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What is the fastest airframe available today?

Old 07-02-2021, 06:37 AM
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I was at an AMA show with my large Aviation Design Diamond with K210G2. They had a MPH speed trap set up for us jets. The fastest that day was 2 BVM Composite Bandits, they had beat by 15mph or so can remember exact numbers.

These Bandits have been around for a long time now.

Is there any new king of road fastest rc turbturbines jets with landing gear? No gliders or hot-liners
Old 07-02-2021, 08:03 AM
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mass produced, probably the JMP Firebird. There was a swiss or austrian pilot looking for speed with one on here some time ago. Hofer?

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Landing gear...do you want it?

The Opus-V from PAF Modellbau in Germany has been clocked at well over 300 mph.
It does this with a 45N turbine, and flies out of your hand almost like a foamie.

Edit, sorry I didn't read the last sentence of your post 😉
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199.99 mph
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We are restricted to 200mph in the US however. The JMP firebird did fly at 345 outside the US
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Lol I know about the 200mph speed limit. Just curious if the JMP Firebird and BVM Bandits are still the planes you think of when you think fast
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I've had my firebird to 323mph. My Cai raptor is up near 300 as well.
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Please ignore.

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I think some of you need to get an accurate way of measuring the speed 🙂
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Originally Posted by Dave Wilshere View Post
I think some of you need to get an accurate way of measuring the speed 🙂
Haha.. I think you might be right there Dave
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Hi Dave,

Do you think a PowerBox GPS is reliable?

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No. It showed a Rebel Hott doing over 250mph.
Anyone who has flown a model around 300mph will know things happen really quickly. I say 220 is a tea party. 250 is a disco 275 a rave, but 300+ standing in a fixed location your eyes and senses need to be on 150%.
An UL is slower than an UF, with any turbine. The inlets are too small to supply the big thrust engines anyway. To get close to 300 with an UF you need a good 160N+
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I want a firebird... just no runway

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