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 08-04-2004, 12:52 PM
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Default off topic, but ya gotta see this...

Check this out.....

looks from the video to be a combination of pylon racing, aerobatics and croquet

appears to require some semi-metallic or composite balls too !

http://www.redbullairrace.com/

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Old 08-04-2004, 02:03 PM
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that guy is nuts. did you see how close to the ground he was during a roll? It is about halfway through the video. His wingtip was only about 12-24 inches it looked
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Old 08-04-2004, 03:31 PM
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Man that is awesome, makes me wonder if that dude had an overdose of stupid pills, gotta be the ultimate faith in machine though!!![>:]
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Old 08-04-2004, 04:40 PM
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Guy has got some Stones!
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Old 08-04-2004, 07:43 PM
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Default RE: off topic, but ya gotta see this...

That guy is neither nuts nor stupid... he's just about the worlds best aerobatic pilot, that's all.
He does this stuff for a living, so he has plenty of practise! I'm sure the maneuvers he does are well calculated, and not just the moves of a crazy old guy slamming the stick around.

Other than that... I agree with the "cohones" comment... this is no job for the faint of heart...
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Old 08-08-2004, 01:12 PM
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Has anybody paused it about half way through and looked closely at just how close to the ground he really was. By the looks of the shadow and the plane he was within 36 to 48 inches off the ground in the roll. I think if somebody asked him, that was a little closer than he would have liked. No matter how good you are that was just a little TOO close. Knife edge 36" off the ground in a full scale is crazy!! [8D]
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Old 08-08-2004, 04:20 PM
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i think he might have gasped after seeing that back!!!
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Old 08-10-2004, 06:13 AM
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I don't have the balls to do that with a model plane....[sm=stupid.gif]

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Old 08-10-2004, 07:31 PM
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you arent the only one dave
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Old 08-11-2004, 08:41 AM
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mahmc1 wrote:
By the looks of the shadow and the plane he was within 36 to 48 inches off the ground in the roll. I think if somebody asked him, that was a little closer than he would have liked. No matter how good you are that was just a little TOO close.
As far as I can se from the video the pilot is Peter Besenyei (from Hungary), a show pilot that has been flying inches over the ground for several hundred hours. IMHO he is one of the most consistent pilots around. I don't know how he does it but he has an uncanny feeling for the aircraft and I doubt that he would agree that he was too low. He knows exactly what he is doing.
As a mere mortal, I stand back in awe.

/Red B.

P.S. As far as I know P.B. was the person who introduced the knife edge spin in full size aerobatics, at about the same time as Hanno Prettner from Austria was doing the same thing with model aircraft. Remember, this was many years before 3D-flying was "invented". D.S.
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Old 08-12-2004, 04:06 PM
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ORIGINAL: bob27s


appears to require some semi-metallic or composite balls too !

Brass, definitely brass!
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Old 08-15-2004, 05:00 AM
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COOL VIDEO


"As far as I can se from the video the pilot is Peter Besenyei (from Hungary), a show pilot that has been flying inches over the ground for several hundred hours."

IF YOU LOOK REAL CLOSE, you will see the plane doing the really low stuff is a ZIVKO EDGE. and the plane doing the other stunts is an EXTRA 300L.

kinda have to be into aerobatics to notice this...
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Sombody invite that guy to next years Joe Nall and give Chapman something to watch.
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Default RE: off topic, but ya gotta see this... live broadcast from air race!

guys and others,

you better watch out this:

http://player.redbullairrace.com
get more of such action by watching the live-broadcast from budapest (on board cams, too), better be tight in your armchairs.... friday august 20, 1:00 pm EST!

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Default RE: off topic, but ya gotta see this... live broadcast from air race!

Just one gust of bad air and the rest is history.
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P.S. As far as I know P.B. was the person who introduced the knife edge spin in full size aerobatics, at about the same time as Hanno Prettner from Austria was doing the same thing with model aircraft. Remember, this was many years before 3D-flying was "invented". D.S.
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From what I know from Dave McKenzie, who built and flew a Great Lakes, Henry Haige was the first to knife edge spin full scale in competition, he used r/c first to see if it could be done.
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Old 08-20-2004, 02:42 PM
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Crazy4Flight wrote:
From what I know from Dave McKenzie, who built and flew a Great Lakes, Henry Haige was the first to knife edge spin full scale in competition, he used r/c first to see if it could be done.
You may be right. I got my information from the following website: [link=http://www.haute-voltige.com/en/fwgp/profiles/pilots/solos/besenyei_peter.htm#]www.haute-voltige.com/en/fwgp/profiles/pilots/solos/besenyei_peter.htm#[/link]

By the way, who is Henry Haige? I must say I have never heard about him.

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Default RE: off topic, but ya gotta see this...

from what i saw it looked great, but my 150 connection couldn't cope so at best i got speach and still shots.

anyone know of somewhere i can download the racing? even the redbull site's highlights are buffered and to much bandwidth for me.[]
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