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Author Topic: TEMAC Nooner racer build thread!!  (Read 75585 times)

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Re: TEMAC Nooner racer build thread!!
« Reply #285 on: April 03, 2018, 11:17:51 pm »
Looks good Simon.  I wonder just how much faster 400W will be over what I was running back in the day(I think around 200)  I really think the airframe will limit the overall top speed but this could prove to test that point.

Yea 400W/lb should about do it.. But wouldn't a nice round 500 be better?

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Re: TEMAC Nooner racer build thread!!
« Reply #286 on: June 28, 2020, 04:37:57 pm »
So I flew my Nooner again yesterday. Wow, I’d forgotten how good they fly! Sort of. My only remaining Nooner suffers from the issue  of requiring down trim to fly straight. Lots of it. And that always makes it “exciting” to launch.

Anyway, I had a radio signal loss (using an old Orange DSM2 Rx) and landed in the reeds by the stream. Undamaged but I decided to bring the plane home to swap the Rx.

Today I decided to cut out the old tail, build a new smaller one and set it straight in the fuse so that hopefully it will fly straight without trim. I surprised myself and got it all done today.

Hopefully maiden in Tuesday.

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Re: TEMAC Nooner racer build thread!!
« Reply #287 on: June 28, 2020, 08:17:29 pm »
If I recall correctly, that tail angle was introduced during the old brushed motor 7-cell era. Nooners weren't design to be flown so fast!

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Re: TEMAC Nooner racer build thread!!
« Reply #288 on: June 28, 2020, 08:19:00 pm »
Shhhh. Don’t tell my Nooner that, Ben!  ;D

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Re: TEMAC Nooner racer build thread!!
« Reply #289 on: June 28, 2020, 09:26:05 pm »
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I think your in for some need for speed, hope we can get a couple of E F 1 races in Sept/Oct.

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Re: TEMAC Nooner racer build thread!!
« Reply #290 on: June 29, 2020, 09:22:10 am »
How about Starting new group build for Nooner or morphene? I think I really need one of those to race.

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Re: TEMAC Nooner racer build thread!!
« Reply #291 on: June 29, 2020, 06:40:49 pm »
Just to put Ben's comment in perspective, the Nooner was built for a Speed 400 motor producing about 90 watts.  The Nooners we raced had about 200 watts going through them.

I have a second Nooner with about 300 watts and it does not go much faster than the 200 watt one.  My conclusion is that 200 watts is the "hull speed*" of the Nooner.

Frank

* hull speed of a displacement hull is the maximum speed a boat will ever go no matter how much more power you apply. (for Andy, 1.3 times the square root of the waterline length).
« Last Edit: June 29, 2020, 07:31:40 pm by Frank v B »
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Re: TEMAC Nooner racer build thread!!
« Reply #292 on: June 29, 2020, 09:15:39 pm »
Just to put Ben's comment in perspective, the Nooner was built for a Speed 400 motor producing about 90 watts.  The Nooners we raced had about 200 watts going through them.

I have a second Nooner with about 300 watts and it does not go much faster than the 200 watt one.  My conclusion is that 200 watts is the "hull speed*" of the Nooner.

Frank

* hull speed of a displacement hull is the maximum speed a boat will ever go no matter how much more power you apply. (for Andy, 1.3 times the square root of the waterline length).

Hi @Frank v B ,

You meant 1.34 times the square root of the waterline length in feet, (HS = 1.34 x √LWL) right?!  8)

Andy