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 10-05-2005, 02:40 PM
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A glider went 301MPH DSing in CA today.

Props are cool, but gliders are faster!!

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Old 10-05-2005, 03:24 PM
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301MPH is mighty fast... I cant ever see me getting a propjob anywhere near that...turbine maybe(if it was allowed)
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Old 10-05-2005, 04:52 PM
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Going to have to rethink my pylon starts here. Ok, get the thing up to 2,000 feet right above the Start line, time the start correctly, make up somethingtht will blow the prop off at altitude, drive at the right moment and hope you don's slow down tooo much prior to the finish. Aw, better leave the prop on just in case the wind guys are just full of it.

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Old 10-05-2005, 05:15 PM
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Can you please explain to me exactly what dynamic soaring is?
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Old 10-05-2005, 08:17 PM
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We have never made a serious claim to being the fastest... Just the craziest! You gotta admit the guys in this forum are alot of fun. We like to push what we have to work with as hard as it goes.[8D]
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Old 10-05-2005, 08:58 PM
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Who cares how fast a glider goes? They are gliders for krikes sake...
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Old 10-05-2005, 09:45 PM
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Uhmm. Yeah! Shut yur pie hole and listen up "No Motor Boy" to what my Brother Said![>:][sm=bananahead.gif]
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Old 10-05-2005, 09:48 PM
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We don't need no stinking wind to fly either. Our Jetts, Rossis, etc. take care of that for us.[8D]
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Old 10-05-2005, 11:31 PM
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ORIGINAL: the_canuck
but gliders are faster!!
OK, where I fly we have a 385' runway..I will put my SIG Kobra at one end and you set you glider down and we will see who gets of the ground first.


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Amen to that brother![sm=thumbup.gif]

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301mph? Thats nothin, my planes have gone reliably faster than that in my mind several times.
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ORIGINAL: Lomcevak Duck

Can you please explain to me exactly what dynamic soaring is?
A contradiction in terms?

Sorry, had to..

As I understand it (poorly) it utilizes wind velocity gradients close to ground level to build energy. I saw a short video of some and it looked like a control line glider on long lines flying at about mach 3. Someone will post a link here I am sure.

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Old 10-06-2005, 10:41 AM
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The video of the record run has been posted on www.slopeaddiction.com No diving involved. RCgroups has a pretty good DS area where lots of info can be found. They are a great bunch of guys as well. Extreme Speed prop planes are cool too. I built a delta out of a 'For Sale' sign and stuck on a new os .32 and a 9x9 prop. It was fast and small at 1 sq ft of wing area. Never could really see the thing. Every flight ended in a crash (unexpected landing). No airfoil made things interesting. It hangs in my basement over my bench now. Some day it will fly again. I also have a 32" wingspan ducted fan that pushes 100 mph. Lots of fun.

Speed is addicting in any form, but my radar gun make lier's out of a lot of pilots.

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Old 10-06-2005, 10:43 AM
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I almost bought one of those Magnums but then moved to Colorado and there's no grass to land on here, so changed my mind.

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Old 10-06-2005, 02:25 PM
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Having lived in Co Springs for a while, I can imagine the added fun landing a high wing loading/thin wing XS aircraft that far above sea level!
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