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"How Fast" Airspeed Instrument

Old 06-01-2007, 05:08 PM
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Default "How Fast" Airspeed Instrument

I'm sure you have all heard someone assert that his plane does 50, 60, 70 or more mph. When pressed on how this speed was measured, you'll usually get answers that indicate a LOT of windage. If only we had an air speed instrument for model planes.

The "How Fast" is a small, light-weight instrument that measures your model's airspeed by mounting it on the plane - my review here:

[link=http://www.ampaviators.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=71&Itemid=27]"How Fast" Review[/link]

It works and it's reasonably accurate - no more guesswork!
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:52 PM
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Default RE: "How Fast" Airspeed Instrument

Simple, cheap and light. I guess you could extend the tubes to put the pitot and static tube out of the prop wash on a larger plane. Did you say it was OK to cut down the pitot and static tube?
Old 06-02-2007, 09:09 AM
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Default RE: "How Fast" Airspeed Instrument

No - not to cut the tubes, but I would guess that as long as you keep them in clean air, the length of the tubes can be adjusted. I would email Winged Shadow Systems on this question.

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