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Old 01-21-2008, 11:37 PM
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127.38mph. I will post the video and the dopler when I get back from the store.

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Old 01-21-2008, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Liquidity View Post
127.38mph. I will post the video and the dopler when I get back from the store.
Congrats Liquidity Good run, I am thinking I might need to get a plane like that, to get to the 100 mph , I just purchased 4- 1800mah 20c ,2 cell lipos, so I can make up 2 - 4 cell packs, Chellie
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by gzsfrk View Post
Just out of curiosity, does it strike anyone else that perhaps "flagging" everyone who's flown their electrics in excess of 100mph would be like placing a bullseye target on them for the feds? I'm not sure, but I would think that even a foamie flying at 100+ mph could kill someone, particularly if the prop is on the front.

Are there any legal ramifications for flying electrics at high speed? I mean, I know there would be legal issues if you hit someone (assault & battery, etc. etc.), but what if some authority figure simply saw you flying that fast? Could you get in trouble? Would you have to be in a certain type of area, or possibly even licensed at some level?
I dont think so, Have you driven a Car over 100mph, I dont think flying a plane at 100 mph will draw any attention, the fastest I have driven is 160mph in a 69 Mopar Road Runner with a 413 police intercepter engine, 4 speed, posi, and the car got to feeling very lite, I had the speedo pegged, its a 160mph speedo, and had more pedel, but no more nerve Chellie, Hows That Lanie :p
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:55 PM
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I dont think flying a plane at 100 mph will draw any attention, the fastest I have driven is 160mph in a 69 Mopar Road Runner with a 413 police intercepter engine, 4 speed, posi, and the car got to feeling very lite, I had the speedo pegged, its a 160mph speedo, and had more pedel, but no more nerve Chellie, Hows That Lanie :p
So you're saying that because you can drive a car at 160+ mph, that no one would care if you flew a plane at 100+ mph? Not quite sure I follow your reasoning there. I'm sure if an officer and an FAA admin were sitting in the same squad car and they had a car go past them doing 160mph, and then an RC foamie flew by doing 110mph, they would obviously opt to chase the car. But what I'm not clear on is if you were flying your RC on your own property at speeds in excess of 100mph, and an FAA guy happened to notice, would he come track you down and tell you to stop?
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Old 01-22-2008, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by gzsfrk View Post
So you're saying that because you can drive a car at 160+ mph, that no one would care if you flew a plane at 100+ mph? Not quite sure I follow your reasoning there. I'm sure if an officer and an FAA admin were sitting in the same squad car and they had a car go past them doing 160mph, and then an RC foamie flew by doing 110mph, they would obviously opt to chase the car. But what I'm not clear on is if you were flying your RC on your own property at speeds in excess of 100mph, and an FAA guy happened to notice, would he come track you down and tell you to stop?
I Think more attention would be placed on me doing 160mph, but i dont think the feds would get involved because they would not be able to catch me Chellie


besides there are nitro planes that fly over 100mph all over the country

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Originally Posted by gzsfrk View Post
Just out of curiosity, does it strike anyone else that perhaps "flagging" everyone who's flown their electrics in excess of 100mph would be like placing a bullseye target on them for the feds? I'm not sure, but I would think that even a foamie flying at 100+ mph could kill someone, particularly if the prop is on the front.

Are there any legal ramifications for flying electrics at high speed? I mean, I know there would be legal issues if you hit someone (assault & battery, etc. etc.), but what if some authority figure simply saw you flying that fast? Could you get in trouble? Would you have to be in a certain type of area, or possibly even licensed at some level?
All the more reason to have these attempts conducted under controlled circumstances!
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Old 01-22-2008, 12:28 AM
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All the more reason to have these attempts conducted under controlled circumstances!
I Agree
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I dont think so, Have you driven a Car over 100mph, I dont think flying a plane at 100 mph will draw any attention, the fastest I have driven is 160mph in a 69 Mopar Road Runner with a 413 police intercepter engine, 4 speed, posi, and the car got to feeling very lite, I had the speedo pegged, its a 160mph speedo, and had more pedel, but no more nerve Chellie, Hows That Lanie :p
Damn, girl! You are an animal!
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Old 01-22-2008, 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
besides there are nitro planes that fly over 100mph all over the country
Right--but since I'm new to RC planes, there's lots of things I still don't know. Such as, are there any restrictions on flying RC planes, electric or nitro? It's not that I would ever try flying a plane in a residential area. But the field in which I usually fly my planes is a big soccer complex. I'm not flying anything fast (30mph or so at most, by my guesstimation), but I was wondering what would happen if I was wanting to fly a larger/faster plane out there.
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Here are the Doplers.
On 4.1x4.1 speed equals 113
On 4.7x4.2 speed equals about 122
On 5x5 speed equals 131
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
I Think more attention would be placed on me doing 160mph, but i dont think the feds would get involved because they would not be able to catch me Chellie


besides there are nitro planes that fly over 100mph all over the country
gzsfrk::I got the monkey chopper (HugesX-II)just a tad over sixty ( count'in fence post for average'in speed)a while back and pulled vertical to slow down ( and so I could see it ) it was 300' up before I intelmoned her over and got some heat off the speed controls before they smoked, How in the world does one fly that fast an still see the plane?? you guys are truely animal!, bub, steve
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Originally Posted by gzsfrk View Post
Right--but since I'm new to RC planes, there's lots of things I still don't know. Such as, are there any restrictions on flying RC planes, electric or nitro? It's not that I would ever try flying a plane in a residential area. But the field in which I usually fly my planes is a big soccer complex. I'm not flying anything fast (30mph or so at most, by my guesstimation), but I was wondering what would happen if I was wanting to fly a larger/faster plane out there.
If there is a RC Flying field/ Club in your area, Join them, you will learn alot, and the RCs are very nice Folks, Take care, Chellie
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Old 01-22-2008, 03:25 AM
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Originally Posted by gzsfrk View Post
Right--but since I'm new to RC planes, there's lots of things I still don't know. Such as, are there any restrictions on flying RC planes, electric or nitro? It's not that I would ever try flying a plane in a residential area. But the field in which I usually fly my planes is a big soccer complex. I'm not flying anything fast (30mph or so at most, by my guesstimation), but I was wondering what would happen if I was wanting to fly a larger/faster plane out there.
gzsfrk,
There are restrictions as far as the FAA and AMA are concerned. The AMA authorized speed limit is 200mph. Of course not everyone fly's at AMA sanctioned fields, but hopefully if they are flying at these speeds, they are in an isolated area if not at a club.

There are competitions for high speed hotliners (F5B) that are designed to push the airframes and pilots skills to the limit. 150 mph is a drop in the hat to these airplanes.
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Old 01-22-2008, 03:28 AM
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I will make 150 soon. Even if it requires 5s and a hufe fireball Kenny, can I borrow your Lipo now
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Originally Posted by stevecooper View Post
gzsfrk::I got the monkey chopper (HugesX-II)just a tad over sixty ( count'in fence post for average'in speed)a while back and pulled vertical to slow down ( and so I could see it ) it was 300' up before I intelmoned her over and got some heat off the speed controls before they smoked, How in the world does one fly that fast an still see the plane?? you guys are truely animal!, bub, steve
The Monkey Chopper Bub Steve... As far as me going that fast, my eyes or thumbs most likely can't keep up....
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Damn, girl! You are an animal!
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Originally Posted by Airhead View Post
The Monkey Chopper Bub Steve... As far as me going that fast, my eyes or thumbs most likely can't keep up....
Airhead::I just don't have the reflexes it takes either but I've seen hot ones that blew me away, on the road I haven't even been stopped in the last 30 years so i'm no hot'stir anyway! bub, steve
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Originally Posted by stevecooper View Post
Airhead::I just don't have the reflexes it takes either but I've seen hot ones that blew me away, on the road I haven't even been stopped in the last 30 years so i'm no hot'stir anyway! bub, steve
You are too Cool Steve...
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Ok..I got the awards worked out. If you check my profile and post information on the left, you'll see them. There is a 100, 125, 150 and 200. I am working on a way to nominate or request these awards, but think it might just be better to sticky a thread and let it be the communication focal point.
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:20 PM
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Hey guys..


Thought I would put in my 2 cents on the speed ranges. I have found a few hurdles that most seem to run into when going for speed. 100mph is definitely the first elusive goal one I think. The next wall seems to be around 120mph After that 140mph followed by 150mph then it gets real slim because it is really tough to get past that so I think from there on it should be by 175mph and 200mph +. Reason, because in my opinion you are in another power class and those numbers are easier to reach with those type setups. I really think there should be a 160mph category for electric setups cause that is a real feat for those motors but in the interest of keeping the number of awards down I think these 5 are real speed goals according to the lipo/motor structure we run on.

100 mph
120mph
140mph
150mph
175mph
200mph+

Here is my video entry we clocked at 150.3mph..Thanks Chuck D for the great video and doppler testing.

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Old 01-22-2008, 10:28 PM
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Haah Mike sorry didn't read the post above...lol nice awards..guess I missed alot in a few days. Anyway those are my speed range ideas if they are of any use.

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Old 01-23-2008, 02:36 AM
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[quote=WingTips24;342614]Hey guys..
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100 mph
120mph
140mph
150mph
175mph
200mph+

Here is my video entry we clocked at 150.3mph..Thanks Chuck D for the great video and doppler testing.



The best run I cold find was reading 151 Nicely done!

Next time dont put in the music though

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Old 01-23-2008, 02:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Liquidity View Post
Here are the Doplers.
On 4.1x4.1 speed equals 106-113
On 4.7x4.2 speed equals about 122
On 5x5 speed equals 127-131
Post the video!

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P.S. We havnt talked about diving entries or verifying wind direction or making two runs back to back in opposite directions etc etc. All those pesky "contest like" requirements that might be present if we were trying to make this some sort of official thing.

Im all for keeping it loose and easy. If the dopplar run shows the speed - up wind down wind down hill or up hill - then its good enough for me

I do think maybe somene other than the pilot should provide the confirming dopplar though

Unless we all want to do it differently?

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Old 01-23-2008, 04:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Larry3215
Post the video!

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Sure. I will get them up tomorrow, the videos are on the other computer.
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Old 01-23-2008, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike Parsons View Post
Ok..I got the awards worked out. If you check my profile and post information on the left, you'll see them. There is a 100, 125, 150 and 200. I am working on a way to nominate or request these awards, but think it might just be better to sticky a thread and let it be the communication focal point.
Sounds Great Mike Thank You Very much for all the Hard work that you have put in to this, There was no way before to group all the people that have gone 100 mph+, and this thread just helps to gather the Speeders and give them an Expensive Award for there accomplishment, and helps others to learn how to make a fast plane, set up, Etc. Take care & Have fun, Chellie
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