Extreme Speed Prop Planes Discuss the need for speed with fast prop planes (Screamin Demon, Diamond Dust, Shrikes or any REAL sound breakin'''' plane)

Help me make my Shrike faster!!!

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Old 04-14-2003, 09:19 PM
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Any ideas?
Heres mine:

Remove canopy
Tuned Pipe


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Old 04-15-2003, 10:00 AM
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Pipe will make the bigest difference.
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Old 04-15-2003, 02:58 PM
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my shrike 40 had .46FX pipe and 9x9 apc but it was limited by RPM and horsepower.

for real speed you will need...
Dubb Jett FIRE (rear exaust and pipe).
gap seal hinges

flying a whiplash now much less drag
wishing for an EXTREME...lighter than the original
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Just get the jet out Bob!

Originally posted by Crazy4Flight
my shrike 40 had .46FX pipe and 9x9 apc but it was limited by RPM and horsepower.

for real speed you will need...
Dubb Jett FIRE (rear exaust and pipe).
gap seal hinges

flying a whiplash now much less drag
wishing for an EXTREME...lighter than the original
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go back to work JOE
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how much of a difference will the pipe give me??

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i got aout 1500 RPM
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How 'bout going up to 50% nitro? LOL That'll do it!
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Old 04-16-2003, 09:24 PM
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You can also reduce the thickness of the wing, reduce the tail height, round and smooth all edges, and reduce weight anywhere you can. The pipe will do the most for you though.
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Here are some that'll get you started for a good while...

Eliminate drag... Surface, and parasytic.
Sharpen the LE's of the fins as sharp as you can get them
Eliminate weight...i.e. Use a lite tank for fuel, and lite hardware
More power...self-explanatory
Try a CF pipe...expensive yes, but lite, and powerful
Run a few props and see what works the best...a pylon prop does wonders sometimes.
For the extreme need for speed, completely rebuild the airframe using contest grade wood on everything and CF in areas where strength is needed, and scrap all the 'beefing up' parts.
Drill lightening holes in everything possible...notice I said ***in everything possible*** don't go to crazy
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what is the highest nitro i can safely run in my 46FX ???

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