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Old Feb 22, 2012, 06:32 AM
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Couple days ago I did a 3500ft punchout with the D130.
Thats the coolest quote I have seen here in a long time !
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 07:22 AM
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Thats the coolest quote I have seen here in a long time !
I agree....we need on board camera.... Joe strap you go pro to it next time..
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 07:43 AM
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Old thread with some interesting FS speed stuff

Some interesting discussions and Joe doing a radar dive after a punch out.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=920638
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 08:50 AM
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I think I can go 4000ft on a clear day. It was starting to get fuzzy as it entered the clouds. Didnt have much more in it as the airspeed had dropped to 75mph at that point anyways. I believe I was going around 300 for that one. Will have to check the data to be sure. My PB so far. Im sure we will be discussing this stuff in more detail later as the new onboard instrumentation is adding a new scope to our hobby. The D130 typically cruises around on the front maybe 70mph groundspeed. Doing small pumps gets it going around 125mph. On my last flight I pulled 62g's, went 3500 ft above where I was standing, top speed was 357 ground speed and I forgot to look at the airspeed but I think on this flight the ground and airspeeds were very close. This changes dramatically depending on conditions. Im able to put my model in crow and pull up to stall it and see just how slow I can get it to fly before the tips start to feel heavy. 35mph was doable with aluminum joiners in my model. This new system is incredible. Cant wait for it to be available to all.
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 01:35 PM
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The frontside top speeds are probably the most interesting.

Right now, I'm really looking for non-diving, just skating back and forth speeds...
I'm working on something...

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taking a big long think...
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 01:41 PM
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As I said earlier though, skating back and forth speeds are 100% dependent on lift.
A slope glider in "level" flight is matching its sink rate to the vertical lift vector.
Double the lift, double the potential speed for the same level pass.

ian
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 04:08 PM
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[QUOTE=winchdoc;20825887]Right now, I'm really looking for non-diving, just skating back and forth speeds...
I'm working on something...

WinchDoc

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Reallllly? I'm watching this space.

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Old Feb 22, 2012, 05:49 PM
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At Goat Rock, Avery and I clocked our Opuses at over 100 flying flat and level, and my MCV was clocked at 212 in a drop-in dive.
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