you can't beat them for cheap thrills. Some of my best flyers.

Here's a pic of my latest , made from Model Plane Foam(MPF) in Navy livery- LOL A group of us fly these in combat on Sunday afternoons. No streamers or anything. Just trying to knock each other out of the sky.



Welcome to Wattflyer and Merry Christmas !

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Old 12-23-2013, 06:15 PM
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Thanks for the info, I will take a look at the other choices.
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