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    How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?

    A friend of mine just got a brand new Toyota Prius V. I asked him if I could see how many 2M planes I might be able to fit in it? Well, according to the pictures, it looks like it is possible to fit two. I would of course remove the stab and rudder off of the backup plane if I had one of these vehicles for a better fit. Judge for yourself. He is easily getting 40 mpgs.
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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?

    If a deck is built, the 2nd plane probably can sit on the deck nicely without removing any control surfaces, and has its nose pointing at the tail of the car.
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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?

    You can easily fit 3 then
    (ok, it isn't quite 2m but he car is also a lot smaller than a Prius too)
    Was kind of handy being able to park the car in "the pits" - always had a good battery etc for the starter and never had to unpack much.

    Oh those were the days [&o]
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    3W, BME and DA all the way. Proven power, Proven reliability and Proven support equals much cheaper in the long term.

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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?

    I had no problem getting a plane, wing box, tent, canopy, food, even had room for a generator in my prius when I went to Virginia in September

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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?


    ORIGINAL: J Lachowski

    A friend of mine just got a brand new Toyota Prius V. I asked him if I could see how many 2M planes I might be able to fit in it? Well, according to the pictures, it looks like it is possible to fit two. I would of course remove the stab and rudder off of the backup plane if I had one of these vehicles for a better fit. Judge for yourself. He is easily getting 40 mpgs.
    Reminds me of the old limerick about
    The man from Boston,
    who drove around in a shiny red Austin.
    He'd enough room for his *****
    and a gallon of gas
    But his cojones hung out so he lost'em
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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?

    Matt,

    That is perfect Spanish.

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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?


    ORIGINAL: MTK
    Reminds me of the old limerick about
    The man from Boston,
    who drove around in a shiny red Austin.
    He'd enough room for his *****
    and a gallon of gas
    But his cojones hung out so he lost'em
    I learned this one years ago from a friend who had a Bug Eye Sprite. He gave the English version.

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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?

    2 in a Toyota Prius V? Luxury.
    I've have 2 in a 94 Civic hatch plus support exquipment, plus a .91 sized G -Trick... and a Golden Retriever!
    Record?
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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?

    I take my wife. With all her support equipment I need a GMC Envoy and a trailer to fit the planes. Is this a record?
    Vicente \"Vince\" Bortone

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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?


    ORIGINAL: vbortone

    I take my wife. With all her support equipment I need a GMC Envoy and a trailer to fit the planes. Is this a record?
    So true....thanks for the laugh! Gotta love 'em though!

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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?

    A 3m krill and a valiant in a Toyota Yaris...
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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?


    ORIGINAL: Torben Parsberg

    A 3m krill and a valiant in a Toyota Yaris...
    Unfortunately, the Yaris is not available as a hatchback in the U.S. The Toyota Corolla is, and they call it a Matrix. Mine has slightly different body panels and is called a Pontiac Vibe, (they are identical inside) and two 2m Pattern planes fit in it like it were a mini van.
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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?

    With these small >40 mpg puddle jumpers, why don't you guys dont just fit wings and tailfeathers to the car? See pics. That way you solve all the problems of getting planes into a car- justfit a speed controller en outrunner which you run of the carbattery.......

    I got a another pic of a very different car (grey car combo) - don't know what it is but sure the concept is very interesting - wonder if this guy is an RC modeller too?

    Cheers

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    My experience is that continental drift sometimes causes the Earth to jump up and knock a plane out of the sky......

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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?

    With a Chrysler Town & Country with Stow and Go, you can fit two planes without taking off the stabs and an American gets to keep his job for another day.

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    ORIGINAL: J Lachowski

    A friend of mine just got a brand new Toyota Prius V. I asked him if I could see how many 2M planes I might be able to fit in it? Well, according to the pictures, it looks like it is possible to fit two. I would of course remove the stab and rudder off of the backup plane if I had one of these vehicles for a better fit. Judge for yourself. He is easily getting 40 mpgs.

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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?


    ORIGINAL: VerneK

    With a Chrysler Town & Country with Stow and Go, you can fit two planes without taking off the stabs and an American gets to keep his job for another day.

    Verne


    ORIGINAL: J Lachowski

    A friend of mine just got a brand new Toyota Prius V. I asked him if I could see how many 2M planes I might be able to fit in it? Well, according to the pictures, it looks like it is possible to fit two. I would of course remove the stab and rudder off of the backup plane if I had one of these vehicles for a better fit. Judge for yourself. He is easily getting 40 mpgs.

    So, can I assume you are still flying a Kraft radio.

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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?


    [quote]ORIGINAL: VerneK

    With a Chrysler Town & Country with Stow and Go, you can fit two planes without taking off the stabs and an American gets to keep his job for another day.

    Verne


    How many Americans work at the Windsor Ontario assembly facility? At least the Prius is built in Mississippi.
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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?

    No, but I'm on my 3rd Chrysler minivan.

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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?

    I believe that Prius is made in Japan. Probably there is confusion with the Camry. I will agree that the one of the best cars for 2 meter pattern planes is the minivan.
    Vicente \"Vince\" Bortone

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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?

    I got a v about a month ago, it carried 2 62" osiris, charger case, large toolbox, transmitter, suitcase, large video camera case, case of sodas, road trip candy and me to the D7 championships the weekend after I got it and it has since carried an Osiris, a Habu 32 and a 2M Vanquish along with charger, toolboxes, etc. without breaking a sweat. I could easily fit two Vanquishes (if I had them) nose to tail and an Osiris and the habu, but I don't have two vanquishes :-) I will soon have an 89" slick and it carried the fuse box + wing box without difficulty (had to fold the front passenger seat flat, but that's part of why I got this car :-)

    It's an awesome car and gets about 42 mpg for me on the highway, 44-ish city.

    I would have loved to get a stow + go minivan, I've rented them before and love them, but the gas mileage really sucks and I'd rather spend my play dollars on planes and going to competitions than on gasoline.

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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?

    Man, I didn't mean to make this a whose is bigger than whose or Buy American versus Japanese. I just wanted to point out something if someone was considering one, they would have a viable transport. I'm still using a 1998 Ford Econoline and my other car is a Chevy. It was just a curiosity thing. I know when I buy any vehicle, it must pass the minimum of one 2M plane rule.

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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?


    ORIGINAL: VerneK

    With a Chrysler Town & Country with Stow and Go, you can fit two planes without taking off the stabs and an American gets to keep his job for another day.

    Verne
    My Pontiac Vibe was built at a plant that was run jointly by GM and Toyota in Fremont CA. They built Corollas, and the old GEO Prism there in addition to the Vibe. They all used the same drive train. Sadly the plant was closed two years ago, and the Vibe went away with it. You can still get a Toyota Matrix, if you are willing to settle for Canadian made.
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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?

    The global economy makes the lines a lot fuzzier than they used to be.

    Even though the Chryler minivan is assembled in Windsor, most of the components going into the van are made in the midwest (at least they used to be) providing thousands of jobs. If you ever have occasion to cross the Ambassador Bridge from Detroit to Windsor, you'll no doubt see numerous Chrysler trucks going in both directions. This isn't the forum for all of this so I'll stop with one idea and let it go at that. Can your place of business afford the loss of thousands of customers not able to buy your products anymore because they lost their jobs as autoworkers? Eventually, we're all impacted. FWIW, I'm not an autoworker, I'm just living in the blight of region that was built on their backs.

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    ORIGINAL: VerneK

    With a Chrysler Town & Country with Stow and Go, you can fit two planes without taking off the stabs and an American gets to keep his job for another day.

    Verne
    My Pontiac Vibe was built at a plant that was run jointly by GM and Toyota in Fremont CA. They built Corollas, and the old GEO Prism there in addition to the Vibe. They all used the same drive train. Sadly the plant was closed two years ago, and the Vibe went away with it. You can still get a Toyota Matrix, if you are willing to settle for Canadian made.

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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?

    It will interesting to check. I believe Canada is part of free trade agreement. I am sure that someone reading this can give us details around how this works. Therefore, where is assembled does not tell too much.
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    RE: How many pattern planes can you fit in a Prius V?

    So how many can I fit into my new Honda CR-Z. None as far as I can figure. But the ford Ranger still works.

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