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 06-02-2006, 03:05 PM
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Who can help me to buy a radar gun for speed mesuaring my speed planes.

What company , what type is the best for this application ??

Who have good advice

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Old 06-02-2006, 03:37 PM
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This is the one that pylon racers in the US have found to work the best. Many of the cheaper ones are hard to get an accurate reading, or a reading at all.

http://www.stalkerradar.com/sports_pro.shtml
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The stalker is an excellent radar gun. Check out this video..it catches every pass at 280-300mph.


http://slopeaddiction.com/thekids.html

I have the Prospeed which is much less expensive, but we noticed that it has a hard time picking up passes over 250mph. On smaller planes, it has a hard time clocking them at over 200mph.
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I'm sure it's a great gun, but MAN, $1495!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [:@]
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You can either be frustrated with missed or no readings, or buy the gun that actually works. The last thing I want to do is stand in the middle of the field with a cheap gun while another guys dives at me at 170 mph just to see how fast it is.
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Daven,

How far can you be from a Q-40 and still get a reading with a Stalker?

Does the Stalker Sport work well for airplanes?? it's on ebay for $500

http://www.stalkerradar.com/sports_sport.shtml


http://cgi.ebay.com/Stalker-Sport-Ra...QQcmdZViewItem
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100 feet easily, normally closer to 200 feet.

The cheap guns make you feel completely unsafe trying to get a reading. I will say that I would still like to be further away, but the Stalker Pro is about the cheapest gun that I'll hold trying to get a reading.
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ORIGINAL: daven

100 feet easily, normally closer to 200 feet.

The cheap guns make you feel completely unsafe trying to get a reading. I will say that I would still like to be further away, but the Stalker Pro is about the cheapest gun that I'll hold trying to get a reading.

I hear you Daven,

I owned the cheapy Bushnell Speedster and you had to be 20-30 feet away (i.e. in the middle of the runway during a low high-speed pass) to get a reading. But it was an $80 gun and it did clock my Diamond Dust at 123 MPH.

What speeds are you seeing on your Q-40s??
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Q40's? Consistantly in the mid 180's propped to race.
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