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Old Sep 16, 2010, 09:22 AM
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hey chris,
i have a 291mph speed for my mc3 v-tail from that killer day last april that got missed. if you could slip that one in 'cause i may never get the v-tail going like that again!
here is the post for the day.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=214

later man,
marty
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Old Sep 16, 2010, 09:59 AM
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hey chris,
i have a 291mph speed for my mc3 v-tail from that killer day last april that got missed. if you could slip that one in 'cause i may never get the v-tail going like that again!
here is the post for the day.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=214

later man,
marty
Sorry I missed that, and it was a killer day...
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Old Sep 17, 2010, 02:12 PM
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LOL, bring it on!

I put mine into the ground on the flight just before and snapped the spar, but the laminating film kept it stiff enough to do 123MPH.
At 123 it felt like it hit a wall and was at it's speed limit. I think the wind was about 20-25kts. It would have flown much faster with a few ounces of span ballast.

How are you building this one?

Matt
Got my speed with a broken spar as well. Caused a puzzling trim issue until I noticed the break during the rebuild on it. Ian and I traded top speeds with her that day until mine stuck.

This won't be an all out speed build just a nice DSer with acro abilities. No fixed TE, bagged elevons, or carbon winglets. My local DS slope will chew up a lightweight and spit it out so I need a little mass.
Standard predator build with the following changes:
5 cell batt
Moved servos out a bit to the first mold mark
4-40 linkages
carbon ribbon sub TE
3 (maybe 4) layers of strapping tape
FG rod instead of the std carbon tube in the stock spar hole. Stops at the pushrods.

That's it...
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Old Sep 17, 2010, 04:50 PM
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First time out with my new D60

Hi, Chris

I guess I'm going to start tracking my speeds and see how far I can push myself, so here's my first speed to post:

Date: Sep 15, 2010
Location: Skirrid, Wales
Model: Joe Manor D60
Speed: 151mph
Radar: ProSpeed (speed recorded by "Zim" Warrick Smith of Sloperacer UK)

I was only 3 laps into the second ever flight with my new D60 when the left flap linkage let go and it fluttered, forcing me to bail out, but not before Zim got a reading on the gun! I can't wait to get back up there with a better linkage setup on my flaps. I know this thing can hit 200 easy!

Thanks!

Keith McLellan
(late of Lake Havasu, AZ, and living in southern England now)
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Old Sep 17, 2010, 08:24 PM
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Welcome to RCSpeeds Keith...

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Hi, Chris

I guess I'm going to start tracking my speeds and see how far I can push myself, so here's my first speed to post:

Date: Sep 15, 2010
Location: Skirrid, Wales
Model: Joe Manor D60
Speed: 151mph
Radar: ProSpeed (speed recorded by "Zim" Warrick Smith of Sloperacer UK)

I was only 3 laps into the second ever flight with my new D60 when the left flap linkage let go and it fluttered, forcing me to bail out, but not before Zim got a reading on the gun! I can't wait to get back up there with a better linkage setup on my flaps. I know this thing can hit 200 easy!

Thanks!

Keith McLellan
(late of Lake Havasu, AZ, and living in southern England now)

That D60 will probably go up to 350+ with the right gear and some big wind.

Sounds like you had a nice day at Skirrid. Looks like that already puts you at the seventh spot for Skirid HIll. Send or post me a pilot picture if you would like and if you have any other speeds to post, please do.

Chris

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Old Sep 18, 2010, 11:54 AM
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Hey Chris

Good day on the Skirrid for us UK chaps. A great day for a couple of new guys too...

Adam Richardson D80 125oz 263mph Gun Prospeed witness Warrick Smith
Adam Richardson D60 198mph Gun Prospeed witness Andy Bourne
Andy Bourne D80 120oz 170mph Gun Prospeed witness Adam Richardson
Andy Bourne D60 167mph Gun Prospeed witness Adam Richardson
Andy Bourne D40 144mph Gun Prospeed witness Adam Richardson
Mike Johnson D40 150mph Gun Prospeed witness Andy Bourne
Keith McLellan D60 151mph Gun Prospeed witness Adam Richardson

Zim
http://rcspeeds.com/daybrowser.aspx?d=9/15/2010

Welcome Keith and Mike..
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Old Sep 19, 2010, 12:11 PM
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Old Sep 19, 2010, 01:14 PM
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That' too bad...

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I just want to note that your listing is of no use to me (and a lot of others), if you dont allso log the wind speed.
Any pilot or witness who has an account can post notes for any speeds they either witness or post including the wind speed. I wish more people would post the wind speed, the weight, videos, notes and more. Perhaps my fault in that it may be hard to do for non computer types, for now. I hope to make it easier...

Chris

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Old Sep 19, 2010, 03:09 PM
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Hi, Chris

I can't wait to get back up there with a better linkage setup on my flaps. I know this thing can hit 200 easy!

Thanks!

Keith McLellan
(late of Lake Havasu, AZ, and living in southern England now)
Damn gun gets confused when the stars and stripes get in front of it - 200+ for Keith - "NO READING NO READING NO READING"

Z
Only kidding mate!
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Old Sep 21, 2010, 04:21 PM
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Here is yesterday's results with the Thorn 60" and Little Demon at Jones Pass. The Thorn is the older all wood sucker. Fun plane. We were all hoping for better wind but you get what is given.

Pilot: Steve Copeland
Plane: Thorn
Location: Jones Pass, Colorado
Speed: 151 Mph
Wind Speed: Some where around 25 to 30mph
Witness:Nick Stong

Pilot: Nick Stong
Plane: Little Demon 48"
Location: Jones Pass
Speed: 178Mph
Witnesses: Ian aka Deamon and Steve Copeland
Wind: Blowing hard
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Old Sep 21, 2010, 10:16 PM
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Here is yesterday's results with the Thorn 60" and Little Demon at Jones Pass. The Thorn is the older all wood sucker. Fun plane. We were all hoping for better wind but you get what is given.

Pilot: Steve Copeland
Plane: Thorn
Location: Jones Pass, Colorado
Speed: 151 Mph
Wind Speed: Some where around 25 to 30mph
Witness:Nick Strong

Pilot: Nick Strong
Plane: Little Demon 48"
Location: Jones Pass
Speed: 178Mph
Witnesses: Ian aka Deamon and Steve Copeland
Wind: Blowing hard
Nick Stong,,, right

Chris
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Old Sep 22, 2010, 09:51 PM
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Mars 9-28-10

Gregg Bolton Halfbad 116 (16 oz) ***
Halfbad 130 (21.5 oz) ****
D-80 311

Joe Manor D-80 318, 343

Wind Speed 38-44ish
Falcon DS
Took a few pictures but had trouble with the group shot

DATE IS WRONG . 9-22
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Old Sep 22, 2010, 10:00 PM
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It was fun today flying with Gregg. I managed a 343mph with a D80 and Gregg did the impossible and went 130mph with his Halfbad. Not to mention his 311 D80 flight. Fun times. Direction was perfect, and tons of lift out front. Just not enough wind. One of these days that place is gonna go off in a big way.
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Old Sep 23, 2010, 09:59 PM
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The 9/28 is a typo and is really 9/22/2010...

You guys flew mars while Bruce, Tim, BIll and I flew Weldon,

right Gregg?

nice job on the halfbad...

Chris
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Old Sep 23, 2010, 10:38 PM
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yep typo

9-22-10. Thanks Chris. Will get some video of that halfbad next time. Pretty sure it will go faster with more weight.
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