|Apr 03, 2011, 07:17 PM|
Too windy to fly, not in the mood for the simulator, indoor heli needs parts...
...so I dragged out the 1/8 nitro buggy! :-)
I bought a cheap ready-to-run buggy a couple of years ago. After I got the
kinks worked out, the thing is a scream.
I think the racing classes for 1/8th buggies require a .21 engine. My buggy
has a 50% larger .30. With an aftermarket tuned pipe, it's a
tire-shredding, dirt-slinging beast. It puts into perspective the amount of
power needed for flight... a .30 size engine with a tuned pipe would be
suitable for a smallish, three or four pound model airplane, right? That
same .30-size engine absolutely overpowers this big, heavy (7.5 lbs.)
all-wheel-drive buggy, allowing unlimited wheelspin at any speed.
I wish I had a track like this in my back yard for windy days...
It's not feeling very much like Spring yet here in upstate NY. My club has
two more indoor flying sessions scheduled (we fly every other Sunday at a
local armory gymnasium). Maybe the weather will be more agreeable after
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