Re: Subaru on Nitrous


Allan Farr
 

I may be wrong but I think JATO means "Jet Assisted Take Off", and RATO means "Rocket Assisted Take Off". Either one would be cool:)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve" <sham@...>
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Sent: Friday, April 02, 2010 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Subaru on Nitrous


In the 60s it was JATO..maybe that is why I could'nt break Mach 1......... using an old obsolete model.



----- Original Message -----
From: Allan Farr
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2010 5:37 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Subaru on Nitrous



You mean RATO?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve" <sham@...>
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Sent: Friday, April 02, 2010 6:06 AM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Subaru on Nitrous

> After years of trying to keep up with the Finley's (turbo this,turbo
that)
> the Patillo's (six-pack,twelve pack,or was it a case) the Sammy's
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> mod here speed mod there, Fishers beautiful paint job, I decided to go
for
> broke! I found a surplus JATO (jet assisted take-off for you
youngsters)
> on EBAY. $432.00 seemed a fair price for a fine piece of military
> hardware. This morning (8:38 AM EST) I strapped myself into my Qbird
did
> my run-up and taxied to runway 36. Two of my trusty friends stood by
with
> fire suppression equipment in anticipation. Throttle to the wall....50
> mph...pushed the ignition...and pulled back on the stick.....man
> 1000..2000..3000...feet, VSI pegged.. Finally at 15,000 I leveled off
> .....rocket still burning. 250..270...300 and still no flutter. WHAT A
> PLANE. 320 ..350... finally the JATO burnt out. Wow what a ride. The
hell
> with Suburu's...Jaburu's...nitrous and turbos, I'm hooked on JATO'S
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Fisher Paul A.
> To: Q-LIST@...
> Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2010 12:34 PM
> Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] Subaru on Nitrous
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> Hmm. Based on today's date, I am somewhat dubious...
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> From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...] On Behalf
Of
> Jon Finley
> Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2010 11:09
> To: Q-LIST@...; FlySoob@...
> Subject: [Q-LIST] Subaru on Nitrous
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> Hi all,
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> I finally got around to trying a nitrous system on my plane!! WOW!! It
is
> impressive stuff!
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> My home airport is at 4830' MSL. This morning it was about 45 degrees.
> I'm not sure exactly what the nitrous jet size was but it was plenty to
be
> sure. I started the take off roll and hit the NOS button just before
> lift-off speed, this is about 3500 rpm. The engine quickly accelerated
to
> 4500 rpm and the climb was nearly straight up maintaining 100 kts. My
old
> VSI is only a 2000 fpm unit and it was pegged. My electronic VSI (MGL
> Flight2) was showing 6500 fpm. I passed right thru pattern altitude and
> kept going up to 11,000'. I got off the NOS button and leveled out. The
> engine temps were high but not too high. I'm guessing all of this
taking
> less than a minute based on the VSI value but it sure felt like less
than
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> After letting the temps come back to normal I decided a speed run was
in
> order. Starting at 11,000' and 125 kts indicated, I pressed the NOS
button
> and held on! RPM jumped to 5500 rpm and speed shot thru 240 kts IAS
VERY
> quickly. I started getting scared so released the NOS button and pulled
> up. I finally got leveled off and slowed down a 16,500'.
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> This NOS stuff is RRRREEEEEELLLLYYYY impressive stuff. I currently only
> have a 10lb bottle but think I'll install another one just for fun!!
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