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10-31-2011 12:37 AM  6 years agoPost 1
Neon Juripuri

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Here is Ron Lund's take on balancing for drag racing.
http://www.youtube.com/user/ronlund...u/0/M3tG9ZT7cQM
Out of curiosity,is there a common distance for competition?
Are there any set rules? Or is this all still kind of new?
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10-31-2011 12:39 AM  6 years agoPost 2
wrongler

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I like the Idea, What a new can of worms for the heli owner!

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10-31-2011 12:47 AM  6 years agoPost 3
Neon Juripuri

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I can see where gassers would probably have an advantage. A nitro might have more "pop" off the line,maybe because of lighter weight. But I think a gasser has an advantage somewhere thereafter. Of course I am just speculating
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11-02-2011 02:58 PM  6 years agoPost 4
wrongler

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I thought there would be more interest in this post, Not only do you get to fly, but a little friendly competition also.

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11-02-2011 03:48 PM  6 years agoPost 5
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I can see where gassers would probably have an advantage. A nitro might have more "pop" off the line,maybe because of lighter weight. But I think a gasser has an advantage somewhere thereafter. Of course I am just speculating
Fred
We drag raced at IRCHA, or at least did a "speed cup". Electrics were at least 30mhp faster than gassers. I don't recall anyone racing with a nitro.

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11-02-2011 04:22 PM  6 years agoPost 6
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Someone did race with a nitro
And his top speed was 88 mph, 1 mph faster than the gassers.
The day before, the gassers beat all who practiced nitro and electric except for 1 helicopter which was the chicken hawk (henselett) at 107mph. That just happened to be the way the cards fell that day, in general you're right a gasser can't touch electrics but it might be very much on par with a nitro.

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11-02-2011 04:28 PM  6 years agoPost 7
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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And his top speed was 88 mph, 1 mph faster than the gassers.
Hmm. That's interesting. I wish there would have been more nitros there so that we could have had seen more what they are capable of. I'm pretty sure a 1.20 sized nitro (equivalent to 20cc) would beat a 29cc gasser, but most guys are still running the .90 sized nitros which is only 15cc of displacement.

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11-02-2011 05:04 PM  6 years agoPost 8
wrongler

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In some cases......I think nitro's are joining the FB era!

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11-02-2011 05:26 PM  6 years agoPost 9
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Well, realistically a .90 sized heli will perform similarly with a 12s lipo electric motor as a 1.20 sized nitro motor, but the nitro gets an additional 3 minutes per flight. So nitro will probably never die.

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11-04-2011 03:39 AM  6 years agoPost 10
Neon Juripuri

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Dug this up. I think it's interesting.
I'm really surprised it isn't more popular.
https://rc.runryder.com/t494683p1/

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11-08-2011 05:57 PM  6 years agoPost 11
Santiago P

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Well, realistically a .90 sized heli will perform similarly with a 12s lipo electric motor as a 1.20 sized nitro motor, but the nitro gets an additional 3 minutes per flight. So nitro will probably never die.
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At the Speed cup, no one had a nitro that was well tuned for everyday flying, let alone the speed runs.
Ken Jennings clocked around 94mph average with a stock Trex700 on practice day, but opted just to work on Saturday. What a guy.
Dennis was the best Nitro on Saturday at 88mph with a very tired engine. Raja did a +93mph pass on practice, wind aided, lol.

I expect a well tuned Gasser can break into the mid 90s, consistently.

What you guys don't realize is these 200 meter straight line runs are very harsh on the engine, and drivetrain, ask Raja.
Drag racing is harder on the heli mechanics.
Weight reduction for drag racing is key!

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I'm really surprised it isn't more popular.
I tried to run a Pinks All Out event, but I only had 6 entries

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11-09-2011 06:02 PM  6 years agoPost 12
Santiago P

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CORRECTION
Raja did recorded a 103mph pass on practice, (I knew it ended in a 3) and it was not a timing fluke.

I saw it enter and as it did we had a good puff of wind just for that moment. I remember yelling "watch this pass, the wind is pushing him now".
The wind died on the following opposite leg to boot.

It was clear that Spectra was hauling.

Too bad it was practice!

Santiago

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