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 09-05-2007, 04:41 PM
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Default Throw away your radar gun!!!

I couldn't find the old thread about this 'fairly' new item called the "How Fast" air speed instrument. My buddy Bret did some back to back testing with a very popular and widely used radar gun for model stuff (Stalker Pro) and got some inspiring results. This was used on a VERY small electric pylon plane so your average sized model or even something on the smaller side should be able to accommodate this device. http://www.wingedshadow.com/howfast.html

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i9LrB_m3wA
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:30 PM
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Glad to see that,...I ordered one last week,....expect it today or tomorrow in the mail.
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Isn't micro technology just great? I love gizmo's!
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That's great news. This gizmo will make every flight a test flight instead of a GUESS flight. I'm putting one on order!
Is the data downloader gizmo needed for exact readings?
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The downloader basically reads the 'morse code' it blinks off after a flight. I have heard it is kinda a PITA without the reader but it does give you the accurate reading.
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Nicely done vid Troy. Excellent contribution to the group
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I like that. My planes are too fast for the traditional radar gun
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I can't take credit for the video. My buddy Bret did this on his own. He just used me as technical support on getting it uploaded... I charge reasonable rates and speak English
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No Habla?
That gizmo is cool!
Gotta get one!
Hook it up to my wife so I can see how fast my money went!

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that would backfire for me here...
she would use it to watch how fast my money went!
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Looks pretty nice the only down side to it might be that once some one uses it and see's how slow there plane really is they will blame it because how heavy it is.Looks like I'm getting one too.
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