How to Build Your Own RC F-22 Raptor with Free Download Plans
If you are a fan of RC jets, you might have heard of the F-22 Raptor, one of the most advanced and stealthy fighters in the world. But did you know that you can build your own RC version of this amazing plane with some foam, glue and a few electronics
In this article, we will show you how to do it with free download plans from RCPowers.com, one of the leading sources of RC jet designs and tutorials. You will learn how to cut, assemble and fly your own F-22 Raptor with the easybuild v2 22 plan, which is designed for beginners and intermediate flyers.
What You Need
To build your own RC F-22 Raptor, you will need the following materials and tools:
A sheet of 6mm depron foam or similar material
A hobby knife or scissors
A ruler and a pen
Some hot glue or foam-safe CA glue
A brushless motor (2200 kv recommended)
An ESC (electronic speed controller) compatible with your motor
A propeller (6x4 recommended)
A battery (1800 mah 3S recommended)
A receiver and a transmitter (4 channels minimum)
Two servos (9g recommended)
Some pushrods and control horns
Some velcro and tape
You will also need to download the free PDF plan from RCPowers.com. You can find it here: F 22 v2 RC Jet PDF Plans. You can print it on A4 or letter size paper and tape it together.
How to Build It
Once you have all the materials and tools ready, you can start building your RC F-22 Raptor by following these steps:
Cut out the foam pieces according to the plan. Make sure to cut along the solid lines and score along the dashed lines. You can use a hobby knife or scissors for this.
Glue the fuselage pieces together. Start with the bottom piece and glue the sides on top of it. Then glue the top piece on top of the sides. Make sure to align the edges and corners well.
Glue the wing pieces together. Start with the bottom piece and glue the top piece on top of it. Make sure to align the edges well.
Glue the wing to the fuselage. Make sure to center it and align it with the marks on the fuselage.
Glue the vertical stabilizers to the wing tips. Make sure they are perpendicular to the wing.
Glue the horizontal stabilizers to the rear of the fuselage. Make sure they are parallel to the wing.
Cut out the control surfaces from the foam pieces. You will need two ailerons for the wing, two elevons for the horizontal stabilizers and two rudders for the vertical stabilizers.
Hinge the control surfaces to their respective parts using tape or hinges. Make sure they can move freely without binding.
Install the motor on the rear of the fuselage using glue or screws. Make sure it is centered and aligned with the thrust line.
Install the ESC on the bottom of the fuselage using velcro or tape. Make sure it is well ventilated and away from any metal parts.
Install the battery on the front of the fuselage using velcro or tape. Make sure it is well secured and balanced.
Install the receiver on the top of the fuselage using velcro or tape. Make sure it is well protected and away from any metal parts.
Install the servos on the bottom of the wing using glue or screws. Make sure they are centered and aligned with their respective control surfaces. aa16f39245