A few years back I decided I had the need for speed. Still being somewhat of a ‘noob’ I did some research and found that if I wanted to go fast I should buy the Parkzone Stryker. I looked online and found someone that was selling a highly modified Stryker near my house. I met the guy and although the Stryker was bright orange and beat up, I bought it. The airplane was a beast that definitely topped 100mph at full throttle but the motor and battery would come down blazing hot after each flight. It served me well for several months before I pulled a ‘watch this’ maneuver and ran it full blast into a tree. The resulting carnage was spectacular. Over time I rebuilt the Stryker but it was never the same and Shaky Thumbs has constantly bugged me about getting a new one.
When I saw that Parkzone was re-releasing the Stryker I was only mildly intrigued since I still had one on the shelf. A month ago I managed to burn up my Stryker’s motor while testing a questionable ESC and watched in dismay as hot embers jumped from the motor can like fleas off of a dog. Suddenly I was in the market for a new Stryker! Last weekend I went to the RC Hobbies and bought the new F-27Q Stryker to see what all the fuss was about.