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RC F22
(Radio Control Airplanes F22)

YOU TUBE - RC F22


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fighter/bomber
US$150 million
US$68,362 per hour
one
2x 35,000 lbs. ea.
31,670 lbs.
80,000 lbs.
62 ft. 1 in.
44 ft. 6 in.
1,140 mph
1,600 mph
50,000 fpm est.
65,000 feet
2,000 miles
9.5
9/7/97






RC F22
RC F22

One RC F22 comes from Jet Legend. It has a 63 in. wingspan and is 87 in. long. Construction is a fiberglass fuselage with composite wings. Power can come from JetCat P80 or P120 turbine engines. Weight is about 27 lbs. dry.


RC F22
RC F22

The RC F22 from RC Powers is made primarily from Depron. It has a 34 in. wingspan and is 48 in. long. Included is a motor, controller, and flight battery.

F22
RC F22

Pictured above is the 52 in. wingspan RC F22 from Hangar 9. Included is the engine, radio, and servos, all pre-installed. Length is 50 in., power is by an EVOE engine, and weight is around 7 1/4 lbs. You can start using the RC F22 as a trainer that can be modified into an aerobatic flier as your flying skills advance.

We want to thank Jim Young of Phelps, NY who writes: "On our first trip to the flying field with the RC F22 from Hanger 9, Darrell started the engine and it sounded good. The airplane took off with a little climb, and Darrell brought it back over the field for a trim pass. "It really moves out!", Darrell said, as he pulled up in to a vertical roll. He made a slow fly pass, followed by a touch and go, where the RC F22 prop helped with the field maintenance by mowing some weeds. Darrell put his airplane into a right spin, then changed to a left spin, and continued spinning right into the ground! He chopped the throttle just before his RC F22 hit, and said, "I didn't have it there at the last."

We trekked 300 yards through brush to collect the airplane. "Must be my lucky day," said Darrell as he surveyed the scene. The main damage was where the RC F22 wing tore loose from the fuselage. The wing was cracked on the right side. Further inspection indicated that the aileron servo may have come loose during the spin. Another theory is that the model may have been tail heavy, snapping into a left spin when up elevator was used to try and break out of the right spin."



F22
RC F22

The RC F22 found on eBay comes either as a RTF of ARF. Wingspan is 29 1/2 in. and length is 36 in.. Included are two 4300 kV motors turning 55 mm fans. It weighs around 26 oz. all up.


F22
RC F22

The 62 in. wingspan RC F22 shown above was built from a Century Jet Models kit. Power is by a single 21 - 40 lb. output turbine.


F22
RC F22

The RC F22 from SAPAC America has a wingspan of 31 1/2 in. and length of 44 in. It is a foamy. Powering comes from a pair of 2830 motors driving 6 bladed 64 mm fans.


F22
RC F22

The RC F22 from Banana Hobby has a wingspan of 33 1/2 in. and a length of 48 1/2 in. It comes with a motor and 70 mm EDF unit. Weight is 2 lbs.

Hans Joachim has plans for both pusher prop and EDF powered RC F22.

Jet Set 44 has plans for a foamy 26 in. wingspan pusher prop RC F22. Power is by a LSJP motor or equivalent.

Skymaster Jets had a 72 in wingspan RC F22.

Yellow Aircraft has a 83 in. wingspan RC F22 as a kit that is for power by a single turbine engine.

Christine Diffusion has a 60 in. wingspan RC F22 that uses turbine power.

For people looking for a smaller EDF powered RC F22 RBC has a 33 in. wingspan kit for 2 WeMoTec Microfans.

Ultimate has a RC F22. It comes ready to fly and includes a pair of motors driving 55 mm fan units. Wingspan is 29 in., length is 33 in. and weight is around 28 oz.

Huayu Hobby has the RC F22. It comes as RTF or ARF in a number of color schemes. It has a 33 in. wingspan with a 44 in. length and weighs about 35 oz. Twin motors powering 64 mm fans are included.

China Suppy has a RC F22. It has a wingspan of 33 1/2 in. and a length of 48 1/2 in. Included is a motor and 70 mm EDF.

Shenzhen Lanxiang Model Aircraft produces a RC F22. It has a 48 in. wingspan with a length of 33 1/2 in. Included is a motor and 70 mm fan unit. Weight is around 2 lbs.

Aero Toy Shop, Australia has a RC F22. Its wingspan is 29 1/2 in. and it is 36 in. long. Included are two motors and 55 mm fans, a radio, speed controllers, flight battery and charger. Weight is about 26 oz.

SN Hobbies, Canada has a RC F22.

Jets Over Baguio has a foamy profile RC F22 with a 22 in. wingspan.

Gadget World Exports has a RC F22. Its wingspan is 44 in. and length is 33 in. Two motors and 64 mm fans are used for power. Weight, all-up, is around 37 oz.

Hongkong T&B has a RC F22 made from styrofoam. Its wingspan is 29 in. and length is 36 in. Included is a brushless motor with a 55 mm EDF unit.

Hongkong T&B also has a 27 in. wingspan RC F22. It is a foamy that comes ready to fly.

Starmax has a RC F22. The ARF has a 27 in. wingspan, 39 1/2 in. length and weighs about 32 oz. Construction is from EPS, and power comes from a motor and 70 mm fan unit.

Starmax also has a larger 34 in. wingspan RC F22. Its length is 44 in. Power comes from a motor and 64 mm EDF.

Foshan Model Shop advertises a RC F22.

Fly Fly Models has a styrofoam RC F22. Its wingspan is 45 in., length is 51 in., and weight is around 3 1/2 lbs. It needs a 1800 kV motor to drive the included 92 mm fan unit.

At RCUniverse mlesher is selling his RC F22.

The F22 is a stealthy fighter that is capable of speeds over Mach One without the use of afterburners. This is know as supercruise. It enables the aircraft to go long distances quickly, while conserving fuel.

Using supercruise, fuel consumption of the F22 is among the lowest of any modern fighter. Yet, if necessary, the aircraft is capable of tremendous acceleration.

All weapons are carried internally. These include practically every modern weapon the USAF has.

Advanced controls enable the aircraft to have the maneuverability of the most advanced fighters in the world today.

The F22 has much of the same stealth technology used in earlier aircraft. Because it has a more stealth profile, less radar absorbing paints have to be used on it, saving weight. Also, by eliminating the canopy frames, there is less chance of reflecting radar beams.

The new engines of the F22 should last longer than conventional jet engines and they have far less parts. They are also said to have excellent thrust to weight. The engines are controlled by two computer systems, so that if one fails or is is put out of order, the other can continue functioning. A "smokeless engine" feature helps keep the aircraft stealthy.

Aircraft maintenance is made easier with all components being easily accessible. Only six standard tools are used on the engine.

The first production fully vectorable nozzle is used on the engine. It can move up and down by twenty degrees.

Computers aboard check all systems so that the aircraft is self-diagnosing. All instruments in the F22 are digital. The cockpit can hold pilots of all sizes, from the very smallest to largest.

The aircraft is ready to taxi in about half a minute after the engine starts. To start the aircraft, the pilot turns on the battery switch, puts the throttles to idle, and loads the mission into the computer. That's all!

Air to air weapons include up to eight of the latest missiles, with ground attack weapons including JDAM's of up to 1,000 lbs. each, and air to ground missiles.

The F22 is said to be the only modern fighter that is able to fire weapons while performing rolling maneuvers of up to 100 degrees per second during extreme combat.

A unique weapons launching system for the internal ordnance enables missiles to exit the aircraft using hydraulics. A complete cycle for launching, including bay opening, the egress of the missile, and weapon engine start can take less than five seconds. The volumetric pressure on each missile during this process exceeds forty times the force of gravity at a speed of almost 30 fps.

The combat radius of the F22 is enhanced by not having drag producing ordnance on the exterior of the aircraft. Additional benefits from having internal ordnance are increased maneuverability and speed. This method of carrying ordnance is a vast improvement over other aircraft that carry their ordnance externally.

If you know of another RC F22 that should be on this page, please email us.