Introduction: Knex F-22 - Instruction

This is the instruction for the Knex F-22 that I made a while back. Enjoy!

Pieces you will need:

Connectors:
-green: 21
-yellow : 6
-orange: 20
-red: 7
-light-gray (triangular): 8
-dark-gray (straight): 24
-tan: 17

Rods:
-gray: 4
-red: 5
-yellow: 17
-blue: 10
-white: 18
-green: 20

Step 1: Fuselage - Part 1

The fuselage will be the foundation that connects all the other parts of the plane together.

Step 2: Fuselage - Part 2

These two parts will hold the fuselage together and allow us to connect the tails and wings.

Step 3: The Wings

Step 4: The Tails

Each tail will fold up to become the vertical and horizontal stabilizer.

Step 5: Cockpit and Engine Air Intake

The middle piece is the cockpit. The two pieces on the side are the top parts of the engine air intakes.

Step 6: Nose and Body

-NOTE-
Photo 3: Slide the red connector in between the red rod and the two yellow rods. DO NOT CONNECT IT TO ANY OF THE RODS. The rods should be able to hold the connector in place.

Step 7: All the Parts

You should now have the following parts.

Step 8: Connect the Nose/body to the Engine

1. Slip the two gray connectors onto the white rods at the end of the fuselage.
2. Connect the four parts of the nose/body onto the fuselage.
3. Add an orange connector to the end of the fuselage (Do not connect it to the rods. The two red rods should be able to hold it in place).

On the 6th photo, as shown by the green circles and arrow, make sure you slide those parts up so that the orange connectors touch each other.

Step 9: Connect the Tails

1. Connect the yellow connector of the tail to the green connector of the fuselage.
2. Fold the tail up and connect the outermost yellow rod to the yellow connector of the fuselage (the yellow connector will need to bend up to connect to the yellow rod of the tail).
3. Repeat for the other tail.

Step 10: Connect the Wings

The small tan connector on the wing should rest on the inner hole of the green connector of the tail.

Step 11: Connect the Top Part of the Engine Air Intakes

First, insert the white rods into the orange connectors, then connect the tan connectors onto them to hold them in place. The white rods should push against the red rod and cause the nose to bulge outward.

Then, connect the top parts of the engine air intakes into place as shown in the 4th photo.

Step 12: Connect the Cockpit

1. Connect the red connector as shown in the 1st photo.
2. Insert the cockpit into the red connector. The red connector should be able to hold it in place.

We're almost done! There is one more thing we need to add. The weapon bay hatches.

Step 13: Create the Weapon Bay Hatches

Step 14: Insert the Weapon Bay Hatches Into the Fuselage

1. Take out the two bottom green connectors in the front of the engine air intake.
2. Slide the two gray rods back .
3. Put the weapon bay hatches into place, and then slide the gray rods back up so that they hold the weapon bay hatches in place.
4. Reconnect the two green connectors.
5. When the weapon bay hatches are closed, the little tan connector on the underside of the nose piece will keep it shut.

That's it! We're finished!

Step 15: The Completed F-22 Raptor

Comments

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Doc Penguin made it! (author)2015-11-26

wicked

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eagle92lightsaber made it! (author)2015-10-31

It was hard to build but it was worth it I am going to make a minimovie with it

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JM1999 made it! (author)2015-01-31

I used to make tons of these jets, they are awesome!

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Brusk101 made it! (author)2014-08-15

I like your jets

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Team BuildIt made it! (author)2013-09-07

some errors

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Element Force made it! (author)2012-04-03

That is very very very AWSOME!!!!

Not to much knex its goooooooooood!!! :) ;) 8)

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summer1234 made it! (author)2011-06-17

this is so AWESOME

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rheath2 made it! (author)rheath22012-01-24

Oh, yea!!!!!!!!!!!!

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qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbn made it! (author)2010-11-25

can you make it bigger and fill it up with more knex plez


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Cheezpaper made it! (author)Cheezpaper2011-02-12

Look at jeremiah_springfield's F-22 if you want a bigger one.

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alf1001 made it! (author)2010-09-09

I loveit

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wildar97 made it! (author)2009-08-14

fyi obama stoped production of this best of the best plane

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iceninja07 made it! (author)iceninja072009-08-31

Already? I guess they're replacing it with the F-35.

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wildar97 made it! (author)wildar972010-07-13

i dint know what hes doing but they may replace it

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dansdoc made it! (author)2010-06-21

i made it but the weapon bay hatches dont stay closed so i added rubber bands

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rootbeer96 made it! (author)2009-07-27

i made ur f-16 and f-22 make a f-15 or a f-14 please i will see if i can make it please

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iceninja07 made it! (author)iceninja072009-08-31

I'll see. They both seem pretty tough to make.

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joshualater made it! (author)joshualater2010-06-06

The Just Cause 2 Eclipse G9 is cool

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joshualater made it! (author)joshualater2010-06-05

I wanna see an f14 and a mig so they can blow the twizzlers out of each other

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rootbeer96 made it! (author)rootbeer962009-09-02

well can u please try

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lego man 655 made it! (author)2009-06-27

this is awesome its one of the best knex planes on this site i give it a 5

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joshualater made it! (author)joshualater2010-06-05

Marcuparcus's f22 raptor is still better though it doesn't have an Instructable

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flamin fish made it! (author)2010-01-03

 its awesome, just made it, my first plane thnx :)

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ericpropre made it! (author)2009-08-27

its hard to build i can't do it but its a very good model

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ericpropre made it! (author)ericpropre2009-08-30

so hard but there i done it

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iceninja07 made it! (author)iceninja072009-08-31

Nice :)

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Anti flame1 made it! (author)2009-07-31

Is there a way to add guns on it? If so could somebody tell me how.

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iceninja07 made it! (author)iceninja072009-08-31

Each of the weapon bay hatches should have slots for inserting a knex rod. You can put rubber bands on the hatches to shoot the knex rods, and add a trigger to hold the rod in place. You might have to modify the hatches a little.

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GTRPLR1995 made it! (author)2009-06-22

Looks good but sucks when built. The nose keeps snaping apart.

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iceninja07 made it! (author)iceninja072009-06-26

Hmm that's weird. I didn't really have a problem with this. Maybe you can fix it by moving the red connector in the nose toward the front more, so that it doesn't bend the yellow rods too much. Hope it helps :)

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GTRPLR1995 made it! (author)GTRPLR19952009-06-30

Thanks for the tip. I tried it again and it worked perfectly. Thanks.

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ferrari484 made it! (author)2009-06-22

it does have a nice shape

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palkia made it! (author)2009-06-15

In the weapon bay hatches I added two guns. I think this was one of the best airplanes ever. IT IS SO COOL!

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iceninja07 made it! (author)iceninja072009-06-15

Very nice! Well that's what the weapon bay is for =D

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knexguy made it! (author)2009-06-03

Who else moused over the green circles to see what was written in them, thinking they were sticky notes? Or is it just me who's weird like that? Anyway, nice plane.

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Electroinnovation made it! (author)Electroinnovation2009-06-03

It's not just you. I did that for nearly every picture. lol

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knexguy made it! (author)knexguy2009-06-04

Lol, I did learn my lesson eventually...

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Electroinnovation made it! (author)Electroinnovation2009-06-04

I didn't lol. I'm still doing it. AGH

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Killer~SafeCracker made it! (author)2009-06-02

This is great. Simple but my favorite 5*

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Vynash made it! (author)2009-06-02

Neat! Might build sometime! 5*s

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pls made it! (author)2009-06-02

Oh wow, neat plane. 4.5*

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I_am_Canadian made it! (author)2009-06-02

Very nice!

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smilee made it! (author)2009-06-02

Just made it! 5*

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