FRCFoamies F22 Raptor- Scale Score and Fold

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  1. F1wanabe

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    Some of you may recognize this plane. We actually started this plane
    over 2 years ago to use with our TV mount, but the timing was never
    quite right for a release... unitl now!

    The main feature of this plane is obvious: Amazing scale looks with
    the sculpted 3mm depron body panels. What isn’t so obvious is that this plane
    is still score and fold which means it only takes a couple hours
    to cut and a couple hours to assemble. Jay spent a lot of time working
    t
    his scale look out and still keeping it simple.

    Yes, its got a rear mount motor which is necessary for the extremely
    scale looks, and no, we don’t plan on doing a mid mount version. :D
    But, the nice feature about this rear mount plane is that it does have
    thrust vectoring coming from the TV vanes in front of the prop, which
    gives it great slow flying control, unlike many other rear mounts!

    The F22 has a 31 inch wingspan, flies great at around 23 oz with a
    1800 3s and CG is extremely forgiving so other batteries are not an issue
    as
    long as you are over a 1600 3s.
    The battery and esc are under the canopy, and we included the lowered
    battery tray of the Mig 2.88 which keeps the mass of the battery on the
    thrust line for excellent balance!

    Along with this thread and excellent support from the RCPowers members
    we also have included a detailed assembly guide right on the plans:
    Plan assembly.jpg
    Thank you for your support!
    -Jay and Greg
    FRCFoamies
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
  2. JettaManDan

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    Looks fantastic!
     
  3. homey666

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    Gonna have the hap hap happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap danced with Danny %÷×€'n Kay!
    That is gorgeous.

    Peter
     
  4. F1wanabe

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    Last edited: Dec 20, 2015
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  5. RCUrso

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    Waiting for this F22 Raptor ... And in the mean while I wish a Happy Christmas for all of you RCP and FRC friends!
     
  6. F1wanabe

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    Looks amazing! Can't wait.
     
  8. TomMonton

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    Okay fine. .. I've never claimed to be a fan of the rear engine models but. ...oh baby.

    This looks hot, I just love the scale look of this one. I've just gotta try it
     
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    Congrats FRC team! Keep on innovating for plane's details, guys! :)
     
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    ~Plots how to incorporate an EDF~
     
  12. Lgel

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    Very nice scale looking F22.
    As I am sure it will fly perfectly as all your planes do, congratualtions.

    Cheers and Merry Christmas.
     
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    when you figure that out..let us know!! lol
     
  14. CeeKay

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    Another one for the list!
    Looks fantastic guys. Not that I'd expect anything different :)
     
  15. paulh998

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    Moved the to-do list around again lol. Hope its out for christmas, looks fantastic
     
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    Oh, Santa.. Please, take care of these good elves...
     
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    We considered an edf because Edfs are cool - we did the eurofighter edf. The performance of the prop and unpopularity of the edf versions made us put priority on the prop version. However, an edf would be so easy to mount that you could pretty much use the same plan. I would roll a depron thrust tube and use it as the rear structure.
    [​IMG]

    www.frcfoamies.com
    www.youtube.com/user/gstrysky
     
  19. Wsamoset

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    Wow!! Guys this looks truly amazing, a great inspiration for the aspiring scratch builder designer ;), and its even better that its score fold so everyone here can build it:):). Looks like you got the nose "droop" spot on on this finalized version :D. I could totally see someone trying to build the X-44 manta off these plans.
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    Oh man, I've said it before but you guys are killing me! :D The hardest thing right now is picking what to build next out of all yours and RCP's plans, then resisting the urge to start something else mid build, and if I can't resist - having to decide what that something else is going to be! My head hurts... :D

    Well done guys, that's looking spectacular! :)
     
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