F-22 Raptor This Time (twin tube design)

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hermanjc

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Aside from the dinosaur raptor rocket for my son, I've had another raptor idea in my head ever since I made my upscale Estes SR-71. The F-22 design I came up with is for a twin BT55 body tube for a two motor cluster. Aside from a 3D printed nose cone, the rocket/plane will be made from balsa and paper to shape the fuselage to the wings. I do have a Rocksim model to help figure out CP. I'm thinking of using 24mm motor mounts, but with the maiden on C6-3s in adapters.
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Wow, nice! I actually dug up this kit last night and thought you were referring to this one.
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Wow, nice! I actually dug up this kit last night and thought you were referring to this one.
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That's an awesome kit! I found it as I was researching options, but wanted a free flyer like my SR-71. Gonna require a heck of a lot of nose weight I think, but the ability to fly one 2 super C's or 2 Ds should take care of that :).
 

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Back to work on the F22 after a vacation. Finished up with some additional paper forming ribs/tube joiners. Also 3D printed some centering rings to make the motor mounts. Top fins have been glued on. Still need to make a tansition for the back of the cockpit the fuselage. I am thinking I'll just shape a chunk of balsa for that. Getting close to paint. I'm loving how it looks.
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The F-22 is really coming along nicely I always liked the SR-71 Blackbirds profile. It's a very cool designed plane.
 
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