Extreme Speed Prop Planes Discuss the need for speed with fast prop planes (Screamin Demon, Diamond Dust, Shrikes or any REAL sound breakin'''' plane)

Looking to get into alittle speed.

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Old 09-02-2006, 06:41 PM
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Default Looking to get into alittle speed.

I wanna go fast...I have quite a bit of experence with RC and speed is fun but the skylark just cant do it. Whats a easy and good plane to start out with. i can sell these, but these are the engines i have: 2 NIB ST GS 40's and a OS 25 FX. I dont wanna to dump tons of money into it i just want to see if i like it.
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You could install the 25FX on a little Sig Wonder. I've seen that combo, quite the missle. You can also use those two G40s on a Twin "stick "arf that cost about $100
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Old 09-02-2006, 07:27 PM
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You could install the 25FX on a little Sig Wonder. I've seen that combo, quite the missle. Youcould also take those two G40s and install themon that new twin "stick" arf thats around $100 for the plane.
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Old 09-02-2006, 07:28 PM
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True i was thinking arf though...
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Okay, Lanier shrike?. I know they make the 40 in an arf but not sure about the smaller ones
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Old 09-02-2006, 07:38 PM
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Well it could be a match for one of my ST GS 40's and i also have a macs on piece tuned pipe. Its just the short black one on tower for 30.00.
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You know, I have a 40 size Shrike for a few years now with a 46pro and a 9x7apc. Very fast plane. You put one of those 40s on the lanier shrike and it will be a handful even with that engine
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Old 09-02-2006, 07:59 PM
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I will put a GS 40 on one of those with the macs pipe. What prop should i run? i am not afraid to test the limits on the 40.
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Use a 9/7 apc. That should bring out something.
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Speed does not necessarily have to be in some plane as these. You throw a 90 in a Cosmic Wind, Shoestring, Midget Mustang or planes similar and your going to have a fast plane.
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Old 09-02-2006, 08:42 PM
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Yeah i just dont have money like that...
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I know you are thinking arf, but the Wonder is cheap and eazy to build!
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Put that GS 40 on a Q-500 airframe. Viper, Predator II are inexpensive ARFs. 15% fuel, 9x6 apc prop.

Easy 100+ mph airplane. Nothing needed for engine mods, just fly it stock.

That was the prefered 424 class Q-500 engine for a while, until most folks went to the TT-40Pro

Lanier Shrike is another good option - leave the landing gear off.

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Can you provide any sources for the mentioned planes - I have a .28 Magnum that I would like to put on something that would give me more speed.
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:35 PM
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Can you provide any sources for the mentioned planes - I have a .28 Magnum that I would like to put on something that would give me more speed.
you can look up the Viper and Pred-II and Shrike on Tower Hobbies. They are available at just about any good local hobby shop.
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I'm looking for about the same thing you are, I want I fast-ish .46 sized airplane that can be easily taxied. I was kind of thinking the cmp lancair might fit the bill, but have no idea on what kind of speed it would achieve.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_46...tm.htm#4655982
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I was flying the sonic 500 to fit the bill for a while and it was a blast, the only problem is its one ugly plane.
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Thanks guys - I have never flown a V-tail but willing to learn - is there a sleek airframe ARF with normal control surfaces in the under $150 range that would work with .40 or .51
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Can you buy the Wonder in a ARF
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The Wonder is NOT available in ARF form.
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Funny thing about engine/plane combinations. You can install a basic 40LA engine which is known for its lack of power in a trainer but if you put that thing in a Cheap Q500 frame like Bob said, you better hang on!
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SIG Wonder (kit only) will be very quick and agile.

It is a very complete kit as compared to the Shrike.
Detailed plans and photo instruction manual make building quick and easy.
I have done several mods to the kit and even made a twin out of it!
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You wanna go fast and cheap......Get yourself a shrike .10 and mount that 25fx in it. Start with an 8 x 6 prop and see where that leads. Place your battery behind the rear bulkhead before you sheet that area of the fuselage, and mount your receiver as far back as you can. Your plane will scream.
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ORIGINAL: cooperfly

Thanks guys - I have never flown a V-tail but willing to learn - is there a sleek airframe ARF with normal control surfaces in the under $150 range that would work with .40 or .51
No difference flying the V-tail. You will never notice the difference. Most of the radios these days include V-tail mixing in the programing. That would be the only thing you would want to consider.

If you want conventional layout, the Sonic 500 available from Hobby People is an option. Not a bad plane - older scat-cat Q500 clone - flys pretty well. Pleanty quick. Makes a great sport plane. I use my old Scat Cat for club fun-flys and stuff
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Default RE: Looking to get into alittle speed.

Thanks for info - checked out the Jet engines and exhaust last night - which Jet engine is the most affordable and yet will produce good power in the under .40 range.

Also do you need to run special fuel - I currently run cool power 15% running Super Tigre .51 - Magnum .28 -

Would you suggest purchasing pipe for the .28 or .51 or use the money for better high performance motor

Thanks again
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