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Not my best ever flight test - or repairing foam board models!

Another windy day F22 Mini Raptor Flight Test

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Bonzo Moon18/04/2019 16:59:53
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My latest F22 Mini Raptor flight test. Probably better titled can you fix it! It was very windy , plus hand launching which I hate. Back together now . An amazing foam board repair. I even surprised myself!

Dwain Dibley.18/04/2019 18:19:22
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Hello Mr Moon,

I fly mode two, so I launch left handed, I then have elevator and aileron at my Right thumb.

Not helpful if you can't use your left arm and fly mode 1...frown

10/10 for tenacity and perseverance though my friend, she should go well when rebuilt.


Josip Vrandecic -Mes18/04/2019 19:22:33
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Hi Bonzo , re-air and good luck thumbs up


Bonzo Moon19/04/2019 00:37:03
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Hi Dwain, I tried the left hand throw so that my right hand is still on the right joystock, ie elevons. But I'm rubbish at throwing with my left. I have sometimes had success with a right hand throw, (it's easier with bigger slow floaty models) and then quickly go to the right stick with right hand. But mostly the model has hit the deck before I get control sad

I have in the past put small undercarriages on some throw models like the Westwings Pinto. And the Mini Skywalker. But then of course you need a good smooth take off runway.

I'll persevere , and thanks Josip!

Mowerman19/04/2019 10:30:33
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Fix a hook on the fus bottom and use a light catapult launch.

David P Williams19/04/2019 11:32:38
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I'm useless with a left hand overarm throw also, but an underarm lob with my left hand is easier and works every time for me.

Bonzo Moon19/04/2019 12:01:34
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Thanks for the advice chaps.


Might try the underarm?

I'm thinking this might be an answer?

Very little weight or drag, though won't work well on grass.



Edited By Bonzo Moon on 19/04/2019 12:02:34

Edited By Bonzo Moon on 19/04/2019 12:03:21

Dwain Dibley.19/04/2019 18:03:00
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Zip Tie undercarriage.........................Cosmic !!


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