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

Looking for a nice starter plane for speed.

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Old 08-29-2004, 12:51 PM
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Hello, I have been flying for a little while and feel confident with my skills for now. I have a mega powered cut down Zagi that runs right at 100 mph. I have been flying mostly a .46 pro Burrito profile. I want a plane for just speed and giggles. What would you suggest? I have a Jerry L Smith Outlaw in the box I havent built yet. Should I just start with this one with a webra .32 and a JL Smith pipe? I don't mind building one from a kit but I would buy one already done New/Used also. Anyone have a nice beginner to speed gas plane for sale or know where I can just get one. I see to many different ones on this forum. I know that once you are into the speed planes most lean to one certain kind or another. Just looking for some help picking out the right one the first time.

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Old 08-29-2004, 01:57 PM
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Default RE: Looking for a nice starter plane for speed.

I still think a Q500 is the best intro to speed. You got landing gear to take off and land with, and they fly very nice.

For kits your limited to the Dominator, and a few other cottage industry kits.

For Arfs you got the Predator, Viper, and Sonic. All have their plusses and minusses.
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Can you email me the web site for the Q500? If you have the Predator, viper, and sonic sites as well I would appriciate it greatly. It would keep me from searching for them.

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Check out pylonworld.com. The Predator is by Lanier, Viper by GP and Sonic by Global. All are available at either Tower or Hobby People. I would strongly recommend you do perform a search to learn more about each one.
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HI

The first plane that I started with for speed was the Cermark Javelin II. The ARF is around $160 and the RTF with GWS 47 and long pipe and servos for about $275. Fly super and lands slow and stable. With the GWS she will run 100 +. Had about 100 flights on mine and now planning to install a Rossi or a jett to go even faster.
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You want the websites also?

Just do a search---
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Sounds great.
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Pass-N..........

take a look on matneymodels.com

They sell a few nice Q-500 designs (glass and foam basic kits - require additional materials and building) that are excellent as first-time speed aircraft. You will also find the Zoomer, which is a 'cleaned up' quickie once used for some regional racing. All 3 wing variations fly well. Any of these can be powered by any .40-.50 size engine, and you will have a decent speed ship on your hands. By there nature, the Q-500 type aircraft are very smooth, and will slow down very nicely for landing.
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Here's what a Sonic looks like....recovered. The present ones have
really cheap covering material on them. []

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Looks nice, What kinda speed will this run? What motor to get the speeds?

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If you want some cheap thrills....It will do 120-125 with a $65.00
GMS .47 ....good little motor, front needle, and already has the high
performance pipe. [sm=thumbup.gif]

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Its' true- That GMS is a powerful engine, for the price...

If it were me I would check the swap-shop and look for a Rossi-40 or similar for that airplane
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