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Old 07-03-2003, 12:00 PM
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Hello,

I have recently soloed on my trainer, and am looking into different planes. I have been looking around, and have decided that at some time, I would like to fly extreme speed prop planes, more specifically The Weston Magnum. Since I am a beginner, I know this will probably be more of a long term goal. But, I would like to start out right. What planes should I get (and learn to fly) before I can get into the Extreme Speed Prop Planes? Also, how long is it going to take me to achieve this long term goal? If anyone could point me out to some beginner articles or web pages, that would be great too.

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Old 07-03-2003, 12:26 PM
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Hi Mike,

I believe it is up to the individual and the support group you have.
I have been flying for bout 8 months and am already flying a DF spectre and am maidening my magnum this weekend. One thing to keep in mind is that some people say it may take a year but they fly on sundays for bout 2-3 hours. I fly bout 5 times a week for about 15 hours. also the money. Since starting i had my trainer then a stick type plane then a chipmunk then a swallow pattern then the spectre now the magnum and a giant scale coming. All the best and dont let anyone stop you from advancing as its the only way to learn.

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15 hours- a day? Or total?

Anyhow, after the trainer gets boring I would recommend a 4 star 40 from SIG, or a Sig Somethin' Extra- that will get you used to sensitive flying, then maybe a KAOS (which are pretty fast..) then a Quickie 500 like the Lanier Predator- it is an arf and it haul the mail!

There is no time-line on this stuff- Just have fun pacing yourself and don't let anybody tell you how long or short it should take to fly extreme speed-

Look at Mattyb- 8 months?

I am also a HUGE fan of Prop-jets like the GP Patriot or Lanier F-4... They are fast AND have wheels

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Old 07-03-2003, 11:43 PM
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james- 15 hours a week. I wish per day. havent missed a week in eight months. gotta go fly now

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i just got started in prop-jets and its a blast,,, get yourself a fast low-wing and and learn to fly it fast ,then check out extreme prop planes. talk to people like ,, razor and jwoolridge these guys helped me ALOT and are still helping me,,, we are all flying the lanier f-4, it flys and looks great. they are always there when i have a question (and i have alot of them) i would say go for it,, because speed means fun;;;;;;;;;;;
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I wouldn't recommend "extreme speed" as a second after you've just master take off and landing on your trainer.

I'd say get a nice pattern type plane... something that will fly slow with a large, low pitch prop, but that will also speed up quite nicely with a smaller, high pitch prop.

The plane that got me into speed was a Midwest Super Hots, powered by a ST K90 engine: Zinger 15x6 prop for awesome vertical performance, APC 12x8 for speed... and this thing had a huge wing. But it still speeded up very nice with the .90 up front.
Anyway, you get the picture... get a versatile model.

And Matty is absolutely right, it all depends on how much you fly. The more you fly the faster you learn.
I too used to fly 7 days a week, an average 2 to 3 hours a day in the summer, in the winter only weekends because it was dark too soon... It was a daily routine: get home from school, get the stuff ready to load into dad's car, have something to eat. After dad came home from work, and was having his dinner, I was loading everything into the car. Dad finished eating => off to the field... flying until sunset... I wish I was still 14 years old...
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The Tower Hobbies Voyager is a nice plane, it flies fast with a .40, then I put a .53 on it, and it became very fast. I think Tower has them for $90, and if you get the sales flyer you can use the coupon to get it for 80.
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I would say go for it with the speed planes. It is not a big deal going fast if you use your throttle. Just get used to it about half or so then hit it WOT on some flat passes. Back off and do again. After a while you will be able to hold it WOT the whole flight.

I found it is not as hard to fly as it looks if you was sitting back watching. When I fly my Dust around you I kind of get a box view on it. Kind of like you see the plane and a small area (box) around it. You cant really tell how fast your going past everything because you are focused on plane.

Now the guys behind watching swear it is uncontrollable but when flying it is not hard at all. Just fly around like a normal plane. Just keep in mind that you can cover the entire field in a few seconds. It pretty much comes down to go fast turn.... go fast turn....go fast turn..... gets routine but looks good burning holes in sky...
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