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Poll: What FT plane do you want speed tested?

What FT plane should I test next?

  • FT Edge

    Votes: 4 21.1%
  • FT Spitfire

    Votes: 5 26.3%
  • FT Simple Cub

    Votes: 1 5.3%
  • FT Bloody Wonder with C-Pack Motor

    Votes: 3 15.8%
  • FT Versa Wing

    Votes: 6 31.6%

  • Total voters
    19
  • Poll closed .

Aireal Anarchist

Well-known member
#3
Im with merv on this , I have a few versa's, I havent flown an arrow but there is a member already pushing the limits of the arrow and it looks like the FT Foam Board airframe to work out your need for speed issues :)
 

Ryan O.

Well-known member
#5
I know that Josh got the Versa wing going insanely fast on just the C-pack, and on the Propdrive motor it was almost as fast as David's Spitfire in the speed challenge episode.
 

Innaviation

Well-known member
#8
Well, seems today has brought on a tie between the FT Spitfire and the FT versa

I guess this has turned into the final dual of speed between the Spitfire and Versa
 

Innaviation

Well-known member
#9
Just realized the Versa wing has a forward and backward facing prop. If it wins the poll would you rather see a forward facing or backward facing prop.

I assume the backward facing is faster but I may be wrong
 

danskis

Well-known member
#11
Pusher or puller is a good question on the Versa. I'm gonna say the opposite and say with the same motor the puller is faster because the prop is in clean air. At some speed the drag from the fuselage will be a bigger factor and as one pilot mentioned drag is exponential with velocity. I believe pushers have gotten popular because they look great and its easy to put all the fpv stuff up front. Although its not what you wanted to do I'd like to see both the pusher and puller Versa tested to see which is really faster.
 

Innaviation

Well-known member
#16
Pusher or puller is a good question on the Versa. I'm gonna say the opposite and say with the same motor the puller is faster because the prop is in clean air. At some speed the drag from the fuselage will be a bigger factor and as one pilot mentioned drag is exponential with velocity. I believe pushers have gotten popular because they look great and its easy to put all the fpv stuff up front. Although its not what you wanted to do I'd like to see both the pusher and puller Versa tested to see which is really faster.
Just a thought to add to this. I totally agree puller gets fresh air and pusher doesn't get near as much clear air. But I do think some of the air go over the wing in a puller would also create some turbulent air and potential hinder the speed as well.

In reality were talking about very small differences but even so would be interesting to know which one is better...

Guess only time can tell