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

My new DD - I like it.

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Old 05-26-2003, 02:42 AM
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Just got a new DD direct from GAPP. I bought the ARF with a TT .36 Pro and MCM. This is my first fast plane - I usually fly 3D (or try to fly 3D). It came very complete, virtually ready to fly.

The first flights were good, it is very smooth and very fast (at least to me). After about 4 flights, I switched from a Master Airscrew 10x5 to an APC 9x7. The roll rate is insane and a little scary on high rates, even with 100% expo.

Everyone at the field is very impressed.

Any suggestions? Different prop? If I go to an 8 inch prop, will I have launching problems?

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try a smaller diameter prop and experement around with more pitch and that should sqeeze some more speed out of it
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If the roll rate of a plane scares you, you should lower the throws, no matter what the manual says...

On a plane like the DD you generaly don't need high and low throws.
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Originally posted by Rudeboy
If the roll rate of a plane scares you, you should lower the throws, no matter what the manual says...
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I agree, on fast planes a very small movement of the steering surface is enough. I normally switch between large and small movement during flight.
For take off and landings I use the Max movement, and during the high speed passes I use the small......... And when moving vertical up after a high speed dive it amazes some people if you use the max movement to roll at high rates

But not every transmitter has the switching capability
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