Thread: Discussion Fastest F3B Speeds
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Old Oct 28, 2010, 10:44 AM
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Circle towing sounds very similar to what I posted earlier about the 1981 trials and circle towing with bungees. Launch heights were awesome. They used captured tow hooks in those days, which allowed them to fly downwind on launch. I don't know if they are legal today? Conceivably a modern day plane with a captured hook could fly down wind on tow and pull line off the winch before heading upwind for the launch. Don't know much about F3B winches. If they have one-way rachets this wouldn't be possible. Might be an interesting strategy for TD, however.

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