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 06-20-2003, 02:05 PM
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I'm looking for an extreme speed warbird for my Jett .50. Its currently on a 40 sized Kyosho Spitfire, but its not fast enough.

We have an annual warbird race, with pretty loose rules.

Anyone got any ideas of a warbird (preferrable ARF) that would fit this engine????

I'm thinking I need to be in the 140+ MPH range to be competitive.
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Old 06-21-2003, 04:02 AM
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....would they boot you off the Planet if you showed up
with a prop-jet ? ....or are you talking WWII props ?
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That Kyosho Spit and Jett-50 should be pretty quick....

You say you need 140MPH?

Only thing I can think of is a 25 sized warbird with the Jett- It would be a nightmare to balance and land tho- But you need "light"...

How about that little .15 sized Texan with the Jett-50?
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Default Extreme Speed Warbird

No one said prop jets were not allowed, and as I said, the rules are about as loose as they come. Most of the prop jets I've seen are rather large and draggy. What are you suggesting.

I had em' worried this spring, when I had the same engine on my Whiplash, and called it an F-117 with Civilian paint scheme Too bad it didn't last long enough for the race.

I'm thinking .25 size is what I need also, but not aware of too many. I know there is the Modeltec Me-109, but I've already had one of those, and was not impressed.

This years race is today, so I'm kinda looking ahead for next year. Any other ideas would be appreciated...
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I was thinking about the dirrect Connections F-20....
it's an ARC, so you can make it look any way you want.

They are pretty sleek....except for the fuse, where the
fake air scoops are.... ....40-45 size....not big....

(maybe you could slide in with this bad little puppy)
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Default spitfire

I had a Global spitfire (.32 size) that I stripped and made structurally sound. I put a Nelson Q-500 motor with a throttle on it and it ran about 150. Landing and takeoff were very easy

The Global .25 size Me-109 is also a good cantidate I have seen one fly with a Nelson Q-500 motor in it and it was faster than my spit. This particular model was stretched to 400 sq." for a club race with similar rules to SWRA. Once again this plane is very easy to operate for a compitent pilot.

Is there a set of rules on the internet somewhere?

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Cambrian ME-109 leo! 37SF about 115 mph
on a Typhoon it drops to about 90
this is with just the standard muffler and there is a 8mm carb version that does 160 on a mini rapier ( still standard muff )
the 109 is reported to fly like a mini pattern ship.
http://www.cambriandirect.co.uk/
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Dave,

I like the F-20, but I thought that ARC was discontinued. Can you still find them?

The spit wasn't as slow as I expected. The Jett .50 was turning a 10x7 at 16,200 and kept me in most races for a 3rd place finish.

It was a fun race, with minimal carnage. Especially considering we were flying in close to 30 mph winds.

I like the Typhoon, and ME-109, but I gotta have landing gear.

No rules posted, because there really isn't that many.. LOL
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try your current setup with a 9x9 apc and watch it go......got that on my whiplash, mega speed.

i have a 9x7 on a .32 os on a jerry's outlaw turning 16K static so i know your jett will go a bit more than what you are turning. you need pitch very high and dia smaller.
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....I'll check around....they were supposed to be disc.,
but guys keep gettin' 'em....
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is that a rule? or are you lost on how to belly land lol
the 37 is enough weight on these small planes already, i dont think UC would do it any favours. however, RCM&E have just done a review on the Warbirds Lavochin LA-7, they also do a 109 and spit. 56" 40-46 recomemded, with retracts. looks damn good.
mags site is www.modelflying.co.uk but i dont see a site for the kit
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ishu4u,

I tried a 8 3/4" x 9w per Bob Brassels (Jett expert), however, although it turned over 18,000 it wasn't as fast as the 10x7. We had A LOT of wind, and the 8 3/4x9 just seemed to make a lot of noise, but wasn't near as fast around the corners as the 10x7.

Landing gear required, is not required. Its just my hangup. You get 9 good hand launches, and the 10th one goes left into the dirt. I could probably get by with some sort of dolly arrangement.

Considering the Spit was competitive, I may just save the plane for next years race, and maybe get a Jett .76 for it.

The first place plane was a World Models Mustang with the Jett .76 and 2nd place was a World Models Mustang with O.S. .91fx. Although I was almost as fast in the straights, they seemed to power through the corners and wind better.
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sounds like real life, so like real life its time to look at late mark Spits, and other late war designs
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world models spitfire it has retracts

if you dont need wheels try some of the 2610 combat planes warbirds "cheap" less than $80 typically.
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....they still have them in stock....

http://www.directconnectionrc.com/

(get one)....

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Default This Hawker kit shows promise....

....shorten the wing to about 56"
...."skinny" the wing
....shorten, and move the ailerons inboard
....tilt the tail back to 7 deg.

....put a big hoss mill up front....
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Default EZ models

What about the EZ models line. They have the Voodoo, Dago, and a silver mustang.

They look pretty small and sleek.

I know they are expensive, but if they would really go with the Jett .50 I would buy one.

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Default EZ .30 size mustang

Daven,
The .30 size mustang is a good airplane with a Jett or Nelson Q-500 motor in it. It does about 150ish. I have seen one fly with fixed gear and a Jett Q-500 motor on 50% nitro and it really hauls.

I don't know much about the other mustangs. I have seen all of them, but have never flown one.

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