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Old 09-12-2017, 08:11 PM
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I'm headed there tomorrow. My first time. So **** excited!!!
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:24 AM
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Work piled up on me so I'm not heading out until tomorrow morning - but I'll be there!
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:43 AM
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Here is something interesting. The FAA has granted waivers for speed.

The Glasair has a Vne of 300 knots. But note that there are speeds over 400 being clocked by Glasairs.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:46 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AX-O View Post
We qualified 28 pilots today in the Sport class.

There were 5 planes that had some sort of issue before the sat 1200 dead line. I was the last stand by to make it.
Congrats AC!
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:38 PM
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Jeff Lavelle holds sport gold qualifying and lap records in race 39. 401 is slow for him. He is breaking in a new engine....

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Old 09-13-2017, 11:33 PM
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Default RENO Biplanes -Phantom

Not RV related but still experimental.

If you are at Reno this week. Get out there a bit early and watch a purpose built race 230 MPH biplane in action. Phantom, Race 62 is an incredible example of what happens when an experimental design is optimized for going fast and turning left. 62 is scheduled to fly in Thursday's 2A heat at 0855 hrs.

- larosta
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:18 AM
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Here's a question...my friend's Glasair is clocked at 254 mph. I thought that was pretty good. I know of another Glasair that will do 260.

How do you get from the 250's to over 400 (Jeff LaVelle)? In a Glasair? Or an RV?
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:20 AM
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Start with installing a twin turbo IO-540 from a Malibu ...
Same way to get an RV-7 to 240, start with a large turbo and a lot of work.
Bear in mind these are lap speeds, straight line speed is higher.

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Old 09-14-2017, 04:04 PM
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The preceding is how to make GIII RG go fast. This is mine, should fly in spring. N360KT reserved.

Cheers
Howard Rhodes

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Old 09-14-2017, 05:18 PM
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And ADI and probably special fuel and obscene power settings. Oh and a special prop that allegedly is junk after FIVE hours.
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