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What is the fastest prop plane???

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Old 09-07-2004, 10:15 AM
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Default What is the fastest prop plane???

I am looking for something in the .40-.50 range.

I have flown numerous fast planes. I know that it depends on what engine you put on it. What I want to know is which plane has the best fuselage and wing design to produce the fastest performance.

Qucikie 500's look like trainers, The Magnum looks like a jet with its swept leading edge, flying wings such as the shrike are fast, but I want to know what is the fastest.
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Old 09-07-2004, 10:40 AM
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Default RE: What is the fastest prop plane???

heligoode1, what about the following speed plane?

Best ever reached top speed was 235 mph with a 'vintage' MB .40 RIRE engine. Using an actual F3D engine undoubtedly there's potential for 240 mph + [8D]
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Old 09-07-2004, 10:41 AM
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Default RE: What is the fastest prop plane???

Do a search, there is a fairly long thread on this forum addressing that very question. I think the consensus was that the F3D pylon racers are the fastest.
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Old 09-07-2004, 10:43 AM
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Default RE: What is the fastest prop plane???

here's the link:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_17...tm.htm#1718321
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Old 09-11-2004, 01:29 AM
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Default RE: What is the fastest prop plane???

I don't think it was a production plane, and I don't know if it's still current, I read about it around a year or more ago. An electric beat the fastest recorded prop speed by about 10 mph. It was clocked at around 270 mph.
If I remember right it used an astroflight motor too! Those batteries must have been on fire. Now that lipos are here and the electric planes not needing a bubble to hide a cylinder head, I think thats going to be hard to beat. I can't imagine what it must be like flying at 150 or more, I have a hard enought time with my regular pylone racer.
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Where can I purchase a F3D racer?
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Default RE: What is the fastest prop plane???

here is a good video to check out

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/robert....rst%20race.wmv
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