E-power MODEL > Mach 1 is going to be a LONG way off... They are only up to appx 475 mph record for a turbine powered model. (not approved by AMA as there is a 200 mph limit for turbine models) And that would just about require it to be FPV, which will be a problem due to the recent FAA "interpretation" of rules.
There is the basic issue of "pitch speed" limiting the max speed of E-power. In order to get the airplane > Mach you have to have the prop spinning fast enough and props (especially small ones) get very inefficient at the rpm needed plus you'd just about have to make the prop from titanium to handle the stress.
Dynamic soaring models go faster than the theoretical max for a prop driven model using any commercially available propeller.
Its nice to come up with ideas... but they need to be somewhere within the realm of possibility when considering the laws of physics.
I like the idea, but in light of recent FAA actions and the bad press the hobby as been getting lately, I'd go for something less extreme and potentially dangerous.
I would take a different route. Think along the line of the hobby helping at-risk kids to find an interest in technology and aviation or disabled veterans finding a new hope or something like that. Positive things that no-one can have an issue with.
I personally think flying a plane across the US would be a terrible idea right now. Given that the FAA has a problem with planes flying outside the line of sight, I would imagine they'd shut down any attempt at flying a plane for tens of miles.
Exactly! I get frustrated when people are saying the FAA is trying to kill the hobby. I don't think that's at all what they're doing. They are worried about where RC flying is going, not where it's been. Until recently, RC used to be a bunch of old guys flying warbirds in circles over some cornfield. That's pretty much all you could do with that generation of technology and the FAA couldn't care less. What the FAA is worried about is where the technology is going with autonomous drones and FPV vehicles capable of flying at several thousand feet and many miles out. Innovation is what the FAA is afraid of.
And while I'm a big fan of innovation, I think right now is a really bad time to show the world how far we can take the hobby. Instead, right now is the time to show how the hobby plays a meaningful role in our communities and how it brings people together.
Sorry for hijacking the thread. Stepping down from soapbox now.
My wife makes green salsa that is absolutely delicious. It is so good that every time I give some to my friends they want to buy a batch. It is made with habaneros and jalapenos and other stuff. Not sure what exactly goes in it, but if you like hot green salsa, you'd love this.
Sounds great. I like a little spice. I don't believe eating should be painful! Like have you seen Man vs Food when the guy does a hot wing challenge but can't do it? Ugh! Suicidal. And we only see the part where he consumes it....