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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by AV8TRX View Post
Great video Bwoolia. It appears that the F86 is faster. I get the thrust to weight ratio difference, but is it actually faster?
Originally Posted by kalmon View Post
I have flown my stock mig at the same time as someone flying a stock F-86. They are near identical is level speed however the mig holds energy better and is very slightly faster out of a dive.

My thoughts exactly. I really didn't notice a significant speed difference. The undercambered wing of the F-86 is likely more draggy than the Mig's solid wing. The larger, heavier Mig holds its energy better but doesn't climb as well as the lighter F-86. Without measuring actual thrust or efflux, my gut feel is that the F-86 has more power which allows it to outclimb the Mig, but the extra drag keeps the speed in check.

The precision of the Mig is very nice, but I really like the "big air" flying you can do with the F-86. Honestly, they're both great models.
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