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 11-06-2006, 10:01 PM
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Default Fun at the field today.

I took some of my speedies out today. My new delta was getting bubbles in the fuel, and the radio was going nuts with the engine running, so it didn't fly today, the thing is driving me nuts, I want to fly it!

I first flew my Shrike/Connie, just put a TT Pro .46 with a pipe in it. I couldn't really wring it out, on the first flight I had messed with the engine so long I ran it out of fuel and ended up landing downwind right after launch, one of the fins broke off, but what the heck it had three so I was back to two. I seem to be getting about 120mph out of it, but I seem to do that straight up too, so I got the horses, just a lot of drag. I was dieing to do a diving pass, but that'll wait till all the fins are on! I don't ever remember having a plane with the vertical this has. I put the third tail on it because I wanted a rudder, the rudder also has a gyro on it. Not important here, but the Shrike has great slow speed acrobatic abilities. I had a Tower Hobbies 40 or 46, don't remember which, with a pipe last year, it had good vertical, not real fast. I put a K&B 45 on it, it wouldn't even make a good anchor, not smooth and not much power, a real disappointment, because technically it seems to be a cool engine.

My DD is the one with a OS .25DF engine so it's not real fast, about 110mph normally, but fun. I made a long dive, maybe hit 120, a 6x 12 inch piece of monokote blew off the bottom of the wing on pullout. It had a small poke hole in it I forgot to patch, maybe a 1/4 inch slit, when it blew off it was hairy for a while, it developed a lot of down and to the left.

Now I have to fix my DD with a Rossi 45DF motor, and the $50 pylon racer.
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Old 11-06-2006, 10:08 PM
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Spiffy lookin fleet. Go burn some nitro and tell us the results
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Old 11-06-2006, 10:34 PM
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Really nice lookin' trim schemes! [sm=thumbup.gif]

I also like how you ID'd each plane for model number and freq.
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I also like how you ID'd each plane for model number and freq.
Yea, I bought a P touch to label them, I usally have about 30 flyable planes, (I know it's too many), I just got tired of spending a halve hour finding the which TX and Freq to use.[>:] It really helps.
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