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    This past week Jim and I traveled to Winimac Indiana for their annual "Out of Site Aerotow". The venue was beautiful and the hospitality was second to none.
    While we were flying on Saturday morning, Tim Redleman brought out his radar gun and clocked a flyby of my CARF DG800

    Speculation was the plane was traveling 100mph.. 120mph and maybe as much as 140 mph.


    Actual speed?

    179 MPH

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    Len Buffinton
    Team Horizon Hobby

  • #2
    Wow! I would send that info back to the manufacturer.... Len, you must have incredibly steady thumbs.

    Oh yea, I now know why I have trouble getting a clear shot of those passes

    Jeff

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    • #3
      ...and it impressed some jet guys!!!!!!!!
      A Site for Soar Eyes

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      • #4
        That is fast Len! I am impressed.
        Steve K

        Kremer Aerotowing Team

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        • #5
          It was amazing to watch...and as Jim mentioned, it was even faster than a turbine powered jet fighter model that made a couple flights on Saturday!!!

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          • #6
            That is pretty incredible Len......I knew it was fast, but didn't realize it was that fast !

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            • #7
              Kevin K

              Kremer Aerotowing Team

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              • #8
                Ok, so here is the video to prove it, unfortunately you can not read the screen, Tim Redelman calls out the numbers and he is a very trust worthy guy


                Jeremy and Ben
                SCCAAA TT TN

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                • #9
                  If you look carefully you can read the number... Its actually 179.5 mph, but who's counting?
                  Len Buffinton
                  Team Horizon Hobby

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                  • #10
                    Len, now you know with a little tweaking you should get over 200, Philip Kolb said the canopy should be sealed with tape as it is a source of a lot of drag, just doing that might get you another 5 to 10 mph. YOU CAN DO IT! And, tape up the gear doors and do a belly takeoff and landing for another 5 mph gain, you're on grass, so no worries about belly scratches.
                    Last edited by DennisB; 08-31-2016, 09:44 PM.

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                    • #11
                      That's 537 mph scale speed!
                      Team PowerBox Systems Americas... If flying were the language of men, soaring would be its poetry.

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                      • #12
                        Go Pro that bad boy next time!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by yyz View Post
                          Go Pro that bad boy next time!
                          His last assault of otherwise peaceful air molecules... http://youtu.be/nu6oLj8Whow
                          Team PowerBox Systems Americas... If flying were the language of men, soaring would be its poetry.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Steve P View Post

                            His last assault of otherwise peaceful air molecules... http://youtu.be/nu6oLj8Whow
                            Catchy tune... "Fly It Like You Stole It" by Len & The Lennies?
                            Last edited by yyz; 09-01-2016, 02:06 AM.

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                            • #15
                              sssssssssssssssssssSSSSSSSSSSpfffffffffffffttttt. That's what you hear when it goes by! Prit-tee-cool!

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                              • Mosquito
                                Mosquito commented
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                                How did that go again Michael?

                              • Swiss1
                                Swiss1 commented
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                                I think that's one to many f's jelly!
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