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Old 05-16-2002, 01:12 PM
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I get 25 min flight out of this but only do 15-20 min cause my neck starts to hurt after that.
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A lot of times it depends if others are on the same frequency. If so, I keep flights around 10 min. max.

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Old 05-18-2002, 08:07 AM
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As a combat pilot...most of my flights are 5 minutes...the length of an official heat...
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Big battery , big fuel tank , big trainer , and lay down . Try it .
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I think I just broke my own record. 30-35 min flight with my SIG SE!
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Well with my HP200 its about 5 to 15 mins most of my other planes about 5 to 10 mins don't know about my B-25 first got to get my knees from knocking. My little staggard B bipe if about 41/2 min to 8 but a fun flane to fly.
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Depends on what I'm flying...

Fokker Dr1: appx 10 min and I'm done. You gotta be on top of that plane every second. I'll sometimes do several 4 to 6 min flights on one fill of the tank... The engine can go 25 min on one fill.

Sig 4*: 12 to 18 min, and its out of fuel... often before I'm ready to quit.

coroplast Combat plane: 8 min fuel supply.

Sailplanes (when I get the chance...) As long as I can keep it flying. 2 min from a bad High-Start launch in dead air... to 2 1/2 hours (and then I'm worrying about the battery...) in ridge lift.
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Originally posted by The Mighty B-17
I only have a little Firebird XL since I just got into flying a couple weeks ago. I have yet to learn all the tricks of the trade!! If I get a longer flight time than 20 minutes, I'll be impressed!!!
Hi B-17: For the most part as your planes get bigger and faster your going to love a 10 minute flight just fine. Bkf
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Very true
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depending on how i fly i can get up to 20 mins......but if i do alot of high speed WOT stuff then i better have gear and flaps down ready to land at 15 mins and i have a 20oz tank in the Strega, P-40 and Ultimate(s) and they all have YS 120s
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Long flight... A few days ago I was flying and my throttle linkage broke and the engine stayed at full throttle, I timed it for 19 mins, it broke about 3 min into the flight.

I can proabably get a good 30 minute flight on my plane with fuel left for landing
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I usually try to keep my flights around 15 mins. with a couple of ounces of fuel left. Those big ST's like fuel. The longest flight I have had was when a friends GS sport plane's throttle linkage came off about 1/3 throttle. A G-38 and a 24oz. tank. We played pass the transmitter for 47mins. That is what the timer on the radio said. Needless to say we did all of the flying we wanted to that day.
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Electric - 3 to 12 minutes (up to 45 minutes with a good thermal)
Glo - 15 to 20 minutes

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I voted 10 - 15 minutes. Like most though it depends on which plane I'm flying. My pylon birds are good for about 5 min. I have a Kadet Senior with floats and a Saito 65 that I can fly for 30 min plus if I keep the throttle pulled back. I would have to say that most of my other sport planes are in the 10 to 15 min range.

Between my fingers and knees shaking that is usually plenty for me.
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Other day I had my Sig SE with os 70 up front running rich and ran it WOT for 22 mins, I did this to see just how long it would last.

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