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 03-29-2003, 03:58 PM
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Yesterday I went to my LHS to buy some fuel, pretty innocent. While walking towards the back wall to get my fuel, something catches my eye.

Uh oh, no....it can't be.....is it true......yes it is.......A MAGNUM....with a West 50, tuned pipe, spinner....all boxed up and ready to go.

Now, this just sucks......just got into a BIG fight with my wife about buying more planes......now how am I going to explain to her why I needed this. I already tried the argument that looking good is almost as important as flying, but she did not buy it; but you have to admit....that plane looks GOOD!!!!

Needless to say, there will be a Magnum in my near future.

Man, its getting cold in the dog house, I'll have to insulate it, add a heater, and possible an air conditioner (looks like I'll spend a lot of time in here)....
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Old 03-29-2003, 07:28 PM
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You know when you hear a V8 engine roar the little hairs stanf up on the back of your neck.... OK, your in the US, you hear that every day. Hopefully hearing that engine compaired to every other plane you have will change her mind, if not throttle up and enjoy 5 mins peace
Yes it looks damn good.

Most wifes seem to understand you need a diffrent plane to do differnt things, you want a fun fly, a scale, a glider a chuck about and a fast one.
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Old 03-29-2003, 09:01 PM
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.....I put a heater in my dog house years ago, and it's
nice and roomy....bring your own pillow.....
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Old 03-29-2003, 11:53 PM
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Most wives seem to understand you need a diffrent plane to do differnt things, ...


Some men need different WOMEN to do different things...

SO i explained to my wife that unlike with other women, there's NO need to compete with my planes at all ( i will NOT love her less each time i get a new plane)

PLUS she knows where i am spending my free time...

i hope this helps...
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I need 10 ready to fly airplanes...
Like my former bride needed 25 pair of shoes
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Old 04-03-2003, 01:57 PM
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Originally posted by Crazy4Flight
I need 10 ready to fly airplanes...
Yes & no. You NEED 10 RTF, so you can figure out which 2 or 3 you'll fly exclusively . It happens to me all the time. When I have 5 to choose from, it's the same 2-3 that I fly and the others just "hang around".

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Old 04-03-2003, 03:43 PM
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Ok, now I see the light.

Its kinda like Bob Hopes' cousin....No Hope......

There goes my early retirement....
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Im learning from you guys all the time
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If you haven't mastered stacking all your planes in one place so your wife can't tell which are new, you need to work on it.
On the other hand , some major sucking up always works when the flormer plan doesn't,
Flowers, Nice dinner, then another plane
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Old 04-07-2003, 02:41 PM
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Y'all don't know my wife. She believes in getting even (spending twice as much money).

I bought that Magnum w/West 50; and I told her about it (no point in delaying the pain....).

Now, I need to find a little (cheap) speed plane to practice with (don't want to mess up that Magnum while learning).

Anyone know of a fast, cheap plane suited for either a .061 or a .40???
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try a Lanier Shrike or a Sig Wonder
both 10 tp 20 size
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Try this one:

http://www.rccombat.com/forum_2000/t...rplane+Designs
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Old 04-08-2003, 12:47 PM
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Dan Taylor,
Not follwing ya (10-20 sized shrike or wonder for a .40)??? That seems way overkill, would it balance out???

MN_Moose,
Thanks for the link, I'll look more into it.......
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its coz you put this...
Now, I need to find a little (cheap) speed plane to practice with (don't want to mess up that Magnum while learning).

Anyone know of a fast, cheap plane suited for either a .061 or a .40???

looks like .061 TO 40 in size, which being small, fast and 15 size, the shrike fits
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Old 04-08-2003, 02:14 PM
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Well then, allow me to clarify...

I have 2 engines, a Norvel .061 and a O.S. .40sf. I'm looking for a cheap, fast throw around plane to put one of these engines on...
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