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Shrike 40 w/ 46 and I want it to go FASTER

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Old 08-19-2002, 12:40 AM
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Default Shrike 40 w/ 46 and I want it to go FASTER

Hey guys, I'm new to this (all out speed) just got a Lanier Shrike 40 and put my kinda new (37 flights) OS 46FX on it (stock muffler) and it moves along pretty good but has also seemed to just slow down lately. Any ideas whats wrong?

Also I want it to go FASTER. I know the 46 isn't like these mint little Jett 50's and such but what can I do? Tuned pipe? if so which one? Mousse can or what? Also will not using the canopy help?

Also can you drag a streamer with one of these?

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Old 08-19-2002, 01:41 AM
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Default Shrike 40 w/ 46 and I want it to go FASTER

An Irvine .53 or MVVS .49 would give a good boost of power for a lot less than a Jett...but still not the power.
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Old 08-19-2002, 02:40 AM
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Default Good speed.....little money....

A Rossi .45 with a mini tuned pipe from Morris Hobbies...for about $140. will get it going..and not break the bank. And they run on 5%, which saves a couple bucks...while your savin' up for the "speed machine".

The Rossi Q-500 motor w/pipe goes for $189., and will out-run the O.S., no matter what you do to it....or the rear pipe Rossi .45 with the MVVS...GRRT pipe for $215 will crank, but I don't know if it will out do the Q-500 motor.

Ask Rossi-Ray....he's around here somewhere....

Just some food for thought....speed cost's money...how fast do you wanna go ?
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Old 08-19-2002, 10:58 AM
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Default Shrike 40 w/ 46 and I want it to go FASTER

You have the wrong plane if you are looking to go fast... I had one and put a Rossi Q-500 motor on it. It went ok but not all that fast.... The wing is too thick to go fast. But I guess it all depends on your skill level. Fast to one maybe slow to someone else.. A better combo is the smaller Shrike with a 32 or a 36 with a long pipe. I ran that for a while and it was pretty fast but did not glide well.
I then built a DD with a 36/pipe and that flew faster and would slow to almost a walk for landing.
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Old 08-19-2002, 12:44 PM
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Default Shrike 40 w/ 46 and I want it to go FASTER

Well my Shrike with a Irvine 53 9x9 APC scares some peeps at my field. Low high speed passes from a dive and then unlimited verticle is very sweet. Plane is nose heavy with this combo, but still glides well.
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Old 08-19-2002, 01:14 PM
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Default Shrike 40 w/ 46 and I want it to go FASTER

how much faster is the DD or a Whip?

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Old 08-19-2002, 04:07 PM
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Default Shrike 40 w/ 46 and I want it to go FASTER

Andrew,
I never had the chance to shoot them with radar or anything like that. All I can say is that the DD was noticibly faster and it flew much better than my Shrike 15 or 40. The Shrike 40 had good slow speed qualities but was not fast. The 15 with a TT pro36/pipe was pretty fast but would not glide well at all.
I'm not putting your plane down or anything like that, I'm just letting you know of my experiences with the planes I listed. I did have a friend that put some kind of large Rossi (I think it was a 60 or 90 or something like that) on a 40 Shrike and it did ok.
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Default Shrike 40 w/ 46 and I want it to go FASTER

I have a .15 Shrike with an OS 32SX w/tuned pipe. It's faster then my freinds 40 with an OS 46FX on it. I ripped the wing off of my first one. Mine also doesn't glide too well. I just have to have my dual rates set up for landing. It takes full elevator on landing. It's balanced, but the wing loading is high. I have a Whiplash, but never started it. To me its seems heavy. I am going to throw an OS 46FX w/tuned pipe on it and hope for the best.
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Old 08-19-2002, 07:33 PM
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Default Shrike 40 w/ 46 and I want it to go FASTER

Here is my Shrike .40. Running a TT46pro, 9/7apc and Ultrathrust Muffler. I turn 17000 rpm and hits about 120mph. Not bad for a simple engine. This is a good primer for what ever I make next. Consider a DF engine that turns 20k plus rpms.
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Default Shrike 40 w/ 46 and I want it to go FASTER

Geez, and I thought my shrike went fast! I'm gonna have to get me one of those Whips or a DD. Everyone seems to think they are better! Maybe someday!

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Old 08-19-2002, 10:43 PM
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Default Shrike 40 w/ 46 and I want it to go FASTER

What is a good prop on the 46 FX? I am running a 11x6 APC

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Default Shrike 40 w/ 46 and I want it to go FASTER

If your running an 11/6 on your 46fx on a Shrike-That is your problem right their. Did you read my previous post? You need Rpms. Stick a 9/7 or 9/8 APC and get out of the way.
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Default bottom of plane

will someone please post a pic of the bottom of the plane im just finsihing up and woulld like to see a pic just to confirm that i have things right like the wire for the fins etc

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Default Shrike 40 w/ 46 and I want it to go FASTER

I don't have pictures but I am using those white nylon wing tip skids. two on each wing mounted behind each other. As for the runners underneath. I am using a Polymer hard plastic type material. 1/4 in square running the length of the fuse. I use two of them. One for each side of the fuse. The I made little ones for the back fins. I have landing this thing 20 times and no damage or marks on the bottom at all. Completely clean.
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Default Skids

I have never put the wire or skids on any of the 4 shrikes that I have owned. I have never had a problem. I think I busted a fin loose once on a bad landing.
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Default Shrike has flown

Thanks for the replies they help a bunch!!!!!!!


well toke it out yesterday and put the maiden flight on my new shrike. I was shaking so bad the first flight that my antenna looked like i was trying to use it like a whip :spinnyeye i cant wait until Saturday to feel the rush again.

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Default Shrike 40 w/ 46 and I want it to go FASTER

Its tonsa fun eh?
Have fun with it! The best thing is to go up to 1000 feet, Level out, roll inverted, pull back, go straight down, pull up before the ground, come roaring by the field at 125mph pull up at the end and do it AGAIN!!!! YEAH

also rolls 25 feet off the ground at walking speed
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Default Shrike 40 w/ 46 and I want it to go FASTER

Anybody know roughly how fast the the Shrike is with a .46FX and tuned pipe?
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Default Shrike 40 w/ 46 and I want it to go FASTER

A friend clocked his at 125. A guy in my club had a prop plane that did 211.69 MPH. It was a heavily modified Midget Mustang that had a ducted fan engine on it with a regular prop. I've emailed a few people to find out the specifics. He had it back in the late 80's, so I'm not sure what else I can find out. matchlessaero on this forum has seen it fly. He hangs out in the 1/2A forum alot.
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Default Shrike 40 w/ 46 and I want it to go FASTER

Here is what matchlessaero told me it had a OS 46 VRDF Rear intake rear exhaust, and the needle was adjustable from the radio. The plane flew great untill the wings folded up after a while...
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Default Whoooo....

That was a "special".
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Default Shrike

I have a Shrike with a OS .46 FX with a pipe. I ran it last season with the stock muffler to break in the engine and I thought it was fast then. This year I put the pipe on, WOW what a difference ! I have not clocked it yet but it's fast. The only modifications I have made have been, I replaced the rudders with 1/8 sheet wood instead of the build up type. I was getting some flutter with the stock rudders.

I get an interesting whistle when I fly. Does anyone else have a Shrike that is whistling?
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Default Shrike 40 w/ 46 and I want it to go FASTER

Yeah, I get a whistle, but I think it soulds pretty neat, and you have to go top speed to get it, so when I get the whistle, I know she hit top speed!
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Default Shrike 40 w/ 46 and I want it to go FASTER

My friend's will whistle too. What do you think causes that? I think it is the space between the engine and the firewall. It's got to be coming from somewhere near the engine since that is the only dirty part of the airframe, the rest is clean.
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Default Whistle

I was thinking the whistle came from the servos or the control horns under the wing.
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