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“Definitely a crowd pleaser!”
I almost always have people watching when I fly. The F-22 is definitely a crowd pleaser!
I have found the F22 to glide very nicely. I can deadstick land it very very easily and smoothly. I suspect that yours comes down a little quicker though because yours is on the heavy side (about 10 oz. heavier than mine). On your next build (or even with a lighter battery on this plane), i bet you will find that it glides pretty well.
Tell everyone at work to be patient. You will certainly wreck it eventually.
By FatherAndSons | September 25, 2012 | Full review here
“A good plane to learn to fly on?”
Is the RCPowers F-22 a good plane to learn to fly on?
Well, My dad recently had his birthday. (I learned to fly on the F-22 and have had great success) so gave him one of my F-22s for his birthday. Other than struggling with the launch he flew very well, in complete control.
There was about a 5 to 7 m.p.h. wind, but the F-22 flew like it was on rails.
He compared flying the F-22 to flying the corsair by saying that he was able to relax and just enjoy the flight versus having his heart pound out of his chest while flying the Corsair (and the other planes that he has tried to fly).
Bottom line - this is a very stable, very forgiving and relatively easy plane to fly.
Wing loading is low and if you want to fly this slow and steady while learning to fly, this is a great plane to have.
On the other hand, once you are ready - the sky is the limit with the F-22, relatively fast and fully aerobatic.
I will always have an F-22 ready to fly!
By FatherAndSons | September 13, 2012 | Full review here
“A very well designed airplane”
Just finished my F-22 a few days ago. I was able to take her out yesterday for the maiden flight. Went great, it's a very well designed airplane and flies amazingly well with just tailerons. I enabled the rudders today and found them to be an excellent addition, especially in slow flight. I am also using the KFm4 airfoil design, AUW is a "portly" 27 OZ. I have the ailerons cut out and hope to enable them this weekend.
[FONT=Arial]By dropkickjohny | March 31, 2011 | Full review here
“It was my first successful foamy”
The F-22 is my favorite, but it isn't the one I fly most. I spend most of my time flipping the Cheap-N-Easy into the air. Mainly because I'm not afraid to crash it. I can build another Cheap-N-Easy in an afternoon while watching TV. I've got a little emotional investment in the F-22, I think because it was my first successful foamy. Instead of flying the F-22, I just look at it and hone my skills on the C-N-E until I'm ready to fly the bigger, faster F-22 again. Besides, The C-N-E is a lot of fun.
By wheelbarrowjackson | September 24, 2011 | Full review here
“How much fun it would be flying with my son”
Good Morning Guys, Took my F-22 out yesterday, flew 2 batteries without incident. Commented to the wife how easy this was to fly and how much fun it would be flying with my son. She said, and I'm not jokeing, "guess you need to build another one so you can both fly". I will be buying everything I need Monday before she changes her mind.
. Taking it out to the club today, can't wait for those guys to see it. I can fly for 8 minutes at half throttle. I see now I need more batteries.
By Bukrub66 | April 3, 2011 | Full review here
“I may not fly like an expert but at least I can talk like one”
I'm using the Dupont blue foam from Lowes so my plane may be a little heavier than the ones made with Depron and I may also add reinforcement as I am relatively new to this hobby and not quite the expert yet. I'm headed to the garage to cut out more pieces. Thanks again.
PS: I have really enjoyed the "Course
" and have learned A LOT from it. I may not fly like an expert but at least I can talk like one.
By rsfrank1 | September 13, 2012 | Full review here
“I only wish that i had jumped in quicker.”
Yes my maiden flight was a great victory to me. Believe it or not, I am new to flight. Some people have noticed that it took me over a year from the time that i began participating on the RCPowers Forum until the maiden of my first F-22. This was too long, but it is due to my personality. I am an engineer by background and frequently find myself feeling that I can not proceed with something until I know everything about it. So...I study, take notes and delay progress until I feel completely ready. This is sometimes known as 'Analysis Paralysis'. Not a good thing because it slows me down. I wish i had just jumped in and built a plane sooner like i have seen so many others do on this Forum.
Not only did I study - not just read (I have hundreds of pages of notes that I took while studying the F-22 forum & the Course
but i spent untold hours on the FMS simulator until I felt that i had total control of the aircraft. This study and simulator practice enabled me to have a very successful maiden, but it took me way too long. I only wish that I had jumped in quicker. I could have been enjoying this with my family long ago. So my recommendation to other newbies would be to study the forum and the Course
, learn to fly the simulator but do it quickly.
I also learned another lesson about the construction of a first plane. I worked long and hard on mine to make it nice. I have since had many accidents. It still flies, but not like it did when it was new. I should have built my first one - quick & ugly - to learn on. It would have been better to just get some actual flight experience before building such a nice plane.
Regardless of my delayed methods of getting started, I'm hooked for life. I just finished my 2nd F-22 (with a KF4 - which I LOVE) and am planning to begin construction of the F-117 next week.
My first F117 will be quick and dirty. I just want to get one in the air.
Thanks again to the forum members, Dave Powers and Scott Lott. Well done!
By FatherAndSons | June 23, 2012 | Full review here