F-22 Raptor Scratch-built

A 36-inch wingspan F-22 made entirely of dollar-store foamboard. Powered by a Turnigy D3536/8 1000KV Brushless Outrunner Motor running on a 3-cell 2200 maH LiPo and pushing a 10 x 7 APC-style prop. I decided to build one after seeing it featured on FliteTest.com here. I flew it a couple times with DT-700 motor and an 11-inch prop, but that made the plane very sluggish and a nightmare to fly. With the new motor it flies very fast and stable, although I do need to get bigger/stronger servos, the small 9-gram ones it has are too weak to push those huge control surfaces when going fast. Stay tuned for a flight video.

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Flying the Comrad 1 at the Whitter Narrows field

This is my second on-board video taken with my trusty JVC Picsio camera. Please note that I applied Youtube's anti-shakiness and that's the reason why the video seems to zoom in and out all the time. This time, the video was taken at the flying field at the Whittier Narrows park in southern California. These are the details of the Comrad 1: - Scratch-build model based on the Axon by Ed from Experimental Airlines - Powered by a Thunder Tigre .10 - 2 X 2200 3-cell battery - 4 x 9G servos - 60" Wingspan - 45" total fuselage length - 12-15 minute flight times I don't think I'll be flying this plane as is anymore, there are a couple of inherit problems with it, such as it being tail heavy and the need to put 2 batteries in the front to balance it out. I'll be redesigning it soon to feature a lighter tail section and an easier way of mounting a camera and the main wing. Stay tuned!

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