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I out ran a bobcat 50...

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Old 08-03-2009, 12:53 AM
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...with my fun fighter P-51 I'm running a OS .46LA with a MAS 9x8 prop, He's running an OS .55AX with a APC 11x7P prop. I thought it was pretty close, but the guys in the pits said I had him by a few MPH. fun day at the field, there's nothing like rolling in on a bogey with my little pony. VS
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:32 AM
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Default RE: I out ran a bobcat 50...

I'll bet the difference has as much to do with [dead] weight as it does the difference in design layout.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:39 AM
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Default RE: I out ran a bobcat 50...

I dunno how many times I've said this, but it's another case of just because it looks like a jet doesn't mean it's slippery or fast.

Go smoke him again..

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Default RE: I out ran a bobcat 50...

Look how chunky and blunt those tail booms are. Airfoiling them would bring that part of the design up to the same level as the rest of the plane, which is gorgeous.
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Default RE: I out ran a bobcat 50...

Something like a spit should be even faster then a mustang, that big old scoop on the bottom adds lots of drag.

Dago Red or VooDoo mustang should get you more speed unless they goofed on the wing.
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