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Post  batjac on Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:52 pm

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Post  G.O. Stang on Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:06 am


Yeah the RC shrike is an interesting one. Personally haven't played with one, but I'd imagine it was pretty hard to control. Since the regular shrikes run pretty fast in circles. If you want one, I just might happen to know where you can get one, buy it now, for less than $100.
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Post  PV Pilot on Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:39 am

I have a parts bucket one. It is shattered a bit but I have all the pieces and I had big dreams of getting it rolling again with a throttled TeeDee and better lighter radio gear. Shelved the idea for now. No brakes on the things,,so once it fired off and got rolling,,well,, make sure you are a good driver with lots of open space and no curbs.
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Post  WingingIt74 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:03 pm

The engine nacelle was replaced on that one with a red one, suppose to be all black with a red canopy. You see them from time to time on ebay. You'll definitely need some room to run one... probably just drive it in a big circle Smile
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Post  ekitten2 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:53 pm

i finaly got my home made one going yesterday no radio just teathered an it runs a modded product motor in an ducted fan set up...ill post a video if any one is interested?
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Post  happydad on Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:23 pm

ekitten2: I would definitely like to see the video.

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Post  ekitten2 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:29 am

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Post  ekitten2 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:18 am

ok you asked for it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRskgByJSbY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17PAedu07Tg&feature=youtu.be

i cant belive how long that took to upload...well i hope you enjoy it

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Post  G.O. Stang on Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:41 am

ekitten2 wrote:ok you asked for it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRskgByJSbY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17PAedu07Tg&feature=youtu.be

i cant belive how long that took to upload...well i hope you enjoy it


What did you use for your wheel and axle set up? It stopped pretty quick and seemed a little slow. Is there a lot of friction when turning the wheels?

Great video none the less!
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Post  ekitten2 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:20 pm

nah the wheels turn quite easily only three of them an they have brass bushing on piano wire axels
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Post  G.O. Stang on Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:23 pm

ekitten2 wrote:nah the wheels turn quite easily  only three of them  an they have brass bushing on piano wire axels

It's just seems like I've seen a shrike go pretty fast in a circle, but I guess the length of the tether is a factor as well.
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Post  ekitten2 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:38 pm

sorry to dissapoint
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Post  Cribbs74 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:33 pm

I enjoyed the video!

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Post  roddie on Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:52 pm

Hey.., that was pretty COOL! Do you have any close-up photos of the car? I'd love to see them!  Thumbs Up 

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Post  ekitten2 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:12 am

as requested...some close ups of my creation

construction is manly toilet roll inner cardboard several peaces super glued together an a solid balsa nose cone added on (once the nose wheel well was carved out)
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Post  ekitten2 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:21 am

i then made a cpl of formers to fit inside an a few stringers to help support the cardboard. an a fuel tank from an old eye dropper was added an rear firewall...front axle is extended out to the bridle mounting an rear axle assembly added so that shroud would be more stable (it tore off on first attempt at starting) as you can see from the repairs...it tended to vibrate a lil

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Post  ekitten2 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:34 am

i want to run the engine a few more tomes to finish off its running in an reduce the number of head shims to a single one as itss still running a lil rich atm
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Post  roddie on Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:55 am

Thanks for posting the photos! Homemade models are my passion.. and I really enjoy seeing other modelers' creations! What did you use for a fuel pick-up? I did read the part about the "old eye-dropper".. but I see fill/vent tubes, and am curious. I am guessing that the 4-blade prop is the most efficient to run in a duct/shroud? It would be interesting to convert a model rocket kit into your type of design!

I like it!

This is my "Bull-Pup"... and I'm imagining it set-up like your model! Maybe make a "modular design"... where the engine/tank would "slide-in" to the body and connect to the rear section for easy access/maintenance?

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Post  PV Pilot on Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:01 am

roddie wrote:  It would be interesting to convert a model rocket kit into your type of design!

I like it!

This is my "Bull-Pup"... and I'm imagining it set-up like your model! Maybe make a "modular design"... where the engine/tank would "slide-in" to the body and connect to the rear section for easy access/maintenance?

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I think his is,,with modified fins?

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My modifed D engine "Big Daddy" during finishing paint..

Was thinking a Tee Dee .15 with a cut prop, maybe add a roll loop to protect it. light epoxy the fins and axle across those for the rear tires.  Add a balsa streamlined strut for the front wheel.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:05 am

Ekitten,

That looks very cool. You may get some more revs if you switch to a 2 blade prop.
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Post  ekitten2 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:43 pm

i did run a two blade earler on with my experiments but the 4 blade seemed to give better thrust ...(i was using an old hand held scales on the ground using different props i)

Roddie i designed the car to resemble a rocket...i have 5 g/kidds two of which can be seen/heared in first video) my point is that im trying to get the kidds interested in cars esp tethered ones as there isent any RC gear to contend with thus far they love it

im nxt thinking of a 020 powered slot car chasis as some one suggested to me awhile back
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Post  ekitten2 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:44 pm

it seem we have hijacked the original thread...my opoligys to the OP
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Post  Bill steklenski on Fri May 23, 2014 8:30 pm

Hello Friends and Hobbyists, I am new to this Forum and have a great deal of info to share with everyone. Yes, there was a R/C shrike. If You do a little internet research You will see that it came molded in Black. I remember the Original shrikes were a Bright Lime green, then they changed to Yellow. In My last 15 years of research and speaking to some of the guys in the "Gas Toy Collector" Paperback issues & club, Evidently they wrote to Cox and asked Cox to manufacture the Shrike in Red which was the last edition of the "Shrike" Bill.
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