Extreme Speed Prop Planes Discuss the need for speed with fast prop planes (Screamin Demon, Diamond Dust, Shrikes or any REAL sound breakin'''' plane)

Just an idea..

Reply

Old 11-17-2014, 07:33 PM
  #1  
MJD
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (1)
 
MJD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Orangeville, ON, CANADA
Posts: 8,629
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Just an idea..

This forum seems to be pretty dormant these days, A few little things happening here and there, but maybe it needs some new kind of activity to rouse the lurkers and wake things up. I had an idea while thinking about another "category" of frenetic model activity, namely pulsejets, There is a blend of renewed and new, growing interest in them with the relatively recent release of the $99 Hobbyking Red Head pulsejet (essentially a Dynajet clone but likemost HK offerings, great value but just needs some attention to detail). There is interest in larger pulsejets, in other words to join in the fun that has been going on in Europe for years.

Since the vast majority of pulsejet projects are intended to fly fast and scare the bejeezus out of everyone in the vicinity, it seems to me the motives are remarkably similar to those of the extreme speed prop plane crowd and we ought to get along well. I wanted to throw out the idea - to moderator and regular junkies - of diversifying the speed theme by expanding this forum into the "Extreme Speed Aircraft" forum? No secret I'm motivated by interest in both, but I can't believe it wouldn't be interesting subject matter for the majority of the forum members. We're often linking to pulsejet stuff anyway, saying "OMG, lookit!".

Sure they have a natural home in the RC Jets forum, but the turbine crowd isn't entirely friendly towards pulsejets, and there seems to be a pile of disinterest. I thought it might be nice for those feeling outcast to be welcome in alternate haven..?

Last edited by MJD; 11-17-2014 at 07:53 PM.
MJD is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2014, 02:17 AM
  #2  
Rudeboy
 
Rudeboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Kortessem, BELGIUM
Posts: 3,508
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

+1

I like everything that's scary fast and preferrably noisy! Doesn't matter what it is and how it's powered.
Heck, I bought a Raptor 50 nitro heli a few weeks ago, just for a change...And I end up flying it like a fast plane: low on the deck, doing "pylon" turns, lol.
Rudeboy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2014, 01:05 PM
  #3  
Crazy4Flight
My Feedback: (540)
 
Crazy4Flight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Milford, MI
Posts: 3,014
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

as long as it burns fuel... no electric pulse jets!
Crazy4Flight is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2014, 02:17 PM
  #4  
combatpigg
Senior Member
My Feedback: (3)
 
combatpigg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: arlington, WA
Posts: 19,891
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

I don't like getting stretched too thin.
I'd rather devote adequate time to fewer projects to actually seem them all the way through to their logical end points and the project can either be labeled a success or a failure instead of just another unproven "wall hanging".
I've still got way too many loose ends to even think about creating any more of them.
combatpigg is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2014, 01:53 PM
  #5  
dhal22
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Roswell, GA
Posts: 5,619
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

I'm in for discussion.
dhal22 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2014, 08:27 AM
  #6  
vicman
My Feedback: (10)
 
vicman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Valdese, NC
Posts: 9,910
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Sure they have a natural home in the RC Jets forum, but the turbine crowd isn't entirely friendly towards pulsejets,
Those guys usually think they are the fastest guys around. I love the reaction I get when I am out there chasing then leading a turbine plane around with a Q500 ship.
I like seeing a PJ but haven't gotten the right inspiration to build for one yet. Might come in the future and I'll sure cheer on those who try.
vicman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2014, 10:41 AM
  #7  
MJD
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (1)
 
MJD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Orangeville, ON, CANADA
Posts: 8,629
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Hearing loss is a good excuse to get into them - once it just doesn't matter any more you have a lot more fun. Any my wife appreciates it too, it gives me a good excuse not to have heard anything she asked me to do that morning.

I'm currently putzing with some alternatives to pressure bladders and regulators for HK pulsejets. We'll see how it goes.
MJD is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2014, 02:47 PM
  #8  
scoeroo
My Feedback: (9)
 
scoeroo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Home PA
Posts: 561
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Into composite Q500's last season
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN6347.JPG
Views:	50
Size:	4.19 MB
ID:	2050066   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN6350.JPG
Views:	48
Size:	4.20 MB
ID:	2050067  
scoeroo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2014, 05:25 PM
  #9  
vicman
My Feedback: (10)
 
vicman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Valdese, NC
Posts: 9,910
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Pretty sick paint there Sco.
What did you use for hinges?
vicman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2014, 09:39 AM
  #10  
MJD
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (1)
 
MJD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Orangeville, ON, CANADA
Posts: 8,629
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Originally Posted by scoeroo View Post
Into composite Q500's last season
Nice, but I don't see a pulsejet on it.
MJD is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2014, 09:49 AM
  #11  
Pylonracr
 
Pylonracr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 846
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

I could see a pulsejet on it. It is a V tail after all.
Pylonracr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2014, 12:19 PM
  #12  
MJD
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (1)
 
MJD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Orangeville, ON, CANADA
Posts: 8,629
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Now yer talking. The Q500's done in the past with Dynajets weren't killer fast. Better put one on each side..

I love the story of the guys who put one on the bottom of a Playboy oldtimer, figuring it would would blast into orbit in a climb that would shame the prop jockies. I guess you don't have to move an OT model very fast through the air before the drag outweighs the thrust of a Dynajet.. because instead they got a disappointingly slow and gentle climb at about 125dB.
MJD is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service