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e3_Scott
Hi everyone -

Managed to get the maiden and a few extra flights in with my F22 V1 this morning before the fog rolled in. I didn't shoot video this morning as the fog would have washed the plane out for most of the flight, I could keep track of it flying, but I fear the video would not have turned out well, so video will happen the next time on a clearer day.

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I have to say I was very, very pleasantly surprised how amazingly well this plane flew today in this configuration with elevons, ailerons, rudders and the full Kf4 airfoil I would venture to say it is one of the best F22 configurations I have ever flown. It flew very smooth yet crisp when I needed it to be, very stable even in a little breeze (although it did have that little F22 "tail wag" that happens in the wind sometimes) and it tracked exceptionally well.

Aerobatics are scale yet crisp and the speed is what I have found normal for the RC Powers family of F22s, good acceleration and pop, but not blinding fast top end. Having ailerons working in conjunction with the elevons makes for a huge difference in rolls and just general handling in and out of turns. Although I am still needing to do a few more flights to get it dialed in exactly, it required just one click of trim in the pitch and one in the roll on the maiden flight to get it flying "hands off" straight and level using the CofG from the plans.

I also experimented putting a 2200 battery in it and although it took a little away from the instantaneous acceleration and top end speed, the slightly higher wing loading seemed to make aerobatics even more crisp and gave the plane even more stability and slightly better handling characteristics. So with the 2200 battery, my weight is now at 21.3, almost exactly where I fly my F18 V3.

So this upgraded F22 V1 gets two big "thumbs up" (not while flying it mind you...:rolleyes from me. It is not as "floaty" as the my F22 V2 could be at times and a little more docile than my current F22 V3.

I hope to have more flights and some video of this great little plane very soon...

I have attached the two .pdf files I used for the aileron/rudder and Kf mods that Scott Lott made a long time ago to bring them more forward in the thread so that if someone wants to use them, you won't have to do as much searching around to find them.

Cheers,

Scott
Park Jet noise...the "other" sound of freedom😎
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e3_Scott
Hi everyone -

I have my F22 V1 dialed in just the way I want it now, but "epic fail" on my part today, I forgot to take my video camera, so still no footage of it...ops:

When I got to the field, even "Bambi" wants to fly parkjets!

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I have decided I like having the extra weight and wing loading with a 2200 battery, it just gives that little better feel and compensates for any "floatiness" that occasionally happens with the F22.

I did discover the hard way much like the F22 V3 it does not like to get too slow in turns and I "gonked" the nose a little bit, still flies awesome and you can't tell when it is in the air, probably hurt my pride more than the plane...ops:

I can see a few tweaks that I might make to this plane or to another if I was to build it to help the efficiency of the motor and to help reduce a little of the drag. I would probably open up the prop slot even more to help out the thrust, I can hear the difference in how the prop wash flows over this plane compared to say the other plane I flew today the FRC Su35 MK2. I would probably cut out some of the foam on the bottom nose piece after it gets inside the intake to reduce some drag and help with better airflow through the electronics bay and get even more air back through to the prop.

As I said in my first post flight report, this is probably the smoothest yet most agile of all the RCP F22s I have build and flown with the additional mods that Scott Lott made to it with Kfs, ailerons and rudders. Very, very happy with how it performs and I will do my best to get some video of it very soon!

Cheers,

Scott
Park Jet noise...the "other" sound of freedom😎
#ParkJetnoise #ParkJetpilot
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e3_Scott
Hi Everyone -

A pencil, ruler, dollar store calculator, an NTM Prop Drive 2700 motor and a fresh set of F22 V1 plans...hmmmm, how much trouble can I get myself into?!

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I committed two "epic fails" with my last F22 V1, I "dumb thumbed" it into the ground at a rather rapid rate of knots, but worse yet, not only did I not videotape it, I even forgot to take pictures of the aftermatho_O...so here is an old picture of an F22 V3 I wrote off for a bit of comic relief...

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Coincidentally, both this V3 and the no longer with us V1 had the same paint scheme...perhaps it is cursed? Anyway, this new V1 will have a different paint scheme...

So back to serious business I have been having so much darn fun with my T50 Pak Fa V1 (the little jet with the big name...) with the NTM Prop Drive and since I wanted to have another F22 in my hangar, once again I decided fear and common sense are highly overrated and will try the same setup in my F22 V1. The mods I borrowed from colorc worked awesome on my T50 V1 and coupled with some of the mods I did on my last F22 V1, I think the results will be pretty cool.

One thing I will do is move the motor mount forward a bit and perhaps put my ESC up forward as well. I have found with my previous F22 V1s that to get the CofG I had to tuck the battery pretty far forward which makes for a bit of a task with my big sausage fingers to get the battery in and out in the bottom electronics bay. So I am hoping I will be able to have my battery a little further back by moving other components forward, making my life a little easier to get the battery in and out and to help balance the plane a little better. Anyway, that is my theory and with fingers crossed I hope it all comes true the first time the plane leaves my hand

I'll do the full Kf4 airfoil again, probably just elevons and ailerons for controls and again a little extra reinforcement to ensure it will be able to hold up to the NTM motor on 4S...

I have some other test flying I need to do on an FRC Su35 MK2 I just finished where I am testing out a few mods and things, so might not get to the F22 build right away, but I think it will be fun when it's done!

Cheers,

Scott
Park Jet noise...the "other" sound of freedom😎
#ParkJetnoise #ParkJetpilot
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ScottLott
Sad to see so many crashed F-22s!

It's so interesting to see the old V1s coming back taking advantage of mods learned from more recent developments.

Like giving an old car a new paint job.
- Scott Lott
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FeWOlf
I may have missed in the plans of the F22 v1, what is angle of rudders?!
Fly Like Hell, and you will get there!
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OzFaxFlyer
The angle is set by the slope of the engine nacelles. glue the rudder tabs to the inside of the nacelles.
You are just jealous that The Voices don't speak to you, too......
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FED50H
The vertical stabilizers actually have a guide built into the plane so you don't have to set the angle. They have a notch at the bottom that slides through a slot in the back of the fuselage. The end of the notch bumps up against the side of the rear parts of the fuselage, setting the angle FOR you. .... copied from a super early Scott Lot post
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FeWOlf
Thank You
Fly Like Hell, and you will get there!
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Brit_tries_to_fly
Hi all, first post!

I just browsed here having bought & downloaded the V1 bundle. I've also downloaded the two PDFs at the top of the page as I figured anything that makes it easier to fly has to be a good thing for me - but having opened them it says "to be bought not to be shared".. Confused now I had to log in to get them, are these part of the V1 bundle or did I just steal them? 🙂
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F1wanabe
Those are OK to use, Brit!
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