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 11-04-2005, 06:37 PM
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I saw something a while ago in the back of one of my mags that showed a card like device you could use to tell how fast a plane was traveling. It also showed a bigger version that could be set up on the flight line, I think. It was used by calculating time to distance to see how fast a model is going.

Does anyone know what and where this is?

I can't find it now.

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Old 11-06-2005, 11:01 AM
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Default RE: How fast???

im not sure exactly what that might be if its a time/speed/distance calculator.

The only devices I know of to get decent speed measurements are radar guns and on-board air data recorders.

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Old 11-06-2005, 08:19 PM
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I saw some info on calculating speed using a sound recording of the engine as it passed by a microphone. You could record the sound on your computer and the program would calculate the speed by using the Doppler effect. I can't seem to find the info now that I have a use for it.

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ORIGINAL: Nashcat

I saw some info on calculating speed using a sound recording of the engine as it passed by a microphone. You could record the sound on your computer and the program would calculate the speed by using the Doppler effect. I can't seem to find the info now that I have a use for it.

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I didn't read through the entire article, but this sounds similar: http://www.alphalink.com.au/~hughan/speed.htm
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Old 11-06-2005, 10:32 PM
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I think this is interesting, but what I was referring to was a very simple card that you look through. I remember seeing it in one of my magazines but just can't find it. Was just hoping someone here would have known exactly what it was.

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