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

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Old 07-14-2002, 02:22 AM
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I know I'm probably not in some of the speed zones that some of you are, But I have a slightly modified Shrike that seems to be pretty quick.

First time trials maxed out 150 MPH radar gun and stop watching over our 700 ft runway puts in the area of 166.

The Shrike is a 40 size in which the fuselage was widened 3/8" so that it would except a 60 size motor mount. the engine is a older YS 60 with a tuned pipe turning a 12x12 prop at 13000 on the ground.

The Elevator is on a Pull-Pull to insure no slop. The only servo in the center compartment is the throttle. The rear cross-framed areas are fully sheeted for strength and to help balance the plane. The elevator servo is on it's side in the aft void to also move weight back.

It's a blast to fly, so far the only problem was on it's first landing the engine was killed on approach about 800 ft out from the runway, it was still doing 60 plus when it crossed the pilot pads. We kinda overshot the landing, but there was any damage. We now kill the engine over the runway at about 150 ft. and make a full circuit back to the runway to slow it down.
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Old 07-15-2002, 08:32 PM
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I love the shrikes. I have built 4 of the .10-.15 size. I have had two with OS .25 on them and two with OS .32SX's on them. I can't even compare the two. The one with the .32 on it is very fast. I have one of each left now. The first one with the .32 ripped the wing off. So on my new one I made sure that won't happen again. I do want to build the 40 size next.
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Old 07-15-2002, 10:01 PM
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i just happen to have a 40 kit i am lookin to sell!---henry
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Cool looking airplane!
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Heres mine. Gonna build another this winter and bash the snot out of it.
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Originally posted by nun45
i just happen to have a 40 kit i am lookin to sell!---henry

How Much?
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