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Old 12-24-2007, 08:52 PM
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Default Patriot 40 or other fast speed plane

Hi guys,

I would like to build a faster jet prop plane. It seems like people like the Great Planes Patriot a lot, and there seems to be two version of it, the 40 and 60 size. Seems like the 40 is discontinued and I think I rather get a 40 and put a jet 90 on it. So here are my questions.

Where can I get the GP Patriot 40 if its discontinued?
What mods are needed to fit the 90 on it?
How fast can the Patriot 40 go with the jet 90?
What other setups that are pretty common that people like to build and why?

I'm no stranger to fast prop plane, I fly YS 110 engines on 40 to 50 size warbirds that can reach up to 140 MPH, but I want to go faster at around the same size plane.


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Old 12-24-2007, 11:22 PM
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Default RE: Patriot 40 or other fast speed plane

There are two current patriot threads right here on page one where most of your questions are answered. The "60 size Patriot" thread talks about the 40 Patriot with a Jett 90LX.
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Old 12-24-2007, 11:43 PM
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Default RE: Patriot 40 or other fast speed plane

I don't think you will see any significant difference over the 140 mph warbird unless you move up to a Q40 plane. The difference between going fast and wicked fast. None of the prop-jet models look clean enough to advance to that level, no matter how much power you throw at them.
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Old 12-25-2007, 12:04 AM
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Default RE: Patriot 40 or other fast speed plane

this is the only place i know of ( other than e-barf) that you can still get a patriot 40 ,, but only in a kit.
http://www.gravesrc.com/GPMA0430_GP_...p/gpma0430.htm
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Default RE: Patriot 40 or other fast speed plane

for retracts Spring Air #305

http://www.retracts.com/KitGearSets.htm
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HI sent you a P.M.
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Default RE: Patriot 40 or other fast speed plane

hummingbird111: What is e-barf? Do they carry the ARF?
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:29 AM
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Default RE: Patriot 40 or other fast speed plane

e-barf is just a nick-name i give E-bay, Patriot 40 size ARF's will be hard to come by since they don't make them anymore,,only kits. Like i said Ebay would , might, have a pat 40 arf, i was suprised to find out that Graves RC has the kit.
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Default RE: Patriot 40 or other fast speed plane


ORIGINAL: hummingbird111
i was suprised to find out that Graves RC has the kit.
They must have a secret "well" cause i bought their "last" Patriot 3 years ago[>:]
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Default RE: Patriot 40 or other fast speed plane

If you can find a Magnum from the UK you may like it pretty good too. The only real drawback is that it's a hand launcher, but they go like stink with little effort.
If you are looking for stoopid fast you may want to go Q40 like CP said.
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Default RE: Patriot 40 or other fast speed plane

A Q40 will go stupid fast on a sport motor and doesnt have to be hand launched, sounds like the extreme speed solution to me. I have seen q40's fly with racing engines and I think I would call them scary fast. You can find fiberglass fuse and foam wing kits for not that much money.
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Default RE: Patriot 40 or other fast speed plane

Just ordered the kit from gravesrc. Should be a fun build.

I'm thinking of going with this setup:

YS 50 ST (Heli motor), can get 20K RPM
Tuned pipe, I need help getting a tuned pipe for this motor.
Spektrum AR7000 receiver
JR servos (133 oz at 6V)
Retracts, I need some info on where to get the retracts
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