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 01-19-2003, 10:32 PM
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I am looking for a prop plane which looks a scale at a distance but is fast. Most of the planes which can move seem to bare little if any resemblance to the full scale planes. Is there anything at least close?
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Old 01-19-2003, 11:01 PM
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Reno scale racers? If THOSE don't fit your needs then you're on your own from what I've seen. And bring money..... lots...
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Old 01-19-2003, 11:10 PM
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Did you say 15 foot?
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Old 01-20-2003, 12:36 AM
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Originally posted by Rudeboy
Did you say 15 foot?
Sorry I ment if it were 15 feet away.
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OK, My need for speed is being fed by a Great Planes F-15 powered by a Jett .50 sport. Well over 100 MPH in a stand way off scale plane. It could go faster if I didn't need so much pull at the bottom end to get off the grass runway here. I could ramp up my prop a lot.
I expect an F-16 would be faster tho, as it has a much lower frontal cross section.
Actually My Top Gun Ducted Fan F-15 is expected to be over 120 MPH, and its nicely scale. But costs lots more too.

None of these will compare with a whiplash or diamond dust for eating sky tho.
It all comes down to drag VS thrust at the top end.
More Scale = More DRAG when compared to the profile of these planes.

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Oh well..... in that case.

What about a SMALL Reno style then....

But if you just want a nice looking model then what about formula 1 pylon models? Those look super slick to my eyes and are certainly fast.

But you certainly bring up a good point. I don't know of any Reno semi scales that are made for "normal" engines that are made to really scoot.

With all the go faster types in here I would think this would be a natural. Retract gear, vac bagged composite wings and fiberglass fuselage to take some of the NovaRossis, Nelsons and MVVS engines or the hot ducted fan engines.

Sea Fury's and Bearcats would need a slightly diet'ized fuselage but would still look sharp if done with taste.
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Put a norvel .25 in a 1/12 scale Pica P51. It looks very very fast, the small size and very clean airframe make for a fast plane. the outline is pretty scale, and it's impressive to watch fly. The real speed is just over 100 mph but in such a small plane it's fast.

It's also very inexpensive.

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for more scale and slightly less speed you could check out the GP shoestring....its by no means the fastest bird around, but it looks very impresive. (I just bought one). Or for more speed you could look into the GP patriot kit. Power it with a jett .50 and your on your way to well over 100mph, and still getting the "scale" look your after. Just a few options to keep in mind.

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What is that launching mechanism? Where can one find it?

I have a couple House of Balsa 25 size warbirds and they are too heavy to hand launch, but the wheels are too small for grass. I typically fly them only off asphalt (a road since I can't fly them at our club (grass).

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Old 01-29-2003, 09:01 PM
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Catapult is from www.warbirdsltd.com

Kit is worth the price, Launchs just about anything but be carefull of very small planes as it's got some real power and can rip the wings of a foamy.

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Thanks, unfortunately, their Web site is down.

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Try looking here:

http://avstop.com/Homebuilt/ModelAircraft/cat.html
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