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 04-15-2003, 02:05 AM
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By the way boys and girls, the stiff hinges on the older models have been modified a bit on the new Extreme, since the entire plane is kevlar, the upper skin is now integrated with the control surfaces and has eliminated the need for a joint at the hinge line, so now you can probably use 30-40 ounce inch servos on the controls but we still only recommend 80-100 ounce servos because of the high demand of the control surfaces..

There is no longer a need for the slot in the hinge line to allow better deflection either..

We may also look into adding a dual rudder feature on the Extreme when we have a little breathing room...

that should be entertaining to say the least..

We'll keep you all posted on any developments on the Extreme version as they happen.. keep em' smokin boys.. :stupid:
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Old 04-15-2003, 02:46 PM
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how about a bladder type fuel tank. the vibration i cant eliminate above 15,000 rpm cause faoming of my fuel, and blown glowplugs.

Is there a high speed prop balancer out there?
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If I'm not mistaken, Jett makes a bladder tank, and I've also heard about using a couple of drops of armour all in your fuel to stop foaming???
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Hey Rick, what about inserting foam around the tank and
possibly tying it down? Would that hurt the dynamics?
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That will not affect the aerodynamics..

and the dampening is dependant on the amount of cushioning you can provide. usually theres not much room in the cavity..
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I was thinking of making a canopy for the fuel tank to slide into, then fastening it to the top of the wing just outside the cavity.
That way I could sorround the the tank with foam. Plenty of room to do this. Only a weight issue at this point. Hopefully no more than 2 oz.
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The jett bubble-less tank will not fit. Also the tetra tanks wont go either. I had terrible air problems today with the nelson q500. Cant remember if i have Armour all in the fuel or not. It wasn't really foaming, more just bouncing around and gulping.

The hinges on the extreme really move effortlessly.
Also the plane feels so light i cant believe its still as tough as the older version. Feels more like a diamond dust airframe.
Haven't started painting or putting anything in it. So far I am very pleased with it. The finish is much better than my other three original versions.
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I can't wait!
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old model spiderman =2lb 5.5oz
new model primered = 1lb 8.2oz

This is new out of box. No work done at all.
Weight savings = 13.3 oz
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I assume that you're ok with that??
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